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Sunday, May 29, 2011


Now, for the FUN STUFF!!! This little mini album by Maya Road was a real treat to make. It too, will be on display at GASC next weekend, in The Crafty Scrapper Booth.  I'm not going to go into alot of detail about the making of this little album because there are so many pages to look at! Briefly, I want to give credit to Simple Stories "100 Days of Summer" patterned paper, Prima Cinderella Collection, The Girls Paperie Collection, Stone Art, and October Afternoon Mini Market Stickers.

BIG THANKS to Linda for sharing her precious pictures with me!!!! 

To Days Gone By

This LO that I did for The Crafty Scrapper DT was a joy to create. The Iron Orchid Design patterned paper by Creative Imaginations is absolutely DELICIOUS! As some of you may know, I am a slow scrapbooker...LOL, and this LO was no exception. After determining where I wanted the picture and the embellies to be, I began work on the paper by  The Girls Paperie called Vintage Whimsy. I wanted to bring more black into the LO to coordinate the colors from the CI paper, so I decided to use a Tim Holtz mask and a little Glimmer Mist to make the background a gunmetal gray and somewhat shimmery. After the paper was dry, I began working on hand stitching around the flourish created with the mask. Can you tell that I love details? I fancy cut the frame portion of the Creative Imaginations paper, then glued it to black card stock and trimmed around that. Next, I machine stitched around the edges to create a little more interest. Depth is something that I wanted to use in this LO so I popped up the CI paper and set it aside. The frame around the picture is cut, wet distressed, inked and folded. While that was drying I painted the beautiful "Hanging Plaque" wooden flourish by Kaiser Craft, using Ranger Ink Tim Holtz crackle paint (Black Soot). Since this is a heritage LO distressing and inking played a big part in the overall look. To ink around the edges, I used "Victorian Velvet" by Tim Holtz Distress Ink. After putting all the layers together I added the lovely embellies by Prima: Heart Desire Cameo and Sugar Blooms (Botanical, Sparkling and Madeline). For the finishing touch I hand lettered the title and placed the little plack in just the right place! Voila!!!