Thursday, August 19, 2010

Scrapbook page - Elements of Style

     I know I’ve been MIA for a few days.  I’ve been spending some much needed time with the family.  Friday, was our ‘Fun In The Sun’ party.  We all had a wonderful time.  The food and fellowship was simply great.  Such fun to get together during the week simply to get together :)  Then, Sunday, we all went fishing.  I love to see my boys catching fish!  Finally, Tuesday, I was able to attend my upline’s monthly meeting.  I don’t get the chance to go often with sports and family obligations.  It is about a 45 minute drive (providing the Bridge/Tunnel traffic isn’t backed up).  It was so nice to get to go.  Our swap this month was a 6 x 6 scrap page.  My page was the month of May.  This is was I came up with…


     I used the beautiful Elements of Style set.  This is such an elegant set that screams “vintage”.  Love the look.  The Crumb Cake base was distressed using the new Distressing Essentials and the Tea Stain Vintage Ink.  I simply inked up the rubber and rubbed it onto the card stock.  The flourish is stamped in Crumb Cake classic ink.  The panel on the right took the longest to do (I had twelve of these to do).  I stamped the floral image in Jet Black StazOn first.  Then I run it through the Big Shot using the Perfect Details Texturz plate.  I, again, distressed the raised embossing with the Tea Stain ink.  Finally, I colored the image with Pear Pizzazz and So Saffron marker and used my Blender Pen dipped in Concord Crush ink for a watercolored look.  Using the White Gel Pen, I gave the flower centers a little highlighting.  A strip of Concord Crush was punched with the Scallop Trim Border and adhered to the edge of the panel.  I applied SNAIL to the top, bottom and outside edge only.  Thus creating a pocket to hold the journaling tag.  I stamped one side with the mother sentiment from the Well Scripted set and left the back side blank for additional journaling.  My note:  I think that all pages need space for journaling.  Without it, the future generations aren’t going to know what, who, why, where or when about the photo on the page.  Originally, I colored and cut out twelve of the hummingbirds from the Elements of Style set only to decide that I didn’t like the element on 100_1395the page.  The little bird just got lost on the page.  So, I shifted gears and added the butterflies die cuts from the Beautiful Wings Embosslits die.  I added the Jewel – Basic Pearls for added interest.  I’m loving the Victoria a5/8” Crochet Trim!  It’s so vintage looking and fun!  Another note:  This seems like a very lengthy post.  There were just several steps to this page but none was difficult to do.  Like I said, the most time consuming thing was coloring the panel image in with the blender pen and classic ink pad.  This is one time that I actually wish I had the re-inker.  I think the process would have gone quicker.

     On a more solemn note, my dad was sent back to the hospital last week.  He was running an extremely high fever.  They ruled out that it had anything to do with his recent open heart surgery but they have not found the reason behind it all.  They finally sent him home Wednesday with antibiotics for the next ten days.  Please continue to keep him in your prayers.

     Thanks for visiting today.  I hope you’ve been inspired.  Leave me a comment and let me know what you think.  I love reading your comments.



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