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Mixed Media Canvas: Choose To Shine

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Hello there! Today I'm sharing with you my latest creation that I specifically made for Lindy's June challenge. I had so much fun getting rather messy putting this all together. This is my first time entering Lindy's challenges. I hope to make much more!!
I always list supplies and links at the end of my post. Thanks so much for stopping by today!!

Can you believe I started this with a paper towel?! Yep, the background is a paper towel covered in gesso. I probably won't do that again, but it was a good challenge trying to work with it.
This above is Lindy's June challenge color scheme. I don't have the exact colors in my stash so I used colors that, I hope, were closely matching.
I was greatly inspired by Ingrid's dream canvas from 2015.



I had a little goof up with using the right glue for the Finnabair Melange art pebbles. Live and learn, right??

What I love most about mixed media is getting messy with different textures. My scrapbook pages and cards are …

ISBG: Today is full of possibilites

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Hello there! Today I want to share with you my latest project using International Scrapbook Garden's toolshed kit: Colorburst.

So far, I have made five pages with this kit and love them all. It is so full of masculine goodies that it is just brilliant for any boyish pages you want to make. The kit has lots of items from 49 and Market, Lindy's Stamp Gang, Creative Embellishments and 7 Dots Studio . . . you just can't go wrong. All supplies are listed at the end of my post.

One of my son's last 5th grade projects was called "The Decades Project" and he was part of the 1910's and 20's group. The kids were encouraged to dress up according to the time period they represented. We just couldn't resist. My husband and son made an evening of it and bought a suit closely matching the time period. I found a hat on Amazon and well. . . . you can see the results. He shined at school all day, refusing to change. I think he secretly loved all the attention.

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ISBG: Mixed Media Canvas: Happy

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Hello! Today I want to share with you my newest mixed media canvas. I absolutely love making these and apparently have started a theme throughout my house.
I used a variety of supplies from International Scrapbook Garden, Lindy's Stamp Gang, and my own stash of various goodies.

I could "describe" how I made this, but honestly I highly recommend you just watch YouTube videos by those who have taken them time to make them. You will learn a lot more than reading my words.

I do love the Prima wax "Red Amber" that I used here. It really makes the texture of the canvas pop.

I did learn from Gabrielle Pollaco to add bling at the very end. Her videos are very instructive and well done.

Since the top of my canvas is so "heavy", I wanted to minimize the embellishments surrounding my fairy. Do you feel the wonderful mixture of emotions by her placement?


Canvases are a great way to get your hands messy, relax your mind and really play with techniques and colors.…

ISBG: Our Beautiful Life

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Hello! Today I'm here to share with you a special layout about my sister. I'm using International Scrapbook Garden kits and supplies . . . 'Autumn Hayride'.

I have tried to scrap my sister's wedding photos a couple times, but I have always felt that my pages didn't do justice to the photos. Not enough flowers, or something else was missing in the past.
Anyway, I love how wonderfully mixed the Garden kits are and wanted to give it another go.

I used a variety of techniques on my chipboards, including the use of the Red Amber wax.  Isn't that gorgeous?!

Did you know that the store has more to offer than just the kits? There are a variety of items including 6x6 paper pads and mixed media stuff for you to enjoy. Check it out!
Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:
International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Main Autumn Hayride International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Autumn Hayride Extra Blooms International Scrapbook Garden: Garden Kit: Autumn Hayride Ex…

Scrap The Boys: Play in the Water

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Today starts a new challenge for Scrap the Boys!

I've been in a summer mood lately and decided to scrap this gem tucked away in my photos. When it comes to scrapping rowdy boys, I like to either take the "loud and bold" approach or the mixed media "messy and masculine" approach.


I decided to play with this fun die cut provided by Paper Issues! I did add journaling along the bottom of the layout, but my logo is covering it up because I wrote names.

Thanks for stopping by today!!

Supplies:

Paper:
Bella Blvd: Sand&Surf
Pebbles: Fun in the Sun
Echo Park: Summer Bliss

Embellishments:
Silhouette Cameo - die cut design and title from Paper Issues
Pretty Little Studio - Ain't Life Grand
Pebbles "Chips" - Fun in the Sun
Stitching