Good morning! DeeDee here today!
The Helmar Team and the Gauche Alchemy team have collided and are bringing you some gluey gauchy goodness all week long! Today I've put together a sort of mixed media-ish layout. I was so SUPERBLY lucky to be sent the Mile High Kit club which contains all sorts of Las Vegas and travel themed ephemera. It ended up being PERFECT for me as early last year we made a very significant move in our lives from the flatlands of Wyoming to the big city lights of Las Vegas.
So I'm sharing a Las Vegas or BUST layout with you! The bottom patterned paper is from the Gauche Alchemy Kit (their kits happen to be limited edition, so this one is retired, but all of their kits are packed to the GILLS with themed ephemera!) I adhered down a super piece of brail paper with Helmar's Quickfix Adhesive Runner.
I tried a new to me technique that includes using a piece of Gauche Alchemy's Punchinella as a mask and Helmar's Liquid Scrap Dots as the medium. I dumped some micro beads and sead beeds over the new circle pattern on my background. TIP: If you do something like this, set it to the side for the full 48 hours to dry. And I suggest pressing your loose beads into the glue, making sure there's a nice big area of contact between the adhesive and bead. (Check out the Helmar Live show this Tuesday with Amy for another super cool technique using Helmar as a RESIST!) To achieve the rest of my background I splattered Glimmer mist in Leather and Salmon.
You can see here the super dimension that all the different pieces from the kit create when layered on each other. For a little extra depth I've attached the vintage playing card to the chipboard tag with Helmar's Zapdots. Other products used: Chevron Arrow pieces from UmWowStudio, Coral Alphas from Glitz, Epoxy Brad from BasicGrey, dymo label maker, walnut stain distress ink by Ranger.
Thanks for stopping by today!! Don't forget to see what the talented ladies @ Gauche Alchemy are up to! Join us all week for TONS of fab inspiration.