Monday, May 7, 2012

BBTB2 Challenge-Frame It

It is BBTB2-Monday and my first post for the BBTB2 Design Team in ages, I just want to say I am so excited to be back and playing with some of the most talented of women.  Our hostess today is the wonderful and talented Melissa Kirwan and she chose for our challenge any frame in a layout, card or project. When I first heard what our design challenge would be for today, I knew exactly what I wanted to do.  Play in my new "Smashbook" (I got the Black Smashbook), I have been art journaling all my life and when I saw this concept and product I was smitten, but, I didn't feel like I should buy a Smashbook when I make them, I finally caved when out with friends and it has been sitting on my table just waiting. I designated this book to "FUN", things that make me smile, laugh and enjoy!  There is a long list of things that do that for me, so the book will be full in no time.
Well onto the nitty griddy.  I used frames from "Storybook" Cricut cart.  the frame on the left was cut and I used both pieces the inside and outside, instead of having the frame raised on this though I raised the inner part and used it as a journaling block, I also used copic markers on a coated paper and although you cannot really see it, it has a semi-gloss.  The frame on the right side is actually not a cut but the same frame used as a stencil or mask, when I do not want my journal pages to be warped or crinkled I will spray with the my airbrush, the fine mist dries quickly and does not distort.  Our cricuts are great for cutting stencils, you can purchase stencil material but can also use transparencies, there are some fab pre-cut stencils out there but they can be pricey. I could not resist applying my doodles, I know this is a bit busy but that is what a smashbook is all about, just getting those ideas and emotions on the pages and moving forward, so try smashing some of those beautiful thoughts you have and  thanks so much for stopping by.  Please visit our challenge blog, link above, join in our fun and show us your frames, there is some blog candy this week too, so play away my pretties.
hugs

19 comments:

DonnaMundinger said...

How fun and colorful, Sandi! I've been eyeing those Smash books but have yet to succumb. This is pretty tempting, though. Can't wait to see more and thanks for offering up the fab prize for some lucky one on BBTB2. xxD

Jayne said...

Wow Sandi,this is wonderful.I've heard about smashbooks but hadn't seen one.Just love all the doodling you added.
Jayne x

Jeri said...

Sandi, this is just a really cool project. Welcome back to the DT. I'm so super happy you're joining us again. I bought a similar journal/scrapbook and have been using it while hubby and I have been on the road traveling in our RV since selling our house last July. It's the perfect size for keeping around since I don't have a lot of space for storage. I look forward to working with you again and seeing more pages from your fun, happy journal.

Brenda said...

Wow!! This is just so beautiful, colorful and artsy! I love these pages in your smash book! I love that you used the frame and the negative part of the frame to journaling in, so fabulous!!

Stephanie said...

Wow! I love these bright colors. I've been looking at smash books but yours really looks special. I'm afraid mine wouldn't be as great as yours. I really like what you did. I'm glad to be joining this team.
Stephanie

Carole Beath said...

what a wonderful project, Sandi. Smash Books were created for the talents of Sandi... I used to love doing Altered Books, it was like a grand free for all, and I could do anything and everything in every color and style possible. Smash Books seem to be calling me now.
Hugs
Carole

Cheryl said...

gosh this is one,brilliant project Hun,and just love love these smash books,and yours is a real treat for the eyes,Hun,just brilliant,hugs Cherlxxxxxxxx

Tangle said...

awesome smashing! I'm addicted to my Smash book and so happy to find another Smasher on the team!

Suzanne cricutcraftingrammyblogspot.com said...

So awesome! Love the frames you used and all the doodling. I have two I made one for scrap ideas. Find it fun and relaxing to just smash fun stuff in there. Yours is so fun and colorful. LOVE IT!

Julia Moss said...

What a fun project. I love that idea and you did a fabulous job!

annie said...

Love the smash books and this is one fantastic project..and your doodling is wonderful...♥

Glenda said...

Sandi, your Smash book project is wonderful, so colorful, and fun! The frames are pretty! Love it!
Glenda

Vicky said...

Loving this smash book hun I keep meaning to start doing it as well but time isnt allowing me at the min lol. Love yours to bits hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

KATSpaperfinds said...

This is BEAUTIFUL! love it much!

Susan said...

Oh Sandi I am soooo pleased that you are back. Just seeing your smile always makes me smile!!! Love this colorful, spash-y journal. This is such a great idea!!!

Susan

~JulieH~ said...

Oh Sandi I'm so glad your back your artisic talent knows no bounds! I have just spent the last 15 minutes drinking in the fabulous pages in your smash book! They are just amazing and your zentangle doodling is awesome (just started doing this myself recently it'sso relaxing!) Love everything about this especially your little box saying you'd rather have pens and papers than new shoes, so true!! Love it!
Hugs
Juliexx

Penniannie said...

Sandi,

Love it, Love it, Love it, Looks like so much fun, Thanks for sharing....

HUGS
Penny

Christy said...

Smashingly fun Sandi! I love all the colors! Hugs

shelly said...

glad to have you back sandi :) as always, awesome and inspiring art. big smiles sent to you :)