Monday, December 26, 2016

Tag - Joy!

Hello Paper friends! 
I hope you all had a fabulous festive weekend filled with joy, love and fun. 

We're heading into the last couple of days for 2016. It's been a very exciting year. 
Cannot wait to see all the things that 2017 will bring!

For this tag I used all kinds of products from the Prima - Sweet Peppermint collection. Added some ribbon and  chipboard to create all the lovely layers.

For some final touches I splashed some inks and color blooms. All ready to sent it off to a family  member or friend or use it on a present. 

I hope you like it!

Happy New Year friends! See you all in 2017!!


Friday, December 23, 2016

ScrapBerry's - December 25

Hello ScrapBerry and Paper friends.
Lydia here today with a layout made with the beautiful Winter Joy collection. 

The paper is already gorgeous enough so I did not want to cover it too much. Just used some clear crackle and white gesso around the page. Bringing an extra sparkle to it.

 I cut a few pieces in various sizes to create my layered look added with fuzzy cut pieces and chipboard pieces in there too. Once glued I added the flowers and other embellishments for a festive looking layout.

Some final splatters and we're all done!

Thank you so much for looking!

I want to wish you all a Merry Christmas and hope you have a wonderful time with family and friends.

Thank you all so much for your support it means so much to me.

Below is the list of used items:

Winter Joy - Winter Garden - SCB220605401
Winter Joy - Winter Music - SCB220605405
Winter Joy - Sprinkle of Snow - SCB220605409
Winter Joy - Cards - SCB220605
Winter Joy - Cards - SCB220605412b
Winter Joy - Set of decorative cork Winter Joy - SCB340982
Mulberry Paper Flower Set - Gardenia - White - SCB300103
Mulberry Papers - Cherry Blossom - Violet - SCB300207
Mulberry Papers - Cherry Blossom - White & Blue - SCB300215
Mulberry Papers - Cherry Blossom - Blue & White - SCB300210

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Prima December BAP - Christmas Lights!

Sharing with you a layout I've made for the Prima December BAP. 
I always love the sketches Riikka Kovasin makes for us. So much fun to work with. 

I've been trying to push myself to use some more mixed media lately. Sometimes it works better, sometimes it does not. I'm always happy when I manage to create a lot of layers in my work. With this layout I started with clear gesso. After that I got out the heave gesso and covered most of the page and tried to keep to the sketch with thicker patches. To get some glimmer in there I added some Snowflake paste in there too.

I cut out strips from the Sweet Peppermint collection and stuck them down resembling a funny looking Christmas tree. Hey, it's art and we can be having fun ;)!
Went over the tree with heavy gesso and once that was dry it was time to get out the Color Blooms. Now this is normally the time I give up, because my paper starts warping and I'm never happy with the result. This time I just went with it. Kept going. Dried in between the colors. Added water to make it spread, or just splattered when I felt that was what it needed. 

The Chipboard I also coated with gesso and embossing powder, sprinkling some sparkle over them and set that too. Time to get started on my layers. Using the paper, chipboard, lots of flowers, Christmas trim, string and die-cut holly leaves. For fun I decided to use the alphas in the 6x6 collection to make my title.

Around the layout also using the ephemera stickers for some fun words. To finish it all off I splattered with 13@rts white Splashink and the Carmine red Color bloom. Making it all festive and tied up in a nice little bow!

Thank you all so much for looking at my work and my blog!
I hope you all have a wonderful time this holiday season!
Wishing you a joyful Christmas with lots of love and cheer!

~ Lydia ~

Below the list with used items:

Prima - Clear Gesso - 
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906
Prima - Heavy Gesso - 961442
Prima - Color Bloom - Carmine Red - 582579
Prima - Color Bloom 2 - Golden Oregano - 588854
Prima - Color Bloom 2 - Fir Needles - 588847
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - 12x12 - 991357
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - 6x6 collection - 991418
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Journaling 3x4 Notecards - 991593
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Ephemera - 991517
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Holiday Carols - 590635
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Holiday Kisses - 590697
Prima - Sweet Peppermint - SIIC - 991579
Prima - Trim - Peppermint Lane - 590210

Creative Embellishments - Snowflake Frame 2
Creative Embellishments - Snowflakes
13@rts - Splashink - white

Monday, December 19, 2016

Joy! - Berry71Blue December Challenge!

Hello Paper friends!
Sharing with you my latest!
I was glad to receive the photo's from my niece from their Christmas photo shoot. Daan is just the cutest and I love to use them for my layouts.

Link to Berry71Blue December Challenge

I've been using lots of sparkle and misting on this page, after all we have to make it festive.

I layered my chipboard pieces. Adding lots of textures to them.
The snow white flowers stands out nicely.
I hope you like my layout!

Thank you so much for looking!
Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful time of the year!

Below is the list with used items:

Maja Design - I Wish - 
Maja Design - I Wish - 6x6
13@rts - Stencil - Starlight Collection - Stars
13@rts - Splashink - White
BoBunny - Glitter paste - Wasabi
BoBunny - Glitter paste - Sugar
Prima - Heavy Gesso - 961442
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906
Prima - Mini Art-Stones - 963712
Prima - Mechanicals - Mini Stars - 
Prima - Clear Stamp - Sweet Peppermint - 991456
Prima - Cling Stamp - Sweet Peppermint - 991449
Prima - Crochet Doilies - Silver - 584931
Prima - Color Blooms - Chroom - 582562
Prima - Color Blooms - Precious Stone - 573812
Prima - Color Blooms 2 - Golden Oregano - 588854
Prima - Color Blooms 2 - Fir Needles - 588847
Prima - Glitter Set - Mardi Gras - 961572
Webster's Pages - A Christmas Story - Designer Trim
Petaloo - Vintage Velvet Poinsettia - White - 1137100
Creative Embellishments - Snowflake Borders
Scrapiniec - Merry Christmas
Snipart - Christmas Tree

Friday, December 16, 2016

Christmas Greeting!

Hello Paper people!

Before my new design team spot starts at Blue Fern Studios I decided to play around a little with the papers and some of the chipboard I already had in my stash. Give it a little practice run.

Last years Christmas Vintage collection is so very beautiful and is timeless. 
My niece her little boy was just a year old here and having his first Christmas photo-shoot. 

As it turns out the start of a new Christmas tradition which I hope they continue for quite a while because it will give me the perfect pictures for years to come. They are so adorable.
Just this week I already received the ones for this year and can't wait to play with them.

Link to the More Than Words - December Challenge

For the hand made part I did a lot of the fuzzy cutting and tucked in a handmade tag.

Here some close-ups of the layout!

I would like to thank each and every one of you for supporting me this year. It's been such a roller-coaster of a ride. Could not have done it without you and so appreciate all of it.
I hope this time of the year finds you with lots of love and joy!

List with used products

Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - Deck the Halls 
Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - Noel 
Blue Fern Studios - Vintage Christmas - Magical
Blue Fern Studios - Garden Gate
Tim Holtz - Stencil - Festive - THS029
Prima - Modeling Paste - 961411
Prima - Heavy Gesso 961422
Prima - Acrylic Paint
Prima - Snow Paste
Prima - Decemer 25 - 590703
Wild Orchid Flowers and Stamens

Thursday, December 8, 2016

ScrapBerry's - Happy Holidays - December 25th

Hallo Paper and ScrapBerry's friends! Today I'm sharing a layout using the Once Upon a Winter collection with some fun mixed media.

 I prepped the paper first with clear gesso and used a stencil with paste to create texture. 

The Happy Holiday stamps were added around the page for some random effect.  Once the background was done I positioned all my papers and chipboard pieces to create the layers.  

Next I added all the mixed media to the page to finish it off. 

On the ScrapBerry's blog we're still doing our XMas Challenge, I hope you'll join in.

Thank you for looking!

ScrapBerry's used Items list:
Once Upon a Winter - Happy Holidays - SCB220605608b
Once Upon a Winter - Fun & Joy - SCB220605609
Once Upon a Winter -  Holiday Festivities - SCB22060560
Once Upon a Winter - Embellishments 3 - SCB3409104
Set of Stamps - Happy Holidays - I love Winter - SCB4906005b
ScrapBerry's Craft chipboards white tags - SCB2022646
That Special Time of Year - Embellishments - SCB340001013

Other Manufacturers used Items list:
Creative Embellishment - Snowflake Frame
Prima - Art Stones - 963712
Prima - Mini Art Stones - 963705
Prima - SIIC - Sweet Peppermint - 991579
Prima - Light Paste - 961404
Prima - Color Bloom - Golden Oregano - 588854
Prima - Color Bloom - Carmine Red - 582579
Prima - Trim -
13@rts - Stencil - Greetings
13@rts - Splashinks - White, Silver, Green & Woodbine
Wild Orchid - Roses

Monday, December 5, 2016

Prima - Sweet Peppermint - Christmas Cards

Sharing today 2 Christmas cards I made with the Prima Marketing - Sweet Peppermint collection.

I used a Christmas ball shape as the base of my card. I chose the size of my card. Made a circle and attached a tab. Voila a Christmas Ball. 

To create some layers I made some smaller circles in different patterned paper and cheesecloth.  

On the background I used Snowflake paste with a stencil for an extra sparkly background.

Once all dry it's time for all the beautiful Sweet Peppermint flowers and decorations.  

I hope you like my creations and if so maybe you'd like to flow me! That be so awesome!

Thanks for looking!
Have a great day!

Friday, December 2, 2016

Guest Design Spot for Scraps N Pieces - December Challenge

Hello Paper friends!
Sharing with you a layout I've made as Guest designer for the Scraps N Pieces December Challenge. After winning the October Challenge I was asked to submit my entry for December and am so very honored. Look at that gorgeous mood board.

I chose to work with the Maja Design - I Wish collection. It is beautiful and perfect to work with on a layered project. For my background I used a 13@rts stencil - Greetings. Used it with ink and Snowflake paste. 

Most of my layering was done using the fun sheet with all the stamps and cut-outs. 

Decorated with an assortment of Petaloo flowers, lace, chipboard and inks. The chipboard used is by Scrapiniec.  

List with used items:
Maja Design - I Wish - To play in the Snow
Maja Design - I Wish - you a Happy Holiday
Maja Design - I Wish - 6x6 Paperpack
Prima - Snowflake Paste - 962906
Prima - Color Bloom - Empress Gold - 580315
Prima - Mechanicals - Mini Stars - 963354
Prima - Clear Stamps - Sweet Peppermint - 991456
Prima - Paper Doilies - Gold - 585006
Petaloo - Burlap Berry Pick - 1165000
Petaloo - Jeweled Flowers - Red - 1133005
Petaloo - Burlap Wild Sun Flowers - Ivory - 1223200
Petaloo - Darjeling Petites - Teastaine Reds - 1465-10R
Scrapiniec - id 4310
Scrapiniec - id 4304
13@rts - Stencil - Greetings
13@rts - Splash inks - White & Woodbine

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Have a great day!!