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Lemoncraft, scrapbooking, Scrapbook Kits, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello ISBG Fans

Today I´m here to show you a coat hanger with 4 mini layouts.
It is so fun to work with the kit Sunkissed


Here is how I did it (a lot of pictures).


First I took a baby coat hanger in wood. I covered it with this tape called paint strip from a regular hardware store.


Then it´s time to cover it all with Gesso. After the gesso is on you can now put on decorations like chipboard words.  I normally do that but not on this one.


Now it´s time to cover it all with metal tape. Do that in small pieces.  Make sure you put them a little on top of each other. After every piece tape you take a bone folder and press it down on the tape edges.


Done so far.  As you can see in this picture above, the tiny squares from the paint strip are shown a lot.


Now the messy and fun part begins! :-)   Start to cover it all with black acrylic paint. And before the paint is dry, you take some paper and wipe it off, so you have to be quick.  Then you just add the colors you want. It is easiest to use sprays and wax...but anything goes. 

Then you make as many mini layouts as you want. I just made 4 on this one. Here you can see some close up pictures.


 I can´t tell you enough how much I love the paper from this kit. They are so easy to work with since they are thick and double-sided.


There is so much you can cut out from the both butterfly and feather, and the rose.


To connect the mini layouts I used one of the beautiful ribbons that is in the kit.


Here you can see the beautiful kit.  This kit is just simply a `must have`!  :-)

Don´t forget to show us what you make of these kits in our group on Facebook

We would love to see your work!

Hugs from Sweden 


Lemoncraft, The Garden Kit, Scrapbook KitsTracie ShumanComment

Hi everyone!  Debbie back on the blog today sharing my second layout created from the Garden Kit, Sunkissed.


I used a floral mask from my stash and added a few drops of the Lindy's Hisbiscus Rose Flat Fabio Spray to some modeling paste on the background.  


I added some of the Lindy's spray to some watered down white paint and added paint splatters to the background.  Flowers used are from the main kit and the Extra Blooms Kit.  


I did a lot of fussy cutting of flowers from some of the papers in the kit to add some layers behind the photo.


Here you can see more of the layering with the cut flowers, along with a butterfly and Dream badge from  the Embellishment Bonus Kit. 


Products from my stash:

Modeling Paste and Floral Mask
White Paint
2Crafty Chipboard
Prima Die
White Cardstock
Prima leaves
Tiny Text Sentence


I hope I have inspired you.  

I'll be back later on in the month to share another layout!

Thanks for stopping by!

. . . Debbie

Thank You Canvas

Fairy Garden Kit, Lemoncraft, Scrapberry's, Scrapbook KitsTracie ShumanComment

Isn't it wonderful when someone does something special for you?  We just had a wonderful visit with our friends to make apple cider at their small rural farm.  So I thought I would make a fun gift to thank them for their hospitality.  This canvas is 5 inches x 7 inches.  I used the Fairy Garden Kit: Summer in the Garden, for this canvas.  All you will need to add is:  a vintage canning jar lid, Versafine black ink, pearl and think pink acrylic paint, Nuvo embellishment mousse in seafoam green, and then I had some white mesh-like stuff that was packaging from something, sorry not sure what!


I used a vintage Ball canning jar lid for the focal on this canvas.  I added all of the embellishments before using tacky liquid glue to adhere it to the canvas.

Even after making several cards and this canvas, I have a generous amount of pattern papers left over.  I am thinking of making a mini album or some more cards.  Look on Facebook later in the month for some bonus posts!

~ Victoria