Thursday, September 3, 2015

Enchanted Harvest Mixed Media!


Blessed and Thankful canvas by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Today I am sharing my mixed media fall themed project featuring the all new Leaf Stickable Stencils along with the Enchanted Harvest collection. I wanted to share with you how versatile the Stickable Stencils are with our Glitter Paste and Pearlescents.

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The project base is a 9x12 canvas from my local craft store, it was primed with gesso already so I didn't have to do a thing to it.

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

To begin, I used the Leaf Stickable Stencil with some Copper Glitter Paste sparsely. For this technique, you want to leave some open space to blend your colors. Wipe your blending tool clean.

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Next I added the Gold Glitter Paste, still leaving some space in the stencil pattern open. Wipe off your blending tool. Last, use some Wasabi Glitter Paste and finish blending any open area in the stencils and to your taste. Wipe off your blending tool and clean your stencil once you remove it. 

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

The result of the blended colors on the canvas. I thought it was such a nice effect I decided to try it with some modeling paste and Pearlescents over the top.

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I created a light coat of modeling paste over the entire Stickable Stencil.

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

I added two colors of Pearlescents, Coral and Butterscotch.

Blessed and Thankful Mixed Media Canvas featuring Enchanted Garden collection by BoBunny and Leaf Stickable Stencils designed by Rhonda Van Ginkel

Blend them together. I also touched a bit of the Wasabi Glitter Paste in a few random places for fun.

Are you still with me? I hope so because this is when it gets really fun and messy! Take out your Glimmer Spray and start misting a bit. I also added some watercolor to achieve my deeper orange and red colors here. Lightly spray over all with Gold and Sugar Glimmer Sprays. I added some Coral to a few areas as well.

Be sure you work on a craft mat or put your project into a box to protect your working surface from over spray.


If your project base has a gesso coat, no need to panic, you can control how much color you let your project take on. Since this canvas has a nice gesso primer, it is very forgiving.


Here I worked a few paper towels to absorb the extra color that I didn't want.

Once your background design is completed to your liking, you can add your other elements. I started with the Noteworthy elements, then selected my sentiment from the Combo Stickers. Using dimensional square adhesive for my banner and sentiment, created the perfect amount of texture to layer additional elements into.


First, the large vertical noteworthy piece was attached with the adhesive attached about 3/4 of an inch around on all sides. I used a tape runner but you might prefer liquid adhesive for canvas. This allows you to layer other elements without removing the main components.

Then I added the sunflower under on the right, then the main sentiment from the Combo Sticker was adhered with foam square adhesives. I always do this toward the middle so I can layer other elements under. I added the green banner bar at the top with foam adhesive also, topped by the chipboard butterfly.

Next, the Flourish Jewels were attached. I tend to cut mine apart and use it in different areas as you see here. The "Crisp Autumn Days" banner was added, followed by the garden fairy Noteworthy element with foam square adhesives, a Button next to it, adorned with a Mocha DoubleDot Pearl Jewel. 

I trimmed a piece of flourish Combo Sticker trim and adhered under my sentiment and behind the Garden Fairy. Final steps were the butterscotch button with Mocha Gem on top, and the Noteworthy butterfly above the sentiment. The upper corner elements were the last items added.

BoBunny Supplies
Patterned Paper: Enchanted Harvest / Enchanted Harvest
Noteworthy: Enchanted Harvest
Chipboard: Enchanted Harvest
Stickers: Combo Sticker / Enchanted Harvest
Buttons: Enchanted Harvest
Glitter Paste: Copper, Gold and Wasabi
Glimmer Spray: Gold, Sugar and Coral
Pearlescents: Butterscotch and Coral
Flourish Jewels: Chocolate
Stickable Stencils: Leaf
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha




Wednesday, September 2, 2015

NEW! One Layout, Three Ways!


Hello & welcome! Today we have something new for you! 1 layout done 3 ways!

Depending on your time, taste and crafting comfort level, these layout ideas can be done fast and easy, or you can spend a bit more time and use some fun techniques!

The first layout is very basic; 4 layers are cut and adhered and some Enchanted Harvest Noteworthy pieces were added. Fabulous, fast and fun!

Enchanted Harvest Layout by Pia Johnson

The second layout again has the 4 layers, but ink has been added to each layer to create depth!
A title and a few more Noteworthy pieces have also been added to make more of a cluster effect

On the third layout, we have gone all out… each layer has been torn, sanded and inked!
                    Laser cut chipboard leaves have been inked and added


Enchanted Harvest Brads have been added to give some ‘bling’

                      
Sunflowers have been fussy cut from Sunflowers paper. All pieces have been shaped, inked and adhered using foam squares to give dimension. Filagree Foil butterflies were added last and can be rubbed right on top of photos! So, however you like to scrap, you can use this one layout to suit your needs!

BoBunny Supplies:
1 Enchanted Harvest Gratitude
1 Enchanted Harvest Mushrooms
1 Enchanted Harvest Foliage
1 Enchanted Harvest Sunflowers
1 Enchanted Harvest Nymph
1 Enchanted Harvest Bountiful
1 Enchanted Harvest Noteworthy
1 Enchanted Harvest Brads
1 Filagree Gold Foil Rubon

1 Leaves Laser cut Chipboard

Monday, August 31, 2015

Marvelous Misc Me Inspiration!


Welcome to the Bo Bunny blog!

Today I would like to show you two pages I made for my Misc Me 8x9" album with the gorgeous Enchanted Harvest collection. I combined this beautiful collection with the Lovely Leaf dies set from BoBunny. I think these dies and papers are a match made in heaven if you feel like creating something with a warm feel or with an autumn look to it.

Misc Me 8x9" pages by Romy Veul




I wanted my Misc Me album to be a 'note to self' book, in which I write down important messages to myself and document all kinds of things that come to my mind. The beautiful Enchanted Harvest collection inspired me to create four pages with beautiful colours that make me happy.


On these two pages I journaled about how life can sometimes get rather difficult and how important it is at these moments to look at the little rays of sunshine among the dark clouds.


As you can see, I used the beautiful Lovely Leaf dies to add several details to my pages. I tuck several leaves in the corners of a few cards, but also used two leaves in a more prominent way on the card in the left upper corner.


I also cut out several pretty vintage images from the 'Fall' sheet and used them to give my Misc Me pages a more vintage look. I cut out several smaller images as well to decorate my pages, e.g. tiny butterflies, a fairy and a banner with the text 'Celebrate'.


The small leaves in the left upper corner of the page below were cut out with one of the Lovely Leaf dies as well. I actually cut them out of a larger leaf from this set. I inked the edges of all the leaves as well as the embossed patterns to make them stand out more. 


BoBunny Supply List:
Patterned Papers: Enchanted Harvest, Bountiful, Butterflies, Fall, Gratitude/ Enchanted Harvest
6x6 Paper Pad: Enchanted Harvest
Buttons: Enchanted Harvest
Chipboard: Enchanted Harvest Chipboard
Dies: Lovely Leaf, Lattice Frame
Page Dividers: The Avenues
Misc Me Page Protectors: 8x9 Variety Pack

I hope you enjoyed seeing my Misc Me pages and that I could inspire you to start or continue working on your own Misc Me album.

Thank you for stopping by!

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Beautiful Boardwalk Invitations!


Hello, here is Solange Marques and I'll share with you more ideas for your parties.

I love parties and I love to prepare each detail for them. BoBunny party line is fantastic and very practical with many elements to enrich and brighten your party. How I love give my personal touch on each detail, I bring some ideas for a Summer Party.

Here some invitations:






Step-by-Step:

1: Using your finger, apply acrylic gesso on the borders of invitations:


2: With a brush, splash some acrylic gesso mixed with water:


 3: Use a watercolor pencil on some places of invitation:


4: Use a brush with water to blend the watercolor pencil:


5: Splash some drops from BoBunny Frost Glimmer Spray:


6: Apply BoBunny inkpad on the bordes of the envelopes:


7: Spray a little of Frost Glimmer Spray on the envelopes:


8: Cut out some elements from Boardwalk papers collection and glue them on the envelopes:




BoBunny supplies:
Patterned Paper: Boardwalk, Seaside/ Boardwalk
Invitations: Boardwalk
Ink Pads: Blueberry
Glimmer Spray: Frost Glimmer Spray

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Luscious Layout with Provence!


Hi everyone, here is Solange Marques and today I'll share with you a layout using the new collection Provence and Rough it up Stamp.

Be Happy layout by Solange Marques featuring BoBunny Provence collection and Rough it up Stamp.

I prolonged my photo using modeling paste, acrylic gesso and acrylic paints and I used the crackle from Rough it up Stamp around it and then I added fussy cutting from Provence collection.


I love to add texture on my projects and this stamp is perfect for this.

Be Happy layout by Solange Marques featuring BoBunny Provence collection and Rough it up Stamp.

The flowers and buttons give the final touch to the layout.

Be Happy layout by Solange Marques featuring BoBunny Provence collection and Rough it up Stamp.

This collection is wonderful and I love all of the elements of it. It is so inspirational and Rough it up Stamp is amazing and it is one of my favorite!

I hope you enjoy it!

BoBunny supplies:
Patterned Paper: Provence, C'est Chic, French Quarter, My Secret Garden /Provence;
Buttons: Provence
Chipboard: Provence
Stamps: Rough it up Stamp
Blossoms: Natural Earth Bouquet , Harvest Orange Daisy
Ink Pad:Licorice

Thursday, August 27, 2015

Loving Life with Mixed Media!


Hello Everyone!

It's Denise here today and I am sharing a mixed media project, an altered book canvas - Loving Life.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

I took an old book, which I opened up and then adhered to the canvas.  I then used lots of gesso and covered the book and canvas, to keep it all nicely in place. I did not gesso over all the writing as I wanted some of it to show through.  I then added lots of ink and stamping to give it an aged and French Country look.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

Here you can get an idea of how the gesso keeps the pages nicely in place and here's also a look at the quote on this book - "I have found that if you love life, life will love you back".

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

The 3 pink flowers I actually made.  The large pink one was made from layers of BoBunny petals and the 2 smaller ones, I layered die-cut flowers from patterned papers.  These layers were then spritzed with water, scrunched up and allowed to dry.  Once dried, they were carefully unfolded and opened.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

I used a gorgeous heart laser chipboard and also did lots of fussy cutting for the various elements and layering.

Altered Book Canvas by Denise van Deventer using BoBunny Provence Collection

I am absolutely in love with this Provence Collection and I absolutely love the French Country look.

I have lots of dreams and plans to convert my kitchen and dining room into French Country styling and this little piece has certainly fueled my energies to get going with it.

This "Loving Life" will certainly have it's place in my "little piece of French Heaven"!

Have a super day!

Denise x

BoBunny Supplies:
Patterned Paper: Provence, Cupboards, Elegance, French Quarter, My Secret Garden, Porcelain/ Provence
Jewels: Double Dot Mocha
Chipboard: Provence
Stamps: Wall to Wall Textures
Blossoms: Wildberry Daisy
Petals: The Avenues, Little Miss
Laser Cut Chipboard: Hearts