Okay guys! I am SO excited to introduce you to someone and SOMETHING new! I will be having some wonderful paper crafters guest post sharing their creations with my paper and fabric. The first person you will meet is Audrey. She is amazingly talented and I am so pleased to be able to share her talents with you. So....take it away, Audrey!
Hello! My name is Audrey Yeager and I am so thrilled to be a guest blogger here on Amanda's blog!! How we came to meet up is a bit of a long story...kind of a friend of a friend type of thing, but anyways, here I am and I couldn't be more excited!! I live just outside of Houston with my hubby, our 2 1/2 year old daughter Charlotte, and a new little guy, Kyler, who just joined our family on July 19th! We are originally from central New York state (Syracuse area). Hubby and I met playing volleyball at the YMCA and were married a year and a half later! In addition to all my crafty endeavors, I love to go for walks and hikes, watch movies, and spend way too much time on the internet. I listen to hard rock/heavy metal, love sushi and the color green, and I can throw grapes really high in the air and catch them in my mouth! :) I am a total night owl and feel my most creative after 10pm. I started scrapbooking about 7 years ago after I had this awesome Halloween party at my house. I took a ton of photos and wanted to make an album. I walked down the scrapbooking aisle of the craft store in total awe and have been hooked on paper ever since! My style has evolved a lot over time. Some of my favorite techniques are distressing, machine sewing, misting and painting, layering, and adding depth and dimension to my pages. I have worked for several kit companies and online stores and a few manufacturers. Currently I design for SEI, Simply Renee Clip It Up, Glitz Designs, Memorable Seasons, Sketchy Thursdays, and I teach at my local scrapbook store, Scrappn' Savvy. I will be posting some projects over the next four weeks which I hope inspire and encourage you to start playing with these beautiful papers. OK, so now onto some goodies that I created with the wonderful wonderful products that Amanda sent to me! I got to play with the Divinely Sweet and Holiday Style lines. This was the first page that I created. I wanted to show that the Divenly Sweet papers work just beautifully on a page about a boy! I love the turquoise and red color combo.
I misted a border with a cream color mist on the background paper and then added some faux stitching with a black pen.
I fussy cut some of the flowers from blue paper to match with the background of the cream colored paper.
I also wanted to add another color, so I added some splashes of yellow paint and I stitched with some yellow thread.