Friday, September 27, 2013

OMG! How do I use that?

Well, after a much too long break (4 months) from blogging, I am back with my favorite scrappy chic, Adrienne, for another installment of "OMG!  How do I use that?".  Exhibit #1...

This paper didn't thrill me when I first saw it.  In fact, I pretty much knew I wasn't going to use it.  So I flipped it to the B side and was happy with the colorful triangle pattern.  Problem solved!  Then a few weeks ago, Adrienne asked me if I had used this paper yet.  We talked about how challenging it was to use this paper.  Is it a background?  Should it be cut up?  Should it be colored or painted or misted or splattered?  So the challenge was issued and here we are.

Now, this summer I collected some new products that I hadn't used yet and have been dying to try out.  Neon!  Neon pens, mists (not shown), and daubers. I love the idea of neon, but I lack the guts to "just do it" because once it is on the page, you can't get rid of it, unless you cover it!  So baby steps were in order.

For this challenge, I decided to do a Project Life page.  That way if I messed up, I could just throw out the part that wasn't right.  I started by cutting apart the words and phrases on the paper.  Then I made some PL cards with the neon daubers.  Warning: neon daubers are highly addictive!  Once I saw them hit the page, I was in LOVE!

This is the first card I made for this layout.  This was also my favorite phrase from the paper.  My girl is a HAM!  She got these goofy glasses in her stocking last Christmas.  I love how the neon makes the words jump off the page.

This was simply a photo embellished with a few Heidi Swapp arrows stained with the neon daubers.

On this photo, I used a stamp roller to add a little neon.  I also filled the white outline of the arrow from the paper with a neon pink Sakura Moonlight gel pen.  I added the "hey" to the corner.

These two cards were fun because I got to use my owl stamp and microbeads (my favorite texture/element).  I dyed the wood veneer shapes with the dauber.  The card is sprayed with neon Mister Huey's.

This is a close-up of the microbeads I used to fill the hearts of this Pink Paisley mat.  I used Glossy Accents to glue the microbeads down because it dries clear.

These are just more filler cards.  I love the clouds from the paper!

I love how this title card turned out!  Simple and cheerful and bright.

This is the whole layout put together.  I like how it turned out.  Bright, but not overwelming!  I will even admit that I actually like that paper a whole lot more now, than when I first saw it.

I hope you enjoyed this post.  Now hop on over to Adrienne's blog to check out how she used this paper.  Have a great weekend. TGIF!


  1. Love how you used that paper, Jenifer!!! All that neon looks fabulous with the chalkboard effect paper, too. :)