Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Christmas Stocking

I had so much fun making this Christmas stocking from the Swirlydoos project add-on!
The stocking is a piece of acrylic from Clear Scraps. I used a piece of patterned paper from Simple Stories to cover the acrylic, then inked the edges to death with a few different brown distress inks, then touched the edges with brown chalk for a definitive edge.
I fell in love with the gold wire trim that came with the kit, and curled it by wrapping it around a marker.

I wanted the snowflakes to have some color, so I used some alcohol ink mixatives in pearl. It gives the snowflakes a wonderful iridescent effect, while leaving the acrylic somewhat transparent. I added pearls and poinsettias to the snowflakes to make them more visible.

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

"Beau Jardin" (Swirlydoos) Layouts

The past few months have been so busy with a move from Nevada to Colorado, that I have not had much time to scrap, but I was able to sneak a few minutes here and there, and then finally getting around to posting them!
"Viva la Vida"
This is my take on the beautiful sketch that accompanied the Beau Jardin kit. ( I actually made my own flowers- they are the carnations in the bottom corner. I used distress inks, glimmer mist, and white paint on them. The circle chipboard is from Dusty Attic that I stroked with chalk ink. And, there is hand stitching on the pink polka dot paper. The picture is one of my all-time favorites of Audra. She's really growing up on me!

"My Heart Grew Today"
I have been saving this picture of me holding my newest bundle of joy right after he was born for some time now. I was lucky enough to have a friend edit this picture to get rid of all the hospital equipment. (Thanks, Lisa N!) The papers in this kit just really worked with it, except I had to get rid of the Eiffel Tower on the die cut page, so I cut out what I could, and concealed the rest with embellies. I really wanted to journal on this layout, but I didn't want to share it with everyone, so I decided to hide it by using a tag and putting it at the top where you see a date. It easily pulls out. The corners on the picture are from Dusty Attic. I lightly touched them with chalk ink for a worn effect.