Sunday, December 13, 2009

Holiday Pages

I managed to get a couple of holiday pages done in the last week. Of course the pictures are from 2006 and 2007, but hey it looks like I am finally getting some of the old events scrapped. The first is Hanukkah from 20006. It was Daniels first Hannukah and or first as a family. A very special night. I brayered white cardstock with blue and white and then wet over it with mesh & white paint. Then I altered some Hambly tree paper and some star paper that I can't remember. I also cut out strips of one of the sheets. I altered some Thickers. I rubbed them with ranger distressed, sprayed with some home made mist (perfect pearls & reinker) and then put some clear embossing powder on it. Then I outlined it messily with a dark blue marker. I also stitched a white flourish that I got from a fancy pants set. To alter the paper I used gesso and oil pastels. I also did a little gesso stamping and used a grunge board star that is covered with home made mist.

This is from my the first Kosher Thanksgiving I hosted for our extended family, we had about 16 people come and just a ton of eating restrictions, some were kosher, one was allergic to fish, another to garlic, another was a vegetarian. We worked so hard and I was so proud of 'my table'.

I altered the patterned paper with gesso, water colors, reinkers and mists. I also used a Ranger mask with red glimmer mist. I distressed the pictures and the title (again with a sprinkle of embossing powder on some inks and paints). I used the Tim Holtz's tape technique on the book page and used distress inks and a fancy pants stamp on the tag. I stamped the flower with perfect pearly ink and dry painted it. then I used some tinkering ink and embossing powder on the flower.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Just some more layouts

So I haven't been scrapping as much as I would like. David is on a rigorous sleep regimen which has seriously affected any free time I might have once had. Here are some ones I did about a month ago.

This one is from when we took Daniel to the circus for the first time. He was 2 and we prepped the hell out of the kid. Read him books, explained what to expect. We even borrowed the flyer so he would know exactly what to expect. He sailed through it absolutely enthralled. The techniques come straight out of Julie Balzer's class. I used layering techniques, gesso, water colors, oil pastels, scraped acrylics and then stitched some fabric on it.

On this one, I brayered the card stock with black and white acrylics and then glimmer misted over some Ranger masks. I crackle painted some grunge board skeletons then stickled their eyes. I stamped and then painted the title. I distressed and inked the photos. My little buccaneer.