Thursday, July 21, 2011

Free to be you

Hey there . Hope you all are enjoying your summer. We have been swimming, eating ice cream, driving, enjoying the warm sun and travelling to new places. I always love the longer days and quiet nights as we sit outside unwinding from the days adventures!

  Steal some time away to get your artsy on this summer~!  I put together a fun bright layout by layering these gorgeous papers from Donna Salazars Antiquities line mixed with some scraps from Pink Paislee and Simple Stories... I had fun cutting and spritzing and being artistic! Donna's muted, shabby tones blend perfectly with other manufacturers accents and patterns to create a fun layering of grungy goodness!

I used some Smooch Spritz in River Mossy to add this rich blue coloring to a paper doily and a light coat of it onto the Artistic paper journal tag.

Here you can see the layering of spritzed and distressed pattern papers.

These dragon fly accents are by Spellbinders from the Fanciful Flight collection.

They are also spritzed to keep the color scheme consistent . Add some Fairy Dust Glitter to give them a transluscent look.

So I hope I"ve inspired you to squeeze some crafty time for yourself and try something new, play around and have fun this summer with your art!

Pattern papers, Antiquities, and Spring in Bloom  by Donna Salazar Designs for GCD
Pink Paislee, blue and Simple Stories, 100 days of Summer line
Artistic Journal tags, Donna Salazar Designs, GCD
Die Cuts, Fanciful flights by Donna Salazar Designs for Spellbinders
Paper die cut  from Glitz
Smooch Spritz,( River Mossy, Wood Stain, Vanilla Sugar and Cherry Ice)  Donna Salazar Designs for Clearsnap
Fairy Dust Glitter, Sugar Shimmer Donna Salazar for Clearsnap
Letter stickers from Sassafrass Lass
metal studs from 7 Gypsies
lace, Prima
Gems from Recollections
Stickers, K and Co
My blog:  Inside My Head

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