Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tiny Freckles

Hey everyone! It's been a while since I've blogged. I have tons of work to share so I have lots of posts scheduled for the next several days.

Today I want to show you a layout that I did some time ago but forgot to post. I just had to do a layout about Larissa sweet little freckles around her nose.

I used a few small pieces from Kaisercraft's Devonshire collection which inspired this colour pallette of soft oranges, blues and greens. I only had one sheet of this paper so I cut it up and used small pieces of it around the layout.

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To create the mask for the background, I used pieces of a piece of Marth Stewart lace cardstock. I cut the lace cardstock up and taped it to a circle to create this mask. It's not pretty but it does the trick! For the mist, I used a combination of orange Maya Mist and gold Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist. I mixed them together in a separate bottle to get this soft orange colour. It worked out just great because one colour was too strong the the other too light but together they were the perfect mix.

I decorated the inside of my circle with layers and layers of cream lace. The masked flowers are bordered by gathered tulle and pearls.

Thanks for stopping by today!


Thursday, July 1, 2010

Celebrating Canada


I'm off celebrating Canada Day with my family but I wanted to schedule a post to show you this Celebrating Canada layout that I created using Pink Pailsee's 365 Degrees line. You can find this layout published in Canadian Scrapbooker's summer 2010 volume.

To create the masked title, I used Pink Paislee chipboard alphas. I patted the sticky back of the alphas against a cloth so they wouldn't be quite so sticky. I stuck them gently down on my paper and then sprayed red Maya Mist. I then removed the letters which gave me this neat effect for the title.

Right about now I'm heading down east to watch a small town parade in Cardigan, PEI. Then the rest of the day is filled with BBQs, pony rides, small town festivities and will be wrapped fireworks after the sun goes down. Of course, we will all be sporting our red & white clothes, maple leaf tattoos and flags and there will lots of photos!

Happy Canada Everyone!!!!