Wednesday, June 20, 2012

"All Girl" Mixed Media Scrapbooking

I'm down to the next to the last page.  It has been so much fun I've been tempted to purchase another record album-album to alter!

The next challenge was to use scraps and stamp, stamp, stamp.  At this point it was getting to hard to stamp directly onto the record album sleeve.  I decided to pull out my blank ATC cards and stamp on them and adhere them to the album sleeve.  Then have a bit of fun embellishing and stamping on top that the base card.

Main Ingredients:  ATC cards; Inkadinkdoo Carousel stamp; Tim Holtz Distress Stains and Inks; Ranger Embossing Ink and Clear Embossing Powder; Other Ingredients: Fiskars Humming Bird squeeze punch; Making Memories tiny alphas; Tim Holtz Idea-ology, number, spinner, small gears, paper tape, and words; Fiskars Asian Inspired and Midnight Kisses stamps; Bo Bunny Serenity; K&Co. letters; Tim Holtz music score stamp.

To get the base I just stamped the carousel horse on the each ATC card and embossed with clear embossing powder.  I went back over each one with a different color Distress Ink.  I wiped the ink off the embossed image.  I layered the cards between newspaper and ironed them to melt down the embossing powders.  I really love the detailed image that came through.

I tried to all the little embellishment or word that created a positive and encouraging word back to my granddaughter.

I started on the right and added the ATC cards to the album sleeves, layered a piece of Bo Bunny Serenity on the far left, and added an accent of Tim Hotlz paper tape to bring the two elements together.


Another page I had a grand time doing.

I want to thank everyone for the great response and encouraging comments on the last page. 

REMEMBER that your comments add you to the drawing at the end of the month for a $20.00 gift box of product from Jenni Bowlin Studios.  I totally love Jenni's collections.  I am working on getting my hands on her new Wren line. BUT  Have you seen this?  Connie Mercer did an awesome job altering it.  Leave Connie some encouraging words on Jenni's site and let me know you did for an extra entry into the drawing.  That means you can leave TWO comments today here ... one for today's post and one letting me know you left a comment for Connie at Jenni's post.  Update:  the magic comment number hasn't been left yet.  I'll let you know immediately when someone is the "lucky" commenter.  That person will receive a new Jenni Bowlin punch. 

Have a Crafty Day!






Gratitude List
1.  watching Little Honey grow up
2.  the fun of creativity
3.  my Tabitha
4.  God's protection keeping Little Honey and Me safe as we travel each day
5.  the joy of fresh veggies from the garden, thanks to the master Gardener

14 comments:

  1. See I'd get stumped if I couldn't stamp on the background but you are so clever to have stamped on the ATCs! It looks wonderful!

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  2. Such a pretty page-love all of the color with the black and white photo! Makes me want to get inky!

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  3. Love how you used the ATC cards. So creative!

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  4. oooo Totally cool. Love how this turned out. Very retro and funky.

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  5. I have always wanted to alter an album...you may have given me the push I have needed! Thanks for the inspiration!
    Jasmine
    alittledabofglue.blogspot

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  6. you are the sweetest friend, we have to meet!!! Love your album page, Totally awesome!!!

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  7. very cool page, love it!

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  8. Wow, this is amazing!!! Love your work, just gorgeous!

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  9. Do you get tired of hearing, "Amazing?" ;o) But it is!

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  10. This is so cool!! Love the repetition of the stamp. Gorgeous colors!!

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  11. This is fabulous! I am not sure I understand exactly how you did the ATCs, but I will play with that technique over the weekend and see how it looks,

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  12. Love the idea of stamping the same stamp but adding so many different ink colors to get a totally different look. GREAT job!!

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  13. I've got to say that I'm loving what you're doing here.

    I hope you don't mind I've pinned your pictures to my Pinterest board!

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  14. This is awesome! I love the grid too!

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