Monday, October 22, 2012
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
I had fun trying out the Tim Holtz Grunge board with this album. Its so flexible it really is nice to work with. No warping at all either when you add mod podge to adhere your paper to the pages. I also did a bit of debossing with my punch set from Melody Ross. The Grunge Board takes well with the depossing or punching with the letters etc.
I wanted it to have a vintage feel to it..and love this paper set. Its Bo Bunnys, back to basics. Had some newsprinted flowers, i dont know where they came from but i used my Tim Holtz distress stain vintage photo dauber to age them and added little wooden beads and their centers. vintage key old lace, twine and a tim holtz idea-ology metal tag !
pockets, folders and envelopes for all that fun journaling and putting in all you 'stuff" makes this album fun. i used this folder as a journaling page and added a chipboard letter t to high light the word treasure in the sentiment. I also handstamped the letter t on the folder in black to make it a subtle effect. Again aging the flowers with the ink dauber and then adding a little paint to the flowers edges with my fingers in patina from folk art paint by plaid.
large photo placement and more sentiments...great quotes through out this album. i loved doing it!
This is a basic grey paper on the left i think...but i liked that it gave the album a pop of color , i painted the grunge board on this page with the patina paint again and then went over it with my picket fence dauber..i hand stamped the word into the grungeboard with my melody ross punch set.
A large tag by tattered angels called tailored tags, i aged with my distress inks and stamped them with my new set of stamps from Stampin up....called fresh vintage. Wooden button heart added to the aged flower!
Back side of the tag with a journaling spot. A large pocket page on the right with a large tag for journaling and adding pictures too. Another tag with the sentiment and aged flowers, the larger with the paint patina added for a pop of color and fun.
This is my favorite page, i used a vintage picture in one of the papers, and machine sewed it to the back paper ( I machine sewed through out the whole album) Then added the scalloped circle from the bo bunny live love laugh line unsticking the part going over the picture so one could poke a picture behind the frame of their own. aged flowers and some lace for some class! Another folder that i added some aging and stamping too with a letter 'h' to it...to accent the sentiment with the word 'heart' in it. Inside is a journaling spot.
The last page has a place for a tag to pull out and for you to add a picture to...i used melody ross' punch set "sparrow" to dip it in my ink pad and then press onto the paper to 'stamp' the words, live, love, laugh. And again i cut this butterfly pic out of a piece of the paper and added it aged to the page.
on the back side i added one more sentiment verse and aged the page and stamped it again with my stampin up stamp set. I think it looks like leather. i ran my seam roller around all the edges of the book to make it feel like it was leather . I love how it turned out and im so happy it is going to a good home! ;)
Monday, October 15, 2012
For all my Teddy Bo friends and people who follow my blog....i am taking a break from working at Teddybo, DArcy Diaries and Wonderland Stamps Design Teams for now. I may come back in June of next year after all has settled down and i just take care of me! I dont need the added stress.. I want this time to just not feel any pressure to produce things, just to 'create' when i feel like it...time to concentrate on getting Blaine ready for graduation, college...i loved being on the Design teams, love the ladies there, and i hope come june ill be refreshed and ready to return!
Friday, October 12, 2012
Monday, October 1, 2012
I LOVE this image, especially since I am pretty much 100% Norwegian! I have this thing for monochromatic.....and i think im going to keep it up for a while! LOL I guess it will save me on buying LOTS of colors with my markers! I colored this image and i saw what a strong character she portrayed...and i made it up into a card for encouragement to someone that i admire her courage and strength. I think sometimes we need to encourage those around us and let people know when they touch our hearts!
These two tag cards are for a couple ladies in the UK who will remain nameless as a belated birthday/going away and another as a birthday card. I just love this saturated canary image, she is so fun to color! I used my promarkers and added some sparkle and shine with my gellyroll star dust gel pen. Popped on some wooden flower buttons, some lace and some ribbon and called it done! I hope they will enjoy them!