Monday, May 16, 2011

Be Unique Layout & Announcement

Good evening fellow scrappers & bloggers! I had momentarily lost my scrapping mojo for a bit there--but I blame work. Things have calmed down just enough for me to magically regain my mojo & it has come back with a vengeance!

Today's page is titled 'Be Unique'. This cute little brown eyed girl is actually the daughter of a good friend of mine. Gotta love those chubby cheeks & that fabulous smile!

The message I was giving this little one was to be yourself no matter what--to be a leader not a follower. That's the message I was trying to convey with the butterflies. Notice how all of them are the same except for one & it's the prettiest one out of them all. :-)

I did a lot of inking, misting & stamping on this one. I used a combination of Worn Lipstick & Shabby Shutters distress inks for the background along with Graphite glimmer mist. Pretty much all the stamps you see here are by Stamp Enjoy. Thier stamps are absolutely perfect for creating your own backgrounds.

Here's a closeup of one of Stamp Enjoy's texture stamps called Volutes et Ronds. In this shot you also see a bit of masking & a couple of the butterflies.

Here's a closeup of the lacing. After playing around with 2 strands of different colored ribbon for about 1 hour--I came up with this combination of lacing styles. I hope to soon post a tutorial on this lacing--if I can remember how I went about it! Mind you I was doing this lacing at about 1:30 in the morning...

The very pretty stick pin I bought from Mandy's (Craftysprinkles) Etsy store.

Here's a closeup of the transparent butterfly. The butterfly is an image that was printed on a transparency. I then added a bit of Stickles to the wings & glittered the body. I have a couple of diverse transparent or 'glass' butterflies in my small Etsy shop. These butterflies add a nice & unique touch to pages because of thier clear nature.

A close up of the large flower cluster & the journaling. I tucked a bit of baby's breath (a.k.a gyp) behind the large flower. Baby's breath adds such a delicate touch to girl themed pages.

Finally a closeup of another stamp by Stamp Enjoy. This one is called Cage 1.

Speaking of Stamp Enjoy--I have some fabulous news to share. I've been asked to be part of their DT & I'm so very happy to have accepted! I've used their stamps to create my own backgrounds for several of my pages & I love how you can create your own mini 'works of art' by combining thier stamps with inks & mists. I'm looking forward to utilizing thier stamps for many more creations.

Thanks to all of you who stop by & visit--I very much appreciate you taking the time.



  1. Awesome lacing! Simply stunning! Very cute details!..
    And congrats on being a part of the DT! Good luck!

  2. Stunning work as always and a big congrats to you!

  3. Gorgeous LO! Love all the detail work!

  4. WOW Kay! This is just stunning! Congrats on your Stamp Enjoy gig!

  5. Congratulations!! The stamping queen is going to rock this DT! Can't wait to see all of the awesome backgrounds you will create with the new stamps. You should sell backgrounds on your etsy... ones that people can ink up on their own. Goy-jus layout as always!

  6. This is lovely. So many fine details.

  7. Heureuse de vous compter parmi nos artistes dans notre équipe créative. Vos réalisations sont toutes plus belles les unes que les autres. Merci Karla. Amitié

  8. Hi!
    I love all your creations. This one is Totally Gorgeous!
    Lovely details.

  9. Awesome news Kay.

    I stumbled on this layout of yours searching for your spiral flower tutorial and just had to comment and say how gorgeous it was and how much I ADORE that lacing. Can't wait for the tutorial.

    And thanks for reminding me about those glass butterflies - they might just be the perfect thing I need for my current layout.


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