Wednesday, August 27, 2008


This is a layout about Chloe and how much she had grown in that photograph. She is almost two now! Time does flies! The inspiration for this page came to me when I think of how much she had blossom into this little girl today.
Here are the steps.
1) I've used the "Flowers and Butterfly" pattern paper from K and Company's Blue Awning line as the base of this page. It's a left over from my Queenscraps August Kit. Distress the edges of the paper using the scissors distressing technique and ink it with vintage photo distress ink. I've fold down the upper right corner of the paper and attach a chipboard button which is also from the kit to it.
2) Create a rectangular stenciling template from any paper (negative of a rectangle mask) and stencil a rectangle using the "Perfect Medium as Resist" technique directly on the base pattern paper.
3) Add a strip of adhesive paper ribbon (also from the kit) on the left of the layout.
4) Distress the photograph using the scissors distressing technique and ink with vintage photo distress ink. Use the "Perfect Medium as Resist" technique to create the flourishes in the left and bottom border of the photograph. I've apply a flourish rub-on on the lower left corner of the photograph. Use a white doodling pen and some glitters (Stickles) to add details to it.
5) Use the "Random Stitches" technique to hand stitch between the photograph to the adhesive paper ribbon.
6) I've used the "Creating your Faux Metal Pieces" technique (Green Patina, Pewter and Blue Patina) to create the photo anchor on the upper left of the layout.
7) I've stamped a circle and some butterflies on the right of the layout.
8) I had painted the huge stalk of flowers using some acrylic paints and add some glitters (Stickles) and doodling for details.
9) Add a strip of rick-rack on the bottom of the page using staples and a flower to anchor it on the left.
10) I've also used a chipboard plate which I've treated with some "Perfect Pearls" (Green Patina, Pewter and Blue Patina) to give a faux metal look to it. Add loads of flowers to it and added freshness to the flowers using the "Freshen Up your Flowers" technique.
11) The huge butterfly is actually a huge ghost butterfly by Heidi Swapp which I've stamped and doodled and added glitters (Stickles) for details. I've create an antenna for it using some crafting wire.
12) I've done my journaling in a spiral within the stamped circle.
I hope you all like this layout and the techniques used on it. It has been a very experimentative layout for me and I love the effect!
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill; Pattern Paper: K and Company; Stamps: Inkadinkado, Autumn Leaves, Making Memories; Inks: Ranger Distress Ink, Ranger Adirondack Ink Pad, Tsukineko Staz On, Ranger Perfect Medium; Rub-ons: Basic Grey; Brads: Making Memories; Chipboard: Fancy Pants, K and Company; Others: Ranger Perfect Pearls, Ranger Stickles, Prima Flowers, zig pens, uni-ball signo gel pen, rick-racks, fibers, acrylic paints (Making Memories), Ranger Glossy Accents, adhesive paper ribbon (K and Company), floss for stitching.


Tereza Crump said...

Irene, it's a beautiful layout! What I liked most was the flower you drew with acrylic paints. the details you added to it with the white pen and stickles made it look 3D!! fantastic work!! :)

paulien710 said...

like it?????
I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!
You've used so many techniques on this page, and I so love the distressing and stamping on the picture, the stamped circle and spiral journaling, of course the stitching, and I love the big flowers and butterly.... you are amazing!!!!!!
TFS this incredible beautiful page!!!!!

awesome work!

Anonymous said...

Okay...I just have to tell you that you are by far my favorite scrapper! I am so impressed with everything you create. Your talent and technique are unequaled and I am just uber impressed! I have not found many scrapping blogs that I like let alone love and yours takes the cake! ROCK ON!

Gra Sandel said...

Hi Irene,each day you surprise me!!!!
I love your blog, I learn what you explain, really you are the best of the best, congratulations!!!
Kisses for you and the sweet Chloe!!

Anonymous said...

petits bouts par petits bouts, tu nous a mis l'eau à la bouche, pour enfin décuvrir cette superbe page...;

Lidy said...

What a great cards you make. I really love them; especcially your using of so many techniques. You will be one of my favorites!!!

Jocelyn said...

Irene, this is breathtaking. You are a true artist. You inspiration is beyond words! You must be so proud when you finish these wonderful works of art. If only I had just a little bit of your talent. Thanks for sharing all the tips that you do!

Daisy Chain said...

This is stunning yet again. Your attention to detail is incredible. I love your blog, your techniques and your pages.

Love Debbie xx

Cricket said...

Wow! Totally gorgeous layout. I love how you do all these different techniques on one layout!! Thanks for always sharing them!!


Anonymous said...

This is lovely. I love all the little "extras" you add to your work. It is so pretty!

jollyseeds said...

Oh awesome !!! Love it, love it :)

Vicki said...

Oh wow! This is just gorgeous! I love all of the detail and your techniques!

Hege-Annie Simonsen said...

Wow! You make the most wonderful layouts and cards!!!.. Just love all the details and the variety in your use of techniques!! It's amazing!! You will be added to my favourites!!!! :)

Keep up the good work!! Thanks for sharing!!!!! :)

Anonymous said...

wow, wow, wow, this page is just incredibly beautiful! You really have a lot of talent, Irene!!!! You are a real source of inspiration! And thanks so much for explaining all the technical details.

Corien said...

Gorgeous as always Irene, Love the large Butterfly

Cuchy said...

WOW Stunning page. Love every detail on it. Thank you for sharing how you made it. M.Carmen


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