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Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Scrapbook Layout Teddy Bear Flair

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My scrapbook page, is of my darling grandson, who was trying to save his teddy bear from " getting a needle"..If you look closely you can see the thread hanging, grandma was attempting to mend the bear. This is what I "LOVE" about scrapbooking and capturing that moment.
I chose the ideal Patterned Paper for my photo, a georgous line, from Prima Marketing Inc.: Pastiche Collection -(Love Letter). I am finding the new Prima paper lines simply irresistible.
Techniques:
The paper background I created around the photo and matching strips along the bottom, are my attempts to create Faux Distress paper. My morphed creation, was a perfect match for this picture and paper. This technique conveyed a warm element on my layout.
I distressed the creamy colored cardstock with Tim Holtz inks, crumpled and sprayed water- repeating these steps, until I was happy with the textured appearance. At the end of this process, I sprayed Tattered Angels Glimmermist, Iridescent Gold, to give a warm and blended look to the finished Faux Distress Technique.
The Gears are dicuts from the Sizzix Tim Holtz Alterations line: Gadget Gears. I cut the gears from my old worn pizza box the top thin layer... that I use for spraying my pieces with glimmer mist...I painted the gears with Tim Holtz Rock Candy Distress Crackle Paint: Broken China and Crackle Rock Candy. The corrugated effect of the cardboard combined with the overspray of glimmer mists and mingling the Crackle paint effect; were the perfect mediums for these die-cut gears...I layered the Gears dies with more Cardstock to give the impression of Faux Chipboard, a method from Techique Junkies April 2007 Newsletter. Oh it is fun to play and experiment. I love this craft.
Other products used on this page:
Tim Holtz Distress Ink: Stormy Sky, Pumice Stone and Snow Cap Pigment ink
Tim Holtz Ideology: Film Strip Ribbon
Basic Grey Chip Stickers: Delilah and Eva

Prima Marketing : Gem Stickers - blue Water

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7 comments:

Robert said...

That is such a cute photo! I am sure he will love that for years to some.

Cheryl said...

Connie this page is awesome! I just got a couple of photos of my grand and just may have to case your page.

Riet said...

Hi, you sure now your stuf, again a lovely layout.
So beautiful and I love the self made paper.
And your grandsone is a cuty, so lovely how he protects his bear.

Anonymous said...

Amazing layout Connie.....the colours and paper tie in so well with the photo...love all the inking and tearing. Sheryl C

Firenze said...

Wow Connie that's just gorgeous! TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Lisa Somerville said...

You always create the most beautiful pages! Fab use of colors, love the gears!

Terry said...

What a cutie your grandson is! Love this layout and the use of filmstrip and gears for embellishments! Beautiful creation Miss Connie!

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