Sunday, May 25, 2008

The time for weddings, anniversaries, parties, celebrations, graduations, et al...We just went to a wedding of a young man we've known for 14 years. Seeing him and his lovely bride was inspiring. I have hope that some day, my daughter will meet, fall in love and marry someone of his calibur, his family's strength and faith. So refreshing.

Here is a close up of the card that I created for them:
You can see some of the embossing at the edges of the leaves, ribbon and dots.
I used Spellbinders wreath die (S4 104) to emboss Mr Ellie Pooh paper. Misting the paper with Paper Glide on the paper before running it though can help with the embossing.
  • After embossing, use a paintbrush to apply white paint. If desired, mix in a tiny bit of chalk pastels into dry brush efore painting.
  • Give the ribbon just a touch of color by painting the raised/embossed areas. Use the non-brush end, dipped in paint to add the berry accents.
  • Finally choose 2 green shades of Copic Sketch markers and gently color the leaves. Finally stamp the wedding date in the center using Ranger' Distress Ink in Tattered Rose.
  • Using photo corners by 3L, mat the card onto metallic white and then onto silver paper by Prism. Trim the paper to allow one inch of paper on the right side as shown.
  • Stamp the word forever onto the extra right hand side of the card front.

Sunday, May 4, 2008

National Scrapbooking Day!

I spent some time over at for the celebration of National Scrapbooking Day. What fun. Bolstered by inspirational challenges, I created these layouts.

Easter Love was a doodling challenge. I sketched Easter in pencil and then had my way with the Copic Markers. Added a little extra something with Fancy Pants felt word and the title was born.

Got scallops? These were easy. Draw a line under the photo. Using small dots or hash-marks (in pencil) mark the line in half, and then each half in thirds. Then create the curves by drawing from mark to mark...Voila, Scallops! Our natural ability to make them all slightly different simply adds to the charm.

Add photos and meaningful 20 years from now, your kids will have a frame of reference that will trigger those wonderful growing-up-years emotions.

Next, I created a page that featured many of the products that ScrapFriends has reviewed over the years. I was fortunate enough to be a part of a number of those reviews so I had a lot of product to work with. See if you recognize these manufacturers:

Copic Markers
Powder Keg
Prism Papers
Starving Artistamps
Tonic Studios

Since the page was about my daughter's mini musical "Seussical Jr." I had fun allowing the elements to "leak" off the page.

Well, hope you had a good NSD and like Christmas: let us keep in in our hearts all the year...Eli