Guest Designer Kelly Waterman Day 129 September 2012 | By Beth in Uncategorized
Today is the first of two days where we will be welcoming Kelly Waterman as our guest designer. We’re happy to have her, and we hope you enjoy her projects as much as we do! (Be sure to give her blog a visit as well!) Here’s Kelly with two great projects.
Hello Basically Bare friends! I’m Kelly Waterman, popping in few a few days to share a few projects as guest designer – I’m so excited to be here!
I’m a native of Michigan, but have been living in Louisville, KY with my hubby and 9 year old daughter for the last 8-years. I’ve been scrapping for most of my life – always tucking things in books, saving notes, ticket stubs – you name it. About 15 years ago, I was introduced to “modern day” scrapping and have constantly evolved as this hobby has. I’m now into mixed media, art journaling, as well as traditional scrapbooking. I look back at all the rules I used to follow: scrapping chronologically, always double-layouts – and I’m so glad this passion of mine has brought me where I am today: a lot less structured and a whole lot more fun! I love making my own embellishments, so when I came across Basically Bare this spring, I thought I’d gone to heaven. Let’s take a look at why I love their products so much. I’ve got two projects to share today one canvas and one layout.
Here’s a quick little canvas I made using the houses and the wings.
I used the chipboard base, covered it in paper, sanded the edges (a must when working with chipboard – and the BB chipboard sands beautifully!) and added the wings. I (LOVE) the dimension these houses have – the house, the doors, and the wings – plus by layering the paper and using a doodle pen – you can create a whole lot of depth and texture.
In case you can’t tell – I like to doodle :) so, I had to carry that effect on the wings. Instead of drawing, I hand-stitched the edges to mimic my doodling. I also added a touch of pink paint here and there to make the wings feel cohesive with the rest of the house. In my opinion, the felt pieces just beg to be sewn!
I added several layers of paint, stamp and ink, doodles, rub-ons and even glitter for good measure! I’m thrilled with how cute this turned out and have a mind to create a whole series of these layered houses!
Basically Bare products used:
Happy Little Houses
I also want to share a layout I made using the trees. I had this tiny, low-res image of my daughter on the zipline at camp last year. I wasn’t there – but was sent this photo and wished I could have gotten a bigger image. When my very generous guest designer package came and I saw the trees inside – I knew what I wanted to do.
I used the felt pieces again (LOVE) but this time I dyed them with Close to My Heart re-inker. Once they dried, I stamped on some texture using Stayz-on. The felt really takes the ink (both kinds) so well – you don’t have to fear “will it come out dark enough, with the whole image transfer?” I also used some Studio Calico wooden hearts covered in microbeads to further embellish the treetops.
For the base of the trees – I painted both the chipboard and the corrugated paper (once I ripped off the top layer of paper) (LOVE).
I also used the Celestial set to use as a mask for my misted sky. I used two of the clouds on my white background, and used my Tattered Angels mist to create the sky. (LOVE) the flexibility of these products: you can stamp, ink, leave bare, cover in paper, paint and embossing powder, use them as a mask – anything you can imagine, you can create.
Finally, used a wheel from the Welcome Little One set to create my date embellishment in the bottom corner. As you can see – I also hand-stitched on this layout (and added a bit of doodling and a bit of glitter)…
Thanks so much for joining me today. Be sure to stop back by tomorrow and see the mini album I created – lots of fun stuff to share!
Happy Little Trees
Welcome Little One