Sunday, April 24, 2011

Pick of the Patch...Easy Masking w/Glimmer Mists!

Happy Easter crafty peeps! And, although it is Easter, today I am sharing a fall LO for Your Memories Here that features a day spent at the pumpkin patch. I don't always scrap 'in season' but rather what moods suit me and sometimes, you just get so tired of seeing certain colors or themes that are associated with certain holidays. So although this is a fall themed LO, I made sure to use bright spring/summer colors to make it a little more trendy & fun!

Letters/Date Spot/Fall Sticker - Making Memories
Punches - Stampin' Up, Martha Stewart
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Aileen's Fast Grab Tacky Glue
Distress Ink (walnut stain) - Tim Holtz
Bingo Card/Chipboard Butterflies/White Mat/Pen - Stash

I love upcycling & the kraft cardstock was Prima transparency packaging in a former life. After trimming it to a 12x12 size, I laid some chipboard butterflies down & used my TA Chalkboard Glimmer Mists to spritz them. After removing them, I had the fun masking effect & then I just traced & cut a few of the same butterflies to add some more dimension. You can use any item, found or purchased, to mask with & don't be afraid to use fun things like mesh, tape, bubble packaging and more. Just try something new & fun!! And, it's always easy to have fun when using some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists...which are still on sale for one more week at the Your Memories Here Store; check the amazing sale out HERE! For great glimmer mist inspiration, check out the YMH DT Blog HERE!

Now, I am off to gorge myself on Mt. Dew & candy, specifically chocolate candy bars, because that is what I gave up for Lent this year. And while I am not Catholic, I always participate in Lent because I enjoy what this Holy holiday means & feel it is the least I can do to give up something so insignificant for a man who gave up His life for me. My faith & love in the Lord is strong & I can feel myself reconnecting during the season of Lent. I don't always share my faith on my blog, but I hope you don't mind, and maybe next year, if you'd like join me in giving up something during the season, give me a shout & we'll do it together!! Lots of love, blessings & thoughts of happy craftin' coming your way!

I'm also entering my LO into the following rockin' challenges!

Creative Scrappers - Sketch
CropStop - Colors of the Rainbow
EIC - Inspired by THIS @ Bearly Art
Catered Crop - FTR#10 (patterned paper, butteflies, flowers, die cuts, distressing, spring colors)
If the Shoe Fits - Recycle, Reuse or Renew (upcycled packaging)
Lasting Memories - Spring (backlinking for DT purposes)
Scrapping the Music - "Good Days" song inpiration
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (inspired by the colors & summery feel)
Candy Shoppe Designs - Etsy Collage Inspiration (inspired by the fun colors in that yummy bag!)


Karen Wilson said...

This is beautiful, Crystal!! Love the butterflies. Enjoy those yummy goodies!!!

Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Linda McClain said...

Oh Crystal, It's gorgeous! I love what you did with the butterflies. It looks like they're just flying of the page. Thank you for joining us at Catered Crop.

almondeyez2000 said...

Happy Easter Crystal! Love the LO and the colors you decided to use. Reminded me that I have some pumpkin patch pics of my son to scrap when he was 5...he's 9 now! lol! Thanks for stepping up to the challenge over at "The Shoe"!

Lynn's Place said...

This is wonderful..the colors take me back to Jamaica mon... so cool running type thing the whole thing...tfs

Vicki said...

Great LO! Love the misted/masked background. Thanks for playing along with our CropStop Challenge Blog.

Tami said...

Love the layout!

Cath said...

Hey Crystal! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

CropStop said...

Nice use of the rainbow theme and the fall season really made that pop! Thanks for sharing your project on the CropStop Challenge.

KateB said...

love all the multicolors...and yeah, I 'm in agreement about not scrappin in season...I just do whatever strikes me..thanks for playing with us at Candy Shoppe this month!!

KitKat (Team Sugar)

Angi @ CokiePop said...

I love your fun & colorful layout. Thanks for playing at Etsy Inspired. :)

Cheryl said...

Fabulous page! I love the design.

Adorable card! Thank you for following my recipe at the Catered Crop.


~Michelle~ said...

Great layout! Thanks for playing the Crop Stop challenge

phinner said...

scary monkey! LOL!!!

I really like the misting and the butterflies! Great photos too!

Thanks for joining in at Scrapping the Music!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Loveeeeeeeeeeee this! I love love love the colors and loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee the masking!! Thanks soooooooooo much for playing along with Scrapping the Music! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

anne g-i said...

love what you did with the butterflies and misting! fun page!

Dalis said...

love the mask and those bright strips girl!

-- dalis
Cropstop's challenge DT

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