Tuesday, September 30, 2014

{art + design class} weeks 15 & 17 | layout 2

I can't believe I'm already sharing my second layout from Wilna Furstenberg's awesome Art + Design Class.  I'm having so much fun with this workshop!

This page came together pretty quickly.  It made me realize that I need to get more photos printed since I'm almost finished with my third layout and running out of options.  Heidi Swapp's Project Life Foil Value Kit was perfect with this design so I used the Project Life cards and embellishments inside the squares.  The border paper is from my Pink Paislee Color Wash paper pad which I am still loving, and that great off black is from the Basic Grey Grand Bazaar 6x6 paper pad.

You have until 10pm on Oct. 1st if you're thinking about signing up for Wilna's class.  Hope to see you there! XO

Saturday, September 27, 2014

{art + design class} edmonds farmer's market | layout 1

Oh my, where do I begin? Let's start with the fact that I've created two layouts in two days which may not seem like a lot to some, but compared to my 1 to 2 layouts per month is way ahead of the curve (yay!). The ever so talented Wilna Furstenberg has this amazing workshop over at Big Picture Classes called Art and Design. It started a couple days ago, and is totally amazing!  So far the content for week 1 is full of techniques and lots of freebies.  

This layout is my creation from her first lesson.  I can't go into much detail since it's based on techniques from a private class, but I can tell you that my love for watercolor and watercolor paper has grown.  Also, this page is all about my new found obsession for our local farmer's market.  I haven't been able to find gluten free crepes anywhere until now, and I've enjoyed one (or two) every Saturday during the month of September at one of the local stands there.  Yum!!  I'll be back to share my second layout soon.  If you're taking Wilna's class I'd love for you to leave a comment so I can check out your art!  XO

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

{guest post} minibook + gold leaf video tutorial at shimelle.com

Hello, hello! I've been busy working with the lovely new Shimelle collection from American Crafts, and it's been so fun!! Today I'm super happy I finally get to share my finished project over at Shimelle's beautiful site : ) There's a mini book from start to finish using most of the photos from my Long Beach adventure, plus my gold leaf tutorial used throughout the entire project. It is all shared in a three part video series on her blog so you can see how I designed and put everything together. I hope you enjoy!  If you watch any of the videos on my YouTube Channel, make sure to give it a thumbs up if you're interested in more of these type of videos ; ) XO

Products I used in my minibook: