Sunday, February 8, 2009

Live the Life You Imagined

A layout of my beautiful daughter-in-law and my ever so cute grandson.

I was in the mood just to play and let creativity soar where it may. I admit I just wanted to play with my stamps..

I am always torn between making cards and scrapbooking. I love to make my own Designed Background Paper. Makes it much easier to justify my extravagant stamp purchases.

This piece started out as a plain piece of Vanilla Card stock.. I found a very old " Border Buddies " template, traced and cut my own background die cut. Note the Tim Holtz Grunge Board from the series " Swirls and Elements ". I painted with Ranger Pigment Ink and then applied Ranger Distress Stickles.

I started out doing the background by applying the Heidi Swapp Mask " Carefree" and then misting the cardstock with Tattered Angels "Glimmer Mists".

I applied Tim Holtz Distress Inks using many different techniques..I also incorporated a Distress stamp Wheel for an added effect to the " Direct to Paper " technique.

Stamps I used, from Tim Holtz Collection line: Creative Muse, Soul Journal, and Natures Discovery.

The " Family" word stamp and " Moments of Joy " are from the stamp collection of Innovative Stamps " Scrapbook Words".

Thanks for stopping by


Beth said...

Connie this is an awesome page love all of the personal details you have added and great stamp choices and you also have a lovely family there.

Cheryl said...

Connie what a wonderful job. What a cute little one.

Kathryn the Teawife said...

Lovely layout! And, your grandson is so precious! Hugs, Kathy the teawife

Sheryl said...

Connie, you never cease to amaze me with your stamped cardstock that started out in white. I love the design and the photos are to die for. Great job.

femminismo said...

You sound like a seasoned photographer: I used FX240 with a 45 mm lens at a slightly slower stop of F6 on a sunny day with my hat as a shield over my lens. In detailing all your inks and templates you give everyone the information they need to complete a similar project. That's a great help. Thank you! Your family is darling. I have a second cousin, son of my favorite cousin, who's a mountie in Calgary. I hear you're close to that city. SoulJournal on, sister! Jeanne in Oregon

Beth Norman said...

Wow, this background is awesome. I'm definately subscribing!

Shirley said...

So very lovely and what a wonderful memory keepsake!

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