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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

Oh So Happy

49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hello! I'm Vivian Lake and today I would like to share my 4th project with you using the newest toolshed kit, 'Colorburst'. This kit is full of ephemera perfect for those masculine layouts you've been putting off . . . hint hint!!! My previous pages have been heavy on mixed media, so I went with a different style of layering and stitching lots of the die cuts that come in the kit.

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I did use word stamps from my stash, as well as stitching and thread.
But everything else is from the kit.

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I liked making the layout look a little messy with loose thread here and there. I also like the "layered" stamp look achieved by mixing and matching small number and word stamps.

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More stitching and layers!!

Supplies:

ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Main kit
ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Embellishment Bonus kit
ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Bonus Chipboard
ISBG: Toolshed: Colorburst Mixed Media (Lindy's Starburst Cathedral Pines Green)

My own stash:

Clear Gesso
Black Gesso
Word stamps by Heidi Swapp
Date Stamp
Sewing machine and black thread

Bliss at 52 with Kim

49 and Market, The Toolshed KitTracie ShumanComment

Hey everyone, today I'm sharing another layout I created it using the April Toolshed kit: Colorburst from The International Scrapbook Garden. This kit is filled with papers from 7 Dots and 49 &Market.

Here is my layout:

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Even though this is supposed to be a masculine kit, you can do feminine layouts with it as well. I went with a recent photo taken of me while on vacation this past March.

 This kit is has lots of different embellishments to use.  I used items from the main kit, the mediums kit, the bonus paper kit and the embellishment kit. I pulled in a few things from my stash to add as well.

Here are some close up:

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 The flowers in this kit are wonderful. They come with these leaves and berries and wire swirlys. I die cut a doily and cut it up to layer all over my layout. I love the metal saying that's tucked into the floral cluster.  l also layered some die cut pieces under my photo.  The background paper and die cuts are from 49 & Market. The cheesecloth and butterfly are from my stash

There are a couple of great stencils to create tons of texture included in the kit. I used the stencil and some modeling to create the background texture. Then I used the mediums kit to create the color.  Once it was done, I had an amazing textured background.

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Here you can see more of my layers behind my photo. I also used another one of the metal pieces. I added some pearls to it from my stash. You can also see another piece from the amazing flowers that are in the kit. There is also another piece of the doily and cheese cloth.

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 Here are the kits I used for this layout:

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That's all I have for today, thanks for stopping by.

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