Friday, September 10, 2010

Page 8 and 9

I like the way this one turned out, except one little thing.  I colored the button die cuts and I think they look too bright for the rest of it.  .  I think I may go back and try and mute them a bit.  Also, it scanned a funny color.  It is actually a light tan color, not the yellowish that it shows here.
I wanted to have lots of elements to it and for it to look extremely girly.  It was going to be just one page, like the last page or something, but then the stamp gave me the idea for the second page.  The first page took me over two hours to complete.  I think it will show case a couple pictures nicely.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Album Day 2

Actually I stayed up until 3:30 this morning working on this album.  When it is quiet and I get in that room, it's like time doesn't exist.  I did  four more pages last night and two today during lunch.... and after closing.
This first one is the second page to the green one I did yesterday.  I am trying to put one journaling block on each two pages. 

These two are both done with off white, but they the right hand one looks like white here.Butterflies are stamped and cut out, except the ones on the bottom right.

I am trying to do each piece similar but not exact, with elements from one used in a different way on another.  ie  the left has the  punch flowers on the frame and the right has the seperated punched flower border.  The pattern papers are reversed, and the flowers on the left were punched out of a full sheet, and the round elements on the right were pre-cut shapes that I stamped flowers on. and added the bling. 

My intention is for it not to be a typical "baby" album but with some infant elements here and there.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Baby Album

I do very little "scrapbooking" but this is my second baby album in the last couple months.  It is a gift for our Pastor and his wife.  I don't think they read my blog, so I should be safe for a surprise.

I think it is going to be all pinks and green.  Maybe a little brown, and off white of course.  Note the red hair on the baby... Pastor Bob has red hair.

I will probably have pages that are the same background or theme for opposite pages.  If you click on the picture you can see the detail in the stamping better.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Fall/Mens card

This is inspired by Jennifer McQuire and a technique she demo'd on her blog.  The leaf is coated with glossy accent as a permanent mask.  You can stamp right over it and just wipe it off.  The base is inked and masked with a Tim Holtz mask, and I added a Tim Holtz Grunge element.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Been doing a little bit of stamping and playing lately

I really like the way the shading came out on the leaves.  I used just one color of Copic ink and the airbrush.  The flower and leaves are die cuts that are individually inked with Copic and airbrush and pens, a real combination of techniques to come up with the colors I wanted, and then attached with brads.  I'm pretty happy with the results.  I don't so much like the stamp at the top, but it will do. 

These three were fun.  I masked the white cardstock and airbrushed the sky.  Then stamped the trees in first and second generation and applied glitter.  Then I shadowed the trees in the "snow" with the lightest grey shade of Copic.

This is just a few of the tri-fold Christmas cards that I did.  the first one the pattern paper is embossed, the second one the base card is embossed and sanded.  The flourish on this card is cut with Tim Holtz Alterations die cut on shrinky dink, baked and inked with copics and airbrush and then added stickles.