Monday, April 22, 2013

Spring Garden Memory File Featuring Color Pop!

Happy Spring!!

Anna sent me a package of Heidi Swapp Color Pop Products and told me to do with it what I wished. Spring is in the air so I thought a memory file that I could put pictures and notes about my garden would be a great project for these products. Here is what Anna sent me...

The below pic shows what the front cover of the memory file looks like.

I used one of the color pop folders and misted it with Tropical Teal  Colorshine. I also layered color pop banners at the top along with some Teresa Collins banner strips and added the Scrabble Tiles from the Basic Grey "Fact & Fiction" line to spell out the word "SPRING." The black butterfly on the upper left was sprayed with Black Velvet Colorshine then wiped back to reveal the resist pattern. The two birds at the very top are from Recollections and were sprayed with Sweet Cherry Colorshine and I added iRock rhinestones for their eyes. There is another bird from the same line on the left side of the tag that I sprayed with Bronzer Colorshine. The rosy pink flower in the upper left corner is from Prima "Hello Pastel" and the leaves are from The blue, pink and black butterflies are also from the Prima "lifetime" Collection. The red bird on the far right is from Melody Ross. I used a color pop tag that says "beautiful" and attached it to one of the black and white color pop frames to make the center piece where a photo can be slipped in. I layered parts of color pop banners and HS trimmings on the far right side of the frame and also layered color pop banners on the left side of the tag. On the right side of the tag I used a Teresa Collins border piece. I spelled out "Garden" with chipboard pieces from the Basic Grey "Fact & Fiction" line. On the bottom of the frame/tag piece I layered a trimming from Pink Paislee that I sprayed with Dylusions Spray in London Blue, and another border piece from Teresa Collins. The two hearts at the bottom are from Pink Paislee and I sprayed one of them with Gold Lame Colorshine and the other with Sweet Cherry Colorshine. The buttons on top of them are from My Mind's Eye and I tied bakers twine into each of them. The brads that are on the tag are from the Teresa Collins "Memories" line. At the very top above the word "SPRING" I placed labels from Tim Holtz that say "Cherish The Memories of A Photograph." Inside the tag that says "beautiful" I tucked a bouquet of tiny roses that I sprayed with Sweet Cherry Colorshine. Closeup shots are below...

 The sticker that say "love and the sticker with the little flower on it to the right of the word "Garden" are from Teresa Collins.

The pink seam binding was sprayed with Primrose Colorshnie and was used to hold another memory folder on the inside.

When the folder is opened the next page is pictured below.

The inside of the folder was also sprayed with Tropical Teal Colorshine. I adhered a small memory file from the Serendipity line. On top of this I layered one of the HS tags that I colored with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Squeezed Lemonade. Then I placed two of the mini instaframes that I placed washi tape from my stash along the bottoms. Along the top of the mini folder I layered a color pop banner with some yellow HS trimmings that I fluffed with my heat gun. On top of that on the far left I layered some of the Teresa Collins die-cut flowers from the "Memories" line and put a brad from the same line through them. The bird is from Recollections and I sprayed it with Mint Green Colorshine and placed an iRock rhinestone for it's eye. To the right of the mini instaframes I put a banner from Fancy Pants (yellow patterned) and on top of that, some small banners from My Mind's Eye. Above the tiny banners  I placed a sticker from HS that says "scatter sunshine." The banner running along the top of the teal part of the larger memory file is from Teresa Collins. The pink bird below that is from Prima Resist Canvas and I colored it with Tim Holtz Distress Stain in Picked Raspberry then wiped it back to show the resist pattern and added an iRock rhinestone eye. The flowers to the right and below the bird are from the same line as the bird and were sprayed with a combination of Sweet Cherry Colorshine, Mustard Colorshine, Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain, then wiped back to reveal the patterns. On the top of the bird is another of the butterflies from Prima. The stem and leaves of the flower are from the same Prima line and were colored with Dylusions Spray in Cut Grass.  The butterfly on the flower is from Prima.  A color pop banner was sprayed with the Dylusions Cut Grass Spray and placed below the Prima flowers. On the right side of the small memory file, a tag from the HS was adhered where it hangs off of the folder. I pulled the wings of the butterflies up and colored them with Chromatix markers from American Crafts.

Close up shots are shown below...

The next photo below shows the smaller memory file opened.

On this page I again layered color pop banners on the top and used a small portion of a clear pop banner. Underneath the clear pop banner I place another banner from Fancy Pants "Park Bench" line. To the left of that I placed another mini instaframe, which I also layered with banner pieces from Teresa Collins at the bottom and at the top another piece from TC and a piece of Pink Paislee trimmings colored with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain. On the bottom I used another banner from the Fancy Pants line, adhering it with my Tim Holtz mini stapler.

The picture below shows the upper part of where the smaller memory file is opened inside the larger memory file. This picture shows the bird and flower already described above, and also shows where a HS fotostack was placed. I again layered banners from the color pop line and from Teresa Collins and another bird from Prima colored with Sweet Cherry Colorshine. I tied two parts of it shut with seam binding colored with Tropical Teal Colorshine and Squeezed Lemonade Distress Stain. Prima butterflies were also used on the fotostack. 

Close up shots below...

In the photo below,  the next memory file that I attached with the pink seam binding that shows on the outside of the main memory file is shown. At the top, I lateryed clear pop banners and a Teresa Collins blue border strip, and some HS trimmings fluffed with my heat gun and another color pop banner, sprayed with Black Velvet Colorshine. Two instaframes from the Serendipity line were adhered to the front of this folder, which was sprayed with Sweet Cherry Colorshine. On the left instaframe, I layered clear pop and color pop banners on the top, and on the bottom I used HS trimmings and a Teresa Collins border strip. A sticker from HS that says "Celebrate the Little Things" was put above the border strip. Another Prima Canvas bird was attached with dimensional foam and it was colored with Spiced Marmalade Distress Stain. On the right instaframe another Prima butterfly was adhered on the right top corner. 

Close up shots below...

The photo below shows the above memory file opened and shows where the seam binding was put through it so that it could be attached to the main larger file. I put washi tape from my stash below the seam binding to keep the folds sturdy so it would not tear. An instaframe was place on the left and a layered banner piece from HS was cut in half and part was used on the top of the instaframe. On the bottom I place a small piece of a color pop banner on top of the instaframe and underneath it another HS banner piece with a piece of HS trimming painted in Broken China Distress Paint. On the right I adhered an accordion file with pockets inside from Teresa Collins so I could put pressed flowers and notes inside of it. At the very bottom of the folder I layered lots of color pop banners, a small piece of yellow trimmings and a piece of Artisan Ribbon from Pink Paislee that was colored with Mint Green Colorshine.

The next photo shows the top part of the memory file when opened. I used two banners from Fancy Pants and a Teresa Collins border strip cut in two pieces across the top and at the bottom a border piece from Fancy Pants.

The next photo shows the next small memory file from the color pop line which I sprayed with Mustard Colorshine. At the bottom, I used a piece of paper from HS and cut it into a fence with the Tim Holtz die "On The Fence." I painted some HS trimmings with Mowed Lawn Distress Paint and adhered it under the fence and fluffed it with my heat gun.  Die cut flowers from Teresa Collins were placed all in the fence for a big pop of color along with two more birds from Prima, one painted with Picked Raspberry Distress Stain and the other with Tropical Teal Colorshine.

The photo below shows the above memory file open. I adhered a mini fotosleeve book on the inside of this, placing an instaframe underneath it on the memory file which was sprayed with Mustard Colorshine on the inside. A Fancy Pants border and a Prima butterfly were placed on the bottom of the instaframe. Fancy Pants banners were placed on top of the fotobook and a Fancy Pants border strip in between them, with 2 pieces of color pop banners on each side of the FP border strip. On the top, above the fotobook I placed a Teresa Collins file folder. Behind the small Mustard colored file folder is half of one of the color pop Memory files that I sprayed with Tropical Teal Colorshine.

The photo below shows the other side of the Fancy Pants banner.

This photo shows the last page of this Memory File. I used a color pop Frame and layered some HS flower trimming on the left bottom corner with a Teresa Collins brad through the middle of them. At the top I placed a HS sticker with the definition of "Beautful" on it. Below the small yellow memory file is a piece of color pop paper that I traced to match the back of the half folder behind it, adhered the two together with a taper runner, and painted it with Golden Fluid Acrylics in Teal then wiped back the paint to reveal the resist. I normally use paper towels and windex on these types of paper because it tends to wipe the color on the resist part better than baby wipes and sometimes baby wipes can make the painted part peel up and expose the white underneath.

I am really looking forward to using this Memory File to place pictures and notes from my garden this year! I can also add the packets of seeds that I have planted in places in the file, such as the large area on the right side of the photo above.

I think this was a great way to use many of Heidi Swapp's memory file products. They are so flexible and easy to use almost anywhere, in almost in project, and you can integrate almost any other products you might have in your stash with them as well! THAT is one of the main reasons I love Heidi Swapp products.

Have a wonderful week!