Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween! A tutorial treat for you!!

Hope your day full of treats today!! I thought I'd share one of my own for all my blog friends out there.
I created a simple canvas project for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine's Halloween newsletter. Here's the tutorial I posted:

Here is a simple canvas project you can do during this wonderful fall/Halloween season that can hang in your house all year long! I would like to note before the tutorial starts I got the idea to mix black gesso and glitter together from a friend on the forum in the mixed media section. It was a fabulous tip and I have been going crazy with it since. So a big huge thanks going out to that special friend!

Afraid To Do by Scarlett Salamone Supplies Patterned Paper: graphic 45; Gel Medium: Golden; Gesso: Liquitex; Paint: Ranger; Mist: Tsukineko; Glitter: Martha Stewart; Other: Gauze, Canvas

Supplies Needed for this Project:

8x10 Canvas
Patterned Paper
Gel Medium - Matte
Silver Glitter
Pop Dots

Step 1:

Squeeze some black gesso into a bowl and add a generous amount of silver glitter to it. Mix together.

Step 2:

Paint black gesso/glitter mixture onto canvas. Allow to dry completely. Store leftover mixture in a sealed container for later use in this project. Tip: Do not go over your brush strokes too much while doing this. The glitter will not show up as well.

Step 3:

Take out leftover black gesso/glitter mixture and add white gesso to it. Mix together to create a shade of gray you are pleased with.

Step 4:

Take 2 strips of gauze and dip small portions of it into your gray gesso mix. Once the gauze has some color on it, roll it around in your hands to form a ball. This will help to spread the color throughout with out over saturating it. Allow to dry completely.

Step 5:

Once gauze is dry, spread open a surface and mist with silver.

Step 6:

Adhere gauze to canvas using gel medium.

Step 7:

Cut out images from patterned paper.

Step 8:

Cut 2 strips of paper 2x3" and rip down to a size that will fit between your gauze strips on the canvas. Curl back the edges on one side of the strip.

Step 9:

Take an image (rectangular in shape) from your patterned paper and adhere it to the canvas using gel medium. Place the strips you have created along the edges of it and adhere with gel medium. Go over patterned paper with gel medium to create a seal. Note: You will have to tuck and lift up your gauze a bot to get the patterned paper image and strips to fit snugly.

Step 10:

Go over cut out images with gel medium. Add pop dots to the back and adhere to canvas.

Step 11:

Grab your paints, take the daubers off if you are using this kind, to add the moon, quote, and some light steaks throughout. Tip: Write your words in black marker before you try painting them on.

Step 12:

Hang up your canvas and enjoy!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Wanna Be Published??

Then what are you waiting for? Head on over to Scrapbook News and Review Magazine and click on the Calls section to find out all the details needed to submit for the upcoming Holiday Sampler. The deadline is Nov.1st so don't delay!! While you're there you may just want to subscribe to the magazine as well. Did you know it is THE largest online scrapbooking magazine in the world and is chock full of 100s of projects, articles, and other scrappy yumminess each and every month? Well, it is and I adore being able to read it every month. The next issue is set to debut tomorrow night and it is going to be a doozie!! It's a double issue.

Here's a LO I did of my DD celebrating her 10th birthday in, ahem, style that was published a few months back.

This Lil' Piggy

Yep, there she is in all her piggy glory! Oy, her and her friends decided it would be a cute way to eat their not soo much, but it did lead to a fun Lo using one of my favorite manufacturers, Sassafras Lass.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Getting Spooky With It!

Hey Everybody! Happy Monday to you! Last night the first Halloween email newsletter from Scrapbook News and Review Magazine came out and it really put me in the mood to get crafty with some of the Halloween stuff I had at my house. If you don't currently receive this in your inbox head on over to the site so you can yourself all signed up for it. There is a rockin' prize of a $100 gift card to a scrappy place if you enter a Halloween project you created. I decided to use Lucy's card sketches from MSW for the month of October because her sketches are always so great to work with. Although I do not celebrate Halloween myself, I know some people that do and thought these would be fun to send out.

I Love Boo

I used the cutie lil' Matilda line from Cosmo Cricket for this one. I actually got it for DD to make some tags for treat bags she is taking to school with her and lucky me she had some left over!

I added some Perfect Pearls to the moon and star chipboard pieces. I just got 2 sets of these and cannot wait to play with them more than just putting them onto something. I think there are going to be a lot of possibilities!

Witching You

This one I made with the fabulous Echo Park line. I love all the sticker accents they have in their kits!

I popped up some pumpkins after cutting them out and added little faces with my Sakura glaze pens. I haven't busted those out in a long time. The witches hat has some glitter glue on it and the spider I made myself using UTEE and my melting pot. I have been learning soo much from the forum at Scrapbook News and Review so I am trying out all sorts of things. I am thinking I will do a tutorial on some basic UTEE and melting pot stuff in the near future. Let me know if that would interest you at all.

All the supplies I have used on my creations can be found at A Walk Down Memory Lane so head on over there if you would like to pick yourself up some Halloween goodies.

Thanks so much for coming to visit me. Have a great night and Happy Scrappin'

Monday, October 18, 2010

Crop Projects

Well, the Totally Tubular crop at A Walk Down Memory Lane wrapped up and I am kind of bummed because I just couldn't squeeze in any of the challenges. That's what life as a sports mama does, I guess, and I am happy to sit and watch my kiddos play sports they love! The announcement of the Queen of the Crop will come today!

I did post 2 challenges for the crop based on a couple of my favorite TV shows for others to participate in.

First up was my Sesame Street challenge. I don't think I'll ever outgrow watching an occasional Sesame Street episode here and there, LOL! I was so amazed the last time DD decided she would watch it that the theme song had changed a bit. Very hip, I must say.

So my challenge was to create a LO with numbers, letters, and at least 1 monster.... bonus kudos if you could make it fuzzy.

He Calls Him Melmo

I just love this picture of my DS when he was just a toddler. He adored everything Elmo, but couldn't quite say Elmo and always called him Melmo! I adored how he would say it and don't ever want to forget this sweet memory.

I made my red monster fuzzy by adding some flock to it with glittering glue and of course what's a monster without some googly eyes, so that was a must as well!

I used up lots of scraps and bits of this and that for this project including stuff from Basic Grey, Sassfras Lass, Studio Calico, bella Boulevard, and October Afternoon.

Next up was my Extreme Home Make Over Challenge. This is the only show I make sure to watch on a weekly basis and we do it as a family. My challenge was to include something you would buy at a Hardware store on your LO.

Geared Up

This was DH getting ready to head into the batting cages one day this summer. I thought it was a perfect photo for grunging up a bit and playing with some Hardware Store finds.

The gray mesh like stuff is some sort of tape and the black strip with holes is too. That became black after I actually used it as a stencil with some paint for a different project. I grunged up the photo just a bit by using some distressing ink and the papers are We R Memory Keepers.

Thanks for stopping by today and remember to head on over to A Walk Down Memory Lane to take advantage of 25% off this month's featured manufacturers: Studio calico and Woodware Stamps!

God Bless and Happy Scrappin' ~ Scarlett

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Exciting News to Share About Scrapbook News and Review Magazine!!

I am super excited to share with all my bloggy friends I am one of the new Mixed Media Directors at Scrapbook News and Review Magazine!! OMGosh, I am giddy! We are going to have lots of cool things to share beginning so very soon and I hope you come on over to the site to the forum to chat and to sign up for a subscription if you don't have one because you are NOT going to want to miss what's coming. There will be something for everyone, beginner to advanced, and it's sure to kick your scrappy skills and abilities up a few notches so don't delay!!

I am been loving all the new things I am trying thanks to many wonderful friends on the forum and magazine staff. I feel like I am finally really releasing the artist within that has been squashed for awhile. Check out this ATC card I made for the magazine a few months back:


This was for the Color Library section of the magazine and I am so pleased with how it turned out. I know it may not seem like my typical whimsy or happy go lucky project, but it speaks and that is what I like. It shows true emotion and thought; things I want to incorporate more into all my creations.
I used lots of layers and mediums to build this up and even did some masking.
This is tag I made to just play around with some of the things I have learned and wanted to try:
Never Ignores:

Some of the things I used on this were: gel medium, oil pastels, mist, Maya Road chipboard and Ticket, & some ripped pieces of a dictionary page. I am using this as bookmark for my Bible now.

There are also brand new calls up for submissions to publication. You can find all the calls here:
Holiday Sampler Calls
You have until November 1st to get your work submitted! You never know unless you try...Good Luck!

News from A Walk Down Memory Lane

I am so very sorry for sharing this so late with you all, but there is a lot of new and exciting things going down at A Walk Down Memory Lane right now!!

First, we have a Totally Tubular Crop happening this very instant!!

You have until tomorrow night to get in on some fabulous challenges, games, and PRIZES!!! PLUS there is a $5 shipping deal going on right now if you sign up for the crop and participate. hope to see you there!

We also just revealed our creations using the Stamping Featured Manufacturer: Woodware USA. These stamps are fabulous to work with and you can receive 25% off them, along with Studio Calico for the duration of the month.

Here are a couple cards I made using the Take It EZ set (super cute stamps!!)

Slow Down

Isn't that turtle just the cutest thing eva'!! The papers are Cosmo Cricket from the DeLovely mini deck.

You're Sweet

I couldn't decide what I was going to do with this hot chocolate mug at 1st, but it mixed really well with the Snow day line from Crate paper and helped inspire my sentiment.

Thanks for taking a peek and I hope I see you at A Walk Down Memory Lane soon!! You don't want to miss what we have going on.

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Happy World Cardmaking Day!!!

Hi Friends!! Happy Saturday and World Cardmaking Day to you! I hope you are able to find some time to get a bit crafty with the cards today. If you are struggling for inspiration or looking for a fun place to play for the day and beyond you should head on over to My Sketch World. There is a World Cardmaking Day crop going on there and it is sure to inspire you. There are also some great prizes up for grabs, along with a fantabulous group of ladies to hang with!!

In honor of today, I thought I would share with a few cards that I have had published over the last few months in Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. Be sure you head on over to this site as well so you check out the forums and of course get yourself all signed up for a subscription. The holidays are just around the corner and you will NOT want to miss what the magazine will have in store for all it's readers!!

Hello Darling

What a Day


Thankful for You

Thanks for visiting me today! Happy Scrappin' ~ Scarlett

Friday, October 1, 2010

A Contest, New Featured Manufacturer, & Some Creations

Hey There Everybody! Happy Friday and 1st Day of October! Golly September flew right on by. As much as I hate to see it go, the 1st of the month brings lots of fabulous things at A Walk Down Memory Lane!!

First up a contest for you to join in. It's called Bask N Glow and it's sure to be a blast! Here are the deets on it:

A Walk Down Memory Lane is hosting the “Bask N Glow” contest. The message board has been re organized and we are starting fun new challenges and activities and wanted to have a contest for you to help celebrate with us. The prize is a MME prize package and a store gift certificate-how do you participate? We want you to bask n glow in your own creative glory, so this contest involves you posting your favorite 3 layouts or projects (or more)in our gallery and have some fun participating in our forum over a 2 week period. To get all the details get on over to A Walk Down Memory Lane to register, and then jump right in. Contest starts Oct 1st thru Oct. 15th . Looking forward to seeing all there!
Easy Peasy, right?? Hope to you see you over there soon!

Next up is the new featured manufacturers for the month of October. Drum roll please................
Studio Calico and Woodware Stamps
Be sure you head on over to the store to take advantage of 25% off these manufacturers for the month of October. While you are there, be sure to check out all the cardmaking supplies, tools, kits, inks, & stamps. They are all 10% off right in honor of World Card Making Day! You can also take advantage of $5 shipping!!

Finally, I'll leave you with a couple of Studio Calico creations I made for this month.

Easy Breezy

I love the vibrant colors of the Antholgy line mixed with some sweet feminine touches.

Close Ups:

I fussy cut some of the flowers from the patterned paper out and then added a few Maya Road stick pins for pops of color and added visual effect.

The smaller letters used in the subtitle are new from Jenni Bowlin....LOVE them. I also used some of the new Twinery baker's twine available in the store. I'm in heaven with that stuff.

I love this little frame. I think it looks sweet with the layered up butterfly.

Cherish You

I really love the little chairs from the Homefront collection. They are just so cute. The colors of this card are a bit off since it was later in the day, sorry about that. The doiley is new from Maya Road and they are fabulous! You can find those in the store as well.

Thank you so much for stopping by today!! God bless and Happy Scrappin' ~ Scarlett