Thursday, November 20, 2014

Got Mugged!

Ok don't panic! LOL! That is just the title of this next layout! Inspired by a sketch at Cocoa Daisy!

We have a huge collection of mugs, and these are just some of them that I decided to snap a photo of!

For this layout, I wanted to incorporate some rich browns and I chose the teal/turquoise/light blue to go with it, as brown and blue are one of my favorite color combos (oh who am I kidding, I love all color combos).

Patterned paper used in this layout are: Bobunny double dot (chocolate vintage) and mamarazzi, Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic.

Background stamps were Bobunny and Heartfelt creations.

I applied several stamp images to the brown double dot to give it a bit more texture with distress paints. Dots of blue in the background are twinkling H2O's. HS color shine seafoam was then sprayed in areas to add a bit of sheen to the brown.

Chipboard shapes are from my silhouette. I applied gesso, distress paint in vintage photo and then sprays of Lindy's Starburst Cattail Copper Brown. I love the coppery effect this gave all the chipboard.

The clock face is also from my silhouette. Background paper was covered with white TH distress crackle paint and distress ink.

The coffee mug was also made from the silhouette then covered in ranger crackle accents and Tim's distress ink.

You can really see some of the stamping that was applied to the background of the brown double dot paper in this layout!

One of the coolest things I love about this layout is this coffee bag. My dad and his wife had brought me back this small pouch of coffee from Jamaica years ago. I had kept the bag thinking, I'll use this someday! This was the perfect layout for it!

Thanks for dropping by to have a look everyone! Grab a mug and join me for a cup of coffee!

Friday, November 14, 2014


I know, I know, I am a little late for Halloween...but for good reason! I have been working on this tirelessly since just a few days before Halloween when I came across this beautiful haunted house that my friend Linda made! Isn't she talented!!! 

Linda and I were at a crop just a few days before Halloween and she brought this to show us! Linda made this following a Kathy Orta House pattern. Since Linda loves everything Halloween, she was inspired to do her house in a Halloween theme.

This is the full view of the house!

When I saw the house for the first time, I decided I had to do a layout of it! My creative brain went to work...colors, embellishments, and of course, I thought developing it in sepia would make it seem even more spooky.

The background of this paper, which was originally from DCWV Old World Stack in a purple color. Supplies used on the background were:
Tim Holtz Stamps
Twinkling H2O's in orange, purple, green
Golden Extra Heavy Gel gloss

Notice the address on the signpost? I decided to do it in French...I thought that would sound scarier than 6 Witch Street!
Signpost cut from Silhouette

I wanted to use a lot of the detail in the layout, that Linda used in the house. So you will see here that I have tried to focus on the webbed windows, including the spider that she also has in one of her windows.
Journalling card is in behind, attached to the green twine!

Linda has tombstones in front of the house, so I cut similar looking tombstones with my Silhouette. Watch your step in this graveyard!

At the top of Linda's house is the Grim Reeper. If you look really close, he is guarding a bunch of skulls. So to add to the layout, I found some wooden skulls in my stash. How fitting.
In this photo too, you will notice the spooky tree and the fence. Both are made from the Silhouette. The tree I then covered in Graphic 45 paper and then applied Crackle Medium and distress ink.

Another part of the graveyard, including a black felt cat!

Thanks for looking at my layout and Linda's Haunted House! I hope I didn't scare you too much!