Pinkfresh Studio Playing Favorites Blog Hop

Hello, Pinkfresh Studio fans! If you're hopping along with us today then you probably came from Amanda-Jayne Baldwin's blog. I'm the last stop on the hop so welcome! I chose to create a layout with one of my favorite photos of my family using the Escape the Ordinary collection...

The photo of us isn't amazing, or extraordinary, or professional by any means, but it's my favorite because it's one of those special moments captured when we are all together. As my children get older, that seems to be a rare occurrence these days. So I printed it off a little larger than I normally do for my layout photos and placed it on top of my FAVORITE patterned paper piece from the Escape the Ordinary collection.

I used gold foil letter stickers from the December Days collection because the red really stood out and popped with the rest of my color scheme. I added the words, "Together We Are"... and placed a sentiment piece of patterned paper from the Escape the Ordinary collection below it to complete my title.

I also added lots of triangle-shaped puffy stickers from the collection and kept my overall design simple and minimal, but still visually balanced and interesting thanks to the lovely puffy stickers!

Thanks so much for hopping along with us today! Be sure and comment on each blog to be entered to win an amazing prize from Pinkfresh Studio! Comments will close on Friday, January 5th, 2018 at 11:59pm CST and a random winner will be announced on Monday, January 8th, 2018! Good luck and happy New Year from Pinkfresh Studio!

*Blog Hop Line-Up*

Adrienne Alvis - You Are Here!


Cheer Captured *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello crafty friends! 

I'm here with a festive layout that I created using one of my favorite holiday photos and some beautiful Shimmerz paints

To begin, I used a piece of white card stock and some Acritonez, which is a self-priming acrylic paint with a matte finish, in "3 Sheets to the Wind" as a base for my design and to help the Vibez and Coloringz colors pop! I used a piece of leftover packaging to create the design that you can see below...

I chose the Coloringz, which are non-shimmering, in "Pretty in Pink" and "Oh Say Can U Sea" because the colors coordinated so well with the patterned paper that I chose for my layout! I also added some Vibez in "Cold As Ice" because it was the perfect shade of blue and added some shimmer to my page.

As you can see in the photo above, I also added some Texturez shimmering, dimensional paste in Crushed Coral to my design by spreading it over a stencil that matched the design of the patterned paper that I chose to use.

I completed my design by adding a title to my photo and by placing some glittery pops of red around my page. I really love incorporating non-traditional Christmas colors on my holiday layouts!

I hope everyone had a fabulous and festive holiday season! Thank you so much for joining me today!


Pinkfresh Studio December Days Blog Hop

Hello, everyone! If you're hopping along with us today for the December Days Blog Hop and giveaway, then you probably just came from the Pinkfresh Studio blog! I'm up next with a layout that I created using the festive December Days collection from Pinkfresh Studio!

I started my design by choosing the beautiful multi-colored snowflake patterned paper from the collection and misting it with some baby blue hued spray ink. I layered a few of the papers from the 6x6 paper pad underneath my photo and then used one of the 3x4 gold foiled cards and placed it on the right side of my photo to visually balance my design.

I gathered up lots of beautiful embellishments from the December Days collection to add dimension and color pops around my page. I layered several of the gold foiled die cuts and cardstock stickers around my photo and placed some of the puffy stickers around the sides of the 6x6 patterned paper pieces. I also added lots of the adorable wooden buttons to help draw the eye around my design. 

Be sure and hop along with us today and get a chance to win an amazing December Days Embellishment Package (photo below)! All you have to do is comment on each blog in the hop and a winner will be randomly selected! Commenting will close on Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:59pm CST and a winner will be announced on Saturday, December 23, 2017. Good luck and happy holidays from all of us at Pinkfresh Studio! Next up is Amanda-Jayne Baldwin's blog and here's a list in case you get lost along the way...

*Blog Hop Line-Up*

Adrienne Alvis - You Are Here!


Cute Cousins *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello crafty friends! 

I'm here today with a layout that I created using some lovely paint products from Shimmerz! I was really inspired by the colors in the photos that I used to mix up some metal colors!

To begin my design, I sprayed the musical note patterned paper with some Shimmeringz spray ink in "Heavy Metal" and Vibez spray ink in "Glorious Day". The shimmery sprays look so beautiful together with the contrasting mixed metal tones which are very on-trend right now!

After the ink dried, I used a stencil and some Texturez shimmering, dimensional paste in "Gold Mine" to create some dimension behind my photos. I love how the gold makes the red accents in my photos pop!

I also added a few ink splatters using some Coloringz in "Night Moves"...it's the perfect black color that doesn't contain any shimmer and really helps draw the eye around my page.

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I've inspired you to mix up those metals and create something amazing!


#HOCO '17 | Adrienne Alvis

Hello, everyone! 

I'm here with a layout that I created using some Vibez, Coloringz, Texturez, and Shimmerz for the Shimmerz Paints blog today!

My son and his girlfriend recently went to his homecoming dance together and I managed to get some really great photos of them! I was inspired by the colors in the photo for this page, so I used some Kraft card stock and some Texturez in "Tidy Widy" and a plus sign stencil from my stash to create the dimensional background effect. I layered a single, wide, strip of patterned paper vertically down my page and used some Shimmerz in "Golden Wheat" to color the neutral striped piece of patterned paper. I simply swiped a dry paintbrush in the Shimmerz and brushed it on, making sure to not use too much. 

After the Texturez dimensional paste dried, I used some Coloringz in "Night Moves", which is the perfect black, to add a few ink splatters around my page. I also forgot to mention that I lightly misted the Kraft card stock with some Vibez in "Glorious Day" to add just the right amount of shimmer to this layout. It's a little hard to tell in the photo how that looks. 

I used several coordinating embellishments to complete my page and was really happy how this layout turned out!

I hope I've given you some inspiration for you next project using some Shimmerz Paints products! Thanks so much for stopping by today!


December Days Collection *Pinkfresh Studio*

Hello, everyone!

I can't believe it's already November and you know what that means...the holidays are literally right. around. the. corner!!! To get you into the joyous holiday spirit, I've created two layouts using the festive December Days collection from Pinkfresh Studio!

First up, I have a layout that I created using a photo of our little holiday helpers that tend to come around during the beginning of December...

I used some Kraft card stock for my background because I loved the way the beautiful patterned papers from the December Days collection looked paired with it! I cut out the "PEACE" sentiment from the "Tis The Season" patterned paper and placed it towards the bottom of my page. I added my photo and placed the frame-shaped chipboard sticker on top it.

Next, I filled in the remaining spots around my photo and the "PEACE" sentiment to look like a grid design and scattered embellishments around to help guide the eye around my page. I used some of the chipboard alpha stickers to place "ELVES" above the "PEACE" sentiment and layered a tag-shaped gold foil die cut above it to write my journaling on. I also layered several other gold foil die cuts and some wooden buttons around to add dimension and contrast to my overall design.

For my second layout, I chose the "Starry Night" patterned paper for my background and cut the "Christmas Magic" piece down so I could place it in the center of my page.

I used one of the patterned papers from the 6x6 paper pad and layered the photo of our Christmas cookies on top of it. The black and white words really make the colors in my photo pop! I utilized some of the white space in my photo to create my title by placing one of the cardstock stickers and a gold foiled wood sticker on it.

I layered several of the gold foil die cuts and the chipboard stickers around my page for embellishments. I love how the gold foil accents dress up my overall design!

I added my journaling towards the bottom of my page and layered a few puffy stickers from the December Days collection, along with some more gold foil die cuts, to add more dimension to my design. These awesome embellishments make it so easy to add just the right amount of flair to any design!

Thank you so much for joining me today and I hope I've helped get you into the holiday spirit at least a little bit with my creations!  :)


Big Fan! *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, everyone!

I'm here to share a layout that I created for Shimmerz Paints using some Dazzlerz, Coloringz, and Shimmeringz!

I was inspired by the photo of my daughter at one of her big brother's football games and our hometown school colors for this layout. I started by choosing a couple of patterned papers from my stash and sizing them down to layer behind my photo.

I spritzed the plain white card stock that I used for my background paper with some Shimmeringz in "Concrete" and while it dried, I used some Dazzlerz in "Red-iculous" and a heart stencil from my stash to create the puffy hearts behind my photo. I love how the Dazzlerz texture paste shimmers and adds just the right amount of dimension to my layout!

I placed a few simple embellishments around my photo and stitched around the outside of the patterned papers using my sewing machine and some black thread so it would give it a bit of contrast.

I kept my overall design simple, but with the addition of the lovely Shimmerz paints, my page looks much more complete and visually interesting, don't you agree?

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope you get a chance to grab your favorite Shimmerz Paints and create something amazing very soon!


Crazy Fun *Shimmerz Paints*

Hello, crafty friends! 

I'm here today with a layout that I created using some lovely Shimmerz Paints products including Acritonez, Vibez, and Coloringz! I also shared this on the Shimmerz blog today! 

I prepped the thin blue and white striped patterned paper that I chose to use for my background with some Acritonez in "3 Sheets To The Wind" and swiped it in thin layers across the paper using an old gift card. After it was almost dry, I lightly spritzed some Vibez, a pigmented spray with shimmer, in "Blue Jeans" around my page and then added a few spritzes in some "Pretty In Pink" Coloringz spray that is non-shimmering. I love a healthy mix of both! I also added a little bit of black to my background using some Acritonez in "Shimmerz Tar, Tar" and some bubble wrap to create a little more texture. Simply swipe the Acritonez on a small piece of bubble wrap with a dry paintbrush and lightly press it onto your paper!

Once that was dry, I layered a few pieces of patterned paper under my photo and placed the grouping in the middle of my layout. I also stuck a journaling card to the left side of my photo and punched out some different sized hearts in coordinating pieces of paper to add an extra shape element to my overall design.

I had some white foam stickers and phrases that I wanted to use for the title of my page, but since the white was sort of washed out for my color combo, I took some Acritonez self-priming acrylic paint in "Shimmerz Tar, Tar" and a dry paintbrush and altered the color of the foam letters.

I also added the rest of my title using a stamp and some black ink to coordinate with the rest of the letters. I added a few splotches of black Coloringz in "Night Moves", too.

Thanks so much for joining me today and don't forget that you can alter other items to go along with your color scheme just by using some Shimmerz! Have a great day, everyone! 


Birthday Fun! *Shimmerz Paints*

Hey, crafty friends! 

I'm sharing this layout on the Shimmerz blog today documenting my daughter's 8th birthday that I created using some Paste-eez, Vibez, and Coloringz!

I began the design for my layout with a piece of gray and white diagonal striped pattern paper and a stamp from my stash that spells out "FUN". I placed the photo of my daughter in the general area where I wanted it to be and stamped the "FUN" sentiment around my page in random places. I used some StazOn ink in black for the stamping because it dries quickly and doesn't run when I add color or watercolor ink to it.

I used a dry watercolor brush and dipped it in some Vibez, "Razzledazzle Berry" and Coloringz in "No Yoking" and "Mamma Sings the Blues" and lightly brushed the colors inside of the "FUN" stamp outlines.

Next, I added some textured dots or "sprinkles" all around my layout using a stencil and some Paste-eez smooth dimensional paste in "Baby Boy Blue". I love how the Paste-eez has a flat finish without any shimmer or shine to it. 

Next, I added some letter stickers next to one of the stamped sentiments to create my title. I love how the colors mix with the pops of black and white around my page! To complete my design, I added several large fringed butterfly embellishments and called it done!

Using a stamp word phrase or sentiment and some Shimmerz Paints spray ink is a great way to add a little twist (and color) to your page or project! Thanks for joining me and I hope you have a wonderful day!