Over at Simon Says Stamp in Show the challenge is about using your FAVORITE INK PAD! the reason I am emphasing PAD because I started my scrapbook page with the idea of ink. AND my favorite INK is the spray inks. dyflusion by Ranger Ink is MY FAVORITE!
So I started out with inking a rectangle piece of wood brown and creating a Gone Fishing sign
to go with the picture of my son and my dad aka Pops
AND then a little light bulb came on and I thought I should go read the Simon Says blog post again, the first time I read it was last Sunday night… and you guessed it, I found out it was YOUR FAVORIE INK PAD, so have no fear, I grabbed my FAVORITE Tim Holtz Distressed Ink PAD and went to work creating a distressed backgroundFinished Off with some twine and stickles
So there we have it
‘Give a man a fish feed him for a day, teach a man to fish feed him for a lifetime’-Chinese Proverb
First, I cannot take credit for this beautiful picture. We rarely get snowy days in Central Texas and if we get any frozen participation it’s ice. We had one of these days last February and this picture was taken at a bird’s eye view, by someone else. Breathtaking. I had to document it! Let’s select some layers to accent this photo
This black background needs some help
Ah yes Picket Fence distressed ink by Tim Holtz and Mist by Mister Huey will do the trick
Now let’s work on some embellishments, Hello Tim Holtz Snowman cut from chipboard…more Picket Fence Distress paint
And some tissue paper for texture
Add some sparkles with stickles ( by the way this had to dry overnight)
While I have the Stickles out let me add some to these cute little vintage plastic snowflakes
I experimented adding some Silver Mist to a piece of vellum..humm interesting
Now I used a new tool that was under my tree this year..THE BIG SHOT! cut these dainty little dollies
A few more sparkles and here it is
Will we get a snowday this year? I HOPE so!
I’ve been wanting to put together a scrapbook page using ribbon for sometime. My Aunt Patsy actually inspired this layout. She told me that she adds ribbon to her scrapbook pages by using a punch. I didn’t necessary try this techinque, although I do want to, but I did want to use ribbon as a key element. First I put together some coordinating ribbon. My focus was using the yellow and grey flower ribbon.
I fastened the ribbon to 12×12 grey cardstock with Tim Holtz tiny stapler and tucked a few flowers
Now let’s take it to the sewing machine and give it some texture
I wanted to use this old black and white photo of my mom and her sisters. I needed the photo to be bigger in order to align with the length of the ribbon and I did not want to use the original. So I printed a 5 x 7 copy and changed the tone to Sepia.
Time to add layers and balance out the page. I used a dollie and stickers from Amy Tangerine and For the Record
Now for some sparkle..hello paper flowers
How about these canvas banner pieces from Maya Road? Loving these. Added color using Tim Holtz Mustard Yellow Distress Ink
Finished the banner pieces with some twine, paper flowers and black thickers (I had originally dated this 1960, but reread the back of the original photo and realized it was 1964 whew)
Add the title and journaling
Beautiful Girls Indeed…
Needing more Inspiration?? Click over to Purple Mailbox and view some amazing pieces of scrapbook art to really keep your creative mind going. I’ve added this layout to the monthly Love Linky Layout, do you have a layout that you would like to share? Link up and the love will follow!
So recently at Archiver’s they ran a sale: Buy ten sheets of paper, Get 10 sheets of paper. Great deal right?! Part of my paper pick up party I found this CUTE ruffle paper from the Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection by American Crafts. Also, wanting to participate in Simon Says weekly challenge: Paint it Up, I started with my bunting stencil and used Tim Holtz white Picket fence distress paint.
Accessorized the flags with glitter flowers
Layered pretty paper
Embellished and titled the page…Must Wear Lipstick… Story behind this: My husband surprised Brazos and kept her home from summer daycare to take her fishing. She got ready real quick with all the necessities: Life jacket, baseball cap and LIPSTICK!
Just as I was adding the final touches of Stickles and Mr Huey’s white color mist,
I spilled it on the top of the entire scrapbook page! Amazingly I stayed calm and carried on…using my heatgun to dry it the best I could but the ruffles were matted down and the distress ink was transparent in places.
I went right to work, I reprinted the photo; changed some of the papers; added a ruffle flower ribbon at the top; more paint to the bunt flags; stamped flowers in the background and added sequins to hide the matted ruffles.
It turned out okay…and actually I really like the flowery ribbon at the top.
When all else fails…add sparkle! Hoot-A-Loo, Rebecca