Monday, January 26, 2015

It's All About the Details!

Pinterest is a treasure-trove of visual eye candy, so this month, my Misc Me layout is a pinterest-inspired creation.

Solstice by Keri Babbitt
Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

I was inspired by the cascading silver circles in this Pinterest image:


I decided to get this ethereal look with a fun new technique - using BoBunny art mediums on the outside of my page protectors!  Below is a tutorial to achieve this fun look on your own project.

This particular 2-page spread is a bit unique.  Rather than left and right facing pages, the layout uses both sides of the page protector, for a see-through pocket effect.  To get this type of page started, first I chose photos for both sides of the page protector, and then adhered them to each other and put them in their correct pockets.  Then, I started on the mixed media technique.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

I cut an 11.5" circle out of cardstock, and used it to mask off each corner of the page protector, one at a time.
Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

I used Sugar Pearlescents to fill in the stencil, then flattened out the paste evenly and scraped off the excess.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

The result is a creamy look that is bold and fun against the dark photos.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

After repeating this process for all eight corners (Do four corners, let dry, then flip over and repeat process for four remaining corners), I added more stenciling onto the middle pockets of the page protector.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

To get a multi-tonal effect, I placed the two pearlescent colors in different spots on the stencil, and then spread glitter paste over the whole thing.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial


Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

The less you work the colors with the spreader, the more color variation the final look will have.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

Gorgeous!  Note: the glitter paste will dry clear, giving a more icy, sparkly look.  If you want this opaque white look to stay, you can get this effect by swapping the glitter paste for modeling paste, or sugar pearlescents.

After everything was dry, I added my finishing touches.  If you are adding glitter, sequins, or confetti to your pockets, make sure to seal them shut with a sewing machine or double-sided tape.  Here is the final result:

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

I love the peek-a-boo feature of this page, and the circle of dots around each photo edge creates a fun shaping to the layout.  See-through elements are great for winter/snow/ice themes, like this page about us spreading bird seed around our yard on Winter Solstice.

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial 

Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial



Solstice Misc Me by Keri Babbitt using Pearlescents Tutorial

BoBunny Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Altitude/Bundled
Stickers:  Altitude Combo Sticker
Chipboard: Altitude Chipboard, Layered Chipboard
Misc Me Binder:  12x12" Black
Pearlescents: Brilliant Blue, Island Mist, Sugar
Glitter Paste: Silver
Stickable Stencils: Brocade

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Pinterest Inspired.....Cards!

Hello Everyone! I was inspired by the beautiful colors of this Pinterest inspired picture of a rose. The  pinks, greens, and browns are one of my favorite color combinations.  I love flowers and butterflies, so I thought the features on my cards should reflect that.  For my creations, I used the gorgeous BoBunny papers from the Primrose Collection. The cards can be used as all occasion cards that can go with many themes.

Pinterest Inspired photo

Butterfly Card by Lisa Gregory for BoBunny using Primrose.

 These flowers were created by fussy cutting out the hexagon shapes in the paper, and shaping them a bit to give them texture. I created the middles by using a star punch, Double Dots paper,  and layering multiple shapes, then scrunching them together to create the fluffed look. I fussy cut the butterflies and painted them with crackle paint.

Butterfly Card by Lisa Gregory for BoBunny using Primrose Collection

 This second card focuses on the flowers I created. They were layered upon the  fussy cut medallion from one of the patterned papers. I placed a small piece of corrugated cardboard  in between the layers for dimension. I fussy cut the butterflies for this card as well.

Daisy Primrose Card by Lisa Gregory far BoBunny featuring the Primrose Collection

There are multiple layers of flowers in different sizes to create each flower. I created the middles the same way as in the previous card.

Daisy Primrose Card by Lisa Gregory far BoBunny featuring the Primrose Collection

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Primrose/Primrose Bliss, Primrose Time Washed: Souvenir/Souvenir Explore: Star-Crossed /Star-Crossed
Double Dot: Chocolate Stripe
Chipboard: Primrose
InkPad: Pink Punch

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Stunning Star-Crossed Cards!

Hello everyone! I was so excited to work with our Star-Crossed collection, it's really such a fun combination of romantic and timeless elements!

Seize The Day card by Rhonda Van Ginkel
Seize The Day Card Featuring Star-Crossed Collection for BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

 For my first card I started with the Bliss Stickable Stencil in a doily pattern, then used our Copper Glitter Paste with it. After that, I splattered some Bronze and Sugar Glimmer Spray randomly.

Seize The Day Card Featuring Star-Crossed Collection for BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Next, I cut a few doilies from some dies, then layered the Postcard Layered Chipboard on top.  The sentiment tab and arrow are from the Noteworthy pack. I really liked the Wood tab, so I added it.  To create this look, I used Gold Glimmer Spray, then on top I added Pearlescent Island Mist.

Once dry, I stamped the flourish with my Licorice ink. To emphasize the pattern on top, I used a fine brush and our Mint Glimmer Spray and painted in the stripes. It is a subtle effect, but you can see how it mimics the strips on the packaging that I've used on the interior of the card. 

Seize The Day Card Featuring Star-Crossed Collection for BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

A bit of cheesecloth was added under the arrow to provide a little texture, along with simple piercing around the border. 

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Altered, Constellation / Star-Crossed
Buttons: Star-Crossed
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard and Packaging / Star-Crossed
Noteworthy: Star-Crossed
Glitter Paste: Copper
Stickable Stencils: Bliss
Stamp: Flourishes and Such Stamps
Ink: Licorice
Glimmer Spray: Bronze, Gold, Sugar and Mint
Pearlescents: Island Mist
Double Dot Jewels: Ruby Red
Wood: That's Life Wood Shapes


Forever card by Rhonda Van Ginkel

For this card I wanted to feature the Adhesive Film Tape and our Stamp Stickers.

Forever Card Featuring Star-Crossed Collection for BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

 I did some fussy cutting and collaged those pieces along with our Stamp Stickers and Layered Chipboard.

Forever Card Featuring Star-Crossed Collection for BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The pocket watch was cut from the Unlocked patterned paper. I thought it paired nicely with the bulls-eye Layered Chipboard.

Forever Card Featuring Star-Crossed Collection for BoBunny by Rhonda Van Ginkel

A few flourishes were die cut and layered into the design along with the Button and Double Dot Jewel. This collection is so wonderful for a variety of projects and we would love to see what you create with it!

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Altered, Stripe, Love, Vanity, Unlocked / Star-Crossed
Double Dot: Licorice Journal
Buttons: Star-Crossed
Chipboard: Layered Chipboard / Star-Crossed
Adhesive Film Strip: Star-Crossed
Double Dot Jewels: Ruby Red
Ink: Licorice
Stamp: Romance
Stickers: Stamp / Star-Crossed

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Star-Crossed Class Kit!

Hello, hello everyone! We have a treat for you today! We've loved showing you all the many, many gorgeous things you can do with the Star-Crossed collection....but can't wait for you to have a close up look at the Star-Crossed class kit!


This fantastic class kit is PACKED full of BoBunny yumminess....a Misc Me Black binder, chipboard inserts and Page protectors just to name a few! Star-Crossed Noteworthy pieces and a little fussy cutting make for a gorgeous cluster on the cover. 


 How darling is this shaker pocket! Instructions included on how to create this fun element!


Each page is full of detail and depth in this class kit!


Lots of pockets to tuck little goodies and memories into!





Gorgeous detail on each page!


This class kit is just packed full of creative fun and technique! 


This is a must have class kit for any occasion! So many brilliant things inside, and plenty of room to add your own touches! Thank you for having a look inside the Star-Crossed class kit!

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Heart Stopping Star-Crossed Layout!

Hello BoBunny Fans, it's Denise here today, to share my Star-Crossed layout with you. I'm in love with this collection and it really is a heart stopper collection!

Star-Crossed Layout by Denise van Deventer

Ted & Dina Scrapbook Page by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Star-Crossed Collection

I went with a vintage/heritage look, as the photo I used was from many years back. I added some layers, but not too many, as the background paper already has a layered look to it.

Ted & Dina Scrapbook Page by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Star-Crossed Collection

I used a BoBunny hexagon, stickable stencil to create some interest on the page.  I did not want to add too much, as the page already has quite a bit of interest, with the background script and images.

Ted & Dina Scrapbook Page by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Star-Crossed Collection

To add to the vintage look, I also added some sewing and a small, pretty piece of lace.I tore out a small piece of paper and then sewed the lace in it's place.  The smaller flowers were hand made, using BoBunny card stock, and the crinkled look to them, adds to the vintage theme too.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I am sure you will fall in love with this collection too.

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Altered, Washi, Feather, Vanity, Unlocked / Star-Crossed
Cardstock: Wasabi Dot, Burnt Orange Dot, Chiffon Dot
Stickers: Combo Sticker/ Star-Crossed
Noteworthy: Star-Crossed
Buttons: Star-Crossed
Brads: Autumn Song
Jewels: Ruby Red
Blossoms: Wildberry Zinnia
Wood Shapes: Iron Works
Stickable Stencils: Brocade

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Star-Crossed Home Decor!

As the new year unfolds after the Christmas fun I find my creative mojo is struggling to surface. I grabbed the Star Crossed Collection to kick start the flow and came up with this inspirational framed piece to hang in my Scrap-room.

Catch Your Dreams by Tracee Provis

Catch Your Dreams Off the Page Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Star Crossed 01

There are so many elements in this collection that just sing to me, I cut the Catch Your Dreams title strip from the Honeycomb sheet along with more fussy cut elements. I also added a small piece of the Filmstrip tape to give another texture to the piece.

Catch Your Dreams Off the Page Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Star Crossed 02

I wanted to add a little richness to my piece and I used the wood pieces sprayed with Gold mist, with the fine details and the golden touch it adds a luxurious feel. My favourite thing is to fussy cut and I added yet more with the key and banner from the Love sheet to symbolize the unlocking of my dreams and creativity.

Catch Your Dreams Off the Page Tracee Provis Bo Bunny Star Crossed 03

 Bo Bunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper; Love, Stripe, Honeycomb/Star Crossed
6 x 6 Paper Pad; Star Crossed
Adhesive Film Strip; Star Crossed
Noteworthy; Star Crossed
Wood Shapes; Ironworks, Keys & Butterflies
Washi Tape; Black & White patterned
Ink; Licorice
Mist; Gold, Bronze
Stamps; Stained Textures