Saturday, October 12, 2013

{crafty} Pinkfresh love

I recently had the opportunity to play with all the fabulous new items from Pinkfresh Studio. I created three new paper layouts and shared them over on the Pinkfresh blog. I meant to post about them here at the same time, but that somehow got away from me! 

I just adore Kinnari's products, hello color! They are so fun and playful and really fit well with my style. Whatever that may be. My Pinkfresh layouts never fail to be some of my favorites ever!

For my first layout I used the neon enamel frames and gorgeous ombre washi paired with plenty of SC items from my stash.

My "goodreads" layout was inspired by the "Literacy Addict" Fresh Press card which I cut and used in two pieces as separate layers. I took a screen shot from my Goodreads account of the books I had read the first half of the year and added layers using Pinkfresh washi and there is even an enamel frame back there too! I also covered that tiny arrow veneer with the yellow and blue ombre washi. 

For my last layout I again reached for the ombre washi and used it to create the base for page instead of paper. I layered on my photos and then went crazy with the enamel shapes and drop stickers. The bold colors were the perfect accent to my colorful photos from a day trip to Seattle. 

By the way, that burger!? Best I've ever had! It was a lamb burger with roasted peppers and onion, fried lemons and cilantro. Um, yes please! I highly suggest going to Uneeda Burger if you are ever in the Seattle area! 

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, October 10, 2013

{crafty} happy little triangles

It's triangle week over on the Glitz blog and I couldn't be more excited! The triangle trend is by far my favorite when it comes to geometric shapes, I find them so much more versatile and fun than hexagons and arrows.

I know I have said it many times before, but Finnley is by far my favorite Glitz collection and I hadn't had the chance to play with it much. When we got the assignment to create something based on triangles I knew I had to break out this collection! A little while ago I put together a digital template with stacked triangles (which you can download for free here) and I began to use that for my layout but decided I wanted it to take on a different shape. I had this sketch pinned from ScrapFriends and started building a new template from that. I also used the sketchy circle from the Finnley digital stamps to add some background interest as well as paint splatter brushes which are easy to find on the web for free! I repeated the circle elements throughout the page to help balance the angular lines of the triangles.. And there you have it!

I have made my new template available for download as well! Which you can find here. I am pretty new to the template world so hopefully these are easy to use. I left the shadow layers in the template but feel free to delete them and use your own shadow styles. 

Thanks for looking!