Wednesday, March 30, 2011

New York Layout

Hello again fellow scrappers! Today's page is one that I've been meaning to scrap for ages--yeah--none of us knows what that's like right? :-) When I saw sketch #149 over at Creative Scrappers; that light bulb just went off! It was perfect to showcase this trip my husband & I took back in 2006 to NYC. He had never been to the top of the Empire State building--meanwhile I had been there about 20 times--so I was the one to take him for the very first time. The picture is us at the very top of the Empire--you can see New York behind us. Gorgeous view! I absolutely LOVE the city--all the small pics you see were all taken by me during different trips into the city or from New Jersey.

Once again I did a lot of stamping. The script you see in the background is part of the paper but everything else was stamped. I take much of my stamping inspiration from Irene also known as Scrapperlicious. I love her stamping--to me she creates works of art with her stamping. I did some stitching & misting. I also finally got to use those fragments by Tim Holtz that I've had in my stash forever. I thought they would showcase my NYC pictures really well.

This is the Creative Scrappers sketch I based this page on.

This flourish is actually not chipboard--it's made out of wood. I found this small company over in France called Scrap Désirs that sells all sorts of very cute wooden embellishments! I found them to be very unique. For this flourish I simply covered it in three colors of fine glitter--dark brown, light & dark turquoise.

A close-up of the large transparent flower. This is actually a different take on the glass flowers I displayed here in my blog not too long ago. If interested in making this flower please go here. The only difference is that I alcohol inked the flower in Butterscotch & a touch of Bronze & then stamped on it with a script stamp with black StazOn ink. Whenever stamping on transparencies--always use permanent ink such as StazOn. Any other ink will smear.

A close up of the Tim Holtz fragments. I also stamped on some of the fragments. The stitched dark brown frame was made with a Martha Stewart punch around the page titled Cherish. This punch begs to be stitched. It takes two seconds before eternity to do--but it's worth it for the effect. I thank my scrap buddy Natasha for being a stitching fanatic! She always stitches around the border whenever she uses this punch & it's so very much worth it!

Finally, a closeup of the stamped city & title. This city stamp is by Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz collection titled Cityscape. I used a combination of Stampers Anonymous stamps (mainly from the Tim Holtz collection) & Stamp Enjoy.

Thanks to all of you who take the time to stop by my blog. I appreciate your visit so very much!


  1. Love every little bit of your LO!
    So many details, so neat and so fantastic! All the stitching, the title is very cute... Can't stop looking at it again and over again. =)

  2. I always enjoy your pages Kay! This one is no exception! I love it all !!!!! My son went to NY in 06 and this page totally inspires me to scrap his pictures :)

  3. Love your design of this layout! That blingy piece of wood is an eye catcher! Funny what you said about the Cherish punch. It DOES take forever just to stitch that darn little frame!! As always, your stamping is FAAAAABULOUS! Awesome page girl!

  4. Merci de nous avoir adressé votre page. Nous allons l'ajouter dans l'album des clientes. Elle est superbe et elle mérite une mise à l'honneur avec cette très belle utilisation de nos tampons.
    Thank you for having sent your page. We will
    add in the album of clients. It is superb and
    it deserves a place of honor with this very beautiful
    Use of our stamps.

  5. rendez vous demain sur le blog de la boutique à partir de 7h ! Surprise....

  6. Hi Kay, I come from Stamp Enjoy's blog and I love your work!! Love your LO!!

  7. This is an absolutely fabulous rendition of the sketch. I love Stamp Enjoy too!

  8. Je viens du blog Stamp enjoy et très joli ce que tu fais.J'adore les couleurs la mise en forme de la page en somme Bravo.


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