Thursday, August 22

frog dog studio guest designer: enjoy your life

hello scrappy friends!

today is the day that my project goes live on the FROG DOG STUDIO blog and i can finally share it with you. 

a few months ago when TINA invited me to be a guest designer for her FABULOUS august mixed media kit, i was so trilled and i immediately started creating projects in my mind! 

and here is one of them


i started with a white cardstock, metallic paint and a brush.

using the metallic paint i made my background pearly and shimmering. and this is exactly what i needed, since i wanted to match the fantastic VIVA glitter paste from TINA's kit.

after the pearly paint was dry, i began altering my background by adding extra dimension to it – with the glitter paste and THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP damask mini template included in the kit:

...and with the VIVA inka gold platinum paste with the same mask.

both products are easy to work with and the effect is amazing! you can use them as modeling paste to create dimension or as a covering medium to draw and color. 

after the glitter and the inka gold were dry i added RANGER silver paint dabber as a frame around my background. but because the color was too dark for my taste, i rubbed extra viva inka gold platinum on top.

then i started working on my embellishments. i used the two book pages and HEARTFELT CREATIONS "vintage floret" die to create my flowers.

i crumpled the petals and added a pearly brad in the middle to finish off their deigns.

the i attached 4 of the 8 ATC cards included in the kit to create the frame for my picture. i rubbed the edge with VIVA inka gold platinum.

when the paint was dry, i adhered my picture on top of the ATC frame and rubbed some more inka gold to mask the edges. 

for the small blue flowers i used the flower ribbon included in the kit.

to decorate my flowers i die cut different sizes swirls and leaves from white cardstock. i rub them with VIVA inka gold to give them a light silver shimmering layer.

i fussy cut some of the ephemera pictures and added them to my layout.

the wooden embellishments included in the kit are also fantastic! they can be used on any projects and because they are already painted and altered you can attach them just as they are.

for my title i used one of my favorite quotes. i printed the words on a white cardstock, cut the lines out and distressed the edges with a blue ink. because the colour was a bit darker than i expected, i added a layer of inka gold on top of it.

as you can see the possibilities with the august mixed media kit are endless. 

and i didn't use even the half of the materials included in the kit! 

make sure to visit the FROG DOG STUDIO blog for more inspirational projects from the design team!

have a wonderful messy day!

hugs 'n smiles,


Patty O'Malley said...

Beautiful layout and details!

Tina said...

Simply beautiful! Love your layout and so happy to have you with us this month! ;)