Scrapendipity : scrap·en·dip·i·ty

The gift of making fortunate discoveries by accident, a talent for making discoveries while searching for other things.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Summer Adventure

Awhile back I had pictures of Maddie's grad taken in the park, this is one of the pages I made...

First I had to make flowers. I used the Tim Holtz die, Tattered Flower Garland, then used 3 of the Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays to make different colors for my petals.
Then I sprayed them with goosebumps so they looked rained on, while that dried....
I got my chipboard ready, I stamped it first using Archival ink. as long as it is waterproof ink that will work for the next step....
pretty flourish stamp,
now my plain chipboard is not so plain anymore....
take a distress stain, and cover the chipboard changing the color, in this case I used Pumice Stone to match my paper. The Archival ink doesn't bleed, and the black will show thru even the dark stains like Faded Jeans, ( I tried that one the other day )
Next I covered the chipboard with crackle accents, to give it a really kewl texture.
And I covered the brads with my favorite new technique, of heating the brad with a heat tool, and then dipping them in the embossing powder. The result looks an enamel polished brad, the shabby embossing powders have a great texture to them also, but the Lindy's look like enamel.
Here's all my papers ready to cut, this is the Authentique line, Carefree

My back piece I cut the center out so I could use that elsewhere, this makes my book lighter... and gives me extra pieces to work with where they will be seen, otherwise you will only see 1/4 inch of this beautiful paper. The edges are distressed and inked with Pumice Stone distress ink.
The second layer was cut 1/2 inch on 2 sides to make it 11.5 x 11.5 square. The edges on all pieces are distressed, and inked. Next the red piece was cut 11x 9 and then I cut out the pieces that would be covered by the photo mat so I could make matching tags. 

I used the Sew Easy Stamper randomly around the edge for a sewn stitch look.

I cut 2 gray mats 6x 4.5 and then using a border punch gave one edge a pretty finish.
The large flower strip was cut at 11x3 and tucked behind the red piece. Then the gray mat goes down, then a polka dot mat and finally the piece of red cut from behind for the final mat.
I glued down corners, making sure there was enuff space to slip a picture under it when I was done.
I made 2 photo mats the same, and now onto the finishing touches...
I used my Lucky 8 punch, which I love! I have found so many uses for this wonderous tool lately!

Cutting a piece of paper to 9x9 measurements, I was able to cut my design with the Lucky punch, then I trimmed off about 2/3 in and used that cut off piece as a pocket, 
I just flipped it sideways, and trimmed the edge, and by turning the paper to the other side, I have a nice contrast. 
Then I used the border punch again to give the pocket a pretty edge.
I glued it in place, and moved on to the next item.
I folded and curled my flowers to give them dimension, stacked them and held then together with a brad.

my butterfly got some stickles to make it sparkle, and then I rounded the wings and used pop dots to glue it down only behind the wings, that way they will never flatten in my book.
for the curlies I cut tiny strips of paper, and wound them around my paper peircer,
then I pulled on both sides, and gave it springy effect, these I spritzed with water AFTER they were curled, when they dry, they will be stiffer and stay truer to form in my album.
Voila.... my page finito! Hope you try it! Here are some closups....

The flourish is embossed with the antique taupe embossing powder.

Have a Happy Scrappy Day, hop over to Scrapbooker's Paradise to see the shopping list, and don't forget to enter the contest on the "win win win" post, also leave a comment here, it's great to get feedback!

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Family Reunion

 Wow what a blur the past 10 days have been! Between Stampede and our family reunion smack dab in the middle of it all, it was BUSY!! It was hard to select a starting point for the scrapbook, with piles of pictures surrounding me... but I decided to start at the beginning... of the reunion anyway. Here is my title page for the next scrapbook....
I gathered up all the items I wasnted to try and use... I think I fit them all in too? 
I needed an extra piece of this BoBunny paper, so I cut out the center where the photo will cover it, and I have a piece big enuff to use where I need it. 
 The Reunion letters are cut out of the Sizzix Die, using chipboard, and then heat embossed with Stampendous aged Aqau, I love these embossing powders, they have beautiful shades and I love the rustic mix of the metal and color!! The brads are from Bo Bunny's camp alot line.
 We were at a cabin in Montana so I needed some trres around us, I used the sizzix die, pine tree, and the year tab is from tiny tabs and tabs die.
 Little Yellow Bicycle came out with these awesome wooden tags with different sayings on them, I used 2 of the 4 that came in the package. I also inked them with wild honey distress ink, so they weren't so white. Any border punch can make a nice addition strip to a page, I use them quite often.
And here is my finished page. Along the side I have the 4 family names, attached with a brad, and behind the word reunion, is the piece I cut out of the background, and flipped it to the reverse side. I also inked the edge, and used the wild honey to color all the white name tags.

Hope you enjoyed my page, have a Happy Scrappy Day. Hop over to Scrapbookers's Paradise to shop for the list of supplies. Don't forget to make a comment on the "Win Win Win" blog posts, there will be a winner drawn soon.

At our family reunion there were 20 of us..... how many would be at yours?

Monday, July 16, 2012

Crafters Workshop Giveaway

 Crafters Workshop **Giveaway**  and winner Announcement!!

Stampede is over.... time to scrapbook!

July 16 brings forth a new feature item. From  July 16- 31st  6x6 Crafters Workshop 
Regular Price 5.99 are on sale for 4.99. If you are ordering online please use the code FITM. In the comments section.
Selena and Selena have created some projects for you using the template, just click on their name to link to their blog. Then come back here and leave a comment for a chance to win your own 6x6 template.

Selena M.

Selena C
I wanted to do a brick wall, and for a piece of it I wanted to try the Stone Art, in sand, by Viva Decour. I placed the template on the paper, spread around some "sand" and left it to dry.

Then using the same 6x6 template, I placed it randomlt around the page and used my distress ink pad to color in the template.  
 I used the Lindy's Cocoa Bean Copper to spray my letters, look how they sparkle!!
 Once my sand was dry, I sprayed parts of the page with Lindy's again.
 Gorgeous colors in the sprays.
 My keyhole is cut out of chip board, and with the distress STAIN, I dabbed 2 colors, faded jeans and pumice stone. Behind the keyhole is a miniature of the large picture.  
A few gears from the sizzix die and they are inked with straight distress ink, in black soot and vintage photo.

There is my finished page :-) Hope you have a Happy Scrappy Day. Hope over to Scrapbooker's Paradise for the shopping list, and don't forget to leave a comment. Did anyone else go to Calgary Expo ( or any Comicon) this year?

Congrats to Jennifer, you have won the Distress Ink from the last Giveaway. 

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Monday, July 2, 2012

Distress it

Hello all :-)
Creative Imaginations has a new paper line called "Paint it!" on the surface are some patterns that will resist ink. 
I chose one of the CI papers, and got a distress stain that would work with my colors. I covered the whole page with the stain. Anywhere the pattern is stayed the original cream color. 
 Since there is a blog prize out right now for some of the Lindy products I thot I would show you some flowers that I either sprayed or painted with the magicals. On my splat mat I dabbed a few drops of water, took a tiny amount of the magicals, mixed them with my brush and painted some of my flowers.
 The flowers may look like a random selection of colors, but if you look close at the grad dresses... these are all the colors :-)
 I wrote Grad 2012 with the Pearl Pen in gold.
 I added some Prima bling,
 and cut out some of the butterflies from the mini sizzix die. 
 Here you can see the pattern that was originally on the paper,  resist part that resisted the ink.

after all was done, I added some hemp thru the flowers. The ribbon is bulk Prima and most of the flowers and pebble.

Hop over to Scrapbookers Paradise to see the supply list. And don't forget about our contest. Leave comments and have a Happy Scrappy Day!