Sunday, July 20, 2008

Rising Up

This page is a 6" x 6" page for a quote swap I had participated in. This is a favorite quote of mine and is found in the Follow Your Dreams stamp set. The flowers are from the Life Is So Good set and the bees and the heart are from the A Little Bee set. Finally, the letters along the side are from the Precious Alphabet set.

The colors are Heavenly Blue, Blush, Sunny Yellow, Garden Green and Colonial White. The two pieces with the quote stamped on them are also raised up on foam tape for a little extra dimension. And there is also some edging done with the Heavenly Blue ink on the larger Colonial White piece.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Serendipity Pages

These pages use the Serendipity papers. Colors are Dutch Blue, Outdoor Denim, Colonial White, White Daisy and Chocolate. All the cardstock used on the pages is our textured cardstock. Love how that looks -- it gives the pages just a different look to them! Plus the textured cardstock has the main color on one side and a lighter version of the color on the other side. So that is where the different shades come in as well.

Okay first, let me say that the left page was completely lifted from another very talented consultant. And we based the right page on the left page as well. But I do not have the consultant's name, unfortunately. If this was your page, please let me know so I can give you proper credit!!

Then to make the layout, we started with only the left page. So what we did was look in our Cherish and Imagine books for a layout that was similar. And we found the Grand Finale layout in Imagine. But what we did with the layout is take the Imagine book and turned it completely upside down! Then we followed the layout that way.

All the flowers are from the Serendipity stamp set. They were stamped on the textured cardstock and cutout. We then took that color of ink and inked the edges of the flowers to give it just an extra touch. The bottom of the flowers were attached directly to the page, but the layers on top were added with foam tape to give it an extra dimension. Then the flowers were finished off with a small Pewter Spiral with one of our Bigger Brads in the middle.

The pages were then finished off with the Playful Flourishes stamp set. We stamped that with the White Daisy ink. Since our White Daisy ink is a pigment ink pad, it takes a while longer to dry (or you can dry it faster with the heat tool), but the color is so much richer!

These pages just turned out fantastic! It was a lot of cutting, but I just love how they look!!

And just a closeup shot of one of the flowers.