If you hopped along yesterday then hang in there & keep on hoppin'. Be sure to stop by ALL the blogs today & leave unique comments as you go for a chance to win an Authentique/Taylored Expressions Prize Pack. Don't forget that Taylored Expressions is currently offering 10% off all their dies. Just use code: TENOFFDIES when checking out. Please note, this code is case sensitive & not available to wholesalers. This offer is good from April 11, 2013 until 11:59pm CST on April 19, 2013
For my project, I decided to combine Taylored Expressions 'Keeping Tabs Die' & 'Layering Doily Die - Medium' with Authentique's Renew collection.
This would be my little guy Toby giving me one of his over the shoulder looks! I was finally able to capture this infamous move of his with my camera & this was the perfect project to showcase it. The fabulous soft turquoise, yellow & black color scheme of the Renew collection made for a 'playful' page which is the feeling I wanted this page to convey.
Here you can see both dies by Taylored Expressions layered. I first ran through the doily die--cut the die in half and simply flipped one half of the circle die over. I then offset the two layers just slightly so that the black would peek through from behind the white side. Next I layered the 'Keeping Tabs Die' which I accentuated by applying a large brad through it.
I did a bit of paper rolling as seen here to give the page a bit of dimension. Here's the 'Layering Doily Die' once again by it's own. I just added a bit of pastel yellow acrylic paint dots to the hearts in order to dress it up a bit.
I felt that one of these rolls made for a perfect nest for this little guy! So I adhered him right onto one of the largest rolls.
I added a large brad to the center of each one of the 'Keeping Tabs Die'. This formed a kind of symetrical design on my page that happened purely by accident! :-) When I finished & looked at the page from afar I noticed it.
Here are a few more close ups...
These clear Fleur-d-Lis embellishments are by Clear Scraps. I highlighted the border with a yellow Sharpie paint pen and added a few dots of yellow acrylic paint to them.
These bright turquoise organza star flowers are from my stash. I have many of these in several colors which I currently have up for grabs in my small Etsy shop.
The background was made with one of Clear Scraps most recent releases--a 6" Damask Mascil. I used Mustard Seed Distress Ink and heavily applied it to my mask because I wanted the image of the mask to display brightly. I then further decorated the background with random dots of turquoise Stickles.
Something that has become customary with my pages is storing my journaling in the form of a scroll. So once again, here's my story in the form of a scroll. If interested in how I make these scrolls--I have a tutorial on my blog here.
Just in case, here's todays blog hop order--your next stop is Sankari's blog.
Taylored Expressions- http://tayloredexpressions.blogspot.com/
Shannon White- http://enchantedladybugcreations.blogspot.com/
Shellye McDaniel- http://paperedcottage.blogspot.com/
Wanda Guess- http://www.ablogcalledwanda.com/
Stephanie Kraft- http://handkraftedbystephanie.blogspot.com/
Kay Fatula- http://www.kayskreativekorner.blogspot.com/
Sankari Wegman- http://sunnysankari.blogspot.com/
Authentique Paper- http://blog.authentiquepaper.com
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the hop!