This really is a such a great issue of the magazine and has truly inspired several LOs for me!!
|issue:March/April CK Issue|
Here is a link to the CK store where you can purchase this issue.
and a link to a CK on-line extras where you can find contests, dowloads and techniques based on this issue.
Now, in order to expand my creativity, I've made it a goal this year to do a LO based on every LO or idea from this issue. There are so many great ideas and I'm having such a great time learning new ideas and techniques!!
First, I have to share the LO I did based on Maggie Holmes super cute cover LO!! I loved it so much - the colors, the sweet photo, the way she arranged her embellies! Just beautiful.
|Kiah in the Park - 1991|
Next, I was also inspired by Kim Jackson's LO and the idea to use canvas.
|Kim Jackson - "Chicago" (CK March/April Issue)|
I didn't have canvas strips, but I did have a mini - canvas. So I used that along with other canvas circle pieces for these fun photos of me with Erin and Kiah. I also inked the edges of my canvas and added a rub-on.
|Birthday with my girls - Feb, 2012|
|a close-up of the mini-canvas with rub-on added.|
I wanted to share this LO I created based on Michelle Wooderson "Natural Beauties". Michelle used watercolor designs on her LO and so I wanted to captured this fun idea and give it a try
|Michelle Wooderson - "Natural Beauties" (CK March/April Issue)|
In a past life, I used to do a lot of pin and ink watercolor designs, so I pulled out my acrylic paints, watercolor paper and some cute christmas pen and ink drawings to create this LO. It was really fun to be painting again and I know I'll have to give this technique a try again!
|a close-up of the watercolored snowman|
Lastly, I want to share another LO that I created based on the great inspiration from this CK Issue. I loved this LO by Stacy Cohen and how she created those beautiful glassine flowers.
|Stacy Cohen - "So Happy Together" (CK March/April Issue)|
Well, I didn't have glassine paper, so I tried to come up with a way to "copy" this idea. I ended up cutting the flowers out using spellbinder dies, coloring the flowers with alcohol inks and then brushing them with pigment powders like Stacy. I did need to heat set the flowers and they took a long time to completely be set (a few days!). I was pleased how this LO of my ODD and her boyfriend turned out.
|So Silly - January 2012|
I plan on continuing my creative journey with this CK Issue - I've got several more LOs tagged to scraplift!!
And make sure to check out these blogs. These ladies are giving away a chance to win this issue as well. Here are links to their blogs and good luck in winning a copy of this great issue!!
Laura Vegas: http://lauravegas.typepad.com/
Paper Craft Magazine: http://www.papercraftsconnection.com/
Erika Hayes: http://www.thinkingthroughdesign.typepad.com/
Piradee Talvanna: http://piradee.blogspot.com/
Joey Manwarren: http://everydayimagination.blogspot.com/