Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Prettie Wednesday!

It's time for my weekly Prettie post! And, in an attempt to turn over a new leaf as far as challenges go, I used acetate on the scrapbook page that I have to share with you today! :)

This page started with two Paper Pretties stamps. I had the idea of using Luke from Sealed With a Kiss along with Sophia from Cuddle Me. Lexi got the axe for this layout! LOL! I thought that using Luke and Sophia together would make a cute father/daughter themed scrapbook page. So, I went digging for photos of Kevin and Rebekah together to see what I could come up with.

I started with patterned paper that I adore. It is from Creative Imaginations and it is called 'strength'. The words on the background of the page are all about fatherhood. There are words like leader, wisdom, strength, devotion, loyal and guidance. What I love even more than the sugary sweet words are the colours. Blues and greens...my favourites!

I haven't had the time yet to fiddle with Microsoft Paint and my scanner...so you'll have to settle for photos of my 12 x 12 pages for now! I hope to be able to scan them in the near future......

Here is a close up of Luke and Sophia with the acetate frame I used as part of the challenge. Thanks to Joanne for giving me the frame! When I was on the phone with her one day we discussed the acetate challenge posted by Christie...she was kind enough to offer up this frame that she already had on hand... It helps to have friends who hoard stuff too! LOL!
Sophia's dress was paper pieced and Luke was coloured with water colour pencils and blended with OMS and a blending stump.
The frame was treated with two colours of ink....StazOn Stone Grey and a brown that is part of my Making Memories Distressing Kit. I also used fine grain steel wool to distress the surface of the acetate a bit. The last step was a layer of Mod Podge to set everything and to make sure that the buttons on the corners wouldn't fall off!
The 'Daddy's Girl' title is from EK Success. I used Marvy punches and paper scraps for the hearts. The journaling is done on notebook paper that was in my recycling bin, with a CTMH Legacy Writer in black. The edges of some of the hearts were inked with Outdoor Denim ink from CTMH.
Behind the journaling there is some vellum that was torn and then crunched up. I love the texture it gives to a page. I find myself cruching up lots of things lately! :) The edges of the cardstock were also distressed using a 'v' blade from CTMH.

Some of the cardstock was from my scrap bin and some was from DCWV. The mini clothes pins are from The Card Connection and have been in my stash FOREVER. I was so proud of myself for having used them!
Make sure to pop on over to Paper Pretties today. Jules will have a product review there for you to see. You can find it on the Paper Pretties forum under Product Reviews. The product she will be reviewing (Maya Road Chipboard Blossoms) and all chipboard in the Boutique will be discounted from now until Saturday at 11:59 p.m.!
Have a great Wednesday!

1 comment:

Julie Masse said...

Colleen this is just wonderful!! I LOVE Luke kissing Sophia - you are coming up with amazing ideas!! Just fabulous! :)