The International Scrapbook Garden


Beautiful Memories ~ Lucy layout with Sandi

49 and Market, 13@rts, 13 Arts, The Garden KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello again, scrapping friends! 
Sandi here with you today sharing this month's "Lucy" layout. 


As you may have noticed, I've been shying away from the purples a bit this month.  Although I really do love a good purple layout, I get anxious over not getting to play with other colors! LOL
So, why not go big and grab myself some RED from the Bonus flowers and play with those colors, right?  And remarkably, it works! 

I've been creating with the "A Rustic Spring" Garden Kit from The International Scrapbook Garden which has such a great mix of elements this time around! I went a bit crazy the day my Kits came in and got to see all the goodies that Tracie sent. 

For this Lucy page (Lucille Ball publicity photo, circa 1950) I prepared the background with clear gesso and some crackle paste ... which true to form, I mostly covered up with my embellishments! When I added the last few touches, I colorized around my focal point with the Shimmerz Coral Reef Inklingz. These Shimmerz Inklings are the bomb! Just the perfect touch to add depth to your page. Lastly, I splattered with the Coral Reef as well as the Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz. 


My base papers were 13 Arts Vintage Moments Lavender Fields and In the Past. The excess from my paper tearing made for great photo layers. Don't you love the Prima vellum butterflies? 


I had already designed how I wanted to layer the red 49 and Market Poppy flowers. 


So, my next step was altering my Creative Embellishments Easter Frame chipboard.  First I gessoed the piece, then added my embossing glue and lastly added my chunky Stampendous Aged Gold Glitter. I like to stop the heat gun before the entire piece becomes shiny .. that way some of the chunkiness remains and gives the piece lots of texture. Because this isn't an Easter layout, I turned the chipboard on it side and used it more as a frame. It was finished off towards the end with some gold microspheres from 13 Arts (stash). 


Close-up of the chippy. 


Here you can see some of my background stamping and colorizing.


My little title pieces were cut from the manufacturer label of the 49 and Market Tattered Garden Beauty paper. Look how gorgeous that Coral Reef is and how it blends with the paper! 


Just another little corner with more flowers and beads. 


And an angled shot.


And lastly, the other side. 

 So, that's it from me this time. 

Here's the Main Kit:


See you girls next time! 




Products used:
13 Arts Vintage Moments Lavender fields
13 Arts Vintage Moments In the past
Shimmerz Coral Reef Inklingz
Shimmerz Steely Blue Eyes Inklingz
Creative Embellsihments Easter Frame
Prima lavender flowers Ophelia butterflies
49 and Market Blossom Blends, Poppy
49 and Market Vintage Shades, Orchid Cluster
49 and Market, loose yellow blooms
Prima Shabby Chic treasures Antique Street Signs
Kaisercraft Clear Stamp Romantique

From my stash:
Gold Embossing powder
Gold microbeads

Boys 2 Men

13 Arts, 13@rts, 7 Dots, Kaisercraft, Scrapbook Kits, Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hi there!! I'm Vivian Lake and here to show you another page
I made using the International Scrapbook Garden's 'Toolshed' kit.

Confession: I practiced on several art journal pages
before committing to a style I could be happy with.

I love how this turned out. The photo is from 2.5 years ago of my
former German exchange student and son.

The little goofball is my kid. I could have chosen a less goofy photo,
but then we all wouldn't get a good laugh. Boyhood is all about being
weird when mom has the camera pointed at you.


I layered several items here. Modeling paste using a brick stencil, two chipboard
items from the kit, twine and wooden cogs. The title is layered on top of all that.


I used the last of the flowers here. The chicken wire is a Tim Holtz stamp
from my stash. The stars are punched using another paper from kit.


I made the title myself on my Silhouette using SCAL4. I layered it several
times to make sure it was sturdy.


I have a dry sense of humor and sometimes add humor to my pages.
Can you guess why I added "admit one" here?

For more exciting details, please stop by my personal blog.
Thank you so much for stopping by today!!


International Scrapbook Garden ' Toolshed Kit'
International Scrapbook Garden 'Mixed Media Kit'
International Scrapbook Garden 'Bonus Chipboard' Kit
International Scrapbook Garden 'Embellishment Bonus' Kit

From my stash:
Brick stencil and paste
Chicken wire stamp by Tim Holtz
Silhouette Cameo - title

Glossy Accents
Mod Podge Matte
Glue Gun - low heat
Permanent Tacky Glue

Forever My Baby

13 Arts, 13@rts, Kaisercraft, Scrapbook Kits, scrapbooking, Toolshed KitTracie Shuman1 Comment

Hello again! Today I'm here to show you my next project with ISBG design team, using the Toolshed Kit.

I was greatly inspired by Nadia Cannizzo's process video. 

Mixed media is about mixing different art mediums and, hopefully, loving the results. I am fairly new to the world of mixed media so my process is ...... not something you are going to want to see. LOL!!

More details on the photo and the inspiration for the title can be found on my personal blog.


The Toolshed mixed media kit is mixture of masculine colors including blue, yellow, a shimmery black and a rusty brown. I didn't use Lindy's magical shaker on this layout, instead opting to stick with black.


I did use my own stencils and modeling paste on this layout. 
The title letters are also mine, by Making Memories.


The toolshed kit has a theme of "summer song" so it is full of music embellishments. 
The gears are the perfect touch in keeping the page 'masculine'.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!