Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Here are the details for my third and final January ScrapThat! Kit project. As I mentioned in my previous posts, a winter snow in North Carolina is something to get excited about. We lived in our North Carolina home from 1985 to 2000 before moving back to Ohio to be closer to family. We spent many happy years there, and this is the first scrapbook page I've created of our lovely Carolina home.
Tips and Techniques:
Tattered Pinecone ~ The pinecones were created with my Tim Holtz Tattered Pinecone Die, then edged with some white gesso. I used some scraps of my BoBunny paper that were grey and rubbed with distress ink to get the lovely tan/brown color.
Bitty Blossom Roses ~ The sweet blue flowers wer created with Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossoms Dies by Spellbinders.
Pearl Strand ~ Doesn't this pearl strand from the kit look gorgeous looped through the cluster?
Vintage buttons ~ I added some vintage buttons from my button collection among my clusters.
Sweet Open Rose ~ The tutorial for this flower can be found here.
Beaded Flowers ~ I also do a little jewelry making, so have lots of extra beads. I simply strung some seed beads onto a thin gauge wire to created these sweet beauties in several different sizes and added a pearl to the center of each to cover the criss crossed wires.
Branches ~ The fern in the Spellbinder Folaige Dies looks like bare branches when inked brown.
Tattered Floral ~ I cut a scrap of canvas in the smaller Tim Holtz Tattered Floral Die for the center of my two toned flowers. The darker outside layer is a scrap I had in my stash that was leftover from a previous project made from Tim Holtz Kraft Glasine paper that had been cut on the larger Tattered floral die, then stamped with a script stamp and inked on the edges. I created two sizes based on the scraps I had and finished with pearl brad centers. It's always nice to use up a scrap of something that I've had laying around.
Twine Flower ~ My tutorial for the Twine Flower under the Sweet Open Rose can be found here.
Punched Edge ~ I worked on this page at a December crop and several people brought their snowflake punches, which I borrowed to punch around the page. Some are border punches, and some are regular snowflake punches that I partially punched into the edge.
Quilled Snowflake ~ As soon as I saw this kit, I knew I wanted to include some handcrafted snowflakes. I bought a quilling board and tool on clearance about a year ago and decided it was time to pull it out and give it a try. This is my first stab at quilling. The pattern for this gorgeous flake can be found here.
Mixed Media ~ The background paper started out as a plain grey sheet. I started by stamping snowflakes in two different colors. Next I took a die cut from the Tim Holtz Washers Die and used it as a stencil to apply Martha Stewart Texture Effect. I finished by misting with Sapphire Glimmer mist and used a dropper to create drips with the misting solution as well.
Dimensional Snowflake ~ More mixed media here as I used the Texture Effect over a metal stencil to create this snowflake.
Found Object ~ I don't have a close-up shot, but the round crochet pieces tucked in around my photo are cut out centers of doilies. I bought a bag of lace at a yard sale this summer and these little gems were hidden in the bottom of the bag. I figured if someone took the time to cut them out, surely I'd figure out something to do with them, and here they are.
I hope you've enjoyed my creations from the January ScrapThat! Kit. Be sure to stop by this Friday for our February Reveal. Here are a couple little sneak peeks:
Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.
~ Blessings ~