Sunday, July 10, 2011

Birthday Girl

This is page two to Erin's 10 year birthday layout.  It too was inspired by Sketch Inspirations #227.  I missed the deadline by FOUR minutes!  LOL  That's okay, the true prize is getting a finished layout for my daughters scrapbook.  If you ever are stumped for a layout idea...may I suggest Sketch Inspirations?  Free plug, I receive nothing for sharing!
The colors for my layout are also inspired by another favorite site.   I can't believe I've been using their challenges for just over a year now.  I love having so many wonderful layouts finished for my children and for my personal gratification.
My layout was inspired by this month's "theme" National Ice Cream month.  What better representation that photo's from a birthday?!  
I'm currently hooked on stitching.  I'm not really sure how my husband would feel about me using my new sewing machine to stitch on paper but considering what I've been doing over the past year... I feel stitching is very befitting to my regular evolution of scrapping.  I went back to the stashes and found OLD ColorBok papers... I mean, ancient Walmart stuff.  I was actually on the verge of donating it to the kids or another worthy scrapper out there.  But it had YELLOW in the pad.  So, I started tearing and stitching it.  After "enhancing" it with Tattered Angels glimmer mists in Daffodil yellow and Pink Bubblegum.

Since I was working on white Bazzil card stock, I took a Tattered Angels mask (some of you may remember this!  Multipurpose!) layed it down and spritz with my Angel mists... while it was still wet with mist, I gently picked it up, flipped it over and dropped it right on the lower right corner of the page.. (see below) and I also stitched on a circle over and over and over...
It's a reverse stamped mask in a sense.  No, not my original idea.  I got it from Sally McDonald when she came to teach at Cat's Creations out in Mineral Wells.  She taught a class on Copics, Tattered Angels Mists and Prima products at the time last year.  It was fun and I learned something new! 
Another detail element from the sketch challenge was three photo boxes running down the length of the page.  I had cut my photo's too large, and I didn't feel like re-cutting, re-matting, re-distressing.  The witching hour was upon me so I set those aside for later.  Instead I used three jewelry tags that I covered with sticky back canvas and Bazzil papers.  I added my texts and used a fun product I've had stashed forever...


You might remember it... It's called Foil, Glitter, Flock Adhesive Rub On Kit by We R Memory Keepers... It's actually really fun.  The rub on's are the adhesive and then you rub the foil, glitter or flock onto the adhesive.
I enhanced flower stickers from K&Company, a surfboard from MME, found OLD Doodlebug alpha stickers, rub on's from god knows where and used H2O's to touch things up.  Over all a very satisfying creation.  I'm very content and happy if I'm ripping, staining, spritzing and altering objects to meet my creative needs.  This challenge fit the bill!

3 comments:

Milagros C. Rivera said...

You did such a beautiful job on this LO, all the details are perfect! I laughed when I read, to follow or stalk here in your blog, so here I go let's start by following, LOL

Arlene Camacho said...

wow, I love all of the different techniques you've used to create such a striking layout. this is sooo pretty.

scrapbookertink said...

This is so lovely, the pic is gorgeous and the layout is adorable, especially love the little tags, so cute have a great weekend.

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