Another wonderful weekend is here! I hope you have had a great week and are ready to share part of your weekend with me. Today I want to inspire you with projects from several fabulous designers. Each designer has their own unique talent. I hope you will take some time to enjoy their styles and create some of the new things I’m sharing with you today.
I wanted to share this layout today because of the wonderful background that uses different techniques and mediums. Creating your own background is a great way to add some visual interest to layouts. Using layers of dimension will draw the viewer into the focal point of your layout. My favorite is how Riikka uses her washi tape to give contrast and appeal to her layout. Some people think of mixed media as being busy, but remember that it can be elegant and soothing and complement your photos.
There are a lot of different techniques involved in this background, however, the photo still takes center stage. Riikka kept things simple using soft colors and glitter. I love when you can take time to be creative and make something brand new. Now is the time to break out some of your fun mediums, distress inks, embossing powders, and your favorite stamps and stencils. Have fun creating a beautiful background on your next layout!
I have to admit my eyes were drawn immediately to this retro telephone image combined with the fun embellishments on this card, and I thought you would also be inspired by this sweet card designed by Karen Letchworth. Who doesn’t love cards? I know we all enjoy pretty things with lovely details. There is nothing better than getting a handmade treasure in the mail that was made with love.
Don’t you just love being inspired by the creations of other talented artists? Once you have found an adorable card, you can take the time to recreate it and add your own personal touch. Now that you have fallen in love with this sweet card, let me take you on over to Karen’s blog My Cup Runneth Over where you will find the supplies that Karen used. Karen always does such a perfect job with her layering skills. You will be in awe when you see all the different possibilities she created!
Are you ready for some more fun and inspiration? This is one of those “wow” cards that you can create using a few different techniques along with some calming colors. I love how the mini scallop square is a die cut using watercolor paper, then heat embossed with roses all over the background. Amy also die cut some flourishes from watercolor paper and vellum using the leaf flourishes.
For Amy’s beautiful color she used distress inks and a mini blending tool, then brushed the same ink colors with a wet paint brush giving it a watercolor look. Wouldn’t you love to be the one who receives this gorgeous card? Click here and I will take you over to The Craft Bunny where you will be able to get all the supplies needed and find more fabulous projects by Amy.
This darling little flower box is a perfect size for a small gift and card to give to someone special. It is fast, fun, and very easy to create. You will want to make several while you have all your materials pulled out so you will have plenty on hand!
You are just a few basic supplies away from creating this fun up-cycled flower box in just minutes. Click here and I will take you over to the Sizzix blog where you can find all the dies and steps to create yours. This is a project you will have so much fun creating!
Here in Utah we have been having a heat wave and boy, is it HOT! When I came upon these watermelon coolers I couldn’t have been happier. What a refreshing treat on a hot summer day! This yummy cooler is the consistency of a slushie without the sugar high!
You can pour the coolers into chilled mason jars for a fun summertime twist. Tie a different color of ribbon around the tops of the jars so everyone can keep track of their beverage. (I think it makes them look very cute as well!) Come on over with me to Just A Taste where you can get the recipe from Kelly. You will put smiles on your family’s faces. Such a great way to cool down!
I have really enjoyed sharing these projects today and hope they have been inspiring for you. Thank you for taking the time to stop by. Looking for additional inspiration? Visit Weekly Scrapper every day, and make sure to pop back here next Saturday; I promise I will have more inspiring projects for you! Enjoy your weekend!