Thursday, July 17, 2014

mini beach mini | a video + photos

It's here! I'm finished! Time for ice cream!! ;)
In record time I have managed to complete my beach mini and film its existence.
This is also my first video since I made one for Two Peas in a Bucket as a Garden Girl.


WARNING:  this post contains a video AND is photo heavy!!
I suggest sitting down with your favorite beverage or getting on the treadmill and/or putting in your ear buds to take your time to look and enjoy.
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THANK YOU for the encouragement!
THANK YOU for stopping by!!
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xo,












Tuesday, July 15, 2014

A mini beach mini

                I am determined to stick this one out...a mini beach mini.
I am using the We R Memory Keepers 4X4 Instagram Album in Greige.  I thought with the smaller size and those cute little pockets that I could rock it. ;)
 

First and foremost, I need to devise a plan--which is counteractive to my normal mode of scrapping. I generally have a very loose idea in my mind of what I want to do with my pages, but I am 99.9% of the time a 'go with the flow' scrapper.

1) determine pictures to print based on pocket sizes.
2) print photos.
3) gather supplies to use. I am going to be very simple with this and use my stash or create my own.
4) dedicate 30-60 min/day to work on album.
5) set a date or time frame of completion. I think this could be good or bad. I am not sure yet.
6) other scrappy friends NEED to hold me accountable!!! HELP! 
7) sharing my progress on Instagram will help with #6

Wish me luck!!

xo,
 

Monday, July 14, 2014

my love for watercolors

I think my love for watercolors began when I started taking Art Class 1 at Two Peas in a Bucket with Wilna Furstenberg. It was a whole new world for me, and I fell hard for this forgiving and beautiful art medium!! When I became a Garden Girl, I was honored to contribute chapters to both of Wilna's art classes. It was such a creative dream!!

I began my journey by using a very simple watercolor palette:  Loew Cornell 1021095 Simply Art Watercolor Cakes

It served me well as I was able to really find my personality and style to create pages like this:

Creating this page was a definite 'A-ha!' moment for me.


I also used these watercolors to begin scripting words and phrases. I have found watercolors to be such a relaxing medium to work with--I can sit for hours just playing. 



The possibilities are endless...this has become my favorite phrase when creating!! :)

I am wanting to explore more with metal pan watercolors like these: Schmincke Watercolors - Metal Box set of 12 Half Pans 

The colors are said to be more vibrant and allows for custom mixing in the trays provided, but more of an investment.
This will require further reading and learning. I am hoping this book will help stretch my creative mind:  Water Paper Paint: Exploring Creativity with Watercolor and Mixed Media 

That's my Monday!! Getting back into the swing of things. If you have an watercolor tips, I'd love to hear!! I've listed a few things below that may be helpful for you and that are on my watercolor wish list!




Sunday, July 13, 2014

don't kill my V I B E

it's summertime and the scrappin' is easy.


I used gelatos to color the tag and mimic the colors in the patterned papers in the Penny Arcade main kit at Studio Calico. Thinking a bit out of the box, I used this Krylon gold leafing pen below to accent my photo, make plus marks, and outline other areas of my page.
* Krylon Leafing 1/3 oz Gold Paint Pen (ANK9901)

Hope you are slowing down and enjoying your summer! 
xo,