Friday, January 25, 2008

My Cute Valentine

This is a layout about Ryan goofing around while I'm trying to capture some shots. He is so cute and funny that I just can't resist to scrap these photographs. This is a layout to convey my message about why I love him. Therefore I've named the layout "My Cute Valentine".
This layout is fully inspired by some of my blog readers who had requested to see my "Tertiary Masking" technique on a layout and a good friend of mine who had sent me some crackle medium.
Here are the steps to this layout:
1. I've used the "Tertiary Masking" technique to create the depths on the background.
2. I've created two separate frames from card stock and pattern paper to add some colour to the background. I've doodled and stamped on them for more details.

3. I've used the crackle medium to create the "Crackle effect on frame and tag". I've also stamped and embossed on the tag.
4. I've hand drawn the swirl and heat embossed it with some gold embossing powder.
5. I've also distressed the edges of the photographs using the scissors technique and inking.
6. As for the title, I've paint, crackled and stamped on the letter "C" and "V". The rest are just merely hand written.
This is such a fun layout to create and it's very interesting to me to be able to play with some crackle medium. Hope you all like it!
Sources: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Pattern paper: Basic Grey , Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Colorbox and Memories, Acrylic Paint: Making Memories, Rub-ons: Urban Lily, Brads: American Crafts, Stamps: Scrap Club, Stampin'Up, Heidi Swapp and Rock Art, Chipboard: Basic Grey, Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, Quotes from K&Co, Crackle Medium.


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Dawn said...

Another beautiful LO!! I just love the black swirlys with the embossing!!

Mescrap said...

Another Stunning & awesome LO.
love the crackle effect !
and of course the effect of the tertiary masking ~~~ make the LO more in depth.

Anonymous said...

IRENE! this is just another wonderful masterpiece! I love all the stuff going on, as always though! I love love love that black flourish with the gold embossing, that is soo elegant! and the crackle rocks, I have some of that but have yet to use mine! ummm... what such cute pics of Ryan! I love the kissy face one! hehe... and I think the touch of red in the letters is perfect, I love that you added that red! I also love that beaded piece by the strip journaling on the tag! beautiful! :O)

Anonymous said...

Your LOs just keep getting better and better!!! It is amazing how the techniques & journaling that you use really evoke emotions and tell more of the story behind the photograph(s).

You are truly talented! Thanks so much for sharing your techniques and helping others scrap from the heart :).

Jenny said...

Your layouts are wonderful! Thanks so much for the step-by-step instructions. You have inspired me to try something new!


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