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AnnabelleDesign TeamGeneralHeidi SwappMelinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout You Loved This Adventure by Melinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout You Loved This Adventure

Hello once again crafters, Melinda here with you with another Heidi Swapp Color Fresh layout You Loved This Adventure.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout You Loved This Adventure

I just love, love, love the Bright and Bold pattern paper so immediately grabbed that for my background! Using the rainbow chevron to guide your eye I used my craft knife to cut along the 2 edges. This way I could slip my photo underneath.

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To mute out some of that bold black and white I added a layer of white gesso. In order to keep the bright pops of rainbow on the main chevron I have used a washi tape to cover it and then applied the gesso right over the top!

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Time to add colour! I pulled out a lime green mist and a teal coloured mist and did a combo of the packaging technique and spraying directly onto my paper. After pencilling in where my photo was going I used that to add colour where I wanted it. Then added splatters in those colours.

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After that was dry I added in splatters using gold and pink. I love this background!

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Next I added some tissue paper behind the photo. And then some of the B side of the Note It pattern paper behind 2 corners of the photo and then got to sticking down my title. I have used a combination of the Puffy stickers, the Color Fresh thickers and the Annabelle Title Fillers in white.

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With all of that colour in the background and the bold black and white I didn’t want to overwhelm the page so I only added a few extra embellishments. I’ve used a tab and tag from the ephemera pack and some stickers from the 6×12 Cardstock Stickers.

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My last few finishing touches were 2 of the Annabelle stars in black, my journalling and date and lastly some black splatters all around. Oh, oh and those fun photo corners!! This time in pink! LOVE!

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I do have a process video below if you’d like to check out how this came together.

I have another share with the Color Fresh collection for tomorrow so I do hope you stop in to check it out! Until then happy scrapping!!
Melinda

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AnnabelleDesign TeamGeneralHeidi SwappMelinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes, This Crazy Child Is Ours by Melinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes This Crazy Child Is Ours

Hey everyone! I’m excited to be back again sharing my Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes This Crazy Child Is Ours. This is my third scrapbook page! I’m, again, using the new Color Fresh collection by Heidi Swapp.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes, This Crazy Child Is Ours

I really wanted to bust out some mixed media for this one so started with some white card stock. Not being 100% sure what I was going to add I added a coat of clear gesso to the page. Once that was completely dried I used a stencil and some texture paste to add some texture.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes This Crazy Child Is Ours

 

That was left for a couple of hours to dry thoroughly. I wanted to use some Lindy’s shakers so pulled out 3 colours. They are Guten Tag Teal, Time Travel Turquoise and Bavarian Blue. Prior to adding any colour I spritzed the paper with water and then started splattering the mixed up magicals onto my paper.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes This Crazy Child Is Ours

I love the way the colours move and blend. And sparkle! Adding splatters and water as necessary, I added all the colour I wanted and then walked away to let it air dry. Before I left it to dry I soaked up some of the excess water with some paper towel. Because I had added the gesso I was able to wipe off the excess splatters at the top of the page.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Yes This Crazy Child Is Ours

As you can see I have 5 photos and chose to mat all of them. I have used a green sticker from the 6×12 cardstock stickers on 2 corners of the biggest photo. Next I layered some rainbow strips to both the top and bottom of the largest photo with one of the pieces from the Note It paper. I have then used the Paint The Town paper to back all of the photos.

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To make sure I got the placement correct I have tacked down all of the photos and then stuck my title. I have used a combination of the Puffy Stickers and the Color Fresh thickers and used a wet glue. Also desperate to use the “He got that from his FatherAnnabelle acrylic shape I made sure to get that on the page too!

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Now I could adhere all of the photos. And finish off the page!

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I added a little strip of the rainbow paper to the top left. And then a just have fun gold foiled die cut from the ephemera pack. And then one other sticker from the 6×12 cardstock stickers to the biggest photo.

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I added my journalling right along the bottom in black. And then felt I needed to add more black lol I pulled out the Words & Icons stamp set again and added in a few sprinkley stamp clusters. Which I almost immediately thought “oh no, what have you done?!” about so I added some more stamping! And then some black splatters. Then I was happy with it!

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With that white acrylic down the bottom I decided to also add in some Annabelle white stars around the page. And finally 2 of the pink photo corners from the ephemera pack. I’m calling this page done! You can see my process in the video below!

I hope you have been enjoying my shares so far with the Color Fresh collection, make sure you head back tomorrow for my next one!
Melinda

 

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Design TeamGeneralHeidi SwappMelinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Good Vibes Together with Melinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Good Vibes Together

Hi everyone and welcome back to the blog again today! Melinda here with you with my second share using the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection; another 12×12 layout and this one is Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Good Vibes Together.

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Good Vibes Together

This page started with the beautiful 12×12 Good Vibes acetate piece. I had a Summer photo that went along perfectly with the title so just needed to make work together! As I flipped through the papers I came across the rainbow paper called Spectrum and thought that fit perfectly!

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I grabbed the gold puffy stickers looking to add to the “Good Vibes” title and settled on the word together. I just love the way it nestles in perfectly with the printed acetate!

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That rainbow behind the acetate is so beautiful!! Not wanting to cover up too much of it I kept my embellishing pretty simple! I have used one of the cut apart pieces from the Note It paper for somewhere to journal and tucked that under my photo.

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The only layer behind my photo is some white tissue paper from my stash but I couldn’t resist those fun photo corners again! This time I have used the light blue ones.

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A few ephemera pieces including some florals that I have trimmed the extra white border off of. The yellow piece says “don’t forget… these are the good old days” and is the perfect fit with my story. I have also tucked in a black striped acetate heart and a tab for the date.

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My finishing touches were a few of the gold puffy hearts. Then some of the gorgeous Annabelle black butterflies from the Butterfly Collection Black and Silver Glitter pack. You can see my whole process on the video below if you’d like!

 

 

I really love the bright colours on this page and the simplicity of the design! Have you used a 12×12 acetate piece on a layout? It’s a fun technique and if you (like me!!) find yourself hoarding them you should give this a try!

Thanks for stopping by to view my Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Good Vibes Together.

I will be back again tomorrow with another share and that one is me being messy again 😉
Until then, happy scrapping!
Melinda

 

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Carabelle StudioDebra JamesDesign TeamGeneralTim Holtz

Carabelle Studio Stamps Card Not My Monkey by Debra James

Carabelle Studio Stamps Card Not My Monkey

Hello there..There is something about this MONKEY from CARABELLE STUDIO Stamps that just makes me smile each time I see him/her. I just had to ink up the stamp again to use on my Carabelle Studio Stamps Card Not My Monkey.

I created my background using Dina Wakely Paints and watering them down ever so lightly and smooshing onto a piece of watercolour card.

Then I used a couple of other  CARABELLE STUDIO STAMPS – The clouds came from “INNOCENCE” and the frame from “LES BASIKS #2” and stamped this directly onto my background base with Black ink.

Carabelle Studio Stamps Card Not My Monkey

I stamped the MONKEY onto a piece of white card and then using my Tim Holtz DISTRESS CRAYONS added just a touch of colour to the crown and the wings and then cut out.

Of course I had to add some splatters with my Posca pens.

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I found the perfect sentiment from Tim HOLTZ Chit Chat stickers to add to my card gluing it towards the bottom.

Im not sure who I will give this card to yet but I’m sure the right recipient will come along soon, lol..

Till next time, Bye for now, Debra.

 

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Design TeamGeneralHeidi SwappMelinda SweetmanVideo Tutorial

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Way to Go! with Melinda Sweetman

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Way to Go

Hey everyone and welcome once again to the Anna’s blog! I’m excited (as always!) to be here sharing my latest creations for Anna’s and here is my Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Way to Go.

This month I got to play with the beautiful and fun Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection and here is  the first page I created titled Way To Go!

Heidi Swapp Color Fresh Layout Way to Go

Before I started I had chosen my photo and a fun technique I have seen a few times recently! I was lucky enough to receive the stamp set that came in this collection and really wanted it to feature on my page.

Starting with 4″ x 12″ piece of smooth card I got to stamping! I started with the biggest pieces and worked my way to the smallest. And for the really little stars I grabbed a stamp from my stash and and added in some tiny stamps! I made sure to use a permanent ink for my stamping.

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This collection has so many beautiful colours and patterns that choosing a background was proving difficult! I narrowed it down to this beautiful paper called Paint The Town.

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Using the paper to guide my colour choice I picked a few mists and added lots of splatters. And, of course, gold 😉

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I added in a couple of layers of paper behind my photo starting with the B side of Note It and then Spectrum. I thought the white from Spectrum did a great job of separating the background from my photo.

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Time to add my title and embellish! I love the Color Fresh thickers and how they are all different colours so used those for my title.

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The new Annabelle acrylics are so great, I just love them! The Word Pack 3 Success in White helped me pick my photo to begin with so I chose 3 of those to embellish with and create my visual triangle. Added to those were some ephemera pieces and some stickers from the 6 x 12 sticker sheet. And a black acrylic number 9 from the Annabelle set Number Pack 1 Black.

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And because I love them so much I added in some of the Annabelle black acrylic stars along the horizontal line my embellishing had taken on!

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I added my journalling, some machine stitching in white and the date to complete my page. You can see my full process video below!

 

 

I hope you have enjoyed my first share with the Heidi Swapp Color Fresh collection! I can’t wait to share with you my other creations!
Melinda

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