Here is another layout that I did a while ago. I used a couple of the Tim Holtz dies and one of his small embossing folder with the gears. I used his "moments" word die in the picture, and I really liked how it turned out. I distressed the gears, added a couple of tags and made a ticket strip across the bottom. I also used some distressed tinted tape by Vintage Street Market. Below is a close up.
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Today I'm posting a 2 page layout that I made a while ago. It was inspired by many of the Tim Holtz Sizzix dies. You can see that I used the gears, the weathered clock, and the old jalopy. I also used his word die, "dream", cut into the photo.
Vintage Street Market!
Posted by Denise at 7:20 PM
Saturday, May 18, 2013
We had a great bunch of girls today in my Olde Curiosity Shoppe album class. We worked for 4 hours last night, and all day today! I think everyone had a great time and left with a fabulous mini album. It's always a long exhausting day, but I always enjoy it so much. The ladies are great and so appreciative of everything, even when we have to work at a fast pace so we can finish the book!
Here's Linda, Bobbi, and MaryAnn.
Here's Deb, Sharon, Ranae, and Stacy.
There's Ranae, the fabulous owner of Scrap 2 It!
Here's Diane and Rebecca having fun doing some fussy cutting!
And Deb is all smiles! Thanks to all these wonderful ladies for a fantastic class!
Posted by Denise at 8:42 PM
Wednesday, May 8, 2013
Hi bloggers! Here is a dress form that I altered. I had so much fun with this! I have been wanting to alter one for a long time now, so I picked up one of the paper mache dress forms from Michaels. First I painted it with black gesso. After it dried, I put on a layer of crackle medium and let it dry. I then painted it with acrylic paint, this was vintage white. It's amazing how quickly the crackle begins to appear. From there, it was fun deciding what to embellish her with. I fussy cut some roses out of some Colorbok paper and placed them on with multi matte adhesive. I wanted a vintage theme with this dress form, so I found some laces and roses that I thought looked good. I also found a vintage looking wooden clock. I used canvas for her wings and cut them out of the Tim Holtz wing die. I layered them together and attached them to her back. I found a locket in my stack and wanted to include that too, so I used some chain and decided I liked the extra chain wrapped around her for added interest. I had a drawer knob that I found in the Michaels bins and placed that at the top. I used a candle stick holder ($1.00 from the dollar store) as the base and dressed that up a bit with lace and flowers. I was really pleased with the end result! Here are a few close up photos.
Posted by Denise at 4:47 PM
Sunday, May 5, 2013
Here's my mini album made with Graphic 45 papers, Olde Curiosity Shoppe. I made this mini with black paper bags from Michael's, the Celebrate It bags. I had a lot of fun with this album, the papers are fabulous with lots of opportunities to cut out great things to add dimension to the album. For the cover, I used the apothecary cabinet and fussy cut out several of the bottles. I covered them with glossy accents, then popped them up for dimension. I used this same technique throughout the book, using a lot of glossy accents.
This is a close up, hopefully you can see some of the details. The book is filled with tags and lots of pockets. There are a many places for photos and journaling.
I teach this mini album at Scrap 2 It on Friday, May 17th and Saturday, May 18th. I hope you like it. Thanks for stopping by.
Posted by Denise at 6:01 PM
Wednesday, May 1, 2013
Today we got a snow day. Yep, May 1st, and we have 12 inches of snow on the ground. So I spent time on this layout. I used some beautiful vintage floral papers by Colorbok, and chose this sweet picture of my Mom and her sister. I'm not sure of the year, but I think it was around 1941. I wanted to keep the layout rather simple because I thought the paper and the picture went so well together. I distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap. I fussy cut several flower clusters and tucked them throughout. The Sweet banner was part of the collection. I used Tim Holtz alpha letters to spell sisters. I colored the letters with Walnut Stain and Antiqued Bronze distress paints. I also cut out the weathered clock from chipboard and distressed with ink. I used the doily to add to the vintage look of the layout. Added a couple of roses and beads sprays and a fabric flower from my stash, and finished it off with some seam binding and a ribbon label.
I like the simplicity of this layout, using a picture I have loved for so many years! Thanks for stopping by!
Posted by Denise at 6:33 PM