Saturday, May 24, 2008

The Beauty of a Temple

This is another CJ page for a friend of mine. The theme of the CJ is "Architecture of Eternity".

Here are the steps to this page.

1) I've done various layers of masking using some distress ink (peeled paint, black soot, tattered rose, aged mahogany)

2) I've printed another photograph directly onto the background of the card stock before using the masking technique.

3) I've also distressed the photograph using the scissors technique and inked the edges using distress ink.

4) I've created a pocket using transparency on the lower left corner which I've stamped some flourishes on it.

5) To embellish the page, I've cut out some flowers from pattern papers for the lower right corner and on the lower left corner, I've stamped some flowers and leaves on black card stock and cut it out. I've attached all of it using some foam adhesives for dimensions.

6) I've also created a tag for journaling which is inserted into the transparency pocket.

This is really a hard theme for me as I'm so used to scrap upon feelings and thoughts about people or my family.

Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basic Papers, Ink: Ranger Alcohol Inks, Emboss It, Tim Holtz's Distress Ink, Staz On, Stamps: Impression Obsession, Art Warehouse, Norsk Stempelblad AS, Brads: MakingMemories, Others: Zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, transparency, embossing powder.


tonya said...


Anonymous said...

beautiful!!!! i love that stamp! i've got min & I;m using it like CRAZY!!! tfs!! your such a great inspiration to me!!! :-)

michelle said...

Irene i'm in awe of your work wish i lived near you so i could see it in person it must be truly spectacular !! amazing talent !!

Shirley said...

WOW I have just popped over from Pam's blog and she is quite right your work in fantastic, a real inspiration :)

Chrys said...

Very beautiful.

Bizzz, Chrys.

Sherie said...

Your work is absolutely beautiful! You are such an ispiration to me.

inara said...

gorgeous work like always!!!

altered geisha said...

I love the way you printed the photo onto cardstock and still masked over it to create one of your many secret and subtle layers!!

Nina said...

this is soo pretty and I love all the stuff going on at the bottom!! and the colors I love!

Free Spirit said...

Your work is stunning, your style unique and I have been learning so many techniques as I research your blog. Do you punch out your transparency flowers or hand cut them ? Also what is the stamp set you used on the black cardstock in this amazing layout ?


Irene Tan aka Scrapperlicious said...

Hi Free Spirit,
All my transparency are hand cut and that stamp is from Impression Obsession.


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