Saturday, April 24, 2010

More Dimensional Details

So this week my homework for my class was to make a layout where you used a technique to get your picture to pop off the page. Using the instructions provide I created this layout which is of my mother, sisters, my niece and myself at my youngest sisters wedding. To ink around the placement of the pictures you first position the pictures and lightly mark with a pencil where they are going to go. Then remove the pictures and ink a border around the edge. I used the Close To My Heart texture tool with the foam head and Tim Holtz distressing ink. You can use other things to provide this "halo" such as paint and glimmer mist. Then I sanded the edges of the pictures to give a white edge to make them pop out of the darker background they were now on.
The other special item on this page are the roses. I made them myself. The cream rose is made from cardstock. To learn how to do this check out this utube video on Betty's blog. Betty is taking the same class and shared the video. The flowers are really easy to make - you just have to be patient and wait for them to dry! The deep red rose I made using wired ribbon. I've been making a lot of roses like this for some dance costumes for my daughters school production of Sleeping Beauty and I've become quite an expert at it. Here's the link on how to do this.

The final home for this layout will be my Hatch Family album which I've been working on. I'm trying to scrapbook some of the pictures my sisters rescued from my parents home when we sold it. This will be a very special album when its finished as it will be a record of my childhood and some of my heritage. I just doing a layout here a layout there in no order to add to it as I know every page is more than I have currently. Keeping up with the kids current life is a higher priority and there is no pressure to get this one done. The backlog isn't increasing or anything like that.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

A longtime not blogged

Well I haven't blogged since August 2009 so its getting on to be nearly a year. Why not well I need a break and I wondered what was the point of me blogging when I did have a scrapbook business. Well I'm back!

I have been busy since January taking lots of classes with Big Picture Scrapbooking and have learned a lot of different things and made lots and lots of scrapbook pages. Currently I'm doing a class with Nic Howard called Dimensional Details. We're only on week 3 and I'm loving it. Each page is taking a life of its own and I'm using all sorts of techniques I don't take the time to use normally. Take this layout for instances. The eyes on the skull are from a necklace I purchased at Kohls just for those two beads! I now need to find a use for the other beads as the necklace won't work any longer.

The special technique on this layout is masking. I used a Tom Holtz Spider web mask and some silver glimmer mist. I did this over the background paper and the black patterned paper. I then added the color to make the whole layout pop off the page!

The skull and the hinge are both Tim Holtz grunge board - which I'm now in love with. So easy to use. I found it at Tuesday morning at a really great price. I even gone back and bought more after using it. If you have a Tuesday morning I recommend going and seeing if they have it. He has some great video's on his website on how to use it. How to Use Grunge Board

Well blog readers that's my first post in a while but I promise to be back more regularly!