Friday, June 29, 2012

AMAZED BY YOU! an Artisan Award Entry

If you're ready, I've got another scrapbook layout to share today.  This is probably the page I'm most proud of mostly because of the photography courtesy of yours truly.  This is my niece enjoying a play mat that hooks to a hose for sprinkler fun that we got her for her birthday last year.  I was so pleased with these pictures and knew good photos make for a better scrapbook page.  True to my nature I couldn't just pick one- had to get them all on there. 

I had also forgotten, and didn't get a good picture to showcase it, but the main largest picture (which is 5x7) was run through the Big Shot with the largest Apothecary Accents Framelit.  If you look closely can you tell?  I then raised it on Stampin' Dimensionals and placed right back on the original photo.  Wish I'd gotten a better picture of that detail!

My favorite detail about this page are the faux water droplets that are sprinkled throughout the page, from the title and on the pictures.  You may not have noticed them upon first glacne so here are a few closeups.  I made them with Crystal Effects.  Just dabbed them on in the shape of a water droplet and let them dry.  My initial idea was to make them on one of my clear stamp blocks then glue them on, but they got so hard I couldn't get them off without chipping them away, plus they ended up cloudy when I handled them.  This was SO SCARY to do after my page was entirely complete!  But I had extras of everything if I needed to start over. 

 My main image that was mounted on vellum cardstock actually lifted by the black dotted ribbon to show the journaling block as well as a final hidden picture. 

In case you are curious, here is the actual journaling...

Finally, I would like to make a VERY SPECIAL shout out to Louise Streater (AKA Evalou) who so generously and super quickly responded to my plea for help on Splitcoast by cutting and shipping within about an hour it seemed, the very letters used on this page!!!  She even went so far as to send me two full sets just in case I messed up (which I didn't so I can now make myself a copy)!  AND she sent them in the most beautiful card ever... I'll have to post a picture of it soon.  So, THANK YOU LOUISE!  I didn't win but thanks to you I was at least able to do my best and be proud of trying!

Thanks for visiting today!  I hope everyone is staying cool and safe today, especially if you are facing 90+ degrees temps like we are here in Ohio- PHEW! 


Edited to add:  Closeup of main photo showing the detail of the Apothecary Accents Framelit.  You can see more faux water drops here too.

SUO Supplies: 
Stamps:  none (uh, maybe that could've helped me get selected, duh!)
Colors:  Wild Wasabi, Naturals Ivory cardstock, Pool Party, vellum
Accessories:  Apothecary Accents Framelits, Big Shot, Black dottted scallop ribbon, jewelry tag punch, linen thread, scallop border punch, Polka Dotted embossing folder, Jelly Bean Sweet Shop brad


  1. Darling little girl, wonderful layout, love the variety of pictures depicting her fun!

  2. Love this layout!! Great job! And the little girl is kinda cute too 

    Your sis

  3. Your creations are amazing and I love this layout! Just stopped by from SC, I hope you stop by my blog and follow me too:)

  4. Spectacular page! I adore scrapbooking, especially pages like yours. The photos tells the story, and your fabulous details add the extra interest and design surprise. Really, really well done!

  5. Awesome page! Great photos and I love the the little water droplets and the hidden journaling.

  6. Positively Precious photos. Great layout too!

  7. All your details are phenomenal! The water drops are genius!! This page is fabulous and your niece is too adorable!

  8. Have I told you lately how freakin talented you are???? You are hogging all the family talent!! Stop it!!

    Your sis


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