I just submitted my entry to be on the I Am Roses Design team....wish me luck! ;) All participants had to create 2 projects using I Am Roses products, not a stretch for me to say the least...haha.
Project 1: Tissue Paper Mini Album - "Fallin' for You"
I used 5 tissue paper rolls that I painted with dark brown acrylic paint and then sprayed with LSG Dark Chocolate Truffle starburst stain. I then ran them through my Big Shot to flatten them a bit. I used the new fall collection by Bo Bunny, Forever Fall. I edged all of the papers with my Tim Holtz edge distresser. I created the pull out tags from the scraps I had leftover.
The front cover features a beautiful IAR flower that I sprayed with LSG Cajun Carnelian Red starburst stain and oh how beautiful it turned out. The teal crocheted flower is also from IAR. I accented both flowers with IAR leaves that have been inked with TH distress inks. I tied some seam binding, tulle, and lace to the jump ring and added a cute little key charm.
Both of these pages feature IAR leaves and an itty bitty IAR rose that I edged with Vintage Photo distress ink. The tickets were created using the Die-namics Just the Ticket and Stamp Set by MFT. I created the burlap rosette and added a TH muse token.
The left page features 2 adorable flowers by IAR. I accented the adorable brown and white flower with 2 mulberry paper leaves. The vintage looking flower started as IAR loose hydrangea petals that I sprayed with LSG Buccaneer Bay Blue Moon Shadow Mist and accented with a burlap leaf I cut out using the Mini Branch & Leaf die by TH and of course.....a touch of bling is always necessary! :)
The right page has a sweet piece of brown lace holding 3 journaling cards that have been kept together with a paper clip. The lace is accented with 2 IAR flowers that I sprayed with LSG Polished Copper Glitz Spritz (no longer available).
The left page features my all-time favorite flowers, cherry blossoms! The lace from the opposite page shows on this side and is the perfect spot to tuck a photo. The "Autumn Day" rub on is from my stash.
The right page is my favorite. I used the Scallop Lace Envelop die by Sizzix to hold some cute journaling cards and closed it with a Maya Road stick pin. At the bottom is a gorgeous IAR flower accented with brown and green leaves and a touch of bling.
I love these pages too! The left page features an IAR puffy daisy that started out white. I sprayed it with LSG Cajun Carnelian Red starburst stain and added some brad bling by Recollections. The branch was cut out using the Mini Branch & Leaf die by TH and accented with IAR leaves. The chipboard sentiment is from my stash.
The right page has a frame that came as a cutout from the paper collection. I cut out a bird using the Bird & Cage die by TH. I sprayed the bird using LSG Screamin' Banshee Black starburst stain. I layered a beautiful IAR flower with a double-bow tied with burlap string and a few tiny leaves that I inked with TH walnut stain distress ink. I added a trio of Recollections bling to finish it off!
The final page has 3 tags attached with a clothespin. I layered some swirly bling, a jean flower (I cut out a flower from an old pair of Seven jeans using a Sizzix die), some tiny leaves, and topped it with a brown-edged mini rose. I inked the 4 leaves using TH distress inks: Peeled Paint, Fired Brick, Vintage Photo, and Walnut Stain.
The sentiments I used throughout the mini came from several stamp sets:
Pure Innocence Caramel Apple by MFT
Just the Ticket Stamp Set by MFT
Autumn Splendor by CTMH (Retired)
Something Splendid by CTMH (Retired)
Limited Edition by CTMH (Current Stamp of the Month!)
Project 2: Card - "I Treasure You"
The papers I used are from the Perfect Day collection by CTMH. I edged all the papers with TH Distress Ink in Vintage Photo. The adorable mermaid stamp is from the stamp set "Who's That Mermaid?" by MFT. I colored the stamp up with my Copic markers and here are the different combos I used.
Skin: E000, E00, E11, E21
Sand: E30, E31, E33, E34
Water: BG11, BG13, BG15, BG18
Sky: B000, B00, B01, Colorless Blender
Fin: BG72, BG75
I colored the mermaid's fin with my Copic markers and then used my LSG Magical Micas in Tainted Love Teal. Isn't the shimmer gorgeous?
I used some aqua satin pleated trim by Maya Road and then topped it with some flat back pearls that I had in my stash. I combined a bunch of flowers from IAR and used some starfish and shell die cuts and tucked them in like leaves. I just love how cute this is. The large teal flower was originally white, but I used my LSG Magical Micas to color this up too! I also nestled in some pearl accents to fill in the gaps.
The sentiment is from the Who's That Mermaid?" stamp set by MFT and the banner is from a die by MFT as well - Die-Namics First Place Award Ribbon Die & Stamp Set. I just cut one of the banners in half.
Here's a peek at the inside.....
Have a whimsical afternoon! :)