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Baby Boy Layout

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   First, I apologize for the lighting. Its been rather dark and dreary outside for the past week. For this layout I used a picture of my firstborn. He will be four in two weeks.
    I followed along on a Prima
Ustream class taught by Finnabair. Her style is unlike any I have ever seen and I am in love with it! It is colorful, crowded and facinating to my eye. You must check her out. I think I am starting to like this layout thing.
Happy Weekend,
Kate

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Birthday Layout

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   Recently, my Best Friend celebrated her birthday. In an attempt to make a more personal gift I decided to try my hand at a layout. I am sure many of you are like me and can say there is at least one type of medium that you dislike or are afraid of trying. Mine is layouts. In fact, this is my first one. Perhaps it is all that blank space on the paper that intimidates me. Not only is it intimidating, but I hate wasteing all that space. I am a hoarder and a saver. Every project must have a meaningful purpose.
    To get back to the layout, (because somehow I have digressed) it is mounted to a chipboard background to add strength. The background is Webster’s Pages. For the paints I used gesso and Lindy’s. Embellishments are a mix of all sorts of junk lying around my room.
Happy Wednesday!
Kate

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   I am finally getting around to taking more online classes. It is nice to have a project laid out for you that you don’t have to come up with yourself. This canvas was made using an ustream Prima class. I did not have any of the products used in the class so it was a challenge for me to improvise with items on hand. I am loving the background texture and dripage.

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    I made this flower spray by staining and gluing curly gardenia on a floral branch. The large pink flower was made from Webster’s Bloomer trim.

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   The embellishments are made from those clear stones (I have no idea what they are called, moonstones maybe?) and clay flowers. I also added some WP sparklers.
     Happy Tuesday,
           Kate

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Adorn Giveaway!

  

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     My friend, Lynne, over at Adorn is having a giveaway to celebrate her blog anniversary. She has some wonderful prizes so head over there and check her out. Her style is  beautiful and romantic. Her art is a constant inspiration to me. I appreciate her blog and friendship. Please show her your support and become a follower if you like her work.
     I was busy this past week with only one post. I have a lot of half completed projects I am hoping to share with you this coming week.
Later,
Kate
      

  

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    For this page I broke out my new Graphic 45/Hampton Arts stamps ‘Le Romantique,’ that I recieved for Christmas from my honey. I almost forgot about them but stumbled upon them as I was browsing my stamp storage. I must say they stamp beautifully and clear!
     Of course I had to make the theme romance for this layout. For the rolled paper background I used a technique that I found on Youtube. Christy Tomlinson demonstrates it Here .
      I used various paints, sprays, molding paste, lace and stamps to aquire my background. I am a bit addicted to texture and color at the moment! Can you tell? Thank you for looking. I hope your are enjoying your week.
Kate

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    I took the ‘Eclectic Art Banner Class’ over at Roses On My Table. I learned so many great techniques. At first, I debated taking the class because I knew there where a lot of great YouTube tutorials that are free.  When I looked at the pro’s and con’s I knew if I paid to take a class I would force myself to create and I was right! I am looking forward to taking more classes. If you have any suggestions of classes you have enjoyed I would love it if you would let me know. Just leave a comment. If you have never been to Roses On My Table check it out! Christinia is a great teacher, easy to follow.
    Here are the individual pieces.

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    Thank you to all my followers for sticking with me! I appreciate each one of you!
Kate

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Melissa Frances Card

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   Hello Everyone! Happy friday. Just a quick share today. I made this card for the 2012 challenge over at the Flourishes blog.
    I love shabby chic but I don’t do it very well, especially when I am limited in colors and layers, as in this challenge. I finally got to break out my ‘5th Avenue’ paper from Christmas so that was very exciting. What a beautiful paper line! Well, thats all for today.
Kate

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