Friday, September 3, 2010

New layouts and more!

Hey friends!!!
I hope everyone is having a great day and you have something fun planned for the weekend! We are headed to the Lake for some R&R with Family and friends. I am so looking forward to it. Our last hoorah before school begins. Sigh...I don't love the school schedule and even though the boys are a pain in my fanny sometimes-I do miss them when they go back. But thats changes soon after they start and I my house to myself :)

This month, I have been asked to guest design for Dusty Attic-they make the most amazing laser die cut shapes! They are a company out of Australia and fairly new in the industry. I think they are going to be big because their products are gorgeous and so fun to use! Check out their site-they have some many amazing samples that they share in their gallery--it is very inspiring!
Check them out here:

Here are a couple of layouts I made for them this month. I created this layout titled "Sweet" using their butterflies and corner accents. I painted the butterflies in 3 different colored acrylic paints. Then spritzed them with water to make the paint flow over the surface. Then I covered them with the Rock Candy paint and inked them as well. I added some black pearls to the bodies.
All of the papers, flowers and lettering is from Prima, Flights of Fancy Collection.
After it was finished, I sprayed the entire layout with Wheatfields Glimmer Mist from Tattered Angels-love that color! It added a bit of an aged look that I was going for.

The decorative corners-I inked up with Distress Embossing Ink by Ranger, sprinkled gold embossing powder over the surface and then heat set. The surface looks like brass or gold metal-I love the way they turned out. I also painted the tab that the title is placed on with Tan acrylic paint from Claudine Helmuth.

This is the second layout i created for them titled "Love You":I used two larger decorative brackets. I painted them in tan using Claudine Helmuth's paints, then layered them with a coat of Distress Rock Candy crackle paint. Then I applied Vintage photo distess ink to bring out the porcelain type crackling on the pieces.

Then I cut apart the Ornate frames and put two cots of Green Apple smooch over the pieces. Then tucked them around the flower clusters to make them look like 3 dimensional leaves.

All of the papers are from the Raspberry Tea paper collection by Prima. The flowers are also Prima- Caravan, Queen Anne and Tea Roses. I added De Vine felt stems to add to the layering of the scrolled pieces. The letters are from their new alphabet collections too.

Love the sprinkled suger look of the flowers and the sparkle of the scrolls I painted from the Ornate frames. It all came together so well!

My Live with Prima class at Stampin & Scrappin Time in Bridgeport NY was fabulous until I saw that Ustream had deleted a large portion of the taping...UGH!!! But no worries! I re-recorded it and they tried to sabatoge it again but I rallied! The retaping is in two part segments on the Prima channel on Ustream.

Here are the links if you want to watch! I don't have any make up on or my hair done-LOL!

It was planned at the last minute!

Part 1:

Part 2:

And here is a photo of me and Holly from my original show night! She is wearing one of my crowns-which she looks fab by the way-and she made me these awesome cupcakes for the show! Loved them!

OK-thats all for now! I will be back with more news, projects and more!

xoxo CAri

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Gretchen said...

beautiful layouts Cari!!

Kristina said...

Beautiful layouts Cari. Love the way you cut apart the frames to make leafy flourishes.
Thanks for the links to your ustream recordings, why do they always gotta mess with your stuff?
Enjoy your time at the lake.

Scrap by RĂ´ said...

Cari... your LOs are awesome! Love the details. Hugs

Unknown said...

Cari, just came from DA site to enjoy some details from your LOs! Beautiful and inspiring work! I`m a follower now :-) TFS! Gerry van Gent

CaninosArtisticCafe said...

Love your layouts Cari, and all the details. Love the pics of the kids with their doggie too, super cute! That one I think definately deserves to be framed and hung up!!

Kelly Roberts said...

Love your work, your blog and the music is cool! We meet at Two Peas and I am on Marion's class. So glad to see what creative things you are up to. Very nice!

Kelly Roberts said...

Love your work, your blog and the music is cool. I met you on Two Peas and Marion's online class. Great to see what you are up to, creatively.

Steph Devlin said...

just gorgeous Cari. Beautiful design as usual. Congrats on the DA gig. Their stuff is awesome. So glad you said yes !!! hope you are well and happy., Steph x

Anonymous said...

Thank you, that was extremely valuable and interesting...I will be back again to read more on this topic.

Unknown said...

totally in love with your vintage style!!! gorgeous layouts

amy a. said...

It was awesome to meet you in person at scrapfest after following your work for years and years....thanks for coming to minnesota. Oh and the answer to the trick question....label tulip.


Anonymous said...

Brilliant blog, I hadn't come across previously during my searches!
Keep up the good work!