Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide

I am taking The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide Class taught by May Flaum at The Big Picture Classes.  We are on week four now but I am behind and just now posted week three.  The class takes you through many different techniques such as misting, stencils, paint, glitter and so on.  Here are my submissions to the gallery for the first three weeks.  

Week one was all about misting.  
I used Adirondak alcohol inks in Sunshine Yellow and Purple Twilight for the background.  Background stamp is Glitz Designs embossed with copper embossing powder.  I stenciled over with Tattered Angels Bronze Glimmer mist.  The Die Cut is Mistables by Pink Paislee misted with Tattered Angels Sugar Plum Fairy.  Foreground stamps are Stampin' Up.  Antique brads are from Creative Charms. 

Week two was about stamping and distressed inks.
This was the first time I have used by Distressed Ink even though I have had some for a while.  I needed this class to show me how!  I inked the edges of the card and sentiment with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Vintage Photo.  I even inked the ribbon to match!  The images were by Heartwarming Vintage.  The sentiment (Hero Arts) was stamped with the same distressed ink. 

Week three was about paint.

I CASE'd this card design from a card I mad in a class at Archiver's.  I used my Adirondak White Paint Dabber on my background stamp (Stampin' Up Belle Toile) and stamped.  After it was dry I stamped over it with the script stamp (Glitz Designs).  Three of the flowers have Distressed Crackle Paint (Ranger) on them and the other two flowers have Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze on them.  The sentiment is stamped (Hero Arts) on vellum and I distressed the edges.  I used embroidery thread for the bow.  

The cards will be sent to Operation Write Home.  I am working on more cards for them.
Happy Crafting!
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  1. Amazing designs! Thanks for sharing your techniques, what beautiful works of art!

  2. The white, tan and teal card is gorgeous! It would make a perfect sample for the April OWH Bootcamp class that discusses using odd numbers in design. May I have your permission to use it as a sample? Just drop me a line at paula at operationwritehome dot org to let me know if it's okay. :)


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