Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Love Layout

Good evening fellow bloggers & scrappers! Today's page is titled simply 'Love'. It's a lovey-dovey page based on my husband & myself. It's been a while since my husband & I took pictures of just us so I decided to do a brief photo shoot in our bedroom--that's why you see my spider plant & drawers in the background!? :-) No professional photo sessions for us as of yet...let's just say that I'm in love with my tri-pod & the timer on my camera!

The light turquoise background is paper from Tim Holz's Lost & Found line. All the images you see were either stamped or masked by me. I really like adding stamps to my pages & making my own backgrounds.

A big shout out to my scrap-buddy partner in crime Natasha for giving me these fabulous bamboo sticks! So far they've helped me complete 2 layouts! Thank you girl!

Besides the stamping, I've done lots of hand stitching, some masking & loads of inking.

I did this page for the Dusty Attic sketch challenge going on right now. Here's the sketch.
A closeup of the corrugated cardboard. I did everything under the sun to this cardboard! It was painted in bronze acrylic paint & a bit of glimmer glam. I then spread some Aged Mahogany & Vintage Photo Distress Stickles & then smeared it with Walnut Distress ink.
The title is glued onto one side of the bamboo sticks & dressed up with turquoise stickles.

A closeup of some of my stamping & bling flourishes. The harlequin stamp is by Purple Onion Designs. The bling flourish is all from one Prima flourish--it was simply cut up & placed where I needed it.

Here you can also see a closeup of the staggered zig-zag stitching at the bottom of the page. Thanks again Natasha for the fabulous tip on using the EK Success Dots & Lines Edger punch to make this zig-zag stitch tons easier...I have less grey hairs now!

These 'glass' flowers add such a subtle touch to any page.  I have a tutorial on how I made this flower--if you're interested on making these glass flowers--feel free to refer to the tutorial here.

Like the corrugated cardboard, this Dusty Attic branch chipboard went through major alterations! It was inked in Vintage Photo distress ink, then it was embossed with Vintage Photo Distressed embossing powder. With my finger I rubbed off some of the embossing powder to give it a more grungy look. Then I spread some Perfect Pearls all over it with a fine brush. The two birds & leaves were further embellished by coloring them with a Versamark pen & then heat embossing them with UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Enamel). That's how the leaves & birds got that extra glossy sheen on them.

I used the Martha Stewart Lace punch along the one border of my page. I then hand stitched along the edge of the punch. This punch already comes with the holes--all I did was stitch along them.

Thanks to all of you who stop by my blog & pay me a visit--I greatly appreciate you all taking the time to look & spread some luv!


  1. Hola Kay!
    Me encanta tu pagina!! lo que hicistes con los palitos para enmarcar tu punto focal me gusta mucho, ademas del corrugado y la mezcla de diferentes materiales.
    Hermoso trabajo!!

  2. This is very creative with unique framing.

  3. Awww! Que tiernos!!!!!!!!!!! Love your layout and the organic feel of the corrugated board and bamboo sticks! LOVE Natasha, so sweet and talented! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Hello, Hola Kay!
    Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!
    Me gusto la manera que creaste este layout, los palitos (bamboo sticks) le dan un toque diferente al igual usar diferentes materiales.. I love you create a frame with this sticks, Great Idea!
    Great Creation!

    *Gracias por visitar mi blog*

  5. Like OMGawsh!!!! Like totally faaaaaabulous! HAHAHAHA... beeena while since I used your fave accent! I love this page girl! It's jam-packed with techniques and great ideas! Love the design and your lovey-dovey photo! Have to check out your tut!

    p.s. If I give your more tips maybe you won't have to dye your hair anymore!! LOL


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