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".
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