Mixed Media Monday :: Shine Week

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Welcome to Shine Week! We are celebrating the entire week with loads of Summer inspiration from the Design Team!

Today, we start with the fabulous Patricia Roebuck!

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I used some of my favorite products from the new Shine collection on
this layout.  The first was the stamps.  Using white cardstock, gesso, and
an old credit card, I spread a thin layer of gesso across the cardstock.
Making sure the gesso was thick enough, I used the dotted line and the
citrus stamp to stamp into the gesso to leave an impression.  Tip:  have a
container of water near by to drop those messy painted acrylic stamps in the
water so that the paint does not dry on them.  Let the gesso dry, then add
watercolors to them.  You will see the impressions even more from the
stamps.  Cut them apart, then layer along the side of the layout and stitch
in place.  I used the same dotted line stamp to make my flower stems.  For
the left side of the layout, I layered patterned paper and cut strips of
vellum, and stitched in place.  I didn’t like how it looked, so as I held
the paper, I ripped the vellum and pattern paper along the stitched line.  I
loved this not-planned result.  So I added more gesso to it, let dry, and
then added more watercolors.  I absolutely love the effect it gave.  You can
still see a little of the pattern paper peek through and the vellum curl up.
Using my scissors and not being precise, I trimmed all sides of my layout,
and adhered to a piece of Shine pattern paper.  With doing mixed media on my
scrapbook pages, I find the less perfect is perfect. p2 p3 p4

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Summer Wood Veneers
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Transparent Tags
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Happiness Is Stamp
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Tidbits <http://www.shopellesstudio.com/Shine-Extra-Tidbits.html> , May Kit
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My project started as something fun to do with the kids. I found some 8×10 canvas boards for under $1 a piece, handed each one to the kiddos and let them paint and create. Then I thought, well I want to play too! Sometimes a little creative therapy is just what we need!

My inspiration came by simply extending the lines & shapes of the cards from the July Exclusive Tag Kit.

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I then used my mist as watercolor paints and blended in an array of color.IMG_4942

Next, I added my tags & vellum pieces back on, attaching them with mod podge and used black gesso to outline my drawings.IMG_4944

Using a white paint pen within my coffee cup drawing helps highlight and pop it off the colored card.IMG_4946 I finished it off with a coffee quote and a few wood veneer pieces from both the Food collection and my favorite piece : “Let Love Shine” from the Shine collection.IMG_4959 IMG_4957

It may not be a perfect piece of art, but it was so fun to sit down, relax and just be creative! I encourage you to take time out of your busy summer to do the same!

Happy Creating ~ Megan

Pin to Win Winners!

pintowinESWe have three randomly picked winners to announce from our Pin to Win contest! Each person has won their entire wish list of in-stock items that they pinned! The three winners are:

Kelsey Staples – pinned list
Janice Roberts – pinned list
Dawn Anastos – pinned list

Congrats! Please email us at info@shopellesstudio.com with your shipping address to claim your prize! Thank you to everyone who playing along – we had so much fun seeing the items you pinned! And, if you haven’t already, make sure you follow us on Pinterest!

Project Spotlight – July 27th

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Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, Stacia! Her layout features our Shine Collection. I love how Stacia cut pieces from the Paper Collection Pack to layer behind her Blue Bird photo, it’s such a beautiful layout! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop! Head on over to her gallery to check it out and you can even add it to your favorites by logging into your account and clicking on the “I (heart) this!” button.

You never know when your project will be chosen to be spotlighted! Each week we pick a new project out of our member gallery to spotlight. For your chance to be spotlighted and to win a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate, just upload your project to our member gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio item(s) used!

 

SKETCH THURSDAY

Today’s sketch was inspired by Yuki’s Coconut Ice Cream layout from last month’s gallery. sketch 07.17

This layout caught my eye because of the grid design AND fun background. Isn’t it cool?

DT members Patricia and Becki played along this week and as always, created these AMAZING layouts!

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My idea started with the sketch, but then as I worked on my layout, I noticed it didn’t look like the sketch.  Even though it doesn’t have the four square grids, my layout is still inspired by the sketch.  I just put the “fun in the sun” wood veneer in between and then cut a piece of pattern paper to layer over more pattern paper for the sun flares.   -Patricia

 

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- Becki

 

For a chance to win a $10 gift certificate to the blog, create a project inspired by this sketch, post it to our Member Gallery and share your link in the comments section below. A random winner will be selected and announced with next week’s sketch.

Last week’s winner is… Jill Rugg!

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Congratulations!! Please email michelle@shopellesstudio.com the following info:

Name & Address:
Contest: Sketch 07.17.14
Prize: $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate

ELLE’S STUDIO SUPPLIES USED:

Cards by Yuki

Hi everyone! This month I’ve highlighted cards from both our Member and Design Team Galleries. Today, I want to share a couple of cards DT member Yuki created with July’s Exclusive Monthly Kit and Shine.

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I always love how fun and colorful Yuki’s creations are! These are beautiful and sure to brighten someone’s day.

Have you created a happy card lately? Please share it with us in our Member Gallery :)

PROJECT LIFE

Today we have Kay Rogers sharing a page from her Project Life album!

Blog - Elle's-3Kay used elements from the June kit, the July kit, the Patriotic Journaling Tags, and the Foodie Journaling tags.  Blog - Elle's-1

“This week included the 4th of July, and it was a pretty quiet day with the dogs while my daughter was up north with my nephew’s family. In fact, on the 4th our big highlight was taking the dogs on a walk in a new area. Exciting, no?Blog - Elle's-2 I love having all of my Elle’s Studio goodies out in front of me to put together my week. Everything coordinates perfectly!”

Thank you Kay for inspiring us today!

OUR KIT + YOUR STASH

ourkit your stash jenchapin (1)Hello and welcome to another round of Our Kit + Your Stash! Jen here, and this is what I pulled from my stash to create a layout with my July Kit. I chose grey and white cardstock, a few assorted patterned papers, enamel dots, chipboard frames, washi, letter stickers, a large white tag and some chipboard embellishments.
ourkit your stash jenchapin (2)Here is what was left of my July kit. When I said before that I almost used the whole thing I was serious! It really is an awesome kit.ourkit your stash jenchapin (3)And here’s my completed layout. I printed my photos sized down so they would fit into the chipboard frames.ourkit your stash jenchapin (4)The speech bubble tag was perfect for my title.ourkit your stash jenchapin (5)The whole page was really inspired by this Let’s GO tag. So perfect for those summer vacations.ourkit your stash jenchapin (6)We also asked Melissa Mann to play along today! Here are the items she pulled from her stash to use:
Stash-Layout-SuppliesMelissa says: “I knew I wanted to use some of the Elle’s Studio “Foodie” exclusives on this layout. I picked out couple of pictures I took at a lunch date to Olive Garden recently and paired it up with some of the “Everyday Moments” pattern papers. I picked out a few things from my stash such as the Kelly Purkey stickers, Studio Calico enamel dots, American Crafts foam Thickers, and the Studio Calico paper clips. I loved how quickly this layout came together (within 30 minutes)! The only thing I ended up switching out and not using were the paper clips; instead, I picked out a couple of tags to anchor my stamping and journaling underneath the title.
His-and-Hers-Stash-Layout HisHers-Stash-Detail-1 HisHers-Stash-Detail-2Hopefully we have inspired you to pull out your last kit and get to scrapping! Have a great week!

Project spotlight – July 20th

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Congrats to this week’s Project Spotlight winner, piyo97017! Her Project Life layout features our Shine & Love You More collections. I love how all the colors in the tags really highlight her great photos! Check your email for your $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate to use in our shop!  Head on over to her gallery to check it out and you can even add it to your favorites by logging into your account and clicking on the “I (heart) this!” button.

You never know when your project will be chosen to be spotlighted! Each week we pick a new project out of our member gallery to spotlight. For your chance to be spotlighted and to win a $10 Elle’s Studio gift certificate, just upload your project to our member gallery and tag the Elle’s Studio item(s) used!

 

Product Spotlight : Washi Tape Stamps

Washi Tape is all the rage and the perfect touch to any layout or card. What’s better than a roll of tape? A Washi Tape Stamp set that allows you to create the look of Washi tape over and over again in any color you choose!

EllesStudio-WashiTapeStamp-S3008 Today I’m going to share a few cards I created using the Washi Tape Stamp set. The first two cards are examples of how to use the stamps to create a simple pattern that creates a great background!

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The last card I used a single washi tape stamp and a die cut heart from the Shine collection to create the look of a birthday candle.

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You will notice the stamps have “hard” or straight edges. If you want to create “torn” edge look like I did on the candle card above, simply tear a strip of scratch paper and use it as a mask when you are stamping directly onto your card.IMG_0343IMG_0344

See, how easy is that!

Now, it’s your turn! Use the Washi Tape Stamp set & share your creations with us in our Member Gallery today!

Happy Creating ~ Megan