PRECIOUS PAGES by PAULA

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

JUST BEFORE BED

Not much time for creating today.  I had great plans to get a lot of creating done but things don't always work out as they should.  I had to take my son to the post office to get his passport this afternoon and tonite I had a meeting at church.  Next thing I know it's nearly bedtime!

I have two more layouts from my day at Nemours last summer.  (one from last night and one from tonight!)


First I have a page inspired by challenge #92 over at Feeling Sketchy.  






 Next is the Team A sketch from the Colorful Creations blog.



and here is what I did with it - 


I know this is a really short post for me but I've been staying up far too late recently and tomorrow I have a work day so I have to call it a night already!  I promise to have something more for you tomorrow - at least THAT is the plan!

Have a great night!


Sunday, June 8, 2014

JUST A FEW...

It has been a rough week.  Lots of lack of mojo combined with lack of a car left me just totally lacking...  

But today I was finally able to get a few layouts done...

The first was for a recipe challenge at Soul Scrappers.  Here is the recipe:

  1. Add a banner
  2. Have a photo of a cake
  3. Add the colour purple
  4. Use a border punch
  5. Use some ink
  6. Add some dimension

and here is my layout:


Next I was inspired by Case File 125 at Color Stories Inspiration.  

I included all 5 colors of the Scheme.  My Evidence were flowers, scallops, floral pattern (background paper), textured paper (yellow cardstock was embossed), and for Testimony I used some lyrics from the hymn 'It is well with my Soul'.  

I used PageMap #2 from this months challenge at Scrapbook.com.


I used 2 different fonts (plus my handwriting!) for Using Up Stash - Alphas over at Soul Scrappers.  And my photos are from my day at Nemours.


and last, I used June Week #1 sketch from Let's Get Sketchy!


my last layout:


and it is WAY too late so I am off to bed!  Sweet dreams to all!


Tuesday, June 3, 2014

HAVING FUN WITH JULIE NUTTING/PRIMA DOLLS!

I've been working on a mixed media canvas for the past week or so.  I started it in the usual way - with a coat of gesso.  Then I took my favorite texture medium - DryDex spackling and some of my Crafters Workshop templates.  



On top of this I added strips of dry wall tape.  This is the first time I've used that and I'm sure I will be playing with it again soon.

Next I took some Gelatos and a wet brush and added color.



The colors were a bit more vibrant than what I had envisioned so I took some watered down gesso and covered it.



Ok...now I'm ready...

There was a quote challenge on Soul Scrappers and I knew exactly how I wanted to use it.

Here is the quote:


"Be a girl with a mind,
A woman with an attitude
And a lady with class."
-Author Unknown

I had recently purchased 3 of the Julie Nutting/Prima Doll stamps and they were just perfect!  I took some StazOn Jet Black ink and stamped them on an off white cardstock and then fussy cut them out.  I stamped them again on various patterned papers and fussy cut their clothes, shoes and hair. I took a flesh colored Spectrum Noir pen and added a bit of color to the skin. I printed the quote on a peachy-pink patterned paper in separate lines and I cut them out with a ragged edged tearing ruler.  

I laid the dolls and the quote out and moved them around until I got them where I wanted them and then I glued them down.  I covered it all with a coat of ModPodge Matte Medium.


I have also entered this in Flying Unicorn June Valley of the Paper Dolls challenge, A2Z Scraplets June challenge for an Off-the-Page Project, a Blog Named Hero challenge #45 It's not in the Cards calling for anything but a card, 4 Crafty Chicks Crazy Egg challenge #196 Anything Goes and Pinque Peacock challenge #6 Anything Goes.  

Now all that's left to do is finish it up with some embellishing...

So come back tomorrow and see what I've opted for...

Sunday, June 1, 2014

WELCOME TO JUNE!

Happy Sunday!  Happy June 1!  Exciting new challenges!

Today over at Colorful Creations Blog there is a new sketch with a great guest designer and samples from Team A.


Here's a peek at the sketch:




as I am on Team B I don't have a sample for you today.

Over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles there are a few new challenges ready for you...


The Theme - 
Each new day is a gift.
Scripture Inspiration:

James 1:17  "Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows."


The Layout Sketch:


My Sample:


Photos from Winterthur.

The Card Sketch:


Thanks so much for stopping by.  I hope you are enjoying the last day of a fun weekend!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

A SLOW NIGHT

in the creating department...

I have another layout from Nemours Mansion & Gardens for you.  Tonight I used sketch #56 from Sketch N Scrap.



and here is my layout:



Very soon it will be the start of a new creative month.  

I will have new challenges to showcase for you from Colorful Creations Blog and Scrapping Everyday Miracles so be sure to stop back and check them out.



Thursday, May 29, 2014

YET ANOTHER

Here tonite is another layout from my day at Nemours.  Again using that Echo Park collection.  I feel like I am really slacking in my creating only posting one layout a nite.  I did work a bit tonite on a canvas background for a proejct on Soul Scrappers.  Hopefully I will be posting that this week some time.

Tonites layout uses Let's Get Sketchy May Week 3 challenge sketch.


and my layout -



Thanks so much for stopping by.  Hopefully I will be back on track soon!

Wednesday, May 28, 2014

ANOTHER FROM NEMOURS

I have another layout from my day at Nemours for you this evening.  It's another page using the Echo Park Times & Seasons 2 collection.  I used the Monday 5/12 challenge sketch at Turtle Soup.

The Sketch:

I also used some metal accents from Grandma's Attic by TPC Studio for challenge #8 at Craft Hoarders Anonymous.  I mounted the hot air balloon sticker on corrugate and added it with pop-dots to give it more of the illusion of flight.

My Layout:


I hope that you have enjoyed a bit more of my day.