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Hugs - Ginger
As a project for THE CRAFTY SCRAPPER design team, each designer is making a little holiday cottage by the HEART OF TEXAS STUDIO. There are five little houses in this set called, "The Village", that are each a different size and design. This one is 5" tall and 4"X 4". For paper, I chose the "Simple Stories 25 Days of Christmas" Collection by MEMORY WORKS, and loved the way it can be an excellent background for showing off details.
The hearth was created by building up layers of foam from a craft store, then adhering the hand drawn brick surface. Cardstock used for this was BAZZILL BASICS PAPER (Rosey/ canvas texture). The white opaque pen is by INKSSENTIALS.
The sweet holly trim is by MAY ARTS and the tiny rose trim is "Organza Roses" (red) by Maya Road. Topping off this lovely little cottage is the gorgeous "Vintage Lace Mum" (Apple), also by Maya Road. The depth of the layers is strikingly rich and draw plenty of attention to whatever this poinsettia adorns!
Thanks, everyone for taking a peek at my latest creation. If you're in the area, be sure to stop by THE CRAFTY SCRAPPER in Waxahachie, Texas to see all of the little houses on display for the holiday season!
Included in the embellishments are MAYA ROAD Vintage Findings, "Grandma's Doilies" and "Paw Paw's Doilies", Let It Snow Kraft (snowflake), and Chipboard Mini Alphabet, "Audrey". Topping off the embellishment list with some lovely PRIMA flowers with holly leaves, and MAY ARTS ribbon and BoBunny pearls and buttons!
Techniques used were paper distressing, inking (TIM HOLTZ) Distress Ink (Vintage Photo), machine stitching, painting (Tim Holtz Crackle Paint) layering and border punching with the MARTHA STEWART "Ribbon Loop". A new technique that I used here was paper padding, which adds depth to to the lovely oval picture of an angelic baby on the Bo Bunny paper. First, I cut out the oval shape around the child's face and then misted it with water to get it to stretch a little. Next, I stitched and inked around the edges of the oval and cut three concentric ovals of cotton batting to place under this sweet image. Last of all, I added a cardstock back to keep everything in place before adhereing it to the page.
Thanks to everyone for taking a peek!
Those of you who are cat lovers understand why this layout is so dear to me. This precious little kitty was just as beautiful on the inside as he was on the outside. Seven years ago we lost our precious Hercules. For a long time, I could not do any scrapbook pages about him, but I finally conquered my emotions and much to my surprise, found that doing layouts about "Herkie" actually helped me deal with our loss.
The Merry Christmas Collection by BEST CREATIONS INC. was deligntful to work with. It gives a bit of a vintage look to any project using traditional Christmas colors. Other papers included are BASIC GREY'S Basic Manilla Paper Pack and BAZILL BASICS cardstock "Jade". Embellishments used are PRIMA's "Medley Spray" (Midas), MAYA ROAD "Organza Roses" ribbon, COSMO CRICKET's "Dear Mr. Claus" collection's cardstock stickers, canvas fabric from my "stash" and MAYA ROAD's "Snowflake Chipboard Set".
Paints, inks and stencils used here are KRYLON 18kt. Gold Leaf Pen, MAYA ROAD'S Maya Mist, RANGER INK- INKSSENTIALS Crackle Accents, TATTERED ANGELS Glimmer Mist and glimmer screen "Fanciful Stencils" and TIM HOLTZ mask "Seasonal". Other products used are MARTHA STEWART Punch Around The Page "Holly Leaves" and ZIG writer "Hunter Green".
Thanks, everyone, for taking a peek at my latest creation!
I love snow days! They are such rare treats here in north centeral Texas and I enjoy driving around and taking in the beauty. My wonderful husband did the driving for me this day in early 2011 and it was so very nice to get out of the house! These two young ladies were building their snowman just about a block away from were I grew up and it seemed that they were having a grand time. Rolling down the window, I asked them if I could take their picture and they were happy to pose for me. It reminded me of times gone by when my friends and I spent a chilly afternoon building our own "Frosty"!
I always enjoy doing something with the paper other than cutting and pasting, and I experiment with different ways to make a layout interesting. This time, I used concentric circles and tore, rolled and stitched around them to add interest.
The BO BUNNY "Blitzen" collection was perfect for the layout, as the colors bring out the colors in the picture.
MAYA ROAD'S snowflakes (chipboard and paper) seemed a perfect way to bring out the browns in the picture, as well. Also from MAYA ROAD, I used "Snapshot Words" and "Seasons Keychain Set" and "Trinket Pins". The paper snowflakes were ready to use and I decided to paint the chipboard flakes and then doodle in black for additional detail.
Other supplies used are EK SUCCESS Edger Punch "Snowflake", MAY ARTS ribbon, STAZON Ink "Jet Black", ZIG WRITER (black), ADIRONDACK Acrylic Paint Dabbler "Snow Cap" and little red pearls by BO BUNNY.
Thanks, everyone, for looking at my latest creation for THE CRAFTY SCRAPPER Design Team! You can see it displayed in the store in Waxahachie, Texas.