Sunday, September 17, 2017

Memories

Another family photo, this one of my son, daughter-in-law, my son's Dad and his wife. For this layout I used the Kaisercraft "Sage & Grace" paper collection. I cut some differnt size rectangles from the papers and a couple of banner pieces. I distressed all the papers and layered them as shown in the photo. I added some pretty Prima flowers from my stash as well as a small Prima pearl and crystal flourish. I also added a small clay corner piece from my stash. A very simple layout but I think it looks good. TFL!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Family Layout

Another family photo, this one of my daughter-in-law, her Dad, sister and my son. For this layout I used the Prima "Rose Quartz" paper collection. For my background paper I used the B side of the tag paper which has a look of wood strips. I then took the white paper with the smaller pink roses and the dark brown with the smaller roses on it and tore the paper across and down to make a kind of triangle across the background paper at the top and bottom as you can see in the photo. I took three of the other papers and cut out some different sizes to layer under the photo. I did some fussy cutting of the roses out of the white paper with the larger roses which I popped up with some pop dots on the top right corner of the photo. I also fussy cut some of the feathers out of the feather paper which I cut thin slices through to give it more of a feathered look and popped them up on the bottom right corner of the photo. I added some Prima pink & black flowers from stash to the bottom left cornerof the photo. I really like how the black flowers look against the dark paper and pink flowers. I added a sentiment strip from my stash and called it done. I quite like the way it turned out. TFL!
 

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Special Day

Well I'm finally getting to scrap some of the family wedding photos. This one is of my husband and myself with my son and daughter-in-law. I look terrible in the photo but everyone else looks great. I hate having my photo taken, lol.

I used the Kaisercraft "Rose Avenue" paper collection. I think I'm addicted to Kaisercraft papers! I only used 4 of the different papers for the layers cutting  three larger rectangles and a narrow strip for the banner piece at the back. I used a couple of the saying strips from the collection as well as some Prima flowers from my stash. I distressed and inked all of my papers, added a small wooden clock and a bangle I made with a Prima bobble and some chain. A fairly simple layout but I like how it turned out. TFL!
 

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Looking to the Future

This photo that was taken of my son and daughter-in-law looks to me like they are both looking out to what the future holds for them. I used Kaisercrafts "Lilac Whisper" paper collection for the layout. I cut 4 strips of the various papers from the collection that were widths from 1½" to 2¼". Going from the right of the layout to the left my first strip I taped right to the background paper. I had some thin chipboard which i used to pop up the next strip of paper. Before laying the next two paper strips down I added two small doilies one to the side of the top of the paper strips and one to the bottom. I taped the next two strips of paper together and doubled up the thin chipboard to pop up those two pieces. I cut two tags from a couple of the other papers and laid them sideways down the left side of the layout, sliding them under the last two paper strips. 

Now to start adding my embellishments. I used one of my dies to cut out the branch & leaves which I tucked here and there on the paper strips. I added a heart flourish chippie which I had covered with gesso then sprayed with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray to give it a mauve color. I cut out and added one of the tag labels from the paper which I added over the tags. I also cut out some of the flowers from the "Opal" paper and poped them up with some carboard and added to the top right corner of the photo. I added flowers from my stash and a pretty Prima butterfly. To finish of the layout I added some black paint drips and splotches. Here's the finished layout. TFL!
 

Monday, September 4, 2017

1st Dance

It's been way to hot to be outside doing things, unless your at the beach, so I managed to finish off my latest layout of the wedding photos. I used the Kaisercraft Rose Avenue paper collection for this project. Just a few layers on this one, along with cutting out a couple of the tags from the tag sheet which I popped up with cardboard as well as the photo, I also distressed all the papers. For my flowers I took some of the white ones from my stash and sprayed them with some Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst sprays to much up with the colors in the paper. While the flowers were still damp I took my tweezers and gave each petal a bit of a twist and let them dry. As I said in my previous post this just gives the flowers a bit more "oomph" than just being flat on the page. Here's a photo of the flowers before they were sprayed and twisted. As you can see on the layout the flowers look way better!
 I also dyed some seam binding to match the blue flowers and made a small bow to use on the layout amongst the one flower cluster. To finish off the layout I added some black paint splatters. TFL and I'd love to hear your comments!

Sunday, September 3, 2017

September

Wow can you believe it's September already? All the kids are back to school on Tuesday and I'm pretty sure there are a lot of Mom's doing the happy dance right about now, lol. I remember those days. I drove past some store today and they had a sign in their window saying only 113 more days until Christmas! What a mean thing to say to all us poor consumers! Since I'm trying to get all these wedding photo's scrapped so I can give the album to the kids for Christmas I best be getting my butt in gear.

So today's layout is of the bride and her bridesmaids. I used Kaisercraft's "Rose Avenue" paper collection for the layout. I kept the layout pretty simple just cutting out some large banner pieces and adding a pretty doily behind them. I had a bag of different sized white flowers in my stash so I took 4 of them and sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Starburst spray in "Cotton Candy Pink". While the flowers were still damp I took my tweezers and gave each petal a little twist and let them dry. This gives the flowers a little more "oomph" on the page rather than just being flat. I also adding a few small lace flowers from my stash. To finish the layout off I added some black paint splatters to the page. Here's the finished page, I'd love to hear your comments on the layout! Have a great week everyone!
 

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Layout & Card

Well it seems that I'm on a roll with all of these layouts of the wedding photo's, I guess my mojo finally decided to come home, lol. This layout is of my son and granddaughters. The girls just looked so beautiful in their dresses, hence the title of my layout "Our Beautiful Girls". I used the Kaisercraft "Lilac Whisper" paper collection again for this layout. I added lots of layers and distressed all the papers. Flowers from my stash, a couple of little butterflies and the "Beautiful" tag from the ephemera pack from the Lilac Whisper collection. I also popped up the photos with some cardboard. I'm quite happy with how it turned out.


I decided to enter the card challenge over at Swirlydoos, this challenge was to use stitching on our cards. I use to always add stitching to any cards I made but for some reason I stopped doing that. I've been wanting to use these Kaisercraft papers on a card so this was the perfect excuse. The cards a pretty simple one but I liked how it turned out. TFL!


 

Friday, August 25, 2017

Your Own Kind of Beautiful

I think this photo of my daughter-in-law and granddaughter is so beautiful so of course I had to scrap it with all of the other wedding photos. I used the Kaisercraft "Sage & Grace" paper collection for this layout. I cut different size papers from the collection to layer along with 2 banner strips. I distressed all the papers. I added some pretty Petaloo and Kaisercraft orange flowers as well as some small mint & white paper flowers. The title is from one of the cut offs from the bottom of the 12 x 12 papers from the collection. I also added some black drips and splats to the layout to finish it off. TFL and I'd love to hear your comments! Have a great weekend!

 

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Another B&W

This is another B&W photo that the photographer from my son's wedding took. I love this one, it look's as if my son is looking to the future of his life and being married to his wife. I decided to do basically the same layout as I did the other day for the B&W photo of my son and daughter-in-law kissing. This one I switched the background paper to a basically white background and then the larger strip being the pink roses with a darker color. I used some strips of some of the other papers to layer with and cut some of the cards out of the paper collection.  I also fussy cut some roses and feathers from the papers. The photo I popped up with cardboard, added some flowers from my stash, a key and the "Love" chippie. To finish it all off I added drips and splats of black paint. I really liked how it turned out. I'd love to hear your comments, TFL!
 

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Kiss

Still doing the wedding photos. I really liked this B&W photo of my son & his wife that the photographer took. I used the Prima "Rose Quartz" papers again and for my background paper I used the one with the black mottled look. I took a piece of the small rose papers and tore a diagonal strip to go acroos the backgroud paper. I cut three of the other papers into different length strips to go behind the photo. I distressed all the papers but I didn't ink these ones. I popped the photo up with some cardboard and added some flowers from my stash. I then fussy cut some roses from the papers and popped them up with cardboard and added them to the layout. I also fussy cut some feathers from the paper and added them to the layout. After I added my "kiss" title I took some white paint that I watered down and added some paint splats around the layout. Here's the finished layout, TFL!