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May 25, 2011

Reflection Layout

Good evening fellow scrappers! I was due for a Toby page & here he is! Admiring himself in the mirror. He does this a lot. Call him vain but he's always checking himself out. I was lucky enough to finally capture him doing this in a perfect angle.

This is a DT page for Stamp Enjoy. It showcases just a few of thier fabulous stamps which I think are excellent for making your own personalized backgrounds.

The majority of the chipboard is by Dusty Attic (except for the glitzy owl). In addition to the stamping; the background was spritzed with Olive Smooch & the edges inked with Burnt Sienna chalk ink.

I based my page on Creative Scrappers sketch # 157 shown here. I just flipped the design...

A closeup of the Dusty Attic brick chipboard. I used the Brick Texture technique on these chippies to give it that rustic look. You can find a brief tutorial on how to achieve this 'brick' look here.

A closeup of additional Dusty Attic chippies. For these, I painted them in white acrylic paint & then heat embossed them with Star Dust clear embossing powder. In real life, these chippies give off a beautiful glimmer!

I added a row of gold eyelets as a border. Am so grateful to my scrap buddy Natasha for making me realize the possibilities of eyelets! Till she came along, I thought they were only good for keeping the laces on my sneaks on tight...who would've thought eyelets could be used for so many other things!

I used Tim Holtz's Scrollwork die for the swirly border.

Here's my owl! This little guy is actually made out of wood. These wooden embellishments are from Scrap Desirs. They're thicker than regular chipboard & add fabulous dimension to your projects. I actually colored the branch with a permanent brown marker & then added clear iridescent glitter. I applied Martha Stewart brown leaf glitter to the owl itself. I used little yellow rhinestones for the owls' eyes & beak.

More Dusty Attic chipboard. This screen shot also shows one of Stamp Enjoy's stamps titled Border Corner 2. Quick Tip: to add more dimension to your stamping, accentuate the design with Stickles or glitter as shown here.

Here's another stamp by Stamp Enjoy. This one is titled Volutes et Ronds. As you can see I accentuated the stamps design by adding Stickles to it.

One more closeup of yet another Stamp Enjoy stamp. This one is called Lantern 1.

Before I wrap this post up--here are the Stamp Enjoy stamps I've used on my page.

Thanks to all of you who stop by. I appreciate you taking the time!

Till my next post...


Carla said...

Wow this is very pretty! love all the details

Jillian Deiling Cassity said...

aww he's so cuuuute! I love all of your close ups of your details, im always in awe and at how much work and creativity that you put into each one!
soo funny that toby stares at himself, lol!! My dogs stare at themselves in their reflections in our front windows and bark at themselves, sighh. It's kind of sad actually because theyre not very bright, lol! :)

Sandi Smith said...

Stunning work as always Kay...your details are amazing!

María Castillo said...

Una preciosidad Kay, tus detalles eimpre son espectaculares!!

Natasha said...

WHere did this come from? Have I been out of the loop for that long? I guess so because I can't remember when the last time I visited the gallery was. I just lurve your backgrounds! You inspire me to stamp... but I get skeered. I always fear that I will mess up. I love the leaf glitter on the owl... it looks like feathers! And Toby is soooo vain yet so adorable!! He's so spoiled and loved and he know it! Toby es el rey de la casa! Fab work as always girl!

Cindy Gay said...

Many fine details, the stamping, embossing.......most of all I love the reflection photo of little Toby! Thank you for your comments Kay!


Kay, cette page est superbe et met bien en valeur le petit Toby. Les détails sont ravissants également. Bravo et merci d'avoir mis les sachets ;-)

Sonia said...

Hi, Hola Kay
Stunning layout! wow!
Gracias por siempre visitar mi blog.
Hugs, Sony

kashagray5 said...

Hi Kay! Wow I must say this last layout is one of my fave's of yours! You really have many amazing details on the page! Wonderful embossing and stamping details! GORGEOUS! Thank you for stopping by my blog! Have a great weekend! Mandy