Good Morning! It’s Monday, but still feels like a weekend since the kids are home from school for a teacher work day. But we’ve had a nice morning so far and Will is feeling better after several days of illness. It’s wonderful when they play together and get along. And let me blog even!
I thought I’d share my Candy Shoppe layouts this morning. Finally. This month’s SC kit sold out super super fast. Hopefully you were able to snag what you wanted! First, my layout using only the main kit….
I knew I wanted to do a mock book cover for this layout. Copy the font, the writing style, etc. But when I looked online for the similar font, it was way more than I’d pay for a font. In other words…not free. 😉 So I used an old fashioned method for my title. I took an actual Fancy Nancy book and traced over the “Nancy” part using some vellum. I cut out the traced letters and then used them to trace and cut out the letters in the patterned paper. Very hip technique, huh? 😉 Right now I have a challenge over on the SC message boards to use a book cover or magazine cover as inspiration for your layout. The challenge is open until this Friday, Feb. 2 and one winner will get a SC gift certificate. Hope you can play along!
This one uses Lollipop only…
For this one I touched on a touchy subject. Cate and her difficulties with kindergarten. She STILL has fits and sometimes tears in the morning about going to school. It breaks my heart and makes the morning routine that much more difficult. I’m hoping as she matures a little, this will improve! (She is happy AT school and when she gets home she has good things to say…it’s just the GOING that is the issue.)
I used a scrap piece of muslin for the sun. Sprayed it with some Lemonade Mister Huey’s and then stuffed it with a few cotton balls while stitching it down to the page.
And then finally, this one. I used Bluegrass and Lemonade Mister Huey’s. yummmmm.
A few people had asked for a little tutorial on the misting. It’s an easy technique…if I can do, anyone can! Just pick your two colors…one dark, one light. And try to find a piece of chipboard to use as a blender.
Spray your colors. I did dark along the bottom and light on top, leaving a little un-misted area in between and making the ends darker than the middle, if that makes sense.
Then take your chipboard scrap and drag it along the paper to blend the colors a bit. I drag from light to dark. (Note…this isn’t going to make a huge difference b/c Mister Huey’s dries so fast, but it does blend a little. So act fact after spraying for best results. It took me awhile to take a pic, blend, take a pic…so my results aren’t as good here.)
(I look like I have an old lady claw in that photo!) And viola…the finished product.
I told you it was subtle blending. But it’s there. In my layout I then stamped with JBS Lemon Drop which goes so well with Lemonade mist.
And there you have it. My Candy Shoppe pages. Thanks for stopping by!