Monday, June 22, 2015

My Dancing Divas

Hi Crafty Friends... Last weekend my two beautiful daughters had their very first dance recital. And like any proud mama I was there taking picture like crazy trying to get every moment possible. We worked our tails off all year for this event (and yes, I worked my tail off too, even though I wasn't the one actually doing the dancing) and I wasn't going to let any photo-op slip away from me.

 So, what better way to document this special event than with a scrapbook layout. And, even better, our awesome friends at Bella Blvd. is sponsoring Team Cut'n'Boss for the month of June!! Their papers and embellishments were just a  perfect match for my little divas!!

Here is the first of many layouts to come...

Tools & Supplies Used
 Cut'n'Boss Machine (Craftwell)
Teresa Collins Pocket Dies- Girls Best Friend, Lover's Lane, Thankful, & Lifestyle Collections
Bella Blvd.  Color Chaos Patterned Paper- Peep Strandz, Daily Details
Bella Blvd. Color Chaos Invisibles- Click! Click!
Bella Blvd. Enamel Dots- Punch 
Grafix Metallic Gold Cardstock
 eBrush (Craftwell)
Spectrum Noir Markers (PP4, TB7)
Liquitex Gesso
Xyron 5" Create-a- Sticker
Xyron 3" Sticker Maker
Xyron 1.5" Create-a-Sticker

I started by first airbrushing my Spectrum Noir markers is TB7 and PP4 to the back side of my Bella Blvd Invisible. I love all the adorable cameras on this huge scallop circle!! Too, too cute!!

These sheets are transparent and made of a thick but flexible plastic. I wanted to add some pop to my cameras so adding color was a no brainer. The back side of the sheets are matted with texture so adding color is a cinch.

But ebrushing with my Spectrum Noir markers still leaves it transparent and I really didn't want the patterned paper I was layering it on to distract from those cute cameras... so I quickly added a layer of gesso directly over the colors and set aside to dry.

While that was drying, I used my Cut'n'Boss to cut out all my Teresa Collins Pocket Dies out of metallic gold cardstock. And because it has a huge cutting platform I can cut them all my dies at once.

The sandwich combo I used ...
From Bottom to Top

D Plate
B Plate
A Plate
 Paper (front up)
Die (cutting side down)
A Plate

Can you believe I was able to cut all of these dies all at once?!! All 13 dies cut through with one passing... HOLY COW... that saved my arms from a lot of cranking!

I ran all my pieces in my Xyron Sticker makers and  Create-a-sticker machines. I try to run them through my Xyrons as soon as they are cut so I don't lose all the little pieces and ,besides, I love the fact that they're ready to just pop right onto my projects.

I  then cut a  5"x 9" piece of Bella Blvd.'s Peep Strandz and Ran it through my Xyron

I know these aren't going anywhere now... no shifting pieces for me!! And I love it makes assembly so quick and easy! Everything comes together in practically no time at all!

I cut out the cute matching camera Bella Blvd.'s Daily Details paper and used it as an embellishment and finally topped it all off with these yummy Bella Blvd enamel dots.

Here is my finished layout ...

Hope you enjoyed my project for today!! Thanks for stopping by!!
And I hope you have a very crafty day!!

~ Mitsy

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