Wednesday, February 27, 2008
Tuesday, February 26, 2008
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Kit includes the following:
Making Memories Garden Party
-12x12 DieCut Scallop Circle
-12x12 DieCut Artisan
-12x12 DieCut Scallop Square
-Glitter Solid Aqua
-Glitter Diagonal Stripe
-Glitter Dots Pink
-Flowers (DBL Sided)
-Stripe (DBL Sided)
-Dots (DBL Sided)
Scenic Route Lynden
-Parkside Court (DBL Sided)
-Springview Drive (DBL Sided)
Pink Paislee Office Lingo
Hambly Screen Prints
-Chic Circles Pink
Bazzill Basics Cardstock
-12x12 Scalloped Chiffon
-1 package Imaginisce Spring Dreams Rub Ons
-1 yard ArtChix Golf Dot Border
-1 package Scenic Route Redmond Stencil Chipboard Alphabet in Mint
-1 yard Bazzill Ribbon in Stitched Pink
-1 Imaginisce Sunshine Acrylic Stamp
-4 Imaginisce Stitchin' Buttons in Bright Lights
-2 ArtChix Gold Butterflies
-4 pieces assorted Making Memories Garden Party Glitter Die Cuts
-3 pieces assorted Making Memories Garden Party Epoxy Shapes
-2 assorted Shabby Chic Crafts journal circles
-2 assorted Jenni Bowlin Felt Butterflies
-2 assorted Jenni Bowlin Printed Tickets - Girl Icons
-3 assorted Imaginisce Butterfly Blossoms
Sunday, February 24, 2008
I walked through the room where my kids were watching T.V. and on the screen was an image that struck me as soon as I saw it. I don't know what they were watching, but it appeared to be a blurb about a children's artist and they were showing some of his/her work. The image that caught my eye was a painting the artist had done of a tree. The tree had red branches and in the branches were dozens of birds in bright, primary colors.
I thought to myself, "That would be really cute on a scrapbook page!" Normally, I would just think my thought and go on with my daily stuff and probably forget all about it. This time, I went straight to my scrap room, pulled out my Noel Mignon Gingersnap and Passionate kits and went to work.
Instead of birds, I used buttons to suggest a tree full of bright fall colors to go with these fall pictures of my children. I can't say it turned out as cute as the artist's painting but I had a lot of fun creating it!
So now I'm going to challenge you . . . Next time you see a fun idea, don't file it away in your brain. Go scrap it right away!
Thursday, February 21, 2008
Any ideas on what to name this pretty baby (maybe that would be good!)?? These are almost ready to go...just waiting on some PINK PAISLEE to add! Yum! So keep these in mind...they should be released in the next week or so! If you would like me to notify you when they are ready, please email me at Noel@noelmignon.com.
I'll add up the other sneak tomorrow for kit #2!
Monday, February 18, 2008
Sunday, February 17, 2008
I did this for the "Scrap your Crap" sticker challenge. You had to use at least 10 stickers and I just made it including my sticker felt! This was a great challenge to join as I got a few things out of my stash. Papers are from the MME Tres Jolie line from last year I think. Rub on is also MME. The only new thing I used is the felt flower which I also stiched around, it's from the CI Creative Cafe line. Also used a MME transparency, ranger ink, and all the stickers are from 7 gypsies.
Saturday, February 16, 2008
And since music is such an important part of my life, the source for most of my quotes come from songs. I can usually look at a photo and immediately think of a corresponding song. And on some occassions, I carry that over into my layout about the person and/or event.
Pick a song that describes the event:
Pick a song that was used at an event (this song was played at my son's baby dedication):
Pick a song that describes your feelings:
Pick a song that describes the relationship:
Wednesday, February 13, 2008
Tuesday, February 12, 2008
Monday, February 11, 2008
here are a few different ways i like to use paint.
1- painting directly on the paper
my style is sorta go with with the flow. sometimes i plop some paint on my foam brush and have at it. sometimes i will pre-plan a page and decide where i want the paint to go. but most of the time, i will just guesstimate where the picture will be placed and then just go a bit crazy with the paint. in the page i did using Noel Mignon's Gingersnap kit, i used a heck of a lot of paint under all those layers! but then i decided to use a lot of things and most of it got covered up. but there's still some pink paint peeking out from behind the photo's. i also painted a red border, which leads me to the next technique
2- painting a border
i love to paint borders around the whole layout, but i also love giving a frame to pictures with paint. in this mini book i started, i used bright green paint over a black and white photo to make it pop! it really draws your eyes to the photo.
3- use unintentional items with paint
my new favorite technique is using bubble wrap as a stamp! if you haven't tried this yet, you have to! it's so much fun, and the effect is so cool. it never comes out the same way twice, and thats the beauty of paint!
(i love to use more than one color. my foam brushes get A LOT of use and our bathroom sink looks like a rainbow attacked it most of the time! all in the name of art though right??)
get messy! be a kid again! dont be afraid to stick your whole hand in and smear it all over the place! i love fingerpainting/hand painting for art journals. the freedom to smoosh paint all over the place is so liberating! in my "book of me" i did a lot of pages using paint. this is one where i used my fingers with a bunch of different pinks!
5- use paint to make something POP
if you use patterned paper as your background, sometimes the title can get a little lost. i like to just dash a little bit of paint that contrasts with my title color in the area i want to put my title, and voila! you have a title that pops!
6- use different things to apply paint
use the edge of a playing card to give it sharp lines
use an empty toilet paper roll to make circles
use cardboard as a stamp!
use a leaf
use anything! sky's the limit
and if using paint on a layout is too intimidating, try something smaller! i am currently decorating a card a day (a playing card). it gives me the opportunity to try out new techniques every single day.
it's small and easy and doesn't have to go in an album to be shared, so if you dont like it, don't show anyone! try your techniques out on a smaller scale and you will be surprised at how exciting it is! and once you've mastered them, you will be much more confident to try them out on a bigger scale. :)
Saturday, February 9, 2008
Friday, February 8, 2008
Black Bazzill cardstock, Jenni Bowlin Red Tab Stickers, Queen and Co. mini felt fusion, American Crafts "Sprinkles" thickers in red, Heidi Swapp small crimson floral, Heidi Swapp XL brad in white, Imaginisce "I *heart* U" clear stamp, Black Bazzill cardstock, Heart shaped Bazzill cardstock, American Crafts Metropolitan "Studio"
Devoted Kit Items:
American Crafts Metropolitan "Karaoke"
Gingersnap Kit Items:
Cosmo Cricket Hey Sugar "Cupid"
From the Noel Mignon Store:
Collage Press Clear Stamp Set "Official Record"
From My Stash:
Prima Black Flower Center, Felt, Embroidery Thread
Thursday, February 7, 2008
7Gypsies Type writer words & Stickers
Bazzill Polka Dot Ribbon
PP KI Pop culture
Non Kit Items
Bg Scarlet PP and Tag
Alphabet letters cut with my QK Silhouette
I scanned this but it looked wonky because of all the dimension on the page.....
soooo I ran outside and took a picture realllll quick like...
But the glare sucked lol Anyway, to keep the heart from just JUMPING off the page, because it was SOOOOO red, I kinda toned it down with some bronze ink. Love the look of it.
I LOVE these photo corners...
KI Lace CS
Non Kit Items;
Colorbox Bronze Ink
MM Chelsa PP and photo corners
**I LOVE YOU CARD**
PP American Crafts
PP Jenni Bowlin
Bazzill Polka Dot Ribbon
Non Kit Items:
HS Ghost Hearts , Letter stickers and acrylic paint
Martha Stewart Glitter
**Tip, when working with glitter, after it is dry, spray it with a little hair spray and viola....it won't go anywhere**
That's it for now guys! Have a great day!!