Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Scrapbooking Prettie Style

For my post this week, I decided to do a two page scrapbook layout. These pages are 8 x 8 and were created as part of a 40th anniversary album.

The patterned paper is from the Autumn Leaves Foof-a-la Thrift Store line. The papers in this line are all really pretty and they have a really 'vintage' feel to them....making them appropriate for a 40th wedding anniversary album! The main cardstock is from Bazzill Basics and the accent colour is from a scrapstack.

The 'now & forever' was made using a stamp from the Michaels dollar bin. The '&' symbol was then coloured using Stampin' Up! water colour crayons and a water brush / aqua painter. It was adhered to the page with dimensionals. The 'truly blessed' sentiment is a rub-on that comes from the Colorbok Life's Blessings line. The wide gross grain ribbon is from Michael's also.

The image of the lovebirds is from Paper Pretties (of course!). It was first stamped with Stone Gray StazOn and then Luke was coloured using CTMH water colour pencils, with the exception of his skin, which was coloured with SU! water colour crayon. The pencil was then blended using odourless mineral spirits (OMS) and a blending stump. Lexi's shoes were coloured with a silver gel pen. Her dress was coloured with an Atyou Spica Clear pen, giving it a sparkle that can't be seen in the photo. Her hair was done with water colour pencil and OMS and her skin was done with SU! crayons.

The date between Luke and Lexi are Generations alphabet stickers. Luke and Lexi were cut out using my Coluzzle circle template. I used my corner rounder punch in order to round off the edges of the text box and mat as well as the mats for the black and white photo on the opposite page.

Don't forget to join us for Stamping in your Jammies over at Paper Pretties on Friday night beginning at 8:00 pm EST. There will be challenges, prizes and the release of 3 new stamps!

See you there!

1 comment:

Christie said...

Colleen: This is so cute! I love it! You're coloring is beautiful!!