Kicking off an exciting new year with Creative Scrappers!!Posted: January 1, 2012
Happy New Year to all of my amazing readers! I hope that you are having a beautiful start to 2012!! 2011 held all kinds of bumps in the road for me, but that journey has only made me stronger! I welcome 2012 with a full and hopeful heart.
Today, I am so excited and honored to be a guest designer over at Creative Scrappers!!! It’s so awesome to be the first guest designer of the new year. 🙂
I know you will LOVE the sketch that Juliana has created, and that I used as my creative spring board. You absolutely MUST go check it out ASAP!! Here is my take on the sketch:
I used a bunch of goodies from Donna Salazar’s Antiquities collection for this layout, and the colors were such a wonderful palette. I love the vintage quality, that still has pops of color, like in the roses on the left of the frame I created for Ivy’s photo. The flowers are created using vintage book pages, and Spellbinders dies. The doily is plastic, and cut in half. I painted it with gesso, a smidge of beige distress paint, and added a *bunch* of Donna’s Fairy Dust Glitter. I looooooove that stuff. Love, love, love, love it. My daughters love it, too. It is just the right texture, and it comes in a fabulous shaker that looks like a sugar/salt shaker. 🙂 I love it so much, that this morning, I looked on the floor of my bathroom, and it sparkled with fairy dust glitter. Ahem, yes, I used a lot of glitter.
I really love using pieces of measuring tape as embellishments, and it worked perfectly this time with the measuring tape paper elements in the collection. I took this piece, and distressed/inked the edges, and rubbed on some inkagold in rose.
I planned to just add a strip of paper, as one of the layers (as shown in the sketch). But, honestly, I had both of my daughters sitting right by me in my scrap room, and I needed to give them something to do, so that I could think for a minute. So…..I handed them scraps of paper, and told them to roll them up at approximately the same length (I’d seen this done as a recent trend on several blogs), and make enough to be about 6 inches long. They did a good job, and it worked nicely to add a bit of dimension. I tied a bit of seam binding on, that had been dyed using Smooch Spritz in Evergreen(a fabulous mist…love it), and lightened it up by adding water. I thought it made a nice contrast.
I hope that maybe I have inspired you this New Year, and that you will head over to Creative Scrappers to grab this sketch, and get to scrapping! I thank Kristine so much for having me as a guest!
Happy New Year, Gnomies!!