Pinkfresh Studio Design Team Lineup!

Hello, everyone! Pinkfresh Studio is revealing the new design team and one of their newest collections, Escape the Ordinary, today so I'm super excited to be participating in this blog hop! If you're following along on this hop then you just came from Julia Stainton's blog.

My name is Adrienne Alvis and I have been designing for Pinkfresh Studio for almost 3 years now. I am a married, mother of three and I live in Southern Illinois. Other than paper crafting, I love to read, travel, run, and just hang out with my family. My husband is a farmer and has a full-time job as a sprinkler fitter and I just recently became a LuLaRoe fashion consultant so life around our place is very busy! My children are growing up quickly and very involved in school and sports, so paper crafting is a great way for me to relax and focus on my creative side.

I used the Escape the Ordinary collection to create this layout documenting a moment where I stopped and made a little detour...

This collection is so amazing! When I first opened it up, I was so excited to see so many gorgeous colors, embellishments, and patterned papers that are simply stunning! I started with one of the patterned papers from the Escape the Ordinary collection as my background an added some paint splotches and splatters to give it some added dimension.

I layered a piece of patterned paper from the 6x6 paper pad under my photo and used some dimensional adhesive to elevate it a bit. I placed several of the Escape the Ordinary puffy stickers around the triangular design of the patterned paper and layered one on top of my photo utilizing some of the white space.

I also added a few of the gold foiled die cut butterflies from the collection around my page to create a visual triangle. I also placed one of the sentiment die cuts under my photo for an added pop of color and one near the bottom of my page to help direct the eye around my layout.

Isn't Pinkfresh Studio's newest collection, Escape the Ordinary, just gorgeous! Be sure and follow along with our blog hop today to see even more amazing products created with the new collection and meet the new designers! And if you leave a comment on each blog in the hop, you will be entered into a giveaway to receive one of two prizes! Yes!...that means that 2 winners will be randomly drawn to receive either a set of stamps and die cuts worth $100 or the entire Escape the Ordinary Collection!!!

Next up on the hop is Laura Contoni-Bassen! You can find her blog here!

Thanks so much for joining me today! 

Stay Wild *Shimmerz Paints

Hello, crafty friends! 

I shared this layout on the Shimmerz Paints blog yesterday using some beautiful ocean-hued Coloringz and Vibez paints!

I love summer-themed layouts, so I knew that I had to document my daughter's favorite new toy that she got this year for the pool! A mermaid tail!!! I wanted the background of my page to emulate the water and the scales on the mermaid tail, so I grabbed a piece of white card stock and some Coloringz in "Well Blue Me Down" and "Oh Say Can U Sea", as well as some Vibez shimmering spray ink in "Jeni B Blue" and some old product packaging to create my design...

I simply spritzed the Coloringz and Vibez inks onto a piece of bubble wrap and pressed it against the white card stock in a random pattern. I love how the Coloringz inks are non-shimmering and how the Vibez inks are shimmering so it gives my page a great mixture of shine!

After the inks dried, I took some Coloringz in "Pretty In Pink" and dropped a few splatters around my page for added color contrast and to coordinate with the pink in my daughter's mermaid tail. For my title, Stay Wild, I blended some Acritonez in "Pinkadelic" and a little bit of "Pretty In Pink" Coloringz with a small paint brush and sewed it to my layout. 

I love the effect that the bubble wrap technique gave my background and I think the colors of the paints match perfectly with the colors in my photo! 

Thanks so much for joining me today! I hope I've given you a little inspiration for your next project...have a wonderful day!