Saturday, July 17, 2010

Paper Napkins Collage

I have a thing for paper napkins. I don't know how many packages of napkins I have, but every time I'm in a gift store, target, wallmart, home goods or similar store, I buy napkins. There are so many pretty designs!!! So I was really excited when I came across this tut from Roni Go check out her blog. She has a lot more ways to use your napkins. I immediately wanted to try this, and I thought it would be cool to make my own background paper with this technique. So all the credit for this technique goes to Roni, but I wanted to share with you the steps I took to make my LO.

Here are some of the many napkins I have

I started by glueing some book and music paper on a piece of cardstock

Then I added pieces of the paper napkins (only the top layer)

This is the finished background

If you want to tone down the colors, you can add a white wash. Here you can see the difference.

and/or you can add some beeswax and perfect pearls

Here is my finished layout

and here is the finished tag.

Try it! It is really fun to do!!!

Happy creating!


Wednesday, July 14, 2010

The Red Baron

As some of you might know my hubby is an avid pilot. He loves anything that flies! His nickname here in Texas is "The Red Baron", I don't know why, but everythime somebody hears him on the radio when flying, they say "hey, that's the red baron!" Of course, it is easy to recognize him, because of his "funny accent" LOL (english is not our native language). For this LO I combined some dictionary paper, masks, ephemera, stamps and some cut-outs of Webster's Pages paper. It is a bit different than my usual layouts, so I would love to hear what you think.

TFL and happy creating!

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Altered Bird

I have this bird already since the Timster cruise last year, so I thought that it was about time to do something with it. I first glued some dictionary paper on the bird with Modpodge, then I painted it with blue metallic paint. When it was dry I dipped my finger in some gold rub 'n buff and lightly rubbed over the blue paint. I embellished the bird with cheese cloth, lace, watchparts, some Tim idea-ology and Vintaj charms. The stand I painted first with brown paint, then white paint, then sanded it and again rubbed some gold rub 'n buff on it.
Et voila.... altered bird. Here are some more photos

As always, thanks for visiting my blog
Happy creating!

SGC July - I'm a Littlebit Vintage

Here is my entry for Robin Shakoor's "I'm a Littlebit Vintage" challenge for the Swirly Girls Club over @ Swirlydoos. The challenge is to use a photo of yourself as a baby or little girl and to tell some things that people have said about you when you were growing up.  I can't remember anything specific that people said about ME when I was little. People always talked and asked about my sister (They still do! LOL). She was a real cutie when she was little, and she still is more extravert and easier to talk to than I am. I am more the quite type, not so outspoken. I was/am the typical "big" sister, looking out for her, my family, my friends. I do remember that my mom told me that I was an easy baby and todler. Never cried much, and when she would put me down somewhere with some toys, I would happily play and stay at the same spot where she left me. And that is what I still do. Put me in my scraproom and I will stay there for hours !!! Totally happy, and no desire to do something else or go anywhere else.

For this LO I used primarily fabrics and only very little paper. The big flower is (of cours) made with Tim's tattered florals die.

Thanks for looking and happy creating!

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Metal Frame

Hi y'all,
Today I had so much fun. I made this frame from all of the little scraps of metal I kept in a box. I always feel good when I'm using my scraps. I saw this idea at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington last month and it was made by Cheryl Darrow of Ten Seconds Studio. So I can't take credit for the design. The technique is also explained in one of her Taco Tuesday videos. If you're interested, here is the link: . What is my idea is to color and stamp the magnetic board inside the frame. I first colored the board with alcohol inks and then stamped with Stazon ink. Normally I don't work with very bright colors, but I love how this turned out.

Thanks for visiting my blog and I hope y'all have a safe and happy 4th of July!


Friday, July 2, 2010

Canvas with Squares

Inspired by the beautiful artwork of Audrey Underwood and the gorgeous papers and chipboard shapes of Collections I created this 20" x 10" Canvas. I first decorated the  inchies, twinchies and trinchies with scraps of paper. Then I painted and sanded the various chipboard shapes and added some lace, cheesecloth, german scraps and metal embellishments. I had a blast during this whole process, and I'm already thinking about the next project :o) !

Here are some detail photos:

Thanks for taking a peek and happy creating!
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