Mar 8, 2011
Good evening fellow bloggers & scrappers! Today's page is titled simply 'Love'. It's a lovey-dovey page based on my husband & myself. It's been a while since my husband & I took pictures of just us so I decided to do a brief photo shoot in our bedroom--that's why you see my spider plant & drawers in the background!? :-) No professional photo sessions for us as of yet...let's just say that I'm in love with my tri-pod & the timer on my camera!
The light turquoise background is paper from Tim Holz's Lost & Found line. All the images you see were either stamped or masked by me. I really like adding stamps to my pages & making my own backgrounds.
A big shout out to my scrap-buddy partner in crime Natasha for giving me these fabulous bamboo sticks! So far they've helped me complete 2 layouts! Thank you girl!
Besides the stamping, I've done lots of hand stitching, some masking & loads of inking.
I did this page for the Dusty Attic sketch challenge going on right now. Here's the sketch.
A closeup of some of my stamping & bling flourishes. The harlequin stamp is by Purple Onion Designs. The bling flourish is all from one Prima flourish--it was simply cut up & placed where I needed it.
Here you can also see a closeup of the staggered zig-zag stitching at the bottom of the page. Thanks again Natasha for the fabulous tip on using the EK Success Dots & Lines Edger punch to make this zig-zag stitch tons easier...I have less grey hairs now!
A closeup of my large glass flower. I have a tutorial on how I made this flower--if you're interested on making these glass flowers--feel free to refer to the tutorial here.
A closeup of the Dusty Attic chippie. Like the corrugated cardboard, this chipboard went through major alterations! It was inked in Vintage Photo distress ink, then it was embossed with Vintage Photo Distressed embossing powder. With my finger I rubbed off some of the embossing powder to give it a more grungy look. Then I spread some Perfect Pearls all over it with a fine brush. The two birds & leaves were further embellished by coloring them with a Versamark pen & then heat embossing them with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). That's how the leaves & birds got that extra glossy sheen on them.
I used the Martha Stewart Lace punch along the one border of my page. I then hand stitched along the edge of the punch. This punch already comes with the holes--all I did was stitch along them.
Thanks to all of you who stop by my blog & pay me a visit--I greatly appreciate you all taking the time to look & spread some luv!
Till my next post...