Artsy Scrapbooking

March 26, 2015 |  by  |  Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

This past week I had a page as part of an article on Artsy Storytelling in Scrapbooking.  The idea originates from Debbie Hodge’s “Story Styles Lookbook”. The Artsy Storyteller uses artistic techniques on their page to help tell the story.  Here is my Artsy page:

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The Cherry On Top by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; Colorbok and Core’dinations, watercolor paper; Strathmore, spray ink; Dylusions and Adanorak, modeling paste; Golden, acrylic dots, puffy stickers and chipboard arrow; Freckled Fawn, sticker letters; My Mind’s Eye, chipboard letters; American Crafts, doily; Bo Bunny, ink; Copic and Sharpie, book plate, ticket and brads; unknown.

There is a lot going on on that background so here are a couple closer looks:

This first shot is before adding any other elements.  I had JUST added the top layer of ink splatters over the still slightly damp modeling paste.

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Here is one angle of the finished layout, you can see two things changed as the media dried completely. More of the underlying ink base layer sealed into the modeling paste middle layer and darkened the middle layer. Also the splatters softened as they soaked in and dried.

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Here is another angle of the finished layout, The modeling paste did not get quite as dark here and you can barely see the splatters that hit the inky background, they ended up a little brighter then the base and with water mark rings.

 

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I love baking with this girl!  She is amazing in the kitchen and it blows me away as her Mom to watch her flourish here, I could not be any more proud of her.

Check out all the inspiration at Get It Scrapped HERE.

Happy creative days to you!

Classes Opening in Edmonton and Columbus

March 13, 2015 |  by  |  Challenges, Copics  |  3 Comments

As Friday sneaks up on us new Copic classes are opening in both Edmonton and Columbus.  Check out all the details HERE!

Calvinball is in full swing at Get It Scrapped and I am pleased that I have actually gotten some scrapping done!  8 pages and lots of coloring as part of the 30 day color challenge has me up to a total of 40 points!  This is a pittance in comparison to the leaders, but I am having fun and it has kept me motivated to use those spare minutes!  The pages are simple quick ones here are a couple to see;

Hall of Fame

 

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I am busy coloring in St. Louis today!  Hope you all are having a colorful/scrappy weekend!

CALVINBALL SEASON!

March 2, 2015 |  by  |  Uncategorized  |  2 Comments

Calvinball

 

YEP, IT IS THAT TIME OF YEAR AGAIN CALVINBALL!

Get It Scrapped is loading the gallery and getting photos scrapped this month with a lot of smack talk and sillyness surrounding the event!  Come play along!

Copic: Second quarter is opening up and classes are filling up!

February 27, 2015 |  by  |  Announcements, Copics  |  No Comments

Look out, Copic Certifications and Workshops are popping up all over the nation!  Check out the latest updated list!

Workshops:

Detroit, MI – February 27th – More Faces & Hair // Vintage Values & Monotones with Debbie Olsen
Detroit, MI – February 28th – Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Debbie Olsen
Calgary, Alberta – March 6th – More Faces & Hair // Vintage Values & Monotones with Sherrie Siemens
Calgary, Alberta – March 7th – Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories: with Sherrie Siemens
St. Louis, MO March 13th – More Faces and Hair//Vintage Values & Monotones with Michelle Houghton ME!
St. Louis, MO March 14th – Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Michelle Houghton ME!
New Orleans, LA March 29th – Coloring Flowers with Copics with Marianne Walker
New Orleans, LA March 29th – Line Art with Marianne Walker
Phoenix, AZ April 10th – More Faces and Hair//Vintage Values & Monotones with Cindy Lawrence
Phoenix, AZ April 11th – Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Cindy Lawrence
Charlotte, NC April 17th -More Faces and Hair//Vintage Values & Monotones with Debbie Olsen
Charlotte, NC April 18th -Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Debbie Olsen
Orlando, FL April 17th – More Faces and Hair//Vintage Values & Monotones with Lori Craig
Orlando, FL April 18th -Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Lori Craig
Harrison, NJ April 17th -More Faces and Hair//Vintage Values & Monotones with Cindy Lawrence
Harrison, NJ April 18th -Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Cindy Lawrence
Indianapolis, IN April 24th – More Faces and Hair//Vintage Values & Monotones with Michelle Houghton ME!
Indianapolis, IN April 25th – Dress for Success: Clothing & Accessories with Michelle Houghton ME!

I could just squeel with excitement, that is an awful lot of colorful goodness all stacked up if you want more of the details make sure to check the new Imagination International Inc. website with all the details and for goodness sake get yourself signed up! HERE  The full list of classes is there just remember that some are not quite ready for registration.  Sign up for e-mail notifications, check back here or even at our wonderful Facebook Page Copic in the Craft Room!  So much colorful goodness happening there.

You will note one special addition above.  The FABULOUS Marianne Walker has added two classes to her business trip to New Orleans.  These two classes are very limited and Marianne is the only one teaching them so catch her if you can!

Certifications:

Dallas, TX March 6th and 7th – Standard and Intermediate Certification with Debbie Olson
Chicago, IL March 13th and 14th – Standard and Intermediate Certification with Lori Craig
Hanover, MD March 20th and 21st – Standard and Intermediate Certification with Cindy Lawrence
Portland, OR March 20th and 21st – Standard and Intermediate Certification with Sherrie Siemens

There are not as many of these classes being offered this year so snatch the up if they in a town near you, or one that you can travel towpath some ease.  There is a full listing and description at the Imagination International Inc.  Website on these as well. Check them out HERE

Happy coloring!  Hope to see you at one of the workshops!

 

 

 

Kitsch Layout

February 24, 2015 |  by  |  Scrapbooking  |  No Comments

What is Kitsch you ask?  Well the design team at Get It Scrapped is adding it onto our layouts today over at the blog so you must check it out.  You will get the feel not only from the layouts created, but the, always wonderful, information written to support the work by Debbie Hodge.  Another place to gather inspiration of course is on-line.  Pinterest and Google will shed much light on the topic.  Here is the layout I created for the article:

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My Love by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; Bazzil and Core’dination, patterned paper; Crate Paper, washi tape; Little B and Lawn Fawn, letters; October Afternoon and American Crafts, ink; Sharpie.

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Here is a close up of some of my Kitsch.  I used some Valentine postcards from an old Houghton family collection.  My Mother-in-law set them aside just for me and hoped I would find something to do with them.  I am thrilled to say that I did and that I love the results.

A couple notes the cards are BUSY so I tried to keep the other elements and colors calming and right in sink.  The papers and title work matches colors already found int he cards.  The Washi tape is used in very small amounts to pull the viewers eye, and also ended up becoming a background in the case of the woven tape behind the photo and cupid.  It softened the space between the elements that as the plane Kraft paper had been quite harsh and created a heavy dead space.

The inspiration over at Get It Scrapped is really lovely and so creative.  Definitely worth a click and read!

Happy creating!