Bananas Over You- Celebrating National Scrapbook Day with Art Impressions, Simple Stories, and Tombow!
May 7th is National Scrapbook Day! Tombow teamed up with some amazing friends at Graphic 45, May Arts Ribbons, Stampendous!, Fancy Pants Designs, Art Impressions, and Simple Stories to celebrate this day. They sent me a scrapbooking care package full of goodies that I get to play with and share with you! I'll be featuring their brands this week on my blog, so keep watching my social media for new posts!
I knew immediately that I wanted to get my hands on this adorable little monkey stamp. You can find this stamp at Art Impressions' online store here. I stamped him and then colored him in using Tombow's Irojiten Coloring Set in Tranquil.
I then fussy cut him out and set him aside to work on the background of my card. I used the You Are Here papers from Simple Stories. These papers are so bright and cheery, they just make me want to go on vacation!
I layered all the papers together and added some CCB Twine and sequins as embellishments.
Thanks so much for stopping by! I did manage to put together a process video, so check that out if you want more detail into how I put this together.
Dont forget! Ill be posting more fun projects this week from some amazing brands!
Some of the fun products I used:
I previously shared a post on this Recollections Mixed Media Journal. I decorated the cover, and if you are interested in seeing it check out my post here.
With the cover finished, I moved on to the first inside page. I decided to make it a page remembering my husband's and my wedding day. The first thing I did was take a few of my Tattered Angel's paints and apply them to the background. I used the colors Lilac Rose and Black Orchid, which are both chalkboard glimmer mists.
Next, I took some Damask Tissuestock from CCB and tore it into several pieces. I applied it to the background by painting some Clear Glimmer Glam over the top and then letting it dry.
My next step was to take a coordinating piece of paper from a Recollections paper pack and I tore it so it would fit on the left page. Over that I placed a strip of vellum that I heat embossed some white embossing paste around the edges of.
I used my faded text background stamp next with some white gesso to add some stamping to some places on the paper.
Then, I started to add my embellishments and my photos. I printed off three photos from our wedding and arranged them in a cluster on the bottom left page. Then, I used some die cuts from Kaiser Craft, 7 Gypsies lace, and some 7 Gypsies Harmony papers to embellish around them.
The last thing I did was to stamp and heat emboss a quote on some vellum.
Thanks so much for taking the time to check out my mixed media journal. I plan to post about the other pages I am yet to create. I hope you will join me on my mixed media journey!
This journal layout was also featured on CBB's Blog. They have a family themed challenge going on right now with a fantastic GIVEAWAY!! Go over and check it out!
Here's some fun products I used! Not all products can be found on Amazon, but Michaels craft stores carries the Recollection brands.
Tombow has teamed up with some amazing companies to bring you some fun inspiration in honor of National Scrapbook Day! This whole week I'll be sharing projects and fun products from some amazing craft and scrapping companies that include:
Fancy Pants Designs
Canvas Corp Brands
For this card I used Stampendous! Fiesta Stamp set and added color using Tombow's Irojiten Tranquil Coloring Set.
First I used the stamps to create a fun border around the bottom of this card. Then, I took Tombow's Crimson colored pencil, and their Straw Yellow colors to color around the outside of the stamped images.
Then all that was left was to stamp the sentiment and add some black sequins! I did also brush on some silver Wink of Stella to add some shimmer.
Thanks so much for stopping by!! I managed to put together a process video, so please watch and enjoy.
Check out some fun products I used!
So glad you found me! This blog is my little space where I can share bits about my life and my latest crafting projects (mostly handmade cards). My goal is to share, inspire, and to be a positive presence in the creative community.
Find me on Instagram!