I haven't been scrapping for quite some time, save for the mini I rushed for my cousin's daughter (my inaanak). So, after my dad's party last Saturday, where I cooked 7 roasted chicken and 2 kilos of penne putanesca, I decided to unwind in my scrap area. I finished one layout that night but my brain was packed with layout ideas that I've been itching to put into action. So, upon waking up on Sunday morning, I dug through my photo stash so I could scrap. I managed to complete three more layouts.
Here they are in random order.
1. U & I. This is actually the last one I completed on Sunday. I had the sketch in my mind all night and couldn't wait to execute. In my mind, I already decided to use a white CS as base and a small photo. I just had to search for the right patterened paper. This one from Webster's Pages happened to be sitting on top of my stash and it was perfect. I've been saving it for THE right layout and this is it.
No complicated techniques here. I just distressed the edge of the white CS with chestnut chalk ink (which I do 90% of the time!) and cut the patterned paper. At first, I adhered the photo directly on the white CS and drew a line around it to frame it. I didn't like it so I decided to cut a rectangular piece of paper from the same Webster's Pages paper and used it as a mat. Love it! As a finishing touch, I used American Crafts Minimarks for my title (U &I) and added Prima Say It In Crystals. I love how it turned out. It's exactly how I envisioned it.
2. Psst...I Love You. This is the 3rd layout I finished this weekend. I used the February kit from Studio Calico for this layout. First, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Screens (Fanciful Stencils) and sprayed Glimmer mist on them against the black cardstock base. Finally, I was able to take the stencils out of the box - I bought them over six months ago!
Anyway, I've set aside the sprayed CS to dry. Meanwhile, I painted the chipboards with acrylic (and the bird wing with crackle paint) and sped up the drying with a heat gun. Then I sprayed them with the same Glimmer Mist and let dry. As a final step, I used my god leafing pen to add more sheen onto the chipboards.
After the CS has dried, I noticed that it curled up and wouldn't flatten. That's when I decided to mat it on red patterned paper. I trimmed it a bit to allow about half an inch margin around the matting. Then I assembled the page. It was a very quick process save for the drying time of the CS.
Here's a bit of detail on the chipboard flowers.
3. Photo Shoot. This is the second layout (first on Sunday morning) I made using the February Kit of Studio Calico - Fortune Cookie. Been wanting to scrap these photos and am happy to finally do it. The photo tabs and the journaling tag were cut using Slice. Coolness! I've ran out of letter "o" so I used zeros ("0") to complete the title.
The sticker "Expressions of Love" on the upper left portion of the page refers to the facial expressions in the photos and to the act of love Ariel showed by coming with me to the studio for a photo shoot even if I knew he absolutely hated it. Sweet!
My favorite part is the upper right corner. I folded the base paper and attached a chipboard flower which I sprayed with Glimmer Mist.
A closer look at the flower chipboard - I added the red pearl at the center.
4. One Fine Day. This is the layout I finished on Saturday, also using Studio Calico's Fortune Cookie Kit. I love the chipboards in that kit, specially the birds. I used one of the birds here and one of the trees, as well as some flowers - all were sprayed with copper Glimmer Mist. They retained their color but are now shimmery.
What I love about this layout is the photo and the layered elements on top of it. I used foam adhesives to add dimension to the layered embellishments.
Oh, and I love the rub-ons (Narratives by Karen Russell for Creative Imaginations).
Here's a closer look.
Got to have more of those rub-ons.
Thanks for looking!