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    Happy Thursday, people. I am a bit behind in my post due to the blog hop post yesterday but I am catching up now. So, here is my second project as a guest designer for the awesome mixed media kit club Gauche Alchemy. For a list of products used from their kit, hop on over to their blog and check out my project. I’ll leave you with a few more pics.

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Have a great day.
Kate

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     Hello everyone. I am sharing my first project as a guest designer using the Nekkid Mixed Media kit from the Gauche Alchemy Shop. You can check out my introduction post Here if you want to learn more about me.

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     Head on over to the Gauche Alchemy Blog to check out the details of my layout if your intetested.

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  The kit was full of fabulous goodies and created quite the challenge for me. I had a lot of fun.

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     Thank you for coming by. Enjoy your day.
Kate

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    I started this journal cover 2-3 years ago. It looked fabulous (or so I thought at the time) until my 2 year old snuck into my craft room and sprayed water all over my cover.  It sat in my ‘projects to be completed’ bin until recently.
   The back is chipboard and I used sprays and inks with gear masks by Tim Holtz. I stamped the background using Oxford Impressions script stamps. I cut out the TH gears, distressed them and added some crackle paint. I layered them under my stamped image from Lost Coast Designs. Simple but effective. I hope you enjoy.
    I’ll do my best to post a few more times this week. We have Vacation Bible School at our church every night until Friday so it will be a bit busy. The kids have a blast and my hubby is in all the skits and having way too much fun acting like a super hero! Happy Monday.
Kate

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   Hello! Today I have a tag I made for Tim Holtz’s 12 tags Challenge. I love the background technique that Tim showed.  Here is a picture of my background before adding my embellishments.

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     I am loving those new Distress Paints (thanks to my friend). I altered a piece of chipboard and used patinas on a metal bookplate. I added some twine around the bookplate and layered everything on top of a mistable tag. I used the butterflies from the pappilon stamp set. I cut & layered them on top of each other. The butterfly on the very top has been stamped on acetate.

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   And here is a closeup of all the layers. I hope you have a great week and thank you for stopping by. I appreciate your time and comments.
Kate

Challenges Entered:
Simon Says Stamp & Show- color

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    Another canvas to practice my layouts. The background paper is 7 Gypsies Paddington. I love the black & white together. I the added a bit of gesso with a palette knife.

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    When dry, I stenciled some diamonds with molding paste. I then layered all my white embellishments and sprayed with a couple of colors. I tried to keep the colors contained (i am addicted to drippy paint/ink), allowing some white to show through.

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    Lastly I added a bit of stamping, twine and my photo. I hope you like it. Thank you for looking!
Kate

Challenges entered:
Simon Says Stamp & Show-Color

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     Here is a canvas I made to practice my layout skills. I am amazed at all the gorgeous layouts that I have seen on Pinterest. So much talent to inspire.
   So, I decided to go a little out of my comfort zone. My background is textured using a honeycomb stencil and texture paste. I used some dylusions for color. I went over the background again using gesso and a chevron stencil.

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   I added some string in the upper corner and a banner for some more texture.

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    I added some flowers, lace and a bit of border to frame the picture. And Of course the picture is of my little men. Thanks for looking,
Kate

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Here is another layout from my Past Vibes Art Jounal. The background was made using tissue paper, modeling paste, gesso and sprays. The image on this page is one of my favorite from Land of Nod Studios.

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Another page using a vintage photo of a family. Trims, laces, masking tape, washi tape and flowers embellish the photo. Hope you like. Kate

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