Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Spread your wings and fly

Hi there! This week we at VLVS! are having a blog hop with Art Anthology!!
How exciting is this right??? Here are a few places for you to travel to:

Viva Las VegaStamps! website
Viva Las VegaStamps! facebook page
Art AnthologyWebsite
Art Anthology Facebook Page

I made an ATC using the Italian Sonnet Background and the Demure Angel as well as the Art Anthology Ink Spot Colorations Spray, Art Anthology Blue Topaz  Dimensional Paint and the Art Anthology Garnet Dimensional Paint.  Here is my ATC:
 And here are some step by step pictures of the process.  First I put some Blue Topaz and Garnet paint onto my Gelli Plate using a foam dabber
Then I placed my heavy cardstock onto the Gelli Plate until the paint transferred.
I wanted the colors to be more muted so I sprayed some of the Art Anthology Ink Spot onto the cardstock and let it run.
Then once I dried the card with my heat gun I used the Italian Sonnet Background stamp and gold ink (doesn't that show up nicely on that background?)
I cut out the Demure Angel stamped image and placed it onto the cardstock and then added some sequins and punchinella.
Here is a close up
And once again the finished ATC
I hope you enjoyed my project!




Saturday, April 18, 2015

Vacay's over!

Just poppin in quick to post a couple new project life pages:

I have been away on holidays so I will have a ton of photos to document.  Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Homemade Project Life

I bought the W R Memory Keepers 3 x 4 punch from Winners for like $16.99 and thought I would give it another try.  The last time I couldn't figure out how to open the damn thing so I returned it, plus I had bought it from my local scrap store for $33 so this time the price was right. 
I got the one with the square corners and that way I could either leave them square or round them myself with my paper rounder.

I wanted to do a page Project Life style using papers I cut with the new punch as well as Viva Las VegaStamps!.  How did I like using the punch you ask? It was pretty easy once I figured out how to open it but you do need to use a little force and it got tiring on the hands.  You wouldn't want to make a day of this that's for sure!

NOTE: you have to push down at the exact same time as unlocking this unit. I googled everywhere for this information and had to figure it out myself.  They should indicate this in the directions but they don't. 

I think this will help me use up more of my 12 x 12 papers and it will also be handy for cutting down any 4 x 6 photos.  Here are the papers I cut using a variety of ones from my massive, guilt inducing stash:
I liked how these all went together so I placed some of them onto my pocket page
Then I got the pictures I wanted to use and placed them onto the page as well and placed a few more things on.
Then I started adding some embellishments
Here is my finished page using the couple kissing, the man and woman symbol , the tag and the large arrow heart.
and here is the project without the watermark as it's cutting off the bottom of the page
and a couple close ups

I hope you enjoyed my project and until next time!

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Good words are worth much and cost little

Good words are worth much and cost little - George Herbert.

I love using words in my ATC's so today I would like to share a series having fun with words and Viva Las VegaStamps!!  This first ATC is called "dress for rain" using the ever lovely lady swimsuit back (isn't she gorgeous???)
and the  small cloud stamp
This next ATC is called "hot stuff" and I used the vampire or kisser stamp, isn't it hot??
and last but not least I had fun with this ATC called "high fashion" using the barrel lady, quarter of bullseye/target , row of stars, brick background and the solid star in circle (yes, 5 stamps on this little bitty ATC!!!)
and here is a close up to show the embossing I did on the brick background and quarter bullseye/target:
I also love how the gold stars just pop on that inky background! Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my projects and I would love to hear which of these 3 ATC's was your favorite!

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

You are here

Hi there, Glenda here with an art journal page using a bunch of VLVS stamps as well as WOW embossing powder.  After that last swap we had I just can't stop embossing!!! haha Here is my art journal page using the showgirl with baton, you are here, line of chevrons, mason jar, waybill/invoice background, feather silhouette, row of stars, tape, solid star in circledouble coffee ring stains and another one I can't find at the moment (is it a bee or a fly, I'll let you decide!)
 This is what my page looked like to start with as I love cleaning it off after using stamps, I hate to waste ink and great images!
Then I added paint, washi tape and embossed the feather onto the page using WOW pure gold embossing powder.  I also put the mason jar onto the page and cut out the inside so the words "you are here" would show through.
and because I often get lost in the process and forget to take pictures, that now leaves us at the close ups to see the embossing and stampy goodness
 Love that silver embossing with the waybill/invoice background!!

I hope you enjoyed my journal page and thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 1, 2015

Christmas in March!

haha, ok not really, it's just that I finished scrapping (project life'ing) my Christmas pics! Here are 4 spreads I did for Christmas:



Most of these papers were by Kaiser Craft but you know what I did? I did something crazy! I decided I don't care if I have all of my papers/cards arranged by manufacturer anymore. Why? There are hardly any magazines around that pub now so who really cares if I keep track of who made this stuff.

On Pinterest I came across a pin (sorry can't remember where) of someone who arranged their project life cards by color, theme, etc.. so that's what I did! It has made things a WHOLE lot easier and I love it.  I have sections for color, seasons/holidays, travel, gold/silver, kraft, months, celebrations, etc. and now instead of madly rifling through a zillion cards (because like when I scrapped I am now collecting and hoarding cards...) I can find what I want when I want it.  Love it.

How about you? How do you arrange your project life stuff? Are you doing a project life style or still standar scrapping?

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Journaling SAMCRO

One of the things I'm going to try to be better at is journaling the little things that I want to be able to look back on and remember.  One of my favorite shows was the "Sons of Anarchy", LOVED IT!!!!  My husband and I watched it faithfully, all 7 seasons, and I wanted to do a page on how much we loved it. Pay a little homage to Jax if you will. :)

Here is my journal spread and then I will show you how it all came together using Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps:
I started out with two pages that I had cleaned my Gelli plate on (I love doing that) after making other pages as well as cleaning stamps on, a great way to use up the extra ink!
Then I had an awesome image of Jax that I had clipped from a magazine and I placed him onto the one page.
Then I saw the left side needed a little something so I stamped the film strip stamp onto it.
Then I painted inside of the film strip so it would tie in with the color on the other page, making it more cohesive.
And once more here is the finished spread
and some close ups
 I love that glob of paint, texture!!!
The stamps I used to make this project are the film strip, bubble wrap texture, tire tread, danger skeleton, line of chevrons, row of stars, censored, one way, arrow, writing arrow, chevronson the flip side, not all who wander are lost, french writing background and last but not least the spotty background! Whew, I don't think I missed any but I sure had fun using all of these stamps!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you enjoyed my project.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Happy Sunday!

Sunday is definitely my Funday.  I love playing in my art room!! Here is my latest journal spread made for the Kreative Koncepts Journey Journey (love playing around with this group).  Here is how my page started out after I had cleaned leftover paint and a drippy stencil on it from a previous project (this is awesome to do because you don't waste any paint or ink and it also gives your next project a base!)
Then I used a lot more paint, mists and white spray paint to get to this next stage (I love these colors as they remind me of a peacock!)
Then I used black spray paint and a stencil
and then I added stamping, lettering and here is my finished spread.
and of course the close up
If you are looking to expand your journaling, or just to get some new ideas and have fun playing along check out the Kreative Koncepts blog!

Before I go here are a couple project life pages I did as well

I'm getting a little addicted to these pocket cards!!! Have a great Sunday!!

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