Pinkfresh Studio Liquid Watercolor Blog Hop

Pinkfresh Studio has released a line of gorgeous Liquid Watercolor Paints!  I am thrilled to take part of the Watercolor Blog Hop featuring the new line!  The Pinkfresh Studio blog will be giving away (1) set of Liquid Watercolors on each of the the following Pinkfresh Social Media sites: Blog, Instagram & Facebook.
Each of us taking part of the blog hop will be giving away a $25 giftcard winners will be picked from the comments!

The first thing I did when I received the watercolors was to make a swatch sheet!  The colors are so vivid and rich.  They blend down beautifully with water and you can achieve a bright bold feel or a soft subtle look!

I couldn’t wait to paint flowers with the Pinkfresh Studio Watercolors so I chose to do that for my first layout.  I did some quick pencil sketched flowers and leaves and filled them in with paints.  I used the Clementine on the background for a soft green background for the flowers.  A few embellishments from Let Your Heart Decide finished off the layout!

I wasn’t done with florals yet!  I decided to make a second layout with florals but this time I painted a blank white cut file from Just Nick for the floral base.  I didn’t add as much water to the watercolor paints and ended up with some pretty rich colors!  The Licorice paint makes the most beautiful black splatters in the background!

For my last layout I decided to go bold!  I chose the puffy stars from The Mix 02 as my jumping off point and painted a big sheet of cardstock with ALL the colors!  I then punched out stars in rainbow colors and added them around my circular photo.  I used the alphas from The Mix 02 for my title and changed the alpha colors each time the stars shifted in color!  The layout turned out beautifully and it was SO fun to make!

Giveaway Details:

Winners will be posted on Sunday, June 10th on the Pinkfresh Studio GIVEAWAY PAGE. Winners must check that page & claim their prize within 2 weeks.

Be sure to leave a comment below on my post to be entered for the $25 Pinfresh Studio Gift Card!

Thank you for checking out my post! Be sure to check out all the inspiring stops on the blog hop!


June Challenge – Pinkfresh Studio

Each month Pinkfresh Studio hosts a challenge!  For the month of June the challenge is all about “Bows” which I love!  The challenge is combined with a color story and there are prizes for both scrapbooking and cardmaking!  Be sure to check out the June Pinkfresh Studio Challenge and play along!

My challenge page started out with bows of course!  I used the Caper, Whim and Quirk papers from the Let Your Heart Decide collection and cut bows on my silhouette.  I added paint swashes and a ruffled crepe paper strip to my background and then adhered my bow.

Since the bows were the star of the page I kept it pretty simple with the embellishments.  I added two flowers from the Let Your Heart Decide Ephemera pakand a tag and tab from The Mix #02 as well as a Tassel Bow from The Mix #02.

Playing along with challenges are a great way to start a layout!  Share you layout by June 29th on the Pinkfresh Studio blog and if you share on Instagram please add the hashtags #pinkfreshstudio & #pinkfreshchallenge.

Perfect Pair – Paige Evans + Silhouette

Scalloped Border Background
Design ID #229288
You can never underestimate the potential of a seemingly simple scallop cut file!  Say that 5 times fast 🙂 I love Paige’s Scallop border cut file, I decided to make it the star of the show paired with Pick Me Up by Paige Taylor Evans and Pink Paislee.  I chose to pop them off of the pretty blues in Paper 14.
I added matching paint to the background in big bold strokes and added splatters of the same paint as well as gold sprinkles.  I stitched the scallops onto the blue paper strips for extra texture and then layered them over the painted background at random lengths and on a bit of an angle.
The strips created the perfect spots to tuck in tags and flowers.  I fussy cut flowers from Paper 02 for layers and dimension.    The perfect pair 3×4 card actually has a pair of sneakers on it, but I covered that with flowers to suit my layout better!
I thought it would be fun to point out that I only used 4 pieces of patterned paper, some paint and a white piece of card stock.  If you happen to be on a budget this collection really is versatile and you can create pretty pages from minimal supplies and of course Paige’s cut files can be used over and over!!

Planner Decorating with Flourish – Crate Paper

I still get a little giddy each time I get out the Flourish collection by Maggie Holmes & Crate Paper to make something with.  The florals, patterns, ephemera are right up my alley and there isn’t anything I don’t love!   I decided to deck out my Heidi Swapp planner with Flourish.

Awhile ago, while playing with Flourish I made a teeny travellers notebook out of the botanical  book cover ephemera.  It has little page and I added tassels to the spine.  It looks super cute tucked into the pocket! The 6×8 papers from the cardmaker pad fit beautifully in the side pocket and add another spot to decorate and tuck things in!

For the dashboard I simply punched holes in another paper from the 6×8 pad.  No need to trim the paper they fit beautifully!  I layered it under the gold acetate that came with my planner.

I made a library card pocket for the front of the dashboard.  I used a similiar pocket from the Confetti Collection by Maggie Holmes as a guide.  I have all kinds of bits tucked into the pocket and some lovely sentiments stitched on top of it!

On the pocket side of the planner, I lightly tacked everything in place with adhesive.  It is enough to keep it from falling off but not so sticky as to ruin the pockets.  It is fun to change this area out and make it a pretty place to look at!

A close up of the little notebook I made!