Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Oh Hambly...

Let me start by saying I am a lover of Hambly products. The colors are so wonderfully bright and vivid, and the images or so fun and playful. What makes their line even more inticing is that all the papers and overlays are directly screenprinted on. In college I spent many years learning the process of screenprinting aka serigraphy. Such a fun medium...understanding the whole process makes me a fan that much more. Their line is truly unique and I had so much fun using their products for my 2 newest creations. Both the "blue birdy" and the perpetual calendar are available for purchase up at Tulips on Campus Corner, Norman, OK. Here is their link...http://www.tulipshome.com/

Monday, June 28, 2010

Sweet Little Lizzie

This layout is featured on Scrapbooking.com's online magazine! (Nov 2010) Please go to www.scrapbooking.com for all the details!

My cousin's sweet little daughter, Elizabeth just recently celebrated her 3rd birthday. She is such a prissy, sassy, and feisty little girl. She is the epitome of all things girlie. When I sat down to create her birthday card, I knew I wanted to do something extra special. (Her mother is a scrapbooking diva extraordinaire, so it is really hard to top her beautiful creations!)

Here are the details....
The photo I used was one I took of Ms. Elizabeth on Easter a year ago, just prior to her 2nd birthday. To give the image a vintage feel, I first printed it out in color. Then, I printed directly over the image in grey scale. It muted everything a bit, while still maintaining the "sugar" pink of her tulle dress. Next, I cut out Elizabeth and mounted her on a new photo that was printed in grey scale only. The frame I love. I found it at Target around Valentine's Day. The pink damask pattern is great. As far as the pennants go, I created them using different papers from my stash. I don't know all the brands, but basically some of the pennants were created from scrapbook paper, from flocked specialty paper, & Martha Stewart gift wrap. I used CTMH rub-ons for the HAPPY ELIZABETH. The BIRTHDAY is from Stampin' Up. I created a crown for Lizzie using a stamp from Autumn Leaves, Talking In Circles. To give it some extra pizazz, I used silver embossing powder and cut it out. In addition to these goodies, I used red/white twine by Raffit for the pennant string. Also, at the bottom of the frame, I used a CTMH stamp from the Just For Girls set. I then heat embossed it with black Staz-on and shimmery clear powder. I hope you enjoy, and thanks for looking.
Please be sure to check out my cousin's amazing creations as well. She is the one I mentioned above at http://www.justaboutthedetails.com/

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Thrift Store Treasure...

Yesterday I went to the local thrift store and came across this shirt. The pattern on the shirt immediately reminded me of scrapbooking paper. Knowing that it was a shirt that I would never fit into, I thought I might share the wealth of it's beauty. Feeling the need to be creative this afternoon, the shirt kept beckoning me to "transform" it into a masterpiece.

Here are the details...
I scanned/copied the shirt and printed it out on photo paper. It is amazing how the image looks just like the fabric, texture and all. Next I planned on cutting up the shirt. My son, thought I was crazy to do such a thing. Anyways, the other day I had seen a tutorial on spiral paper roses and thought why not try it using fabric? I have a great obsession with the new "rosette" craze and figured it is about time I try it out myself. To my satisfaction, it actually was pretty easy and I think the rosette turned out great. With a little imagination and lots of scrapbooking goodies from Hambly, etc this is the finished product. I plan on creating more of these recycled fabric rosette/card combinations. The rosette will be a hair clip that easily attaches to the card, and would make a great simple gift for a friend or co-worker. Let me know what you think!

Oh yes, if you want to see the tutorial on the spiral roses go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BiB3soNy4e8