Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rehersal Dinner

 This is one of my favorite page from my Atlanta album. I may or may not have thrown out like 6 pages of navy blue paper in the process of figuring out what I was doing. But now I'm out of my nice heavy navy cardstock.

I pulled out my favorite Hero Arts background stamp along with embossing powder and watermark ink. But the texture of the paper made this even better.

 One of my favorite things on this page are the embellishments. I used a pack of banners from Heidi Swapp and some Prima flowers. My goal on this page was elegance.

 I cut the font on my Silhouette using the Channel font. It was very delicate to work with and I had to be extremely careful putting it down. But I achieved my goal for the page.

Saturday, July 19, 2014

Beautiful flowers

 One of my favorite parts of my big camera is the ability to take photos up close of gorgeous subjects. I just don't feel like I have that ability with the phone. I am a sucker when it comes to flower pictures. I can't get enough of them. I did a collage on Picasa and then printed a few collages in 4x6 format to make this page.

 I used my Close to my Heart Chevron stamps in the corner, and then used some bling in the middle to close the big gaps. I like all the patterns within the chevrons. I'm not a big fan of buying brand new stamps, but I'm a sucker for chevrons.

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Fall Decorations at the Gardens

When we visited Atlanta it was early in October. We were surprised with temperatures closer to our normal highs in June but with pumpkins and changing trees. The garden was in the process of setting up for both their Halloween and Christmas displays. We normally get up to Door County this time of year, so we were happy to get our fall fix.

I had a lot of fun making this page. I used my favorite mask and mist to color the back ground. I used a combo of paper from American Crafts and Imaginesnce. I also used burlap flowers from Little Yellow Bicycle. I didn't want to have the brown burlap color so I used my Tim Holtz Distress Paint. I learned my lesson to let it dry on it's own or else it will stink if you try and dry it.

 I also used some cork arrows from Studio Calico and some ribbon from American Crafts to jazz up this page!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

A Few More

 I have a few more pages from the garden to share. Sometimes I take more pictures of my actual pages than others. For some reason the Orchid Garden only got the main picture and nothing else, but I really wanted to share it. I think Orchids are a beautiful flower and this was a great page. 

 The background paper was from Close to my Heart. The stickers are from Thickers and they are the perfect color. I also brought in some Basic Grey chipboard that I've used throughout this album. The ribbon was something random I found laying around and folder over and cut to make as part of my title.

The second page I am sharing is of the skyline. I didn't do titles on all my pages as some are more obvious. This was a really different but fun page for me to try.

 My favorite part is the mixed media bottom with the skyscrapers. My friend Rita has this stencil and I had to borrow it to go with this page. I used some Ferro Paste from Viva. It is a very fun and gritty paste to work with, but has the perfect effect for this page. The only thing I realized is how fast you much wash it off, as it dries fast and is a bit gritty.

Throughout this page I used some other embellishments including washi tape and wood veneers. I changed the colors of the veneers using my Tim Holtz Distress Ink.