Monday, May 31, 2010


This week is my off week from The Crop Spot. Therefore, I've chose to share with you all another project of mine here.

This is a layout created using Stamp Enjoy beautiful stamps and Clear Scraps acrylic large bracket. The papers used on this page is by Toga. I love the colours and designs of their papers and if any of you knows them or work for them, tell them I would be so willing to guest design or do a feature for them on my blog. 

Here are the details on it.

I've actually used a strip of velvet paper to create the film strip look on the layout. To further detail it, I've added dots of pearl pen by Viva Decor and some mini brads on it.

I've used a small piece of metal sheet and scrape on it randomly using a refiner. Later, I've put it through an embossing machine without any embossing folder. This will flatten out the metal sheet and give this smash crinkled texture and look to it. Isn't that cool?

I've stamped the beautiful butterfly from Stamp Enjoy onto the pattern paper and cut it out to attach to the layout. I've also stamped the clock face onto a cardstock and cut it out to attach to the layout. For dimensions, I've folded up the butterfly's wings and use pop dots or foam adhesives to attach the stamped clock.

I've used the "Distress Ink Flower" technique to create the flowers on the layout.

On the background, I've stamped a texture image using the texture stamp by Stamp Enjoy and later, use the "Water Distressing" technique on it. I've also used the "Extreme Punching" technique to distress the photograph and later ink it with distress ink.

On the top left of the layout, I've added a strip of lace which I've put a metal buckle through it.

I've used another journaling space stamp by Stamp Enjoy to create a journaling space on the layout.

On the huge acrylic bracket, I've first stamped on it using a texture stamp by Stamp Enjoy and some black solvent ink. Later, I've put it through my Sizzix Big Shot with an embossing folder. Then, I've ink it's back with alcohol ink and use a white solvent ink pad such as Tsukineko Staz On Opaque cotton white, to lightly dab on the embossed images. I've also punched some holes and attached some eyelets on it.

I've used some fabric chipboard alphas to create the title. I've inked them with distress ink first.

I remember one of you were asking me about a layout on scenes or travel pictures and ask if I could try to design one with about 3 to 4 pictures on it. This layout is based on our trip to Paris and it has 4 pictures on it.

Hope you all like this layout and use some inspirations from it in your this week's projects. Happy Monday!
Sources: Clear products: Clear Scraps; Cardstock: Bazzill; Pattern Papers: Toga, SEI; Inks: Ranger Distress Inks, Ranger Alcohol Inks, Tsukineko Staz On; Stamps: Stamp Enjoy; Chipboard: American Crafts; Others: Ranger Stickles, Viva Decor Pearl Pen, Prima flowers crystals, Accent Creative Designs flowers, Ten Seconds Studio metal sheet, 7gypsies metal embellishment, mini brads, lace, string of pearls, eyelets, yarn, Glue Dots, Zip Dry and other adhesives.


~* steph :) *~ said...

hi irene,
your work is absolutely amazing! love your layout. wonderful details. love your use of embellishments.
thanks for sharing :)!
*hugs* steph :)

Ashley Allen said...

SOO Beautiful!!! Love it!

Lydie said...

Bravo pour cette magnifique page.
Votre blog est superbe.

Scrap Mixed said...

Congratulations!! What a nice trip: all the family in this wonderful city!!!

Angie Smith said...

OMG, Irene!!! You totally rocked this one. I love all the blending of colors and embellishments. I don't know what I would do if I didn't have your inspirational blog to follow!

Laura Kirste Campbell said...

WOW, just like Paris, gorgeous details, marvelous artwork everywhere! Your various techniques are wonderful! Thank you for sharing your talents!


Connie Fossenier said...

Amazing Work Irene..Again I could star at this piece all night and still see something different..
Looks like fun in lucky girl.
connie paxman

Stamp Enjoy said...

Une page absolument MAGNIFIQUE. Merci Irene pour cette réalisation. On en prend plein les yeux.

LucianaW said...

Hi Irene!!
Your job is gorgeous!!! I loved this LO!!!
Thanks for inspirations!

Cindy Gay said...

The negative photo strip is very nice.

Unknown said...

Gorgeous layout. I too would love to see additional layouts using more than one picture. Thank you for your inspiration.

Erin Morehouse said...

Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic!!
You've got more idea's packed into this one layout than I've seen in entire scrapbooking magazines!

Anonymous said...

Oh! It's so beautiful. I love the Paris so much.

Denise said...

Your layout is so gorgeous, I don't even know where to begin! The papers, acrylic bracket, all the details in it, it's all fabulous!!! Thank you for sharing it with us at Practical Scrappers :)


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