Thursday, March 27, 2008

We're Lucky











This is a layout about how much we cherish and feel lucky to have Chloe in our lives. The inspirations for this page comes from the meaning of her name which is "blooming". The meaning of the name is just right at this moment which is Spring where there are flowers started to bloom and the greenery all around us.

I tried to give this layout a light and springy look. Everything is so fresh and just started to grow. With this I've kept some open spaces in the background and only use light colours.

Here are the steps to this layout.

1) I've used the "Stamping with Kitchen Liner" technique to give some texture look to part of the background.

2) Then I've used some monochromatic pattern papers to layer it.


3) On one of the vertical strip, I've thread a ribbon on it and put in some silver beads in between to give it a little dimensions and bling.


4) To add some softness to the page, I've used some ribbons and lace to layer and to thread it on the huge chipboard piece on the lower left of the page.

5) I've also added some flowers which I've used the "Freshen up your flowers" technique to create some water droplets on it.


6) I've also created a transparency flower which I've painted the edges using some black acrylic paints and doodled on it using a white paint marker.

7) I've also used some crackle accents to make the title looked glossy. (Tip: if you apply the crackle accents on a small amount and on small areas, it won't show the crackle effect. It only makes it glossy)

8) Lastly, I've added some rub-ons, bling to the flowers and a hidden tag to it.

This layout had actually make me happy and feel so SPRINGY!! So why don't you get all your flowers out and try to create a springy layout!

Sources: Card stock: Provo Craft, Pattern Papers: Scenic Route, Paper Pizazz, Ink: Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, and Memories, Rub-ons: BoBunny, Basic Grey, Stamps: MakingMemories, Autumn Leaves, Brads: Making Memories, Paper Studio Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, paint marker, acrylic paint, flowers, crackle accents (Ranger Ink), blings, transparency, ribbons.

23 comments:

Tesa said...

It is gorgeous Puppy T.!!! Love the spring colors - very light and fresh and blooming!!! The ribbon with the threaded beads is such a beautiful idea!

Ying Pang, said...

wow, this is so GREAT !! Creative!

Amy Teets said...

This ROCKS!

Em said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

There is so much to look at, the colours are gorgeous, the flowers are wonderful and the photo is beautiful.

You are 1 talented lady! Thanks for sharing your tips.

Anonymous said...

Every deatail on your pages is so beautiful and lends to the masterpiece!

Anki said...

It´s so beautyful!

Linda said...

That is really beautiful Irene.Thank you for explaining your techniques - I've learnt so much from you! You are blessed to have Chloe - she's gorgeous.
Love Linda x

Kathy said...

This is such a beautiful layout! It is very inspiring to me

Dawn said...

Another absolutely beautiful LO Irene!! I am so into the greens these days! I love it!

Chantal van de Kant said...

This is realy great. Everytime I look, I see more and more other things on it.
Is it still possible to put the LO's in an album? there is so much on it.
You make great things, thank you for sharing it with us.

michtou said...

que c'est beau!!! j'aime tout ce que tu fais !!!

Anonymous said...

Irene this is just so beautiful,I am in awe in all the work u put into your lo's,love the flowers,just everything on this,I have got to really sit and watch ur techniques,ever thought of doing a step by step tape for us beginners,I would pay for it,for real!! Just gorgeous!Love ur work!!karen(fablady101)

Jane said...

This is such a beautiful LO Irene, I am in awe of you with this LO.

My name is Jane & I'm a team member of an inspiration blog and I would like to showcase your creation. You can visit the blog at http://inspirationalcraftblogs.blogspot.com/ We feature inspirational creations from around the world & I would like to feature yours! The post will include a link to your blog and you are welcome to pick up an award banner at our blog as well!
I can be contacted through my personal blog http://doodlesandscrapsofme.blogspot.com/ to give me your permission to go ahead!
Many thanks
Jane x

Anne House said...

This is one of the most beautiful layouts I have ever seen!! Thanks for all the ideas!

Erin Bassett said...

Wow, this is just AWESOME!!

Nicole said...

wow!! Your work is amazing! I just love it!

ULLA said...

Jissus, It is gorgeous!! I love the transparency flower!!!And every other things.

Nina said...

Hi Irene, you can certainly feel the love and creativity in each of your masterpieces!! I love this because you have left a lot white cs and white space and it is soo bright, springy and delightful. I love this!! I love the transparent flower... I am for sure going to try one of those.. LOL.. I need to start making "things I want to try per Irene's blog" list! LOL... I love all that bright green with the white, but you still throw in your dramatic touch of black! Love the threaded beads, and the the lacey thing under the transparent flower!! whow.. lots to look at!! did you make your white accent on the side of the pic or is that a stamp or rub-on? LOL.. I keep thinking.. "with an eye on the clock and one on the phone"! LOL.... it's your music! also, love her hallo of flowers!! lovely dear lovely!

Nina said...

OK.. I AM FOR SURE MAKING one of those flowers!!!!! :O)

Danyelle Kessler said...

Wow! It is very breathtaking....what a beautiful way to preserve memories!

ulrika_m said...

I just love this layout! The transparent flower is gorgeous and the journaling tag is to die for!

Louloupi said...

Hi,

I'm Louloupi from Paris / France....I'm discovering your blog....I love all your creations ...It's beautiful !!!

Louloupi ;-)

Andiepants said...

I love the color scheme of this LO! Your work is fantastic Irene...I love it.

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