Snowy Adventures

Happy Sunday!

This week I finally took the time to start scrapbooking our photos from our Banff trip, which we went on nearly a year ago!

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Have any of you been skiing or snowboarding in Banff? Then maybe this building will look familiar to you…it’s at Lake Louise Ski Resort!

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How adorable is the pattern on the background page?! The paper is from Pink Paisley’s ‘Oh My Heart’ line by Paige Evans. The piece of ripped paper at the bottom of the layout and the pink ‘tag’ piece in the top left corner are from Kaiserkraft’s Daydreamer Collection line.

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I knew I needed to add a bit of sewing so that the layout would feel more complete, and so I added two x’s in the top left corner and two in the bottom right. I found this tied the piece together much more.

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I doubled up embroidery thread to create slightly bolder x’s. Funny how such a little detail adds so much character and cohesion to a layout.

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I wanted to add little confetti-like embellishments and so I reached for my beloved nuvo. I used the light pink to draw mini hearts, the baby blue nuvo for little dots and the opaque light grey as adhesive for the silver glitter. Using glossy accents for the glitter would have been perfect as well, but when you use a coloured product like the nuvo, the grey shines through in the spots where the glitter doesn’t cover, instead of the clear glue. Not a huge difference, but if the glitter were to fall off, it would be less noticeable. I have to say though that I am very impressed with how well the glitter is sticking to the nuvo.

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And that’s a wrap!

Thanks again for stopping by! I hope you have a lovely week!

Natalja

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This post was written by Natalja on January 7, 2018

New Year, new products, new inspiration…

Hello friends and welcome to our first post of the New Year!  I’m a bit holiday seasoned-out so I was glad to just pull out some new supplies recently acquired from the Love is in the Details store, and mindlessly play.  These FUN little birthday designs printed on watercolor paper were the perfect little canvases to play on….

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…and these new watercolor pencils from Spectrum Noir were the medium of choice!

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In case you’re wondering, how the various brands of watercolor pencils compare…because there are a few to choose from….I did this little color comparison sample.  As you can see from the photo, the Spectrum brand provides a thick and creamy coverage that turns to a beautiful watercolor tint.  Even better, they will be releasing more color collections, and having a bad case of Collect the Whole Set-itis, I will be needing all those colors.

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Before I show you the cards that came out of this therapeutic coloring session, I wanted to show you how you can achieve a fun color blend.  I used two shades of blue pencils and a green and colored the block letters in thirds from top to bottom.  Then, using a water brush I colored the top color, then the bottom color and finally, colored the middle section, overlapping into the top and bottom so they would blend together.

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I did the same for the rainbow CELEBRATE letters and presents on the card on the top left, and an orange/yellow ombre on the Birthday card on the bottom right.

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Here are some close-ups of the individual cards.

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This last card was colored with the new Tonic Studios Nuvo Aqua-Wash brushes in the store.  They come in color sets of threes and I used the spring and summer color sets to paint the balloons and alphabets below.

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Thanks for coming by today!  I’m really happy to be back with some new inspiration, not to mention, fun new products to play with and then tell you about!   Have a wonderful day!

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