Together | Dimensional Wreath | Vicki Boutin

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Hi and hello, welcome back, Jana here with a fun new layout to share. I love to create dimensional things on my Layouts and so I had a look into the Silhouette Store and grabbed a CutFile from a Wreath I really liked. Looked for some patterned Papers and let my Cameo cut aaaaallllll the leaves, and believe me, there was a lot of!

I limited myself to a few with the colors. I wanted to have it almost monochrome…
the Watercolors for the Background, the Wreath and the finishing Elements; all in green and blue tones.

This is what all of leaves looked before I started to create that layout.

I used my favorite Mixed Media Paper for my background, the Foundation paper! I added a LOT of water to it and “kissed” it with color on a piece of plastic.
I love how the paper is handling all the water without getting curled up or any kind of damage.

Look at this; it reminds me of a sky full of clouds or the ocean. I used my heat tool for drying but also grabbed a paper towel to soak up some of the extra colors in the corners.

Once everything was dry and ready to go I started with building the wreath on the background. This took me a while but totally worth the time. I glued the pieces together so that I was able to move it around as one big piece, without having to worry about it falling apart again.

The picture (I changed it a few times during the process) shows my hubby and my little one. I love this photo. But you can also see some of the stamped circles behind the wreath. Have not mentioned it yet, right?! I stamped with the Circle Stamp Set and the Watercolors some circles behind the wreath. I really love how that worked and looks!

On this point I was sure that my page was done! I´ve added Watercolor Stickers, fussy cut some of the Butterflies out (12×12 Paper – Social Butterfly), grabbed some Glitter Foam Hearts and the Word “my” , two pieces from the “All the good Things” Frame pack. Oh and I´ve added a lot splatters too.
But nope, I changed my mind – way too much this time – and added more details and more DIY Elements.

But now I am done and happy with it! Love the pinwheels… I added some of the Enamel Dots from Finishing Embellishments to the middle of each of them and look how pretty they are…

I also have a little Process Video for you to watch – https://youtu.be/csBLDh06KAw

Thanks for stopping by and see you soon

Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Watercolors
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Dies and Acrylic Stamps Set 1 (Circles)
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Thicker – Foam – Phrases

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all kinds of awesome | vicki boutin

Hi there, Jana here with a new Layout and let me tell you one thing about it… I LOVE it!
I really love to mix Vicki´s Watercolors and the Acrylic Paints. I love how they looked mixed together and how easy it is to get a 12×12 sheet filled with a masterpiece 😉 I made the Background and was kinda proud of myself… ha-ha, no I am just kidding.
But let´s talk about my project for this week.

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I started with a 12×12 sheet of the Foundation Paper, grabbed three Acrylic Color Pop Colors, some Watercolors and started to have a looooot of fun! Seriously! I stopped thinking and added layer and layer of color, rolled the brush over the acrylic colors, added splatters and just went crazy here! I am totally happy when I can sit and create some awesome color heavy backgrounds. Have you seen my last layout with the circles? I started similar to this project, it´s so relaxing and satisfying – watch the colors running over the paper. Layer for layer of colors, mixing new shades and… oh so pretty!

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From purple to light pink… in different shades. Look at it! I also “stamped” with a bubble wrap in the wet Acrylic Color and flipped it so that I stamped with purple in the other pink tones.

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I wanted to create a page with lots and lots of hearts. Oh Yes! I used four different sized punches and started to bring the 12×12 sheet into hearts. I don´t wanted to mix the colors; I wanted to have them like I painted the paper. Look how pretty that looks!

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Another sheet of the Foundation Paper was used for my background. I added four big black lines with a big brush and some black splatters. I wanted to create a big contrast to the other colors, that’s why I decided to go with black. I love how that worked. The hearts are really popping off the page. Right?!

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I used my sewing machine with black thread to attach the bigger hearts to the Paper; Black thread for more contrast.  I used 3D squares for some of the smaller ones. Just for different dimensions.

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The photo is showing me and my hubby, the newest photo from us, and because of the rare factor of a good picture I already scrapped that photo.  But next to the photo I only added three other things; one black foam word, a bird and the label next to the photo. That´s all!

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Here is a little Process Video for you to watch

Thanks for stopping by

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Supply List:
Foundation Paper
Acrylic Color Pops (Set 2 & 3)
Watercolor Set
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames

 

 

 

 

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hello, happy friday (it´s the 13th – anyone scared or afraid?!)
i just wanted to share this fun layout i´ve made a few weeks ago. i turned 38 (yes, it´s true) and i am totall fine with that!
this layout was totally inspired by all of the mixed media and layered butterfly pages i´ve seen in the last weeks… Paige Evans and Missy Whidden… just to name two of them!

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i used a cutfile from Paige Evans – Design ID #252982 – i just added more of them and made some of them a bit bigger… colored them with Vicki Boutins Watercolors and i also used some of Paige Evans patterned papers…

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also tried my WRMK HappyJig tool for the first time, really like it!

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there is a process video on my youtube channel, if you want to watch it – https://youtu.be/KhiU5EvHY2U

thanks for stopping by and happy weekend to all of you

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Hello Sunshine – featuring Just Nick Cut Files | Vicki Boutin

Hi and hello, Jana here with you again. I have a fun new Layout for you today. Have you ever tried to catch a rainbow on a photo? I´ve tried it and I would say I always failed… it´s never that beautiful like on the sky… So, today I wanted to bring a rainbow on my Paper and for that I grabbed a CutFile from the JustNick Store and the Vicki Boutin Watercolors – one of my new favorites!

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Look at this rainbow on my desk, I love the colors!
I picked a scalloped background CutFile (https://justnick.myshopify.com/products/scallop-background) from the JustNick Store and colored it like a rainbow… started with red and ended with dark blue. I wanted to layer the scallops more, wanted to add some machine stitching too and so I decided to cut them all apart and I really like how it looks

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I wanted to have a rainbow on my paper so I grabbed the same colors and started to paint them on the white Foundation Paper. I also used some plastic to get some messy mixed colors. Some splatters and the background were done. BIG love!

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Once everything was dry I started to arrange my scallop rainbow onto the rainbow on the background paper. But I did not placed color on color… I love how that looks! When I was satisfied with it I went to my sewing machine and stitched everything down. Because of the stitching I was able to curl up the scallops just a bit – for more dimensions!

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I wanted to stay in the color scheme and so I started to look into the Vicki Boutin “All the Good Things” DieCuts and Frames Pack – but I only found a few things that hat the same colors and was matching the theme/feel of the Layout. So I needed to look deeper in the Collection and found the awesome butterfly patterned paper with aaaaallllll of the colors. I fussy cut a few of them out and arranged them with the other Elements on the stitched and layered scallop rainbow.

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This page makes me really happy and came together pretty quick! Once I picked the CutFile and the colors for my rainbow… this took some time! But, look at the finished Layout; it reminds me of summer and fun! Can´t wait for it

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I also have a process video for you to watch – https://youtu.be/qnqqwmQRzfU

A BIG thank you goes to Nicole from JustNick for offering us some free CutFiles to play with them, I really love them and can´t wait to use some more on my next projects!

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Supply List:

Foundation Media Paper
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
Watercolors
Cardstock Stickers – words

finally | vicki boutin

Hi and hello everyone, Jana here with you today. Sharing a new fun Layout for Vicki’s Mixed Media Makers! I used different techniques on this Project. Painting, kissing, splattering with self-made mist (acrylic color with water), used the Stencil Brush and the Art Crayons and stamping with cardboard – so much fun!

I started, as always, with a sheet of the 12×12 Foundation Paper. I had the plan to add a lot of water and Watercolors to it, and I know that this paper will handle all that without curling up or something like that. I sprayed water on the paper and added color to it, added water and color to a little plastic plate and let all of the color run/splatter onto the paper. I really love how this looks and the mixed blue is just awesome.

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I had some great cardboard in my stash; it looks like a riffled one. I wanted to add another layer of color and texture. So I grabbed some Color Pop Acrylic Paint Set 2, a brayer (to get a thin layer of the color on a piece of plastic) and the piece of cardboard which I used as a stamp here. This looks so fun and worked perfectly. I also added some of my self-made mist.

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I wanted more layers and so I decided to use the Art Crayons #2 Cool, a Stencil and the Stencil Brushes. This is one of my favorite techniques. You can´t go wrong or mess this up. Just scribble down some of the Art Crayon on a piece of plastic, grab the pigment/color with the brush and rub it through the stencil. Works best with small circular movements. The leftover Crayons were mixed with water and kissed on the paper too.

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This is how my finished background looks and let me tell you, I really have a thing for blues and greens right now. I started with a 12×12 sheet but during the process of making this page I re-sized it to 9×12 – it is my favorite size!

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I´ve scrapped a picture from my oldest son. We went to the orthodontist last week and they removed his upper braces. He was so happy about it and he has so beautiful teeth now and look at his smile. Because of the bright and busy background I only used a handful of elements. Most of them in black and white, mixed with some black tangled thread – love it!

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I grabbed one of the Markers to add some journaling and I used some of the stamped lines for it. You can write over all of the paints with the Markers, so cool!

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Because of all the colors and layers on the paper, the Cardstock Alpha Stickers didn´t want to hold, so I stitched them down with my sewing machine.

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I also have a little process video for you to watch.

https://youtu.be/rD5zr65raVc

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Supply List:
Foundation Media Paper
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons #2 cool
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts
Color Pop Acrylic Paint Set 2
Stencil Brush Set
Stencil
Watercolors

All the good things | Vicki Boutin

Hi everyone, Jana back again with you. I have a fun new Project to share. I´ve this really cool photo from my little one, playing outside with some shaving cream on a big piece of wood. It was a BIG mess, but look at that adorable face; he had the best of time!

I had some different Ideas for this Layout (first thought was to color that paper and to cut a big heart, you will see me sketching out a heart in the video, but I skipped that idea after the big brayer mistake) but I knew that I wanted to add a lot of colors and so I grabbed a sheet of the Foundation Paper and started with some white Gesso. Yeah, and I used the brayer buuuuut I did not cleaned it properly and so the white turned into blue and yup… got it?

But the mistake gave me a new way for this page and I just added more color and had some fun with the brayer. Some different Color Pop Acrylic Paints and for sure some Art Crayons, i used the same stencil like last week, and I am still loving the circles. So I decided to add some more, grabbed the new Circle Stamps and some Gold Glaze for another texture and a touch of gold. I really like to stamp with the Glaze. I used a piece of plastic and a palette knife to get a nice thin layer of the Glaze so that I can use it for stamping (you´ll see it in the Video)

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I already had my title in mind and so I focused on some papers for layering and some elements. But because of the bright colors in the background I only used the same colors (blues and greens) and black/white.  I found some matching papers in the 12×12 paper pad and some black/white stickers in the Cardstock Stickers.

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I placed one label on top of the photo, just because I really liked how that looks. The flowers were placed next to the photo and between the paper layers. I typed my journaling on a little piece of white cardstock. Some glitter foam hearts here and there and my layout is complete.

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Haha, oh my… look at that happy face! It was hilarious watching him clap and splash with the shaving cream and he laughed out loud when some of the cream landed in his face!

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Thank you so much for stopping by today and I really hope you like this page

here is my Video for you to watch CLICK HERE

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Supply List:

Foundation Media Paper
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Thicker – Foam – Phrases
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons #2 cool
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts
Acrylic Color Pop – Set 3
Stencil Brush Set
New Circle Stamps
Gold Glaze

All the Love | Double Page | Vicki Boutin

Hi and Hello, Jana back again with a new Project for you. Vicki asked for a Double Page, or she mentioned that she would love to see one… here I am! With a 9×12 Double Page and let me tell you this is the second one I´ve ever created.  So this is not my usual size and it was a bit tricky, but I made it and I really love it!

I started with my favorite Paper, the Foundation Paper, and colors. I got the new Watercolors and I could not wait to use them for the first time. The colors are so rich and vibrant and you only need a tiny bit of the colors and some water. So much fun!

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I used a brayer for the first time too. Such a fun tool… I painted some watercolors on my gessoed Paper and went over it with the brayer, the effect is just awesome. I added colors on both papers – I also have taken care that I have color in the middle of both papers (the side where they meet) so that everyone will know that they belong to one project. Hope you know what I mean

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I mixed some blue and green together, more than one layer. Grabbed a stencil and the big Art Crayon Brush (and for sure some Art Crayons) played with them… used them dry and with a touch of water. The Image is changing so much when you add some water….  And some gold Glaze on top of it. I used one of the Stencils for the Gold and I am always so happy about the results. It is so easy but so beautiful

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Once the Background was dry I started to build up my Element cluster and for that I used the Ephemera Icons and the Frames pack. Just grabbed some pieces and layered them behind my Photos. I also added some doilies from my stash. Stapled them together, used different adhesives and just had fun.

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Here is my finished Layout…

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I was not thinking too much about it… it´s all about the layering! I love to use a lot of things behind my photos just for more dimensions.  the butterflies have been added to lighten the color areas slightly…

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This little tired Baby on the photos is my little one, just a few days old! I so love the photos!!

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The journaling is about the fact that we needed to wait for him for quite a while and that we enjoyed the first week so much. We ignored a lot just to watch and kiss him… I miss this time!

Thanks you for stopping by and I really hope you like my page… and if you want to watch my process – please click here for my process video
have you ever created a Double Page?

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Supply List:
Foundation Media Paper
All the Good Things 12×12 Paper Pad
Thicker – Foam – Phrases
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons #2 cool
Ephemera  Cardstock Die-Cuts – Icons
Ephemera Cardstock Die-Cuts – Frames
Big Brush Set
Watercolors

 

 

 

 

Shine On – Watercolor Sticker | Vicki Boutin

Hi and hello, I am so happy to share a new Layout with you. Today’s page is all about meeting creative people and using watercolor stickers combined with Art Crayons! YAY!
I started with the white Foundation Paper and my favorite Art Crayons!

I picked some colors from Set 1 and Set 2… scribbled the Art Crayons on some plastic and added Water. I really love to have the Art Crayons watered down so that I can use them like Watercolors. I “kissed” the paper with the plastic. I wanted to have three layers of different colors so, get sure every layer is dry, otherwise you´ll get a ugly mix of beautiful colors… but this is not a big deal, I don’t used a lot of water so the drying time is not long.
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Here you can see the awesome colors behind the Elements… I also added some splatters! The watercolor stickers are another favorite from me. Today I wanted to use some dark blue and purple for the flowers, because of the blue paper I’ve picked for my title.

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In the photos you can see me and some lovely ladies I’ve met on the CreativeWorld back in January. It is one of the best things in the world to meet people you´re only knowing from the social medias. You can talk about new trends, new tools and what’s in store. At a fair, it’s the most beautiful thing besides all the other things that you can see and admire.

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I was at the Booth from We R Memory Keepers/American Crafts and had the best of time! I had the chance to play with some Vicki Boutin Goodies and show the visitors how to use them or what you can do with them in general. Just awesome and so much fun… of course!
But let´s talk about the Layout again. I used a lot of bright colors but worked with B/W pictures and a few touches of black here and there.

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The tangled Thread behind the elements is just for another pop of color or a touch of black. I really LOVE how that looks and you can never go wrong with some thread on your projects!

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Some gold glitter foam words for the second part of my title… labels, number stickers and brush lettering names and my page is complete. I am really happy about how it turned out. The colors – oh my, I am in LOVE!

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Here is a little process Video for you to watch, hope you´ll like it – https://youtu.be/L710WJSsYTk

Supply list:
White Foundation Paper
Watercolor Cardstock Stickers
Art Crayons Set 1 and Set 2
12×12 Paper Pad
Ephemera – Icons
Thickers – Foam – Phrases
Self-Adhesive Finishing Embellishments
On the Edge Paper Embellishments

thanks for stopping by
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booth 4.1 K35 | JOT Moodboard

hi there, it´s me…
back among the living – i had a nasty cold that kept me in bed the entire last week! i would call it flu and i am happy that i am without fever and able to leave the bed!

so, you all know that i am the biggest fan from the JOT moodboard challenges, right?! This month moodboard is awesome, soft colors and the best part… you can win a guest month at the JOT Team! how freaking awesome!!! This would be a little dream come true, seriously!

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another picture from the creativeworld in frankfurt… me, smiling kinda weird/strange, at the booth from WRMK/AC 🙂

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i really love how the layout turned out! like i said in the first sentence… i was very sick the last days and my brain is not working good (haha) so i just wanted to sit and create something… without thinking to much. i should do that more often, just making, not thinking 😉

here is a process video for you to watch!

thanks for stopping by today
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