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Friday, November 20, 2009

Acrylic Paint.....Practical Scrappers Challenge

Overwhelmed, honored, excited and touched...these are just some of the emotions I felt when Christine at Practical Scrappers asked if I would like to be a guest designer on their wonderful blog. This week the challenge was to use acrylic paints on a project....I really had fun and used my paints every where I could on this layout.

The picture is of my older sis just a few hours after she was born....It will be framed and I will give it to her as a Christmas gift. I used Plaid paints....Apple Barrel Bubble Gum and FolkArt Metallic Sequin Black. I distressed all the paper edges with the paints. Do you like the little vintage birth certificate? I used it as a background paper and added a little miniature version to the layout....I added my sister's info in my PhotoImpact program.

I love the way this flower turned out... It was created with the leaf in A Child's Year. I stretched the leaf cut in DS and cut 12 separate petals all the same size and then just put them together with pop dots. I added both paint colors...dry brushing the edges with the black and added stickles....The Prima in the center and the others on the page were all painted to match the layout. Stop by and see Kristine at Your Memories here for these wonderful Prima flowers...she is having a sale right now, all of her Bind It All products in stock are 40% off!!!!
These precious little leaves were cut with Lyrical Letters. The butterflies were made by cutting them from Indie Art from transparencies. I added the black outlines with permanent marker and then painted over the marker with pink. On the front I added some pearl paint and stickles....I will be using these lots more I am sure. The mat is a card cut from ACY with some pearl paint accents. The punch is MS....the doily punch.
Buttons and bling...you can never have to many of those......
The miniature birth certificate with a button, charm and little prima and the lace is from WM. I also added some black fiber tied around the flower.
Hope on over to Practical Scrappers to see all the fun projects created with paints....you wont be sorry...and visit Kristine for some wonderful scrappy deals....hope you liked it.....if you would be interested in a tutorial on the flower or butterflies let me know....I'm thinking of doing one on both.....Thanx again to Practical Scrappers for the honor of being a guest designer on their site....I truly am a practical scrapper so this was such a thrill for me.
Don't forget reveal day @ SOUS....scroll down for that post as well.....Thanx for stopping by and have a fabulous day!!!!


  1. This is absolutely gorgeous Sandy! Congratulation on being the guest designer for Practical Scrappers!

  2. Sandy, I LOVE all of your layouts. These last two are no exception. PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE... do a tutorial on BOTH the butterfly and the flower. (especially the butterfly).
    I hope all is well with you. Happpy Thanksgiving!

  3. ...me again. I went back and clicked on your layout and wow... I thought the layout was beautiful before, but when I clicked on the lo and saw even more details...it's absolutely beautiful,beautiful!!
    Where did you get the birth certificate (you know how much I love angels). Also,PhotoImpact Program?? What is it and would you recommend it??
    Thanks for sharing, Brenda

  4. Wowzers! This is a gorgeous layout! I love all the details! Congrats on making Guest DT at Practical Scrappers! I look forward to seeing more of your stunning work. :)
    Have a great day!

  5. Stunning Sandy! I love every single little detail in your layout. The way that you used the leaf to make the flower is just so very creative and your use of paint is incredible! YOu are so very inspiring, my friend!
    Kim xXx

  6. OHHHHH Sandy!!! This is beyond awesome!!! It takes me forever to look at your work and take in all the details you put in! You are killing my key boards by me sitting here with my mouth hanging open in awe and drooling gf!!! Your sister is going to love it as well as future generations...what a treasure you have created!!
    Congrats on your Guest DT at Practical Scrappers!!! I am sooo happy for ya!!!
    love ya!

  7. SANDYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!! *my squeal of delight* Oh, my..oh...I can't even speak...oops..write..I am all a-flutter...Oh Sandy, your sister is going to be overwhelmed; I know I am. This is magnificent! I've been slipping through my reads of Practical Scrappers (I'm not into scrap layouts because I suck at them) and had I known...oh myyyyyyyyyyy......okay, let me get it together...Sandy, let me tell you, this is (*&(*^^ breathtaking! I love pink and what you have done here is incredible. I love that flower and never had an idea your sneak peek would be all bloomed with majestic splendor! I remember seeing "acrylic paint" and thinking, well, that counts me out...of course now..I want to do something - you inspired me to do the mini album and now this...we'll see...WOW!! I love the leaves, the butterflies - the cute mini birth certificate...all of it is outstanding! Your sister is going to love it so much. I'm so glad they asked you to be a guest designer - it's SOOOOO exciting!! Okay, I'll start paying closer attention! Oh, thank you for the sweets you left on my blog. That was so kind of you - thank you...and look what I came to---heehee...a REAL TREAT!!! ;D

  8. Oh, how pretty is this! Yout sis is gonna love it. I visit the G fairy almost every day and download prints .. but I haven't used any of them yet .. LOL, silly me, now I'm inspired to do it! Great colors and thanks for being a guest designer at PS.

  9. Sandy...I tell you girl, I just sigh when I see your gorgeous LO's! I wanna scrap like you!! I love everything about it....I've seen quite a bit with the cart, A Child's Year, would you say it's a must have? I've been on the fence about adding another cart to my collection and would like your expert opinion ;) Hugs

  10. Oh! Wow ! your sis is going to love it! It the best ever I love it! Wow! I love it. It beyond beautiful. You know Sandy I love all your LO.

  11. holy mother!!!!! how the heck do you do these? you are beyond awesome!!!!! all the touches you've added are breath taking and freakin' perfect in all ways!!!!! ok, all your friends comments really made me smile!!!!

  12. Hi Sandy
    AWESOME just AWESOME as always...I think each one you do gets better and better...
    Big Hugs Wanda

  13. Glad I stumbled over here. You have great talent, I am enjoying your blog