Monday, April 22, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #12

I had a request to use the For Always paper pack again as several of my students have some New York pictures and baby pictures that work really well with the black and white patterns. I decided to do 2 single page layouts that go together so that they could be combined as a single 2-page layout. You'll notice the scroll that repeats itself throughout the 2 pages plus I used red as my accent color. Instead of using cardstock for colored paper, I only used ink and inked the zipstrip as well as the edges of the cardstock in Ruby. I used the outline from when I cut out the scroll as a mask to create a corner accent with the red ink on the Together page.

On my Graduate page, I kept it fairly basic black and white, but inked some paper flowers red to tie in the red from the picture. I'm looking forward to seeing which colors each of my students will choose to use tomorrow. It will be a fun class to play around with. As another accent, I used a circle punch and cut out the corners of the picture mat and also the mat around the title. I accented both pages with rhinestones to give it some bling.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #11

 This is the Unforgettable paper pack from a few years ago. I love the cherry blossom paper and the combination of the sorbet and juniper colors.

I added some 3D cherry blossoms by first stamping the outline from the Aspiration stamp set. I used the second generation stamping technique with the coordinating solid stamp in sorbet to color the petals. I also used the second generation technique for the branches and the flowers on the right side, then finished that piece with some ribbon.

Monday, April 8, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #10

This is the Later Sk8r paper from CTMH. It's mainly a boyish themed paper, but we need to represent the males sometimes, don't we? I had some fun with this one as I got to play with my new Fast and Furious stamp set. It has some super cute trucks, cars, accents and the tire tread. I stamped the dump truck twice, once in slate and then just the wheels in lagoon. I then cut out the wheels and adhered them in top of the slate colored truck with 3D foam tape.

For the title, I stamped it first on an extra piece of cardstock using the Posterboard Alphabet. I then scrunched up some tissue paper and dabbed it onto my ink pad then dabbed it on top of the letters. I repeated it with 3 different colors. I then cut the letters out and put them on the page. I like how it gives the layout a paint splattered look without a big mess.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

DRCC Session 5 Class #9

For anyone who is visiting my blog from outside of Calgary, you should know that for the first half of July, everyone gets decked out in cowboy boots and hats for the Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth - the Calgary Stampede. If you've never been, it's a really great time and lots of fun. These are some pictures from my son's first visit to the grounds. I used the Sweet Home paper pack, it's quite old, but my dear sister found me some extra paper so I thought it lent a nice quaint western look to my page. I did use the new Kraft paper for the base pages as well as the die cuts. I added some wooden buttons for embellishing as well as stitching the hemp on the bottom of the right page. I cheated and just used a pen to create the stitching on the edges of the base page. 

I had fun with the title. This die cut was from the Farm Life Slice Cartridge. It originally had a lasso extending from the cowboy's arm, but I wanted to put my title inside of the loop so I trimmed it off and used hemp to double as rope. I glued the hemp to the edge of the oval piece of cardstock and then put my title on the inside. I then popped it up on my page using 3D foam.