I combined the September Scrapping Stamper Sketch with the Bird is the Word challenge to use the word "memory" for this LO of my parents taken at Biltmore Gardens in NC. (Click on photo and then click again to enlarge.)
Here is Shannon's gorgeous sketch:
Shannon is offering a new opportunity this month. If you created a LO using this sketch before the October 15 Sketch Reveal you can link it up on her site to share with her followers.
1) Alcohol Ink
Alcohol Ink is a great tool to modify your stash to coordinate with your layout. I took rhinestones and chandelier beads in different shades of light purples and applied alcohol ink to give them the same bright fuchsia color. Since none of my alcohol inks were the color I wanted, I put a drop each of two different colors on my nonstick craft mat and mixed them with a very fine tip paint brush, then "painted" the alcohol ink onto the rhinestones. I also used alcohol ink to color the wire coil and wires holding the chandelier beads. It can be used on any NONporous surface.
Don't overlook the jewelry section of your craft store. The oval beads and chandelier beads came from the jewelry section.
3) Craft Wire
I have been using craft wire more these days. The oval beads were connected using a fine craft wire and then the ends wrapped around a slim metal bar (for making jewelry coils) to secure the ends.
4) Glitter Letters
Glitter paper can be hard to cut on a Cricut or other cutting machine. For my "glitter": paper title letters, I cut them from cardstock weight pattern paper, then ran them through my Xron to apply adhesive the the back and finished up by using a fine tip paint brush to apply stickles. Stickles that have been painted on in a thin layer dry much faster than dots of stickles. The letters look like they have been cut from glitter paper. I also brushed some stickles across the butterfly wings for some extra shimmer.
5) Scalloped Photo Mat
This technique is inspired by the work of Gabrielle Pollacco. Simply cut your mat using scalloped deco scissors and put a dot of white ink in each scallop.
6) Cutting Lace
I like to cut lace on the pattern repeat and to keep it from unraveling, I put a tiny drop of Ranger Glossy Accents where I plan to cut and rub it into the fabric, give it a couple minutes to dry, then cut. Fray check would work as well, but while I don't keep this product in my scrappy supplies, I always have some Glossy Accents on hand, which has worked pretty well for me so far.
I mentioned in my last post how to back your pp onto chipboard before misting and to dry between each spritz. I did a lot more misting on this LO, and with this technique, and it did not warp at all. This is the first time I have misted this much without getting any warping.
Die Cut ~ MME ~ Portobello Road "Boy" Dapper Dots (Scrap-Friendzy June Kit)
K & Company ~ Brenda Walton - Celest Paper Pad
Bo Bunny ~ Gabrielle Dot
Scrap-Friendzy June Kit Embellishments:
Cream Ribbon Flowers
Brad Flower Center
Fabric Flower Petals ~ Stash
Rhinestones ~ Stash
PLAID Inspired Classics Jewelry Collection ~ Charms, Pink Gem Drops (Chandelier Beads)
Darice ~ Flat Oval Bead Strand - Iced Lilac 12x9 mm
Ranger Distress Ink ~ Faded Jeans, Broken China, Pumice Stone, Black Soot, Forest Moss, Frayed Burlap
Ranger Alcohol Ink ~ Purple Twilight, Raspberry, Pink Sherbet, Wild Plumb
Ranger Stickles ~ Black diamond, Paina, Mermaid
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Sakura Gelly Roll Glaze Pen ~ White
Darice ~ 24 guage craft wire
Tonic Studios Paper distresser
In Stitchz ~ Piercing Tool
Jellyka Delicious Cake Font
If anyone knows how I can make my photos larger using this new blogger interface, I'd appreciate the help. I selected large, but I used the extra large size before and don't see that as an option now. ~ Thanks so much!!
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