Friday, June 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
Friday, June 22, 2012
Hi! Tresa here from the LSG design team. Here in my corner of the USA, we’ve had a late start to our summer. After a few weeks of rain, the sunshine is out and the plants are growing like crazy. We’ve got these monster bushes in our yard that refuse to be tamed.
They’re in a need of a trim, but I think I’ll let my husband take care of that. I did my part… I snipped a leaf cluster for my LSG designer project.
The leaves are relatively flat, and the branch is very flexible, so I knew they’d be perfect to use as a mask for Lindy’s sprays.
I placed the leaves on white cardstock and sprayed over them with Magical Mai Tai Flat Fabio. I made sure to apply the spray from the same angle, almost directly overhead. This will give the clearest impression and prevent under-spray.
You can see from the photo above how the leaves are acting as a mask, but since the edges of the leaf are not flat against the cardstock, the line will be softer, not hard edged. This is perfect for a nature themed accent.
If your cardstock begins to curl while spraying, you may want to use something to hold it flat. This will prevent the leaf from shifting. I’m using the end of a paintbrush. Keeps my fingers out of the spray. Don’t want a hand-shaped mask!
Be patient and build your color slowly. The leaves will resist the spray and you’ll see the liquid begin to pool. You can let them air dry or blot gently with a tissue, being careful not to dislodge a flood of color onto your cardstock. Wait until the leaves are dry before lifting them from the cardstock.
Once your custom made creation is dry, it’s ready to use!
Saturday, June 16, 2012
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Thursday, June 7, 2012
Happy Friday Everyone!
I'm excited to share my canvas layout I created for Fantastic Designer Friday. I love the new canvas sheets I had purchased and wanted to create a fun layout of my sister, cousin and their friends from Hawaii. I'm loving the new Echo Park Paradise Beach collection and thought how perfect this would go with the new Flat Fabio Hawaiian Island Set.
Blue Hawaiian Blue and love how it turned out. Behind the photo, I created several banners and layered them on top of one of the coordinating die cuts from the collection. I then, die cut all the Hawaiian Islands using one my new favorite QuicKutz Hawaii die.
Plumeria Pink, Magical Mai Tai, Hibiscus Rose and added some two toned light blue cherry blossoms.
Clam Bake Beige to give the look of the sand from the Hawaiian beach. To complete my layout I added an adorable Van die cut using my QuicKutz Van die. I really enjoyed creating this layout and look forward to sharing with you another Fantastic Designer Friday.