I had found this image and used it as loose inspiration for my You Make Me Happy layout in the Studio Calico September gallery...
I really love the image so much, so I thought why not double dip and use it again for a second layout. Or third or fourth or fifth... we'll see...
I picked up these Amy Tangerine leaves (at first I thought they were feathers and I think someone needs to make some feathers asap!) and thought the colors are perfection. I added some Mister Huey's Shine over top of them...
My nozzle was a bit clogged up when I sprayed so it went on really heavy - but the results were perfectly fine with me! I added in some buttons and brads to the group.
Don't forget that you can use my free shipping code POGHWV at Two Peas in a Bucket for orders over $35 (domestic shipping only).
I'm going to start my Studio Calico October Sneaks early this month and share a peek at the mini album I've been working on. This is just the start, I've got more to share before Reveal.
This month I used add-on #1 Prenennial, add-on #3 Meadow Lark, add-on #4 Almanac, and extra SC patterned paper. I'll be completely honest with you - when we were putting these together at CHA I was a bit very vocal that the October kits were not grabbing me... and then I got my box and saw them in real life. SWOON. I have so many ideas for this month that I'm scared now I'm going to run out of time! They really are very inspiring in real life.
My favorite is add-on #4 Almanac because it has the awesome Amy Tangerine mini album. Amy had made me one of these last autumn and I loved it. I'm so glad that AC was smart to start producing these... they're so fun!!! Here's a peek of my mini using add-on #4:
I misted my cover with Mister Huey's Sunshine and Orchard and the butterfly masks. I like how this peeks through the transparency.
I'll be back with more Sneaks soon! And don't forget about my Two Peas in a Bucket code:
I'm back from Scrapfest and happy to be home for the next two weeks... time to enjoy NYC in the fall and catch up with friends. But I had a great weekend at the Mall of America and thanks to all who came to see Studio Calico up in Archiver's! I love that I've been to this event the past five years and get to see the same ladies again + again. Plus I got to play social director and get all my friends to sit down for dinner together one night. This makes me so happy.
We sold a lot of mist over the weekend and wanted to pass along a tip here on the blog that I love sharing when I teach... using Mister Huey's to stamp with! You can easily use them with your stamps instead of an ink pad. Just spray a couple of squirts onto a styrofoam plate or something slick. You can even use the plastic cover that comes over top of your clear stamps. Here are a couple examples that I made today:
I picked up this 7Gypsies Numero set at Archiver's... it's TOO COOL. Lots of uses for the numbers stamps and you get so many stamps in one set. I also used the new Memoir Mister Huey's Plumb Thumb, Custard, Estate Green and Heirloom Blue plus Overdue.
I used Mister Huey's White and stamped onto vellum - you could also do this on a transparency. The three butterflies on white were stamped with Plumb Thumb, Custard, and Orchard. I put Calico Shine on top of the colored butterflies to add some sparkle. And who doesn't love that little "hello friend" stamp from Amy Tangerine?
This Hero Arts music background stamp has been sitting here begging to be used, so I sprayed down Dewey then Bonny Blue then Heirloom Blue to create the blended background. It was so easy - I'm going trying this technique again soon!
All of the Hero Arts and 7Gypsies stamps I used here are 25% off right now! Don't forget that you can use my free shipping code POGHWV at 2Ps for orders over $35 (domestic shipping only) untii September 24th. Now is a great time to get those stamps you've had your eye on! And try some stamping with Mister Huey too.
Both Autumn Press and Memoir are bright, fun lines but I've found myself really drawn to the color palette in Memoir. I think it echos the colors in fall fashion right now and I love the bold jewel tones.
Here are the new Memoir Mister Huey's all together! Gorgeous colors, right? The backgroud of the cardstock was originally white and I sprayed it with Clay - which is the PERFECT gray, almost a silver color. Plumb Thumb is a must-have... it's unlike any of the other Mister Huey's - just very rich. I sprayed Shine overtop... you must buy Shine. It's so beautiful!
I mixed in some Amy Tangerine products here... the colors work so well together.
I was happy to finally break out those I Love Books stamps... this set is so darn cute. I embossed them over top of the msited circles with white Zing powder. One of my FAVORITES - Mister Huey's Dewey - was used for the title. It's a pretty light Tiffany blue color. Obsessed.
A couple other products I think you'll love to have in your stash, that I'm a little partial to ;)
Wood veneer houses
Memoir Scrap Pads post-its
Autumn Press 6x6 Pad
Butterflies mask (will be back with samples using masks!)
Please let me know if you have any questions about the new products, especially the Mister Huey's! I've been demo'ing and teaching with them at the past couple CKC's so I've gotten pretty familiar with the colors. Happy shopping!!!
Tomorrow I am off to Minnesota for Archiver's Scrapfest - YAY! This is my fifth year at Scrapfest... I've taught in the past for American Crafts (this year my buds Liz + Amy are on AC duty) and will be with Studio Calico up in the Archiver's store this weekend. We've got some fun things planned! I love Scrapfest because it brings together so many amazing teachers/scrapbookers/friends and it's in the Mall of America (swoon!) Hope to see some of you there this weekend.
I mentioned that the Countryside and State Fair Mister Huey's are being discontinued... so be sure to stock up on your favorites before they're going going gone.
Many colors are in stock at Studio Calico (will ship free with your kit right now!) and at Two Peas. I used them for two new layouts I wanted to share:
You know I love rainbows. I created this by blocking off parts of the paper and misted over top. It didn't turn out quite as perfect as my little Type A heart would have liked, but it still makes me happy. I think this would also be fun in monochromatic or tone on tone.
Mister Huey's used, in order: Overdue (NEW and not in stores yet - but pick up Schoolhouse), Orchard, Sunshine, Clover, Pickle, Bluegrass, Bonny Blue, Lunchtray, Pony, Cameo (NEW - and I used this because my bottle of Piglet was sent in with a CK assignment.) Thickers were misted with Pony.
I thought about doing this technique while I was falling asleep the other night. I wanted it to look like screenprinted letters and used the negative from letters cut with my Silhouette. I love the results and you can bet your bottom dollar I'll be trying this again on another layout. I went heavy on the mist for this one and it will be neat to see light misting instead.
Mister Huey's used, in order: Bluegrass, Orchard, Clover, Sunshine, Barnwood, Bonny Blue, Cameo
It's funny because I was terrified of using mists and the pretty things sat on my shelf until Amy came to visit last November. She helped me break them in, and now after countless hours doing demos at CKC's + I can't even count how many classes I've taught on how to use them... I can't live without them.