Friday, March 15, 2013

CSI, colors, stories, inspiration case #10

I redid an 8.5 x 11 LO that I originally made about 10 years ago!! I never did like the black & white photo on the dark red background because it always looked disjointed. I felt the page needed more so I updated it using the colors and items for the evidence for the csi case #10!

This time I used some of my Anna Griffin paper from 2001! For the evidence I used a metal book plate that I altered using paint and ink. I also included a bronze colored metal flower. For the fabric portion of the evidence I used a silver-bluish tulle in the pink heart and a gold self-tasseling cord and a dark green ribbon at the bottom of the page.

To solve my dilemma of having a black and white photo on a dark red background I changed it's color by using Tim Holtz Tattered Pink ink making the photo have a pinkish hue to join the pink and red hues on the page.

Here are the before and after pix:
I originally made this page for my mother's family album. I kinda never liked it and felt the picture deserved something more....years later I think I did a much better job!

The page redone years later! Big improvement!!
Hand written journaling.
Heart detail at bottom.

Close up detail at top of page.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

My Father's Parents--Love The Colors!

I made a 12 x 12 layout of my grandparents on my father's side of my family. I used orange and green patterned papers and just love the look!

I had a large die cut flower that I used as a template and hand cut patterned papers to give the flower dimension and used a pre-made flower and rhinestone brad for the center.

My Mother's Parents--Shabby Chic Vintage Style

I haven't posted anything in a while because I had lost my mojo. I've been organizing my scrapbook room and all of my hard copy pictures. One day I finally got the bug to create a new page. I used a picture of my mother's parents and created a heritage page for her book that I started years ago. It is 8 1/2 x 11 format because I wanted an easy album for people to look at.

I used some old Daisy D's paper and some patterned paper from Hot Off The Press #3235. I made the flower from paper (flower with black rhinestone brad center).
My shabby chic page for my mother's scrap book. I never met my grandmother, she died before I was born. My Grandfather was killed when I was two years old.

I made the flower with the black rhinestone. The Chip board die cut was painted and inked to match the colors and I used a pencil to enhance the flower detail.

I've had the crochet paper for years...I mean years. I inked it in areas to give it dimension and blend with the palette. I love the ivory ribbon and I love the green ribbon I placed on top of it.


I haven't blogged in a long while. As usual I start something and lose interest or intend to get back to it and procrastinate!

I am going to take pictures of a few scrapbook albums I have and post them here. I am also going to post the current projects I have completed within the last few months.

I had to buy a new Fiskars paper trimmer. Mine kept cutting crooked and was old and heavy and cumbersome to use so I bought a new one with a coupon.

I have a lot of new embellishments and paper thanks to my friend Shelly!