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Colorburst

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49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello there! My name is Vivian Lake and I want to share with you my latest project using the International Scrapbook Garden's toolshed kit: Colorburst.

So far, I have made five pages with this kit and love them all. It is so full of masculine goodies that it is just brilliant for any boyish pages you want to make. The kit has lots of items from 49 and MarketLindy's Stamp GangCreative Embellishments and 7 Dots Studio . . . you just can't go wrong. All supplies are listed at the end of my post.

One of my son's last 5th grade projects was called "The Decades Project" and he was part of the 1910's and 20's group. The kids were encouraged to dress up according to the time period they represented. We just couldn't resist. My husband and son made an evening of it and bought a suit closely matching the time period. I found a hat on Amazon and well. . . . you can see the results. He shined at school all day, refusing to change. I think he secretly loved all the attention.

This is also the same time of year that blue bonnets bloom here in Texas. Lots of moms were asking about getting photos of their kids and blue bonnets on FB. I bragged online saying  . . . . "eat your heart out, blue bonnets". Even boys need to be taught to be comfortable with how they look and feel in their own skin.

Without further ado, here it is. I hope my work inspires you.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!!

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Most of this page is from the kit, the main exception is the Tim Holtz' metal embellishments.

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I love layering die cuts. Having a small cluster away from the main photo keeps your eye moving.

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I am learning that it is ok to add flowers to "boy" layouts. By adding the metal embellishments, I believe it helps the page retain it's masculine feel. Without the metal, I felt my page was just a bit too "flat" feeling.

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I layered tags and frames here. This is a great way to keep my stash from becoming overwhelming in my crafty space.

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I added black acrylic paint splatters at the end. My page looked "fine" without it, but the splatters give it that final mixed media touch we all love.

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The mixed media kit come with Paste-eez "Hold the Mustard". I lightly added this with my pinky finger all over the page. It really made the green and teal colors "pop" and added a brightness to my page, which otherwise felt rather dark.

Thank you for stopping by today!!!!

Supplies:

International Scrapbook Garden: Toolshed kit Colorburst: Main Kit
International Scrapbook Garden: Toolshed kit Colorburst: Embellishment Bonus Kit
International Scrapbook Garden: Toolshed kit Colorburst: Mixed Media Kit

My Stash:
Black Acrylic Paint
Tim Holtz' metal embellishments
Dymo Label
Gray Thread
Black Archival Ink
Lindy's Flat Spray: C'est la vie Cerise

Best Day Ever

49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello! I'm Vivian Lake and I'm here to show you my latest creation with International Scrapbook Garden's toolshed kit: 'Colorburst'.

I was greatly inspired by Karine Gagnon's work and her layout, 'Let Life Surprise You'. She makes process videos and I really appreciate that as I learn to navigate the world of mixed media.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!

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The embellishment bonus kit comes with thickers by American Crafts. I love that as AC products can be versatile and fun for many projects. The bonus kit also comes with some fun word phrases by 7 Dots Studio.

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I layered chipboard and patterned paper provided in the bonus paper kit and bonus chipboard kit. The  layered circles I inked with 'Tin Can' ink provided in the main kit.

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I used Paste-Eez 'Lava Flow' from ISBG 'The Spider's Web' mixed media kit. I did combine Lindy's sprays and magical shakers provided in the main kit and bonus mixed media kit. I added one color from my stash: Lindy's Starburst Spray: Ponderosa Pines Olive.

 

Supplies:
ISBG: Toolshed kit: Colorburst Main Kit
ISBG: Toolshed kit: Colorburst Bonus Paper
ISBG: Toolshed kit: Colorburst Embellishment Bonus Kit
ISBG: Toolshed kit: Colorburst Bonus Chipboard
ISBG: Toolshed kit: Colorburst Mixed Media Bonus Kit
ISBG: Toolshed kit: Spider's Web Mixed Media Bonus Kit

Extra Supplies:
Lindy's Starburst Spray: Ponderosa Pines Olive
Clear Gesso

Picture Perfect

49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment
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Hey all! I'm so excited to share my first project using the new Toolshed Kit from International Scrapbook Garden because for the first time I've created a YouTube video to accompany the layout! I wish I would have done this sooner! It was an enjoyable process and I hope you enjoy checking it out!

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