Hi everyone! Sandi here. I am super excited today to share this month’s Mixed media kit “Mr. Belding”. Wow! What a fun kit this one is! The minute I saw the Tim Holtz assemblage clock I thought wow, what a great way to capture an endearing love story! For me, I wanted to capture my parents love, which has stood over the period of time. Just imagine what you could do…..this would be an amazing way to capture a wedding, or another meaningful event. If you wanted to go with an 80′s theme, you could event paint dots on it……oh the joys of getting messy! Yeah!
Included in this fabulous kit are 3 Tim Holtz distressed paints (mustard seed, peeled paint, and vintage photo). I stared playing with this kit by painting the clock with the yellow paint. When it was almost completely dry, I then started blending the peeled paint into it, (with my finger) and then the same technique with the vintage photo paint, with the application being where the highlighted areas would hit from natural lighting. I diluted some of the vintage photo paint in some of the areas and used full strength in other areas. I also allowed for some “pooling” in the nook and cranny areas to give it a pretty, yet aged effect. The great thing about this clock is that if you want to add, or cover up color, it super easy with these paints….yeah….play, play, play!
Also included in this kit, is some very pretty “My Minds Eye” pattern paper, cream seam binding, and all kinds of fun metal gears and a dog tag.
I thought the seam binding would look beautiful hanging down the side coupled with some flowers/vines and the tag…..loveliness with an old world charm to it! I took the papers and cut out the flowers/vine, crinkled the seam binding, and took the string off the goodie bag tag that goes out to all new subscribers….oh yes, that’s another plus in itself!!!!!
Here’s a close-up of the face of the clock:
The first thing I did with the face was to trace the circle of the clock onto the book paper so that I would have the size circle that I needed. I then embossed that with a “gear” design that I had (you could skip this or emboss it with something pretty that you might have). To continue with the old charm, I then diluted some of the “vintage photo” distress paint with water and rubbed that on the paper….darker around the edges. I then cut out some of the pretty pattern paper and added that. Next you can add dots of the “Martha Stewart” paint to some of the gears to give a shading effect and place the gears here and there around your picture. Lastly, I added one of the gears to the outside of the clocks face to give the clock a 3D look, rather then a flat look.
Honestly, you are going to have so much fun with this kit….Sarah has done an amazing job at putting this together…..you’re going to love everything about this regardless of what theme you pick for yourself!
If you’d like to make sure that you get one of our amazing kits delivered to your door, now is the time to become a subscriber. We have so many fun thing planned for you… The Paper Bakery is on such an exciting path…new types of kits are being added, FREE goodies given out monthly to subscribers, sketch challenges, a new face coming and a lot more….you’ll have to keep watch…..you’re going to want to join in I guarantee!
Yeah Mixed Media!!!! Yeah get messy!!!!!!!!!
It’s Monday and Juliana revealed the second sketch challenge for the month yesterday. Make sure to play along with the new sketch and link up your take on it. Today, I have layouts for both sketch challenges that posted this month. Here is my take on Sketch #5, with a little 80′s throwback! Here is a reminder of what that sketch looked like.
I used the Bayside High scrapbook kit and THE MAX “Friends” Album project kit. I love how both of these kits work together so seamlessly. And yes, that is me in the black shirt on stage with Rick Springfield! Hey, I got a hug!
I got a little crazy with some Heidi Swapp Color Shine mist on the Color Pop paper! I totally LOVE the 80′s feel to the entire layout. Which lead me to adding that fun flair set “Totally 80′s” that is in the shop. Those chevrons are in the project kit and I just stacked them. I used the Picked Raspberry Distress paint that came in the kit for part of my chevrons and then I used some washi tape I had on hand for the other ones. And I loved that there were two full sets of alphas in the project kit!
Next is my take on Sketch #6. And now we are jumping into the 90′s! I took a LOT of liberty with this sketch and changed it up alot, but I love the page. I again used products from both the Bayside High kit and THE MAX “Friends” Album kit on this layout.
I used the matching Bayside High flair set that is available in the flair shop. This set matches the kit so well and would be a great addition to add-on to your kit! I also used the printables that come with your kit to back my oval.
This little frame from Elle’s Studio that comes in the kit said “insta-summer”. These were not exactly summer pictures, so I just cut up part of the other Elle’s Studio tags that came in the kit and stapled it right over the top of that to make the frame work with my layout.
I hope you will make a project based on Sketch #6 and link up your project. We would LOVE to see it! Be sure to come back tomorrow, Leslie Ashe our guest designer for the month, will be here with some great projects!
Thanks for stopping by,
Happy Father’s Day everyone and welcome to the Paper Bakery blog! Juliana here and today I am sharing Sketch Challenge #6 with you!
Yes, today is Father’s Day and how perfect that I ended up scrapping a photo of my Dad to share with you today!!! I took this photo during one of my visits to see him. Every time we go to see my Dad during the summer, we have to make a trip to the local burger/ice cream joint called Belew’s Dairy Bar. In my opinion they make THE best peanut butter malts in the world!!! Once I had picked this photo to scrap, I decided to use the sketch from Sketch Challenge #6 and this is my take on it. I pretty much just followed the sketch this time and I enjoyed how quickly it came together. Sometimes it is nice to keep it easy and I find a sketch can always help with that!!!
I had a blast using the Heidi Swapp Buzz Word Stickers to create my title and to embellish the layout along with the super cool UmWOW Studio chipboard stars!!!
I want to share a few quick tips on some techniques I used on my layout. If you look closely you will notice that I used the Elle’s Studio Frames. I wanted to bottom portion to stick out below my photo, but I didn’t want to waste the rest of the frame, so I cut it and used the rest of it at the top of the layout above the photo. In these next two photos, you can see how I cut the frames and attached them to my layout from the back side.
I love embroidery floss and this super cool neon yellow is fabulous! And a little adds such a fun pop of color! I used Glossy Accents to attach it along the left side to enhance the thin border strip I cut off the bottom of one of the Elle’s Studio Saltwater patterned papers included in the kit!
The UmWOW Studio chipboard stars are fabulous “naked”, but I wanted to add a little bling, so I spritzed them with a good coat of Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Gold. It takes a little time for the ink to dry, but a heat gun helped to speed up the process!
One for use for the fabulous neon yellow embroidery floss is to use it to frame a photo. I used my Tim Holtz Paper Piercer to poke a hole at each corner of my photo.
I then sewed around the edge to create long lines of embroidery floss to “frame” the photo.
Here are the details you need to know to play along with us using the sketch:
1.) Sketch Challenges will be twice a month. Play along once for a chance to win the monthly prize OR play along twice to double your chances of winning the monthly prize.
2.) Make a layout or project utilizing the sketch. Be creative and have fun!!! Using Paper Bakery kits are not required to play.
3.) Take a picture and link it up on the sidebar of The Paper Bakery blog using the INLINKZ widget by the due date June 29.
4.) Winners are chosen at random and will be posted on our Facebook page and on our blog. Make sure to follow us on both to find out if you are the winner of the monthly prize!!!
I hope you are inspired by the sketch to play along with us and I can’t wait to see what you create and share!!!
How fun has this week been??!! I hope you’ve enjoyed all of the fun Party Decor ideas shared by the talented DT this week. Today, it’s my turn to share my Party Decor ideas with you, using the June Kit, Bayside High. This Kit is packed with so many fun papers and embellishments and I created a ton of projects using this Kit. For my Party Decor, to celebrate The Paper Bakery’s 2nd Anniversary, I used the awesome Color Pop paper from Heidi Swapp and the fun Neon Green Glitter cardstock.
I used my Cameo to cut the cute goodie box from the Color Pop paper. And I covered the front with that awesome ruffled tissue paper that was attached to a Glassine Bag, that Sarah uses for the packaging for the new Subscriber gifts. You will probably see that tissue paper popping up on many of the DT’s projects this month…we don’t waste anything in these Kits!! I also used the Cameo to cut the pieces for the cupcake topper, and I finished off both pieces with a Flair button, teal button, a butterfly from the Heidi Swapp Buzz Words package, and that awesome Neon twine.
There is SO MUCH going on at The Paper Bakery right now! We have our current Sketch Challenge, so make sure you play along and link up on the side bar of the Blog. There is also a giveaway going on this week, so make sure you comment for your chance to win some goodies from The Paper Bakery! We have a FREE set of cut files in the side bar, that you can download as a gift for this week’s 2nd Anniversary celebration, and there is an amazing set of Printables that come with your Subscription to The Paper Bakery Kits!
WOW! And if that’s not enough, if you sign up for a new Subscription to The Paper Bakery, you receive an awesome new member gift package! It includes exclusive goodies only available through The Paper Bakery. And in JULY, we will start offering CAPTURE 365 Kits! You can contact Sarah at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if there are any available spots left. Make sure you stop back by this weekend. We’ll have the June Kit reveals tomorrow and on Sunday, a new Sketch will be posted.
We’ve been CELEBRATING our 2nd anniversary all week long here at the Paper Bakery! To keep the party rolling, here’s a fun little idea using the June scrapbooking kit.
Wouldn’t these mini 3-D cupcakes be oh.so.cute at each place setting for your next party!!
I used my Silhouette Cameo to cut the cupcake pieces, then added a hand cut cherry and a fun little flag. To give it a some sparkle, a touch of glitter added to the edges really makes it shine!!
For even more fun this month, we have FREE cut files made by design team member Juliana!! (just grab them from the side bar) ———->
AND, we’re also doing a giveaway! Be sure to comment each and every day this week…a winner will be chosen after all the celebrating is done on the 17th.
Thanks for stopping by and celebrating with us!