I Love You More Today ~Part 7

My kit supplies are dwindling. And I’m down to bits and pieces.

When I first saw this Echo Park fan paper in the class kit I knew there would be a die cut fan in my future.

I used my Silhouette to cut the fan to fit my page. And I used the Just Ducky font for my letters.

I even got a little crazy and tried out my new Jenni Bowlin Chicken Feed paint dabber on my background paper to add a bit more color.

Using some scraps and some stitching I completed my last page.

And I’m done!

With these last pages I have finished Studio Calico’s Get Messy class taught by Celine Navarro. I have tried several techniques that I never would have if I hadn’t enrolled. So Yay!

The only technique I did not get to is her laser picture transfer, but I promise I will be trying this in the future. And as soon as I figure out how to make laser copies of my pictures.

And I have finished just in time as My Pieces of Me class with Maggie Holmes started Friday and my Washi Workshop starts Monday. Eeeek!

I used~
Studio Calico Get Messy kit
Jenni Bowlin Chicken Feed Paint Dabber

I Love You More Today ~Part 6

Hmmm…I tried Gesso today.

It didn’t turn out exactly like I thought it would, but that’s okay.

To start I arranged my hearts like I wanted them on my background.

I started by painting the Gesso on around my hearts.

The first issue was my vellum began to curl. I thought the Gesso would act like a glue, but it doesn’t with vellum or at least not this small of piece.

I then switched to using my fingers to quickly spread the Gesso. My intention was to have a white washed look. I almost got it.

I think I forgot to water the Gesso down. Oh well! I’ll remember that for next time.

After it dried with the help of my heat gun I added various Martha Stewart inks to both my hearts and the dried Gesso.

Here is the finished pages~

As you can see the picture covers most of my Messy work. And I won’t admit whether that was planned or not.

I did add more hearts that I inked with white to blend with the original hearts, but to also give more dimension.

It will be interesting to see if my page flattens after I complete the back side. I can only hope.

And with this completed I can check Gesso off my Get Messy to do list.

If you have any tips, please feel free to let me know.

Otherwise I think I need to watch Celine’s instructional video again.

I used~
Studio Calico Get Messy kit
Maya Roads ribbon, twine, Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder

I Love You More Today ~Part 5

This is where I got really Messy!

And I tackled Modeling Paste!!

I have to tell you that Modeling Paste had me the most worried of all the Get Messy techniques to try, but it wasn’t bad at all. In fact, it was fun.

Here are all my supplies gathered and ready to go~

I have my Liquitex Modeling Paste, Mister Huey’s Bubbles Mask, Mister Huey’s Heirloom Blue color mist and most importantly my instructions.

I used a piece of cardboard to smooth a layer of the paste onto the tag and Bubble Mask. I made sure to get an even coat that covered the entire tag.

I then carefully lifted the mask off and rinsed it.

After using a heat gun to dry the paste I sprayed it with the color mist and dabbed the excess mist off.

My tag~

I wanted it a little darker, so I did another spray or two of the color mist.

And now for my project I used it on~

It took me a while to figure out just what I wanted to add to this tag, so it sat on my desk for about two weeks.

But, here it is up close~

I added some punched hearts and confetti along with an Elegant Edge border and Studio Calico Wood Veneer letters.

I love the dimension the paste adds to the tag.

I also love the stitched blocked paper look I’ve been seeing more and more on layouts. So, I decided to just go for it.

Do you notice that someone is misbehaving in this picture? That girl!

Oh well, they still all make me HAPPY.

I used~
Studio Calico Get Messy kit
Studio Calico Wood Veneer letters and hearts
Martha Stewart glitter hearts and sequins
Elegant Edges

I Love You More Today ~Part 4

So instead of working on that Modeling Paste tag I decided to show my Silhouette some love.

I’m slowly takng the Getting to Know You class over at JessicaSprague.com taught by Kerri Bradford. It is full of wonderful information and even includes cut files by Kerri.

I liked several of her images and purchaed them as well. One of them I used here~

I misted the background of the notebook paper with Mister Huey’s Estate Green.

And instead of using adhesive I ran the cut through my sewing machine. I love this look!

I’m feeling a bit more comfortable with the sewing machine and even tried a new stitch on my vellum. Yippee!

A close up~

For this page I took an Ali Edwards digital image, imported it into the Silhouettte Design Studio and traced it to make a cut file. Another great Silhouette feature!

A close up~

I am still in disbelief at how well it cut those thin lines.

Okay, I’ve put off my tag for long enough.

Except the hubby just started the newest Mission Impossible movie.

Hmmm…That tag just might have to wait.

I used~
Studio Calico’s Get Messy class kit
Kerri Bradford cut file, Ali Edwards Arrow Sentiments
Studio Calico PL Adventure and Letter stamps
October Afternoon button, EP This & That Chipboard
EK Sucess punches

I Love You More Today~ Part 3

I’m making progress and Getting Messy.

And loving every minute of it as I’m tryng new things!

To mimic my confetti page I took the scrap with the negative of the punches and used it as a mask. I simply used my Martha Stewart ink pads and inked the page with a multiple of colors.

I painted a Studio Calico wood veneer arrow with Mister Huey’s Water Cooler and added Tim Holtz Distress Crackle Paint to it.

Hmmm…I think I might have made edges a little, extra crispy. Oh well, it adds character.

I used my Bella Blvd Washi tape to adhere my picture.

I cut the dual hearts from CTMH Art Philosphy and stitched them into place.

I started with a Chevron background stamp on my page. Then I just added little bits and pieces and even more Washi Tape. Gosh, I love that stuff!

I hand dyed a doily with Mister Huey’s and water.

Using Washi Tape and staples I made a pocket to hold tags.

The letters are from Cuttin’ Up. I used CCR to help me place them just right.

I just love thes Studio Calico stamps that came with this kit. They will be seeing a lot of use.

For my “oh boy!” phrase I used the Somebody That I Used to Know font and my Silhouette. The font was a bit thin, but with the offset feature I was able to make it just right.

My hope for today is to tackle the Modeling Paste tag I’ve got waiting for me. Eeek!

I used~
Studio Calico Get Messy kit, Washi tape from Bella Blvd, Amy Tangerine, Smash, Echo Park This & That collection

I Love You More Today ~Part 2

I thought I would start with showing you my morning project.

My son is running for the Reporter position on the Student Council and needed posters.

After nixing ALL of my creative ideas which included a photo shoot complete with props, this is what I came up with.

He did allow me to add the different colors, but I think I was pushing it with that! I had to beg to included the “Just the Facts” line.

So while playing around with Photoshop and a digital scapbooking kit I came up with this~

And would you believe he LOVED it? Teenagers! Sigh!

I’ve also been making some progress on my Get Messy class album.

This is the inside cover and first page~

I used CCR and Cricut Craft Room Basics to make the scalloped hearts and even used the negative. See I’m still Stretching My Kits. He he!

A close up~

I loved the class’s idea of placing a photo behind vellum with confetti. I told you confetti was addictive!

But, in this case it also hides the fact that the top of my dress was a little low in this picture. This was the only picture to include my husband, so I certainly wanted it in the album.

I wanted my album pages to have a peek-a-boo effect, so I cut and then edged them at various heights. I used both Elegant Edges and several EK Sucess border punches.

The inside of the back cover~

I just loved that this sheet of paper had the words yesterday, today and tomorrow on it as it’s perfect for the theme of my album.

The back~

I used Cricut Craftroom Basics for the scalloped heart. I also used the negative of the Love cut from my front cover.

A close up of my back cover~

I’ve made a little progress, so I’m happy. Plus, there’s a Buffy the Vampire Slayer Top 10 Episodes marathon on. How could I NOT be happy?

I used~
Studio Calico Get Messy Kit
Amy Tangerine Mixtape, Studio Calico Wood Veneer hearts, SC Hey Y’all stamps

I Love You More Today~

Okay, I am ready to Get Messy! As in Get Messy with Celine Navarro with her class over at Studio Calico.

Or at least my version of Getting Messy. Yes I am a chicken, but I am a clean chicken.

I am going to step out of my comfort zone with this project even if it’s not as far as the teacher wants.

To start I got out several of my Mister Huey’s Color Mists. Some of you might know the relationship that Mister Huey and I have had, and it’s NOT pretty. Just picture the deepest, darkest shade of red paint hitting the whitest white of my window trim. Yikes!

This is why you always have a bottle of Dawn Power Resolve on hand.

Now that Mister Huey has apologized I used the various mists and my album cover with it’s TODAY cut out as a mask to spray each album sheet with the word TODAY on it.

I used~
Dewey, Estate Green, Inky Black, Real Red, Pretty Pink, Heirloom Blue and Taxi
All my pretty colors~

I then outlined each with marker~

And now to my cover~

I can’t begin to tell you how much I love this Story Teller Generations paper from Crate Paper. Of course it had to go on my cover!

I dyed my doily by mixing water, Mister Huey’s Pretty Pink and Opaque White on a sheet of parchment paper and dipping it into the mixture. How’s that for getting messy?

My I love you phrase is from the Cricut Cartridge Phrases and cut at 2.75″.

My album is based off the saying~ I love you more each day, more than yesterday, less than tomorrow.

I have broken open my Class Kit, made a plan and gotten started. Woo Hoo!

So, why does the unopened jar of Modeling Paste sitting on my desk SCARE me? Eeekkk! What have I gotten myself into?

I used~
Studio Calico’s Get Messy Class Kit, Various Mister Huey’s and Echo Park This & That items
Phrases and CCR