Thursday, 18 April 2013

Always Together, Together Always

This week is a hectic one for HKMC and myself too. HKMC is holding their bi-annual scrapbook retreat on Friday and Saturday, which means lots of planning and organizing. I'm looking forward to this one, as I'll be doing some demos on the Spectrum Noir alchohol pens, as well as playing with some resin and "oxidizing" solutions.

Miss Molly cat helping me pack my crop cart. Urm, I can't really put anything in it if you're already in there.

I've been teaching my Prima mixed media layout this week, and there will be a second workshop next Tuesday evening as well. That was so much fun and I loved seeing all the amazing layouts that came out.

I used Prima's Life Time collection for the class, and have lots of paper and embellishments left over, so I did another layout with them today. I just love, love, love this line, with all the images you can cut out - my favourite are the teacups.

Together Always
 This is such a neutral paper line, just a few muted colours in the form of flowers help to make everything pop. I love how the paper already looks distress and has a printed "mixed media" texture, which takes out a lot of the work for you.
 I crackle painted many of the embellishments to bring in some texture, then inked everything in Vintage Photo distress ink.
 Lots of layering of labels and flowers give more texture to the layout. I love the metal roman numeral dial under the flowers.
 To echo the metal dial, I added a Tim Holtz Roman clock in the same paper, outlining it in the same way as the papers itself. The patterned paper on the far right with the stitched border is actually packaging from the same line.
I spritzed some Glimmer mist on the paper and adding some flourish rub-ons, before layering on the papers.

Products Used
Papers, stickers and flowers from Prima Marketing Life Time collection
Weathered clock die from Tim Holtz for Sizzix
Metallic clock from Prima Marketing Finnabair Metallics collection
Glimmer Mists in browns and pinks from Tattered Angels
Flourish Rub-ons from my stash (I can't remember where these were from)
Metal butterfly sourced locally
Vintage Photo Distress Inks from Tim Holtz for Ranger Inks
Crackle paint from Ranger

Last night, I also came up with two more cards to showcase the Distress Paints from Tim Holtz, which will also be demoed at the retreat. They were both inspired by some other cards that I found on Pinterest.

Love You Card
 Miss You Sew Much Card

It'll be a full on two days, and I expect I won't be able to move or think after it, but I can't wait. It'll be so much fun and I'm looking forward to seeing everyone's layouts and cards.

See you soon,

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