Wednesday, October 14, 2009

her smile says it all


Copyright: Creating Keepsakes Magazine The right side of this page was cut off in the magazine so I wanted to show it here. 
Looking at this page reminds me of one of my favorite moments of Avery. It was a cold Easter earlier this year at the Thanksgiving Point & since the egg hunt was over in .2 seconds we had a lot of time to kill. So we headed over to the farm. If you know Avery you know that she gravitates towards animals over princesses & dolls any day. It's clearly obvious by the photos that she was a bit ecstatic to ride a pony for the first time. I can still hear her little giggle "again... again" when the pony stopped. 
This page was featured in a Creating Keepsakes article by Lori Fairbanks on how to take your layouts up a notch. So instead of just stamping I did a couple things to up my game. 
I stamped using a glue stamp pad. It works just like an ink stamp pad. First, you apply glue to your stamp & stamp your project. It goes on clear. Then, add your
 flock. Last, shake off the access to use again & lightly brush with a foam brush any loose colorful fluff. It works with glitter too.
Once it dries add all the stitching, jewels & buttons to the image. enjoy.
Supplies:
American Crafts: Fabric Letter, Woodgrain paper
Doodlebug Designs: Crushed Velvet Flock
Crate Paper: Dot paper, floral
Making Memories: Letters, Flower
Tsukineko: Glue Stamp Pad

16 comments:

Elizabeth said...

Hey Liz!! Love this page. Was curious about the glue stamp pad. Does it damage the rubber stamp and what do you clean the stamp with in order to use ink again. Thank you for your inspiration!!

Anna said...

What a gorgeous page! I've never wanted to use woodgrain paper until now. You did a beautiful job! I like those little brackets too.

Lindsay Bateman said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL page.
Thank you for sharing!
:)
Love the papers and color choices. So pretty.

ker said...

When you sew on pages, it looks fantastic! When I do it... not so much. What's your secret to making it look beautiful?

Candace said...

gorgeous page! Your talent simply amazes me and leaves my jaw on the floor everytime ;) I stamped with a martha stewart glue pad and I think that exact same stamp from Autumn leaves I think? Here is my link to using glitter instead. http://www.scrapinstyletv.com/portfolio/view_layout.php?layout_id=170257&user_id=14588

Wati Basri said...

lovely page and great tip too :)

Amy said...

Okay, I am not even really a scrapbooker but your adorable page totally makes me want to start! Love it!

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

That layout is great. We (blog stalkers) haven't seen too much of your kids lately...it's nice to see Avery!

Laura said...

It's good to see the whole page! I loved this page in the magazine, but thought that it was kind of odd how the pictures on the top right were cut off- now it makes sense. Thanks again for inspiring me with your wonderful pages!

{VICKI} said...

Gotta try the glue stamp sometime!

Anonymous said...

gorgeous......what is the blue flourish?? is that ink?? would love it.......

Jennifer

Anna said...

Which month of CK was the other side of the layout featured in? Can anyone tell me?

Asha said...

I thought my daughter was the only little girl that doesn't like dolls and prefers animals! This is making me feel a little better!

efratkashat said...

Soooooooooo pretty! And Avery is gorgeous!

Charlene said...

Yes, very beautiful! I love this technique! Thank you for sharing!

Jill Deiling said...

beautiful lo, wow! I adore it! :)