Wednesday, July 7, 2010

From L Plates to a Wedding

First up today is from Tracey with her Black & White Layout and a splash of Kraft

Shop Products
Imaginisce To Love & Cherish Diana
Teresa Collins Mr & Mrs Ledger
Velvet Ric Rac - White
10 Large Journalling Tags
Tree Charms
Leaf Charms
Zing Opaque Embossing Powder Glitter Black
AC Foam Thickers Daiquiri - Black
Carolees Creations Tiny Black Alpha Stickers
Versa Color Cube Ink Pad - Black

Other Stuff
Tim Holtz Grungeboard
Dymo Labeller
Paper String
Page Maps Sketch

And from Keonie our Guest Designer for July (who BTW is running Scrapalatte here on the Gold Coast - see our resource then events section for more details)

This LO is of my beautiful Mum on my wedding day and was completed using the gorgeous new Imaginisce To Love and Cherish papers.

I absolutely love black and white so theme for this month of Black and White suited not only me, but also these papers perfectly.

The heart in the middle is the Scrapware filigree chipboard heart which was first painted white and then embossed with clear embossing powder.

Since completing this LO though Tracy has got in some cool new embossing supplies including the Ranger Embossing Puffs which are gorgeous and give a flocked effect. Your Scrapware heart will come in two bits – the solid bit at the back, and the matching filigree heart for the front.

I simply covered the solid heart in the polka dot Imaginisce paper, then tied the painted and embossed filigree heart over the top with black ribbon. You can bling up the heart too by adding some sparkly stickles over the top and adhere some rhinestones amongst the filigree pattern.

To carry on with the heart theme I also attached a gorgeous little silver heart locket and mini key charm to the bottom part of the ribbon. (these are the free gift with your first purchase in July)

Spritz some pink stem flowers and Canna lilies with glimmermist and arrange them around the heart adhering them with strong adhesive. To finish off the LO I then added the rhinestone title, some mini pearls, and ruled a very fine border around the outside of my photo and extended it down onto the white patterned paper. This just ties the whole LO together and frames the photo.
Another cool thing to try is grab yourself one of the Ranger Ink blending tools, and using black ink distress the edges of the white polka dot patterned paper.
There is a tutorial on ink blending tool in the Tutorial section under Resources of my2angels if you haven’t used one of these must have tools before! I did one thing a little differently on this LO too, instead of adding journaling to the main page, I chose to journal on a little tag, distress the edges with pink ink and the ink blending tool, and then attach it to the top left hand corner of the LO using a brad, organza ribbon and one of the flowers cropped from the patterned paper. Therefore the tag can be pulled to the front of the LO if you wish to read the journaling, then simply tucked back in behind the LO.

Thanks ladies for the wonderful inspiration and Tracey thanks for the idea, durrh I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner! I am always borrowing mums punch which gives the notepad ripped effect but use the Teresa Collins ledger paper like you have done, hole punch the side then rip them!!!
How easy is that!

Hope the girls gave you some new ideas


Sandra D said...

both gorgeous layouts :D

janine said...

Fantastic inspiration girls they are both gorgeous Take Care Janine xx

scrappin' girl said...

LUV the Black & White colours!! MY FAV!!

Sarah Lou said...

Oh love love love the black and white!!! so classic!!! That ranger puffs looks fun!!!
stunning layouts!

amanda73 said...

love both these, gorgeous inspiration here

aussiescrapper said...

Oh I just placed an order but that gorgeous filigree heart is on the list and wow the ranger puffs does look heaps of fun. Gorgeous layouts and great instructions and advice. Melxx

Zoe said...

Tracy. If you still have the grungeboard I definitely want it. If not sorry I missed it. :( Maybe my email didn't get through.