Hello, my artsy friends, welcome to the weekend; I hope your summer is off to a great start!
Believe in Your Dreams
Many people think of Mixed Media as being very busy and eclectic. It can also be soothing and elegant, as shown by this beautiful layout designed by Jennie Atkinson. The mixed media background really complements this serene photo instead of fighting for attention. Even though there are a lot of different techniques involved, the photo still takes center stage. Jennie kept things simple by using only two colors of distress inks (Weathered Wood and Vintage Photo) while toning down the embellishments with Picket Fence Distress Paint.
I love it when you get fearless when it comes to your creativity. So break out the gesso, distress inks, your favorite stamps and stencils, and don’t forget the texture paste. Have fun creating a beautiful background on your next layout.
I discovered these cute watercolor cards on the Elle’s Studio Blog and knew I had to share. They are so quick and easy. Think of the benefits of creating a bunch of these ahead of time. As if pocket pages haven’t simplified the art of scrapbooking enough, Rachel has taken it one step further; ya gotta love it!
This is also a great way to experiment with different techniques on a small scale. Think of each card as a blank canvas and the possibilities are endless. I hope you’ve been as inspired as I was to break out my inks and begin creating a nice supply of mini masterpieces for future projects.
In celebration of summer, I thought you would enjoy this beautiful card designed by Dot. Doesn’t it leave you with the peaceful feeling of a summer day at the beach? I’m in love with the gorgeous background and the sweet image from Crafty Individuals.
Dot has some fun techniques to share, so be sure to stop by Dot’s Dabbles for a visit. Have fun creating your own unique backgrounds and don’t forget art is meant to be enjoyed; there are no mistakes if it makes you smile.
Don’t we all need a little pampering? I’m going to say yes we do! 😉 This yummy Coconut Lime Sugar Scrub not only smells amazing but it also has lots of skin friendly ingredients. Lime juice, a source of vitamin C, is an antioxidant for your skin and adds an energizing scent to this sweet scrub. Sugar gently exfoliates the skin, and coconut oil serves as a great, natural moisturizer.
You’re only four simple ingredients away from being pampered; click here and I will take you over to visit Mariah so you can jot down the ingredients. You might want to make several batches; you know the girls are all going to want in on this. 😉 While you’re visiting Mariah be sure to check out the free printable labels that you can download for your yummy sugar scrub.
This recipe was inspired by Olive Gardens Parmesan Shrimp dish, so if that is one of your favs like it is mine, your going to love Christy’s version that you can make at home.
The best part is that you can bring the iconic taste of Olive Garden’s baked parmesan shrimp to the comfort of your own home with this spot-on copycat recipe. Click here and I will lead the way over to Christy’s Blog Homemade Hooplah so you can print out the recipe. You and your family will love it. Bon Appetit.
Thanks for the nice visit; I look forward to seeing you next Sunday. Wait untill you see what I have planned for you! Have a great week.