Friday, January 21, 2011

Tu-tu Cute!

Hi everyone!  I Hope you are all surviving this cold, snowy winter we are having!  I am happy to announce that I have completed my first layout of the year and want to share it with you!  First off, I was so excited when I got a package in the mail yesterday!  It contained 4 Tim Holtz Distress Inks by Ranger, and a whole bunch of #8 tags.  I am proud to say that I now own all 36 colors of Distress Inks!  You will be able to tell on this layout that I put them to good use!

I want to say thank you to my cousin Karen for letting me use this adorable photo of her daughter Madelyn!  I distressed the photo with a sanding block, and my scrappy friend Lisa G put on the sweet fairy wings using her amazing talent with Photoshop! Thanks, Lisa!!

I purchased a new embossing folder in a damask pattern and used it on the bracket diecut that I made with white cardstock and inks!

For Christmas I got a Circut Lite cartridge called Botanicals and I just love the images on it.  I used the purple cone flowers and flower/butterfly in a large scale for this layout. I cut them out of white cardstock, and inked them with my Distress Inks.  I dribbled some water droplets on to the cut outs and it achieved this mottled,  water color look.  I stamped the flowers with a script stamp and embossing ink, then embossed Distress Embossing powder.  I absolutely love the effect it gave!  I tipped the ends with Tulip Puffy paint. 

I made circle from a corner punch by Martha Stewart and white cardstock, which I then inked with Antique Linen Distress Ink.  The title is made with Prima Flocked Alphas.

Here is a close up of the photo and the distressing.

I made this flower using Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die and used the butterfly punch from MS and a pearl flourish  for the butterfly trail.

I made the vine myself, as well as the pink flower the butterfly is sitting on.  I also got my sewing machine out again and did some curvy stitching on the background paper.  I used my MS doily punch around the edge of the Prima Fairy Flora pattern paper.

I used pop dots to raise up this flower/butterfly diecut to give it more dimension.

Thank you all for being so patient with me and not giving up on me. My health has been taking its toll on my mojo and my scrapping area is NOT working for me.  I am in the process of trying to get my new space  set up in the basement where I will have loads of room and my creativity will be able to bloom!   TTYL!!!!!

Happy Belated New Year!

Hi all!  First off I just want to say I am sorry that I have been MIA for so long.  We've had lots of craziness happening at home, and I've just haven't had the energy to be creative in any sense of the word!  My mojo is finally showing its face again, and I hope to share with you a layout that I have been laboring over.  I hope it will be worth the wait, and you will enjoy looking at all the different techniques I've used as much as I had in creating them!

Expect another update, hopefully tomorrow. Lord willing and the creek don't rise! Rest your eyes as they will be busy looking at all the details!!  Chow!