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Painted Cut Files and Being Thankful! November 25, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone!  This week we are focusing on everything that we are thankful for.  I am thankful that I get to be a part of this amazing team and use all these incredible cut files!  :)

 

Today I am sharing a page about family using the Mandala Background 1 and Many Thanks cut files:

Many Thanks

Mandala Background 1

 

And here is my page. Along with the cut files, I used lots of papers and bit from the Pink Paislee Cedar Lane and Memorandum collections.

 

I thought that the Mandala patterns looked like cabbages or artichokes, so I painted them a plum color in the center and a greyish green around the edges.

 

I also used the Leaves 3 cut file to cut some leaves out of moss green paper and I stitched down the middle of each leaf.

Leaves 3

 

For my embellishment clusters, I added in some mustard yellow, teal, and a dark azure to compliment the plum and moss colors.  I tried to make sure that each of my clusters had all the colors.

Finally, I used a dark woodgrain paper for a layer behind my photo and for the "Be Thankful" title.

Hope you have an Thanksgiving weekend!


Grateful... Thankful November 23, 2016 07:00

Hello everyone! Donna here to share with you my take on this week's theme.

My page is about my family. I am thankful for them for all the joy, happiness, the craziness, the love. Though my daughter just turned two last October, she has grown beautifully, smart and very active lol! I am so thankful I have a husband like my husband. He puts up with me no matter how crazy I am at times (most of the time haha!). Our family is not perfect. But we care, love and believe in each other. We take the good and the bad, that's what make our family beautiful.

And here is what I created

I converted the photo into B/W to avoid clashing with the soft colors of I used on my layout. Originally, color Red is dominant in the photo.

I wanted to create an airy feeling so I just used light/soft color. I painted the leaves, stems and the words "grateful" and "thankful" with just hints of watercolor

I love how the mixing of papers and embellishments from different manufacturers turned out too! 

This part is one of my fave in this page. I just tucked the leaves and stems under the strips of papers, adding texture and dimension to the page.

I hope you liked it!

Thanks for dropping by!

Cut files used: Many Thanks, Leaves 3 and Stems 2.

 


Grateful November 22, 2016 07:00

Hello JustNick Studio friends! 

This week, with Thanksgiving looming for us in the States, we are focusing on things to be thankful for. Of course I am grateful for my parents who just celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary! Whenever I asked them for help in the past, they were there for me; babysitting, dog sitting, you name it. But this past summer, those tables were turned. My Dad needed emergency surgery and for weeks following could not do his own yard work. He needed help! Thankfully it was only a couple weeks and my siblings and I are close enough that we could all help. So this November, I am extremely grateful that my Mom and Dad are still around for me to enjoy.

I used the Infinity Hearts digital cut file to frame the photo of my parents. Then I added the heart border from the Hearts digital cut file on the right side under the so very blessed project life card. My title "Grateful" came from the new Many Thanks digital cut file.

Here are the digital cut files I used today:

Thanks so much for stopping by today! For those in the States, Happy Thanksgiving!!