Friday, August 19, 2016

Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps Hop

You should arrive from the Clique Kits Blog, but I have the hop list below to help you.
So, stamping is still one of my fave techniques!
These Precious Remembrance Stamps are so versatile!






 Supplies: Clique Kits August 2016 Kit, Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps ("Totally" set)




Got stamps? Then, you can make your own patterned paper! Just repeat stamp until you have covered enough area, and then apply any color ink that coordinates with your layout. I used the Hero Arts Ombre Ink to stamp and the Ranger Distress Ink to blend with an Ink Blending Tool.





Then, hand cut your chevron, arrow quill shapes using the first one as a template.




Add a combination of straight and zig zag stitching, and lift up the edges of each shape for more dimension. Notice, there are three rows of shapes and four rows of stamping. That comes out to seven, since our eyes crave odd numbers in design.




Close up of the title and photo area. Love how the "Totally" title looks when stamped! Like it has been brush lettered! I used the Versafine Onyx Black Ink.


Next stop on the hop is the talented Kim! Have fun, and review the list below if you get lost!



Join Clique Kits and Precious Remembrance Shop for an amazing blog hop filled with inspiration and maybe some prizes!! We will be sharing projects using the August Clique Kit and some Precious Remembrance Shop Stamps! It all starts at the Clique Kits blog at 10:00am CST Get ready to be inspired!!

Clique Kits https://cliquekits.wordpress.com/

Leigh Odynski http://www.artfulleighcreative.com **********YOU ARE HERE*********

Kim Oedekoven http://krodesigns.blogspot.com/

Lisa Elton http://mypapertales.blogspot.com/

Candace Perkinds https://findingeverydayperfection.com/ /

Melissa Chipperfield http://inkedregards.com/blog/

Sandra Gonzalez https://craftythought.com/

Judy Marino http://judyscardcorner.blogspot.com/

Deidre Payne http://eyeswideopenarts.blogspot.com/

Marcia DehnNix http://onescrapatatimebymumsie.blogspot.com/

Sue Lelli http://suelelli.blogspot.com/


Precious Remembrance Shop http://www.preciousremembranceshop.com/blog/


 Thanks for visiting us today!
Leigh









Friday, August 12, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY Lesson 6: Summer's End

Here we are at Lesson 6 already!
Let's look at Summer's End.




 Lesson 6 Supplies: Kellie Stamps, American Crafts rotary date stamp, Clique Kits August 2016 Rio Kit, Target (washi tape), Fiskars (Star punch), Shimelle Laine (American Crafts camera stamp), Midori (grid notebook)




 Close up bottom left to show the layering of the camera stamp and punched stars.





 Love this "Slim Jim" alphabet from Kellie Stamps for the title!





Close up of the Instax photo and journaling. A simple couple of pages using just a few items!


 I have literally loved this class from Little Paper Projects!! #LittleSummerJOY has really made me take a look at and savor the moments that are special to summer! We have enjoyed this summer and traveled and seized the day! More so than any other year I think due to the lessons in this class!

If you want to take this class, it is there with all the info and videos!! Link here:




Hugs,
Leigh


Sunday, July 31, 2016

Inspiration Weekend at Shimelle.com

Tons of inspiration at www.shimelle.com for her 
Inspiration Weekend!! 



SUPPLIES: American Crafts Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine collections and Studio Calico title sticker, crochet thread for hand stitching.




Head on over to www.Shimelle.com for more info and tips on how to take an inspiration piece and make it your own. 




Thank you for stopping by,
Leigh





Inspiration Weekend at Shimelle.com

Tons of inspiration at www.shimelle.com for her 
Inspiration Weekend!! 


SUPPLIES: American Crafts Shimelle True Stories, and Starshine collections and Studio Calico title sticker, crochet thread for hand stitching.




Head on over to www.Shimelle.com for more info and tips on how to take an inspiration piece and make it your own. 




Thank you for stopping by,
Leigh





Saturday, July 30, 2016

#LittleSummerJOY Lesson 4: Day In Your Life

I can't even tell you how much this project means to me,
to be able to record in a traveler's notebook all the #LittleSummerJoy2016!!!! 



I am LOVING it!!! 
The outside pages for Lesson 4: Double fold out (both sides open) also called a tip-in for all you pro Traveler's Notebook/Planner fans! Supplies: Kellie Stamps(Slim Jim Alphabet), Clique Kits July 2016 Kit, Tsukineko Memento Marker (for Brush Script), Ali Edwards Time Stamp, Studio Calico (asterisk puffy stickers), Midori Traveler's Notebook Insert #2 (grid)




Inside pages both folded out: Stamps: Kellie Stamps , and Kelly Purkey,  Clique Kits July Kit






Close up inside left page: Tag pocket from Michael's Recollections. Placed the tags with three more photos in the pocket, close ups below...




 tag fronts...





tag backs




Used the marker again to hand letter the brush script title. Then Sharpie marker for the subtitle and journaling here. Took three photos from my Grand Canyon shots and printed all three at 3x4 so they would fit inside this fold out. We had over a 180* degree view of the South Rim here! 




Bottom right inside pages: kept the embellishments close to the photos since I had a total of two Instax, three 3x4, and three photos in the tag pocket, so eight photos inside this fold out! yay!



Thank you so much for joining me here today!
Hugs,
Leigh






Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Kellie Stamps July 2016 Release

Hello friends! 
Time for another new Kellie Stamps Release!

This month, the stamps are perfect for all your indoor and outdoor adventures!





 Supplies: Kellie Stamps new for July 2016, "Outdoorsy" and "Therapy", all other supplies from Studio Calico




The diamond shape is from the "Outdoorsy" set, which comes blank and I added the text (color matched to the coral color in the photo in Photoshop). Then added the stars from the "Therapy" set, and they come in a row of five, so I simply repeated the rows in the Layers Panel, in Photoshop. The stars on the photo are the same stars used on the background, just reduced in size and filled in with the same coral color. 

You can totally accomplish this with the physical clear stamps from Kellie Stamps as well, if Photoshop isn't your thing! 


I do  love the hybrid aspect of the digital stamps, being able to design a Travelers Notebook page and print it out at home with the background all "stamped" is perfect for me! 



Applied washi tape at the same angle as the stars, on both pages, then added some fun embellishments and paper from several different Studio Calico Kits (Aug. 2015 Pop Art, and June 2016 Scout) . Printed out journaling in a text box and stitched around before adhering to the page. 




Close up: LOVE tying the background to the top layers by repeating the stars! Simple to do with the Kellie Stamps sets! 






Thanks for joining me today!
Leigh





Friday, July 22, 2016

Clique Kits August 2016: Fresh Layout

So excited to be sharing my Clique Kits August 2016
'Fresh" Layout! 


 Supplies: The Rio August 2016 Clique Kits kit and the Cocoa Vanilla Studio Colour Me Happy Enamel Dots from the Add-ons for August.








This exclusive cut file is one of many available in the Clique Kits Store for August!









Close up of the title, also from the Clique Kits August Exclusive Cut files. Those translucent sequins included in this month’s kit are perfect for repeating the transparency of the ice and drink in the photo. The variety of embellishments included this month make it easy to add interest to your page with different textures. LOVE this kit so much!





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