Friday, May 11, 2012

Hey LUCY, I'm home!

It's May so that brings us to the Lucy kit.  I opted to not create the workshops on the go featured layout and chose to make the Studio J layout shown in the Idea Book and then the bonus layout.  You are free to create which ever works best for you ( :

You will need the following for class this month:
Lucy Workshops on the Go Kit (brochure, paper packet, accessories, stamp set)
Fiskars paper trimmer
paper piercer
3-D foam
sponge for GREY WOOL ink
**colonial white cards/envelopes if creating cards
If you are creating the Studio J layout you will need 2 extra sheets of Grey Wool Cardstock - you could also opt to put all of these layouts on Creme Brulee and that would be great as well.

Creme Brulee
Grey Wool

Photos needed:
Studio J layout:
3 - 4x6 PORTRAIT
2 - WALLET sized (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 or 2 x 3)

featured layout has photo sizes listed in the brochure

BONUS layout:
7 x 9 LANDSCAPE (this is an 8x10 cut down one inch)
2 - 4 x 6 PORTRAIT

Cricut cutting:
The studio J layout is primarily cricut cut - I used the Accent Essentials cartridge that should have come with your cricut when you purchased it.
choose 3 B&T patterns and cut:
2" shift (5of each pattern, pg. 76 - accent essentials book)

Flowers for layouts - you will cut as many as YOU desire -so you will see no "amounts" listed below - just the cutting info:
daisy: 1 1/4" shift pg 29
large flower: 2" shift pg 50
butterfly: 3/4" shift pg 41

Studio J layout cuts:
6x8 Sweet Leaf B&T w/honeycomb print
4 1/2 x 6 1/2 Colonial White cardstock
ALL PIECES for this layout are sponged including photos in Grey Wool ink.

BONUS layout:
This is the Magic - Trap Door pg 76 layout
You can save paper if you cut Piece B & G as 2 x 2 instead of 2 x 12 as you cover a lot of that paper.
Cutting info is on the website under the workshops on the go - there is a cricut cut using the art philosophy cartridge - on colonial white cardstock  cut:
7" (pg 41)

When I stamped my flowers I used the rolling technique - ink your image up in the ink pad - stamp it off onto a scrap piece of paper then roll the image back in the ink pad so that the edges get ink on them again and then stamp it onto your cardstock - you should see a "shaded" effect.  I used the same technique for the flower center only AFTER I stamped it into the pre-stamped flower I again rolled the image edge one more time in creme brulee and stamped it into the middle again giving it a little more definition.  You could opt to reverse the flower colors - do a creme brulee flower with a blush center - cute ( :

I created 2 simple cards for this month - and also 2 using the Dotty for You paper.

Card One left card (lucy):
Colonial White base
4 1/4 x 5 1/2 Grey Wool cardstock

choose 3 B&T patterns and cut:
1 1/4" shift (4 of each pattern per card, pg. 76 - accent essentials book)
these measurements below are based on MY words I used - so if you are doing the same then these will work but if you are changing the words - cut the pieces to fit your words:
1 x 2 3/8 sweet leaf cardstock
7 /8 x 2 6 1/16 grey wool cardstock
1/2 x 2 3/16 colonial white cardstock
I used our new Bakers Twine on this card - you can leave that off if you don't have it or add waxy flax or ribbon of your choice

Card Two right card (lucy):
Colonial White base
1 1/2 grey wool cardstock
4 x 4 1/4 sweet leaf B&T (honeycomb looking one)
I used a zip strip from the paper for the "belt"
and a large flower popped off for focus
You can opt to add words - I left mine black so I could put the sentiment I needed on later when I use the card.

Card One left card (Dotty):
Colonial White base
**I picked 3 patterns I didn't like the pattern side and so I used the dots for my cards ( :

choose 3 B&T patterns and cut:
1" shift (5, pg. 76 - accent essentials book)
1" pg 56 colonial white cardstock
1" decorative layer cardstock

Card Two right card (Dotty):
Colonial White base
1" pg 75 (cut 3 different papers - you will get all the sizes of boxes - I would cut 3 squares per card of each color and you'll have plenty of squares to work with)