Monday, July 21, 2008
Tuesday, July 15, 2008
My piece is 5x8 and I started by painting a piece of chipboard and layering Golden fluid acrylics. Using punchinella I pushed texture paste through for some background texture. Added a Cosmo Cricket rub on, then collaged sheet music and a party list, cut the tea cup from some Asian fabric I had and stitched it down. I put a tea bag under the cup with the tag hanging out for dimension and smell. Then stamped some words and added the title - felt by Making Memories.
I have been enjoying playing with some mixed-media projects!!
Monday, July 14, 2008
I so love the way Em looks in this picture- such a summery feel to this one. I die cut the floral paper with the Accucut at Scrappy Papers and edged it with white paint and also used the punchinella in the kit as a stencil.
I borrowed these pictures from 1982 from my mom. I am the oldest of my brothers and sister.
Working in an 81/2 X 11 is not my usual format, but I loved it! It seemed so quick and fun! I will be trying this again. The flowers on the side are an October Afternoon stamp that I stamped onto cardstock and cut out.
This one you have probably already seen- it is my favorite of my LOs this month.
We are mostly better now around our house and I am trying to catch up with everything and on top of that there was a huge lightning storm in our neighborhood on Sunday and it fried anything that wasn't on a surge protector all around us! We were really lucky - it only got our DVD player and internet modem. Mark is always good to keep our electronics on a surge protector. That is a lot cheaper than replacing a computer or TV! Hope you all are having a great start to the week! :)
Friday, July 11, 2008
I so love this photo of us kissing! I soaked the photo in water for about 20 minutes and then sanded - I think I got a little crazy with the sanding, though! I saw Tim Holtz do this technique on his blog - where you stamp an image in clear embossing powder and paint over it - let the paint set up a bit and then wipe away. The embossing acts as a resist showing the paper below. I thought it turned out pretty cool! I tried lots of different paints but the only one that worked well for me was the Adirondack Dobbers. I guess the paint is pretty thick.
These photos have been printed since last summer and I could never get them to work out right in a LO until this one. The challenge was using strips of paper - which is a different look for me. But I do like the end result!
And last but not least, I want to thank my friend Karen for giving me this award! Thanks so much!! I am flattered that anyone would like my blog enough to nominate it!! ;)Well, the weekend is finally here and we are still sick at our house! I hate the summer flu!! Hope everyone has a wonderful weekend! :)
Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Thursday, July 3, 2008
Wednesday, July 2, 2008
I thought the papers from the July Scrapmuse kit were perfect for this adorable picture of Mark. I think this was around 1970- can't you tell by the pants? lol
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
The photo I used is of my great-grandmother, Helen Netcott Main and the button is from a fur coat she owned. I love this photo and cannot believe how much my mom resembles her.
I first coated the box with a light coat of gesso and wiped part of it away and then collaged torn prima papers with gel medium. Then inked the edges of the box to distress and then dry brushed the entire box with another coat of gesso and wiped away again. I finished with another coat of gel medium to seal.
The interior was painted with gesso and paper on back and partially on interior sides. I added dimension to the photo and velvet rose by layering pieces of foam core board to build a base for them. I used glimmer mist on the rose to add a little more color and found a vintage hankie to frame out the photo.
I am quite pleased with the end result. I have wanted to use this photo for a long time and wanted to display it with the button so this worked perfectly! The other contest entries were beautiful, so I will be waiting to see who the winners are. My fingers are crossed! lol And even it I don't win it will be a lovely addition to my home!