Mar 30, 2010
Here is my picture to showcase front lighting, with my daughter positioned to face the window.
And here is my picture to showcase side lighting. My daughter was positioned beside the window, with the light coming in from the right side of her. Isn't she a wonderful model!
Mar 28, 2010
These 2 flowers were made using a piece of cardstock, strips of ribbon, and Mod Podge. I coated both sides of ribbon, laid them next to each other, let dry and then hand cut some flowers. You can also find a flower and trace it for better results.
Bye for now!
Mar 26, 2010
For this layout, using this stamp, I was kind of limited to the subject matter, but I am SO happy I made this layout. If you are wondering, that's me in the middle, the youngest of 3 girls. I scrapped about my second house, as you can see, I was young when we moved there and I lived there up until I was 15. My Mom just sold that house last year and it was strange to be with her on the last day, walking around that empty house and reliving some good memories.
Here is a close up of one of my favourite techniques (applying 3 coats of UTEE to the paper and cracking it). I also pulled out the brayer, like I said the other day, I am seriously showing my brayer some love.
Mar 25, 2010
Note this: LOVE YOUR BRAYER! I bought a brayer a while back and rarely use it. To make this typewriter stamp (Cornish Heritage Farms) come to life, follow these instructions:
Stamp image onto white paper with Versamark, apply clear embossing powder, and heat set.
- Trim paper to desired size.
- With brayer, apply dark green ink (Library Green from Ranger), but leave it blotchy. Wipe ink off image.
- With a second green ink (Lettuce Adirondack by Ranger), brayer over the the image and to one side only. Wipe ink off image.
- With black ink (Black Soot Distress Ink by Ranger), brayer over the image ONLY. You want the black to get into the image's cracks to make it stand out more.
- THEN - take the whole piece of paper and stamp it with VersaMark and apply 2 coats of UTEE embossing powder by Ranger. This is essentially a nice glossy coat you are adding to make the colours pop.
Here are some sneak peeks of Scrapbook Star's April 2010 Kit. It is a lovely kit, and full of girly and Spring colours with loads of embellishments to matchy match!!
Mar 24, 2010
VINYL - the chandelier and the word inspire were cut from vinyl with my Silhouette and placed on top of the glass. I could easily remove them if I like, which is ideal to save the glass, and frame from my mistakes!
Mar 22, 2010
Mar 19, 2010
Below I am showing a sneak peek of my first project with PROJECT 52, the Bad Girls challenge blog. I kept on coming back to this piece, with fresh eyes every time, and I can tell you that what I originally envisioned, is not what resulted. HOWEVER, I am satisfied with the end piece. Hope you'll stop by Project 52 when all the team's projects are revealed on Monday.
Enjoy your Friday!
Mar 17, 2010
Here is a recent layout stamped with the 6x6 Vintage Text (CHF) and that lovely flower to dress up the background paper (kraft Bazzill Cardstock).
A recent Michael's find is that BEAUTY chipboard by Colorbok. I treated it with a craft adhesive spray, Doodlebug Inc glitter and then with Liquid Pearls by Ranger.
The dress form (Silhouette die cut) has been treated with Glossy Accents and pink Microbeads from Martha Stewart. And again, there is that lovely Maya Road Ric Rac ribbon I am obsessed with using. The flower and leaves are of course PRIMA> who does it better?
Mar 5, 2010
I loved challenge #51 at Scrap Your Crap, because it actually allowed me to do just that! The challenge was to use 20 + letters in your title, and then an additional 10 embellishments. I pulled out old decorative tape from Heidi Swapp, old embellishments, such as the beach sticker, the blue gems, and the Maya Road chipboard (which is heat embossed with red - smells like Cinnamon). How about that! A Scratch n' Sniff layout! Now there's an idea. :)
Now, I couldn't have come up with this layout without being totally INSPIRED BY Anna's Bad Girls Bleuprint - see more on the Bad Girls Kits forum. See below the images that Anna provided to get the juices flowing. She also made that sketch to go along with the images. I was inspired by the colours, white background and white space, I pulled the black, red, and green from the Tommy picture, and the fabric idea from the photo (I made sure to use fabric-like ribbons). Of course, I used the sketch as inspiration as well.
Now it's your turn. I've left you with 2 challenges that should get your mojo going. GO - SCRAP - CREATE! Oh and have fun!
"So Happy Together" Supplies:
Patterned Paper: BoBunny Press, Graphic 45, Teresa Collins
Cardstock: Bazzill, Core'dinations
Stamp: 7 Gypsies
Sticker Letters: KaiserCraft and Rose Moka
Die Cut: Silhouette (Bracket)
Decorative Tape: Heidi Swapp
Chipboard: Maya Road
Embossing Powder: Cornish Heritage Farms
Other: Envelope, Gems
Mar 3, 2010
My most simple project ever. I love it. Maybe you will start seeing some more simple from me. It sure is quicker! :)
Paper: We R Memory Keepers
Ink: Stewart Superior
Mar 1, 2010
They have put together a talented group of "out of the box" thinkers and what you see there will inspire you to try something new (which I am ALL about). Check out previous posts too, there is so much to peruse and fall in love with.
Bye for now!