Saturday, August 28, 2010

Yes....It's More Hats

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Friday, August 27, 2010

Confessions of a Shop-A-Holic

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This is another set of pages for a Marie Antoinette circle journal. This one belongs to Sox from Canada and her theme for her journal is Marie's secret journal. It's something that she kept to write her little secrets in and we are supposed to write about one and then do some art to go with it. I chose the confession of shopping too much. Something I have actually struggled with for a long time. Anyways here are the details.

1. The letter is completely computer generated. I printed it all out and then added the roses that I hand cut from another image that I printed out.

2. The background of the page with Marie on it is simply some Anna Griffin scrapbook paper that I rubber the edges with Victorian Velvet Distress Ink. I also stamped a few images with a dye ink pad by Ancient Page in a Sandalwood color. The lace is a an antique piece from my personal stash that I added to the corner. Along the bottom I stamped a border in Stormy Sky Distress ink. I then took a piece of white german scrap and rubbed it with a little Antique Linen Distress ink on a sponge applicator.

3. The image of Marie is something I have from Luna Girls and I printed her out as she came. I made her skirt from a handkerchief that I cut in half and gathered. I left the finished edge of the hanky so I wouldn't have to hem her skirt.

4. For the sash I took some wider silk embroidery ribbon and wrapped it around and then through a small silver buckle I had. I left a couple of tails and put on 2 halves of a bow on one side of the buckle. (I also made the bow around her neck out of white silk ribbon.)

5. Her hat has a small piece of a silver charm that I cut off of an earring "finding". I added some black iridescent feathers that I curled with a sharp pair of scissors.

6. Her shopping bags I made myself from scraps of scrapbooking paper and some embroidery floss. I added some labels to the bags which are actually vintage perfume label images. (They even have a little wad of tissue paper peeking out of the top of each bag.)

7. The final touches were a couple of boutique signs that I stamped on some cream card stock using the Ancient Page ink in Sandalwood. I also cut a couple of corner designs with my Sizzix out of gold paper embossed with gold powder.

Piles Of Paper

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I just love old hand writing. Back in the days penmanship was really an art and something that most people don't spend much time on anymore.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Rose By Any Other Name

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Sorry that I was so late in posting these to my blog today. My husband just seems to suck away all my time and before I knew it it was time to leave for my nail appointment.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

What's In My Drawers? (It must be Wednesday)

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This week it isn't so much what is in my drawers as what is on my shelves. I am showing a photo of the entire set of shelves but the close-up is on the 2 bottoms shelves. These house all of my books and magazines. The upper shelf is all of my craft books which include things like sewing, jewelry, embroidery, polymer clay and various other assorted miscellaneous books. The bottom shelf is all of my magazines and scrapbooking idea books. All of my punchart books are down there along with my Creating Keepsakes, Memory Makers and Scrapbook Etc. mags.

Clowning Around

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Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Talk To The Animals

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Monday, August 23, 2010

Beach Babies

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Sunday, August 22, 2010

"P" is for Peacock

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This 4x4 card is for the monthly Alphabetical Order swap that I host on my Yahoo group. As you can see this has been going on for a while since we are on the letter "P". I chose a peacock as my image to illustrate because I just love the colors of these beautiful birds. Below are the details.

1. The background paper was a very bright neon yellow/ green so I toned it down by rubbing some lime green metallic paint all over it. Then I stamped and embossed with my favorite Anna Griffin stamp with a chartreuse embossing powder.
2. The border along the right side is punched out of brown metallic paper with a Martha Stewart border punch called "wrought iron". I then took a strip of 1/8" red liner tape and ran it along the edge. Once I peeled off the liner I dumped "ultra peacock" glitter on it. I colored the rhinestones myself with Tim Holts alcohol ink in Denim.
3. The metal book plate is also from Tim Holtz but was originally a dark brass color. I wanted it to be brighter so I first took some teal metallic acrylic paint and painted the entire piece. Once it dried slightly I rubbed off the high points to leave the teal in the recessed areas. I then took some Rub-N-Buff in the gold leaf color and rubbed on the high areas with my finger. The title is stamped and embossed with my favorite color of powder Midnight Bronze Obsidian from Lindy's Stamp Gang. If you want some gorgeous 2-toned embossing powder this is the place to get it.
4. The peacock image I found on the internet somewhere and I cut it out after I attached it to some heavy card stock. I then glued a real peacock feather to the tail and added some more rhinestones that I colored myself. (The feather is from the side of the tail rather then the main part that has all the "eyes".)
5. The last thing I added to fill the top left corner was a metal book corner from Tim Holtz. Again it was a dark antique brass color so I did the same treatment to it that I used on the book plate.

Sunday Digital Download

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These "papers" and matching alphabet are for the set that I posted the week before last. The lighter colored one is meant to be printed on "white" vellum to give a semi transparent look. Hope you like them.

Back To School

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