Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Home layout prompt: Our Town

Over at Memorable Seasons, the entire design team has been hosting prompts for a home album. This week is my turn and today I uploaded my layout with my prompt on their site, so I wanted to share it here too. My prompt is this: Our Town--what makes your town unique or what do you like to do around town?

Supplies Used:
Sassafras Lass Happy Place: Apple Delight
Pink Paislee: 365 Degrees 6x6 pad
Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Stamps: Psychedelic Grunge, Bitty Grunge
American Crafts Thickers: Apartment
Basic Grey Micro Monogram Stickers: Olivia
Ranger Tim Holtz Distress Inkpads: Barn Door, Chipped Sapphire
EK Success Circle Punch (1 inch, 1/2 inch)
Kraft and Blue Cardstock
Color Copy of Newspaper Article
Black Pen, Red Marker
Sewing machine and Black thread

*All products were from my personal stash.

Friday, September 24, 2010

Card share...Birthday theme

I made this card with my mom in mind...

 She has sewn for years and I wanted to use this chipboard mannequin as the main accent. I left the chipboard plain and just tied a green ribbon around it.
To create the negative strip behind the chipboard, I used a negative image stamp and covered up the images in the center of each rectangle with pattern papers. This look was inspired based on this pattern paper line from Jillibean Soup, called Pasta Fagioli (Blended Beans).

I also used some label stickers and a micro alphabet to add my greeting to the card. The letters were already green, and I just added some green stickles to them for a little more pop. The background of the card was stamped with a word background, and I also stamped the word "special" onto one of the labels. A border punch was used along the bottom edge of my card and I layered a piece of green pattern paper behind it.

Supplies Used:
Pink Paislee: 365 degrees 6x6 paper pad
Maya Road Mini Chipboard Set: Sew Cute
Basic Grey Micro Mono Stickers: Olivia
Jenni Bowlin: Black/Red Dotted Label Stickers
Autumn Leaves Stamp: Special
Ranger Stickles: Lime Green
Hero Arts Cling Stamp: Friendship words
Fiskars Border Punch: Scalloped Sentiment
Ranger Distress Inkpad: Brushed Corduroy
Inkadinkado: Negative strip stamp
Making Memories: Green ribbon
Black Pen

Monday, September 20, 2010

Photo Tutorial: Creating a Doily Banner/Bunting

As promised, here is the photo tutorial for this layout I highlighted on Friday.

  The doily banner was created with a stamped image.

Here's how I made them. The stamp was a circular doily design.
Then I used these products to color my images:
This was the first time I had used the Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze and I really liked the overall look!
It is very shimmery with flakes of glitter in it too, and the overall consistency was just like a glaze and it turned out very shiny. I used a paint brush to apply it to my stamped images, or you could use a cotton ball.
I did let the glaze dry a little bit and then I wiped off the image with a baby wipe to remove the glaze color from my embossed images. Here's what the orange and blue colors looked like when finished.

To create the red doily, I used an inkpad directly onto the cardstock.
Once I finished coloring my images, I coated the images with the chandelier clear glaze. This left them all quite sparkly and gave them all a glazed appearance.
Once they were completely dry, I cut them out with sharp scissors. Then I took each circle doily and lined it up on my paper trimmer so it was centered with a point on the top and bottom that lined up with the cutting groove. This gave me a straight cut with evenly shaped half circles.
For the next step on my layout, I added a punched medallion in red cardstock on top of each half circle doily.
To create this look, I used this punch to cut the medallion border, then used my scissors to trim out several single medallion shapes from the long strip.
On my layout, I layered the stamped doilies and the cut medallions along with some buttons all in a row under my photos. Under the red medallions, I used some crochet lace for more texture.
In the picture above, you can see a narrow strip of red plaid paper. This was also created using a stamp and the same red ink I used for my red doilies. I just lined the stamp up along some white cardstock until I had the images stamped for the entire desired length, then I trimmed around the images and inked the paper edges with some grey ink to distress it a bit.
This plaid paper was used under the photos as a thin strip and again above the photos in a larger piece. I wrote the main quote onto this thin strip and then added the rest of my journaling to the kraft paper background.

I love how the results turned out and the ways I was able to incorporate stamping in my layout!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Time flies....

Wow...where has the first half of September gone?? I think it was all a blur with a crazy busy schedule and not enough time in my scrapbook room to be creative.

Here is one layout I just finished recently though...it's a sketch challenge from Liz over at Memorable Seasons and it was so much fun to work with her sketch!  
And here's my layout based off this sketch:
And here are a few details photos:

I will post a photo tutorial on Monday with details on how I created this layout, so be sure to check back then. For now, here are the supplies I used:

Cosmo Cricket Boyfriend: Tube Socks
Studio Calico Anthology: Aperture
Prima Paintable Clear Stamp: Grid
Prima Paintable Clear Stamp: Doily
Tattered Angels Glitter Glam: Paprika
Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam: Mermaid
Tattered Angels Glitter Glam: Chandelier
7 Gypsies Mini Label Stickers: Naked Color
May Arts Crochet Ribbon: White
Ranger Distress Inkpads: Barn Red, Pumice Stone
EK Success Medallion Chain Punch
Sizzix alphabet dies: Endless Love
Silver Buttons: unknown (craft stash)
Red, Kraft and White cardstock
CTMH clear embossing powder
Versamark Inkpad
Black Pen

*All supplies used were from my personal stash.