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Beauty Contains Beauty

We’re back in Paris today; in the Musee d’Orsay.

The Musee d’Orsay was one of my most favorite museums in Paris.  The building itself, is a former railway station, which contains mostly Modern Art.  In our short visit, we actually went there twice.  Today I’m using kits from Things That Shine to preserve this beautiful memory.  I mainly used the Celebrate Summer kit with the addition of one of Ashley’s handmade gorgeous glittery bows.

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I hadn’t scrapbooked in about three weeks and I was feeling pretty rusty before I began this layout.  So, I decided to use Sketch #64 from my friends at Sketch-N-Scrap.  There is nothing like a sketch to get you back in the groove again.  It didn’t take long for the ideas to start flowing and the layout to take shape.

A closer look….

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I had been hoarding this JBS clock rub-on just for these picture, but I never though I would rub it on the gold-dotted MME vellum and layer it with these wonderful elements from Things That Shine.  The leather doily is from the Celebrate Summer kit, the seal and gold tag come packed with the glitter bow embellishment, and the red sequin is from the Pop of Red embellishment pack.

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And here is that gorgeous bow that comes two to a pack.  I tucked a Things That Shine tag behind it and added some red twine.

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I love this multi-colored triangles washi from the Celebrate Summer kit, which acts like arrows on this layout.  I layered it over some scrap painted paper that I saved and tucked under the polka dotted fabric tape, also from the kit.

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Texture, layers, drops, and a label.  I am amazed at all the goodness that comes in Ashley’s kits. It makes scrapping so much fun!

For more Things That Shine pop over the Ashley’s blog.  While you’re there why not sign up for the Things That Shine newsletter and mailing list to keep you in the shiney loop.

To see more of my Paris layouts just click on Paris Series in my Categories widget.  You can also see them on my pinterest Paris Scraps board.

Have a shiney day!!

**Linked up a Paper Issue’s new issue Anything Goes and at Lisa Dickinson’s blog Gettin’ By for a Weekly Project Round-Up.

Mid-Month Reveal at JBS

Hey there!

It’s mid-month reveal time at Jenni Bowlin Studio.  So, today I am sharing another July Guest Designer layout.

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When I saw the postal themed items in Artisan Add-On I new they would be perfect for a Paris layout.  This is me 15 years ago in front of the Musee d’Orsay.  On this page I got painterly with ink and watered down acrylic paint, layered the postal sticker strips, and even created a pocket for the museum map.  Something about working with my Paris pictures makes me want to get extra artsy, add more
layers, and use trims.  I also included one of the Papercrafting Kit’s exclusive stamps, stamped in JBS Spice Tin ink, as the perfect elegant (French?) frame.

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So hop over to JBS Mercantile and get yourself some fabulous July Kits, perfect for scrapping any vacation or stay-cation.  So far I scrapped 4th of July at Mount Rushmore, a fishing trip, and Paris with them.  I’ve got one more to share so check back soon to see what vacation fun I’ll be scrapping next!

Thank for stopping by!

🙂  Evie

A Dreamy Day in Paris

Hey there!!

It’s mid-month…time for another challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap!!  Here is the May 15th sketch; Sketch  #57 created by Kelly:

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And here is my take…A dreamy day in Paris:

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Instead of using gesso, like I would usually do, I decided to change it up and use a sheet of vellum to tone down this patterned paper.  I really had fun with the vellum, figuring out what to put under it and what to put over it.  I dripped Mister Hueys in Clay on the patterned paper under the vellum where the sequins where attached.  Also, I just love how you can see the entire Teresa Collins photo corners through the vellum.  I will definetly be playing with vellum more!!!

Here are some details:

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I hope you have fun with this challenge!  Just pop over to Sketch-N-Scrap for all the details and to link up your layout.  There are now 3 prizes available from The Robin’s Nest, Paper Bakery, and Paper Secrets.

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And don’t forget our month long Birthday Bash where you’ll find loads of challenges and prizes.  All the info for this fabulous celebration is at Sketch-N-Scrap as well.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!!  Keep scrapping and remember to have fun!!!!!!!!!!!!   🙂

Inspired

Hey all!!  It’s April 15th, time for a new sketch challenge from Sketch-N-Scrap.  Here’s the sketch:

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A new Paris layout featuring the Notre-Dame Cathedral.  The picture in the middle is my photo and the pictures on either side are postcards I purchased on our trip.    This layout was made with the March 2014 kits from Jenni Bowlin Studio and items from my stash.  I absolutely love the kit stencil and the chalkboard style flatback designed by the lovely Betsy Sammarco!!

Here are the details:

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To get this effect with the stencil, I pulled Iridescent Silver acrylic paint by Liquitex through the stencil with an old credit card.  I used the thicker paint from the tube.  It works really well and gives texture with its’ slight raised affect.

Now it’s your turn.  Pop over to the Sketch-N-Scrap Challenge Blog to get all the details and link your page up.  You have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments and a chance to be the Featured Scrapper for the month.

While making this layout, I really got the feeling that the system I created for my Paris trip seems to be working.  So, I just wanted to share my very first layout in this series with this current page.

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1st Paris layout.

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Most current Paris layout.

In this case, you can see that although none of the exact supplies repeat, the colors and  techniques create a cohesive feel.  You can refer back to my post Thus Far… to read about the system I came up with to attack a large project like this and not get bored with your supplies.  You can also check my board on Pinterest “My Paris Scraps” to see all my Paris layouts.  Just click on the Pinterest link in my sidebar.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful scrappy day!!!!!!!

Breathe It In

Hello everyone!

It’s April 1st, time for a brand new sketch challenge from Sketch-N-Scrap!!  I just love this “arsty” sketch:

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And here is my “artsy” layout:

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For those of you that have been following me slowing scrapping my 1999 Paris trip…this is the last photo of that first walk we took on our first day in Paris (no foolin’).  I really don’t want to think about how long it has taken me!  So I won’t.  🙂

And today I will let my many details speak for themselves:

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I hope you have been inspired to try this wonderful sketch.  This month you have a chance to win a $20 gift certificate from Creative Embellishments.  Just pop over to the Sketch-N-Scrap challenge blog to get all the details and link up.  I can’t wait to see what you come up with!!

Have a wonderful day!!!!   🙂

 

 

 

Inspired by…

Hi all!!  It’s time for a new Inspired by Sketch Challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap.  Here is the Inspired by Sketch #3:

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I love this artsy sketch!!!  Here is my Paris layout based on it, titled BHV:

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The building in the photo is the Bazar de l’Hotel de Ville.  It is a department store that includes a  home and hardware section, sections devoted to beauty and and fashion,  as well as a section for pet accessories.   The Parisians refer to it as BHV.   To the left is a beautiful double-decker carrousel called Carrousel, la Belle Epoque.  It is one of many carrousels thoughout the city.

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Love the sheen on these gold Thickers.  The hounds tooth photo corner is by Teresa Collins, He Said She Said.

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A little cluster of Jenni Bowlin Studio.  I used the Pot of Gold sequins, the File This punch, Tiny Trims Revised in gold, and a label from the Black Skinny Alphas.

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Here I layered this lovely JBS Reader Flatback over my favorite Webster’s Pages trims.

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I had so much fun experimenting with mists on this layout.  I first sprayed Mister Huey’s Opaque White, then I dripped on the Heirloom Blue, and added another layer of the Opaque White to give variation to the blue.  Finally, I drip, drip, dripped gold Color Shine!!

Thanks for stopping by and I hope you stop by the Sketch-N-Scrap sketch challenge blog by clicking here.  You can link up to win a $20 gift card from scrapbook.com or be chosen as the Scrapper of the Month.  They also have some awesome card challenges too! 

See ya on the 15th!!   🙂

Hotel de Ville

Hey ho, it’s a new month and it’s time for a new sketch challenge over at the super fun challenge blog Sketch-N-Scrap!!  Here is the March 1st sketch, #52:

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And here is my take, a new Paris layout:

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Taking my cue from the photos, I was really playing with dark and light in this layout.  This can be seen in my paper and embellishment choices.

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Hotel de Ville translates to City Hall.  This building is Paris’ City Hall, not a hotel…lol!  Love this red patterned paper with the elaborate bows designed by lovely and fun Lisa Dickinson for JBS Mercantile.  I used red as an accent color, because of the woman in the photo wearing the red coat.  One amazing  thing I noticed while walking in Paris that there will be a sea of gray and black and one pop of red.  Do you think only certain people are allowed to wear red to create the effect?? (I jokingly wonder.)

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I layered these vintage buttons over this amazing Clock Mechanics stamp, an exclusive from JBS Mercantile.  And what is this guy pointing at?

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I steer clear from politics, but this is definetly a sign of the times and definetly capture worthy and…

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…warranted the use of this soldier card from Jenni’s Fortune Telling Mini Deck.  The little wood veneer arrows are from Pinkfresh Studio.  They are so cute and colorful on the other side, but I turned them over to work in this layout.  The ones at the top, I inked black.

I hope you enjoyed my layout and I hope you join in over at Sketch-N-Scrap where you have a chance to win a prize (a $20 gift card to scrapbook.com!!) and a chance to have your layout featured.  You have until the end of the month to link up so pop over to Sketch-N-Scrap by clicking here for all the details.

Thanks for stopping by!!!   🙂