Daily Archives: March 12, 2011

so fab & a blog hop

Hi! Thanks for joining me today! Are you ready for a fun blog hop?

I’m super excited to be part of a super talented team for Up the Street Scrapbooking. Up the Street has paper crafting kits each much that I look forward to using each and every time. Tara does an amazing job of putting together product that takes all the guesswork out of what goes with what. Love, love, love it!

Today I have a tutorial to share with you using bits and pieces of a past kit or two. Keep reading too as there is a giveaway today that¬† you’ll love. The March kit is almost here as well so stay tuned for some samples from that soon! I think it is…

So Fab

I was so excited to get artsy and have some fun with this layout. In one of the Up the Street Kits, there was this great Prima transparency. I’ve been saving it to do something special with it and it just seemed like the time to finally get to it.

Painting on the back of transparencies is a great way to add an artistic touch, as well as add color and layers of interest. Simply flip over the transparency and loosely paint the back of the transparency with acrylic paint. You don’t want it to be too precise or you’ll loose the painterly look. You can allow it to dry first if you wish but I placed mine right onto the patterned paper while wet. The acrylic paint will adhere right to the paper eliminating the need for adhesive.

Here’s what it looks like flipped back to the right side and placed onto my patterned paper. Super easy and fun.

I’ve used bits and pieces left over from quite a few Up the Street Scrapbooking kits to put together this layout. A Maya Road envelope holds the photo and the beautiful flowers are misted with Glimmer Mist. I am SO into blue and green these days. It’s seriously time for spring!

This photo is a detail shot of the painted transparency.

Finally, the title is a sticker from yet another kit that I’ve adhered to the transparency and then added in some permanent marker to highlight.

So what do you think of this Shabby Valentine kit?!

Gorgeous, huh? It’s the February Up the Street Scrapbooking kit and Tara has one to giveaway. Simply comment on my blog for a chance to win. Comment on the other blogs in hop as well for extra chances!

Next up on the blog hop is my uber-talented friend Lesley Langdon! I can’t wait to see what she’s come up with as it’s bound to be fabulous. Make sure you stop there next!

Thanks for joining me today!