Welcome back to the last day of our team up! Bella Blvd is teaming up with Craftwell and Tombow for a week full of inspiration. Several of our Creative Team members were send the eBrush tool from Craftwell and markers from Tombow to incorporate into their projects. We've been sharing their creations right here, all week long, and we're finishing off the week with projects from Stephanie Buice.
“Boy Crush”, by Stephanie Buice.
First off I just want to say that I had so much fun making this layout! I knew I wanted to do some sort of grid layout and while we were are the park with my son I saw this huge tic tac toe game and It hit me…a tic tac toe grid! So I can officially say that I was inspired by playground equipment ha! So as soon as I got that part down the rest came together pretty quickly.
I cut my “XOX” out with the Silhouette then used the eBrush to add the color. The Tombow Brush Markers are awesome in it and I really like how vibrant the colors are. I did learn a little trick along the way after it was quite apparent that I am by far not an airbrush artist (gasp I know right!?).
I wasn’t getting the results I was wanting with just the sprayed marker ink, so I spritzed it a bit with water and the colors came to life. Perfect! So after I sprayed my letters, I used some patterned paper to make my grid then added on my title, pictures and the rest of my embellishments.
The last thing I usually add to my layouts is the journaling so I typed that up and sewed it on. Overall I think that the Craftwell eBrush give a unique look and texture to projects that I haven’t thought to add before, pretty nifty for such a small tool!
Just Add Color: Speak Freely, Dotty, Treasures & Text; Color Chaos: Treasures & Text; Enamel Dots: Guacamole; Little Bits: Oreo Black; Amorie Chipboard Alphas: White; Sienna Chipboard Alphas: Pickle Juice; High Five Alphabet Stickers: Color Wheel
"The Dreams of the Little Are Never Small”, by Stephanie Buice.
My husband took this picture of my son not too long ago while they were running at a track. He noticed that Brady was frozen by the fence looking at the buses and fire trucks that were parked in the lot behind them, so he snapped this one real quickly. If you know my son you know that anything with two wheels is his thing; planes, trains and automobiles for this one, and he’s got it bad. This picture really touched me and made me think about how big his dreams are for somebody so small. And I love that. There is just something about growing up that seems to make our dreams shrink, but I pray that it never happens to him. Dream amazing dreams honey.
For this layout I wanted a long title that would take up lots of my page. So, I decided that the best way to be able to do this and mix in some of the airbrushed markers with pattern paper would be to cut it out with the silhouette.
Once my title was cut I lightly traced where the tops and bottoms of each letter would be on another piece of cardstock underneath. Then I sprayed the markers along each space so the colors would show through the top layer of paper. Once that was dry I added in my strips of pattern paper underneath the rest of the words.
I cut and layered stars on top of my focal point triangle then added my journaling underneath my picture to finish it off. I splattered a bit of ink here and there as the finishing touch.
Just Add Color: Passcode; Color Chaos: Blueberry Strandz, Gulf Strandz, Guacomole Strandz, Orange Strandz, Bell Pepper Strandz; Max: Treasures & Text; Ciao Chip Elements: Hearts & Stars; Enamel Doodads: Oreo Black
And we are also having a fun Instagram hop today, starting at 11:00am CST, involving all three teams, that will include a giveaway at the end of the hop. You can start the hop RIGHT HERE.