Saturday, July 23, 2011
Cherish for a friend
As I was surfing around on Facebook the other day, I came across this amazing picture of my friend Nanci and her husband. I fell in love with it! She admitted she had not scrapbooked it yet...I don't know why....I think she has about 16 kids under the age of 4 now.....
I asked her if I could scrapbook it and she said yes. I was so excited, I started right then! I have to admit, good pictures make scrapbooking SO much more enjoyable! (and easy!)
I started out by putting the photo on a piece of textured Blushing Bride cardstock. I used my blender pen and a Pretty in Pink stamp pad to add some pink to the roses around her neckline.
I used a piece of torn newsprint DSP that I had stamped flowers and clocks on with pretty in pink and sahara sand ink (Flower Fancy and Sense of Time sets) along the left side.
I had some die cut butterflies left over from a Convention swap so I pulled them out and stamped the damask image from the Friends 24-7 set with sahara sand ink. After stamping them, I used a scrunched up piece of plastic (read:random plastic bag) dipped in Shimmer paint to dab 'shine' over the butterflies. This is the "Mother of Pearl" technique. The shimmer paint dries really quick. After it dried, I sponged a bit of pretty in pink on the edges of the wings. I LOVE how they turned out! I'm always just...bothered by naked butterflies! I mean, the real body of a butterfly is not very 'attractive', but they just look weird without some sort of body. I figured a strip of pearls would do the trick.
When I was all done, and played around for a bit placing my butterflies and some word strips from the Always set...I just wasn't happy with it. It 'needed' something more. I turned to MDS (My Digital Studio) to solve the problem. I used a punch image in Vanilla, added a Mat in Pretty in Pink, used the words from the accessories, and the same damask image as before - only digital, and came up with the perfect tag! I love it. I did have to cut it out....horrors...but it was a small price to pay to get just the right element for the page.
As a finishing touch, I added some more pearls here and there and called it good. I like it so much...I may not send it to Nanci! Just kidding Nanci...it is on it's way!