Thursday, March 30, 2017

Fashion Overlays

I have always been fascinated with silhouettes, I think it is the defined contrast that intrigues me.  I have not used them much in my designs, and have wanted to use these particular fashion models for some time.  The idea of these overlays came to mind while looking at some retro designs. I think they work well, and my team has put together some beautiful examples of how you might use them.

Beth designed this fashion shoot using both the Fashion Overlays and ShutterBug kits. I love how she stacked the elements, using the albums, lace and old reels and cameras, giving a sense of the times. So beautiful!

Pat created this elegant page combining the overlays with A Scrap of Simplicity.  I love the simple elegance of this page!

Trish used a variety of elements including a character from the Chantilly Characters kit, and elements from Needles and Pins to create this fabulous photo scene!   I love the details she added with the umbrella and beads...fantastic page!

This elegant scene looks like it is straight out of the movies!  Gina used elements from Chantilly Place, creating a parlor for the lovely lady. Her shadowing is outstanding and sense of perspective ideal.  I love the feel of this page!

I adore this page by Hayley, with the elegant model and the ladies from Chantilly looking on, possibly with envy? Possibly wondering where to buy that modern dress?  Fun page!

Something dramatic from Trish...Instantly taking me back in time, this stunning page reminds me of the old photography shops.  Love the contrast with it's high impact!

Pat used Purple Rhapsody to make this gorgeous divine! I can see this elegant lady walking into the ballroom, the music playing, all eyes on her...

Anne's Timeless Elegance is both fun and reminiscent of a carefree time in history.  Gorgeous layering, and love how she used Aging Beautifully as her elements!

This creative little piece was designed by Cheryl.  So unique in reversing the silhouette!  I love the playfulness ... who does not like to shop??  Love the hatboxes!

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Writers Muse

Writers Muse was inspired by my love of reading and the authors that put their heart and soul into a story to spur our imaginations. I pictured him/her sitting at the desk with a glass of whisky beside the glasses, a candle burning late into the night, maps and books strewn everywhere, and a drying inkwell sitting next to a pipe ... while envisioning the next story.  

The gorgeous Writers Muse Clusters were created by Pat, using my elements and her smears. And
here are some inspirations from my team of fabulous ladies who are artists in their own right.

By Hayley

By Jeannette

By Trish

By Pat

By Jean

By Anne

By Beth

By Cheryl

and me

The Magical World of Wizards

Sometimes we just need a magical world to frolic in. The Magical World of Wizards is a new collaboration developed by Cheryl, of a world full of wizards and magic. A mini kit with silhouettes, masks and  scenes, a delight for the imagination!  Clip images to the characters or the masks, change colors, create your own scenes... Here are some pages to get your imagination charged and inspired.

By Jean

By Jana

By Beth

By Gina

By Anne

By Trish

By Cheryl

Vintage Signatures

Vintage Signatures is a unique set of original signatures or stamps from real people in history. 
A great addition to any page, article, montage or art piece. Here are some pages done by my CT team to give you inspiration!
By Trish

By Jean

By Beth

By Cheryl

Monday, February 27, 2017

Coastline Clusters

Coastline Clusters is exactly what you imagine the title conjures up in your mind.  A collaboration with Pat, these delightful clusters can be added to any page to do with water or nature. Perfect as that single element with wordart for a card, or easily blended in a montage or page.

Pat created this gorgeous page with the lighthouse cluster, and to show you how different a page can look using different backgrounds, check out the second page. Both beautiful, both powerful!


Gina used the Heron cluster in a soft and serene page, depicting a lazy river on a sunny day!

Beth shows you how the metal flower can be used with steampunk and a personal card!

Going gritty, Cheryl designed this sea in turmoil with a fabulous effect!

Anne went in the opposite direction to show you a page with a serene sea, waves rolling in, and birds  in the sky, a  lovely scene.

And Jana created a journal page with three of the clusters, gorgeously arranged.

Gina designed a page with a special person in mind.

And Beth used an old kit with the Heron cluster, creating a beautiful grouping!

Pat layered these elements in a stunning and softly colorful design!

And Trisg made this stunning page that gives you the feeling you are looking out the window at this scene...can you hear the gull screeching? 

And what a delight in seeing the lighthouse on your own wall? Jana designed a picture within a page, gorgeous details in b;ending the sea with the lighthouse.