Hello family and friends. Well we are rolling right into November and through it quickly! I have two layouts to share from Get It Scrapped and I believe I will have a third later this week. As per usual my assignments seem to line up nicely in little batches. Here is the first based on a fun trend right up my ally, DOODLING! Yep I actually got to doodle all over my layout
Merry Christmas by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: paper, bling, cardstock borders and stickers; SEI, markers; Sharpie, Zig Bic, Too Marker Products and American Crafts
I had so much fun drawing all over my layout and my photo. I designed the layout very simply purposefully knowing what I was join got do with it, but it could have stood alone without the doodling. Here is a before shot;
I stuck with a tone on tone color scene with creams and golds kept the embellishing simple but still included all my elements of title, journalling, embellishing and keeping the design balanced. But THEN I got to play! I used 4 different types of markers to get all the pieces in place some are opaque and worked well on the photo where others did not so there was some experimenting on a spare photo. The girls LOVE that everyone got crowns. They both did a double take and asked when we dressed up like that and then Sara said do we all look like kings and queens? I gave her a big hug and said you got it girl! She was excited that she got the purple dress . I have to say the Creative Team did a great job on this assignment and you will want to check out the other Marker Doodle Re-Mixes!
The next layout assignment was to add found objects onto your layout. Not just found in your scrapbooking stash but found from the rest of your life. I had the perfect page in mind and was excited to put it together.
In Loving Memory by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: papers, doilies, tag, brads, crochet flowers and die cuts; SEI, ink; Sharpie, chipboard letters; American Crafts, butterflies; my husband’s grandmother
There is not much to say here other than I have been saving these magnets to include on a layout about these amazing wonderful people that I am honored I get to say I am related to, even if it is by marriage only, it is still an honor. Kathryn and Eugene are two of the most selfless, giving people you will ever meet and I am blessed daily by having known them both while they were still in their prime. Eugene leaves a legacy of love in his amazing family, he is and will be missed.
To see the other wonderful work from the Creative Team check the article HERE.
As I type this it is snowing outside!
Happy Monday all!
As I announced yesterday I will be teaching a class for Copic right before Winter CHA in Anaheim, California. Here are all the details!
Artistic Apron Specialty Class Includes:
In this project-based class, play with the paints, airbrushing, misters, Copic Various Inks and Sketch markers in a variety of mixed media techniques. You will experiment with layering airbrushing and misting over gesso, coloring with masks, hand doodling and lettering using Sketch markers as well as resist stamping with found objects. All of these techniques will be used to complete your own personal apron that will showcase your new skills.
Date: Wednesday, January 8th Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
1850 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802 Cost: $60.00
And HERE is a link to take you right to the spot where you can get signed up and read even more! Make sure to scroll dawn to the Artistic Apron Specialty Class!
If you can not make the class but will be in the area for CHA or any other reason let me know and we can try to hook up for a meal or at least a hug!
I will be teaching my Copic Artistic Apron Specialty Class the Winter CHA 2014!
Here are the details!
Date: Thursday, January 8th
Time: 5:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Red Lion Hotel Anaheim
1850 South Harbor Boulevard
Anaheim, CA 92802
Sign ups will start tomorrow at the Copic Web Site.
I will post more details and links tomorrow!
I had the pleasure of an entire weekend with my very dear friend Brenda, scrapping, shopping, eating and giggling it was lovely and I have to say fairly productive!
I did two styles of scrapping; I pulled a ton of old unfinished pages out from classes past and went to work getting them filled with photos, journaling. Some were still in pieces so got adjusted quite a bit some just got photos here are a few of those:
Brenda and I took a class that was all about design that weekend, what we didn’t know was that it was a beginners class so we decided to stick it out for the kit and play in the class. Yes that was us pulling out all of our equipment while others were quietly writing notes
The layouts that were designed for the class sadly were actually fairly poor BUT the packet of info included other examples of work people had created with the papers so we whispered back and forth and figured out these layouts, I really love them!
Of course then there were a few that got designed from scratch always fun.
This is a sampling but gives you a good idea of how busy we kept ourselves. We really did have a wonderful time. I am blessed to have such a wonderful friend!
Happy Wednesday and Halloween’s Eve!
Our photo challenge this month at Get it Scrapped turned into a photo/poetry challenge this month. Doris challenged us to take 4 photos and write 4 haiku poems to go along with them. She provided us with some information and inspiration HERE if you would like to play along In the meantime here is my second attempt!
Mother Natures masterpiece
I will be sharing some scrappy photos from my weekend later this week so stay tuned.