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for my creativity. Of course, my family benefits from it too.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

September XOXO DT - Skipper's Martini

This month Tess's page really got me inspired to scrap one of my favorite pictures on Skipper. Our dog, Skipper is the most mischief-est (is that a word?). He had been one twisting up fork tines, chewing up shoes, one of my good earrings were redesigned, found on the kitchen table, etc....Thankfully he has grown up a bit, still has some spiteful moments at chewing Dad's boots when he hasn't give him the time he felt needed!

I started my page by making paint splatters on my white cardstock using a teal metallic acrylic paint. After allowing it to dry I could add the pieces on top. Had a fun drink recipe paper I cut 4" x 12" to layer down first.

Made an oversized banner using the woodgrian paper. Using Cricut Close To My Heart Artbooking cartridge with the overlay option I created the circle line pattern. Added the striped paper and then my matted photo.

Then after layering and attaching all the papers, matted photo I added my title.

You can see a bit of Skipper with his Martini glass which was clean and just made out of plastic. So I wonder what made him grab it?

Here is the final page altogether!

So, you have all month the play along and have a chance at being our next Guest DT! 
Check out the XOXO Scrapbooking blog and play along! 

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Sailing Away Again

It is only 5 days shy of hitting the month mark since my last post! Well, it has been about that long since I have been in my scrap room too!

Here is the last thing I worked on! I made this framed piece with my Aunt and Uncle in mind. They had some damage to their sailboat during Hurricane Sandy. Thankfully all was repairable! Ever since I seen the papers I used and heard about my Uncle working on the sailboat. I knew I wanted to create something while he was getting ready to set sail, again!

I used Close To My Heart - Tommy Workshop on the Go, CTMH Inks - Cranberry, Honey, Outdoor Denim and Desert Sand, Tommy Assortment, Tommy Complements, Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon, Outdoor Denim Embossing Powder, Cranberry Twine, White Daisy Pigment Ink and some unknown named cranberry-like embossing powder.

Here is the Tag I created using the instructions from the Workshop on the Go. Only I stamped image 3 (saying) with Versamark watermark stamp pad added Outdoor Denim Embossing Powder on and setting it with the heat gun! Added the Cranberry Twine to the top instead of ribbon.

Using the unknown cranberry-like color embossing powder and the Tommy Workshop on the Go Stamp image 2 (flag banner). I used the same idea as the Workshop instructions BUT heat embossed the image across the top of the page. Used the Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon across the middle and secured the matching Assortment flags. I created an additional flag of my own using a toothpick and one of the Tommy Complements Stickers. 

 Using the White Daisy Pigment ink I stamped the Sailboat and after it dried outlined the mast and top rail of the boat with Silver gel pen.

Taking a cue from the Workshop on the Go Instructions. I cut out the squares using Tommy Papers and my Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge making my <Square5> smaller to suit my layout (1 1/2"). Edge Distressed and Inked them up. Placed the Tommy Assortment pieces and Complements Stickers.

Here is the completed page attached to the backing of the framed shadowbox. Edge Distressing all around the sides. Used the top paper accent strip from the Tommy papers just below the Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon.  

The Framed Gift Ready to go!