My inspiration for this page is Anna Dobrowska! She is fantastic!! check out her blog.
Most of the pieces over on side are pieces that my husband has given me over the years for scrapbooking. I haven't known what to do with them until now. He's an engineer/machinist and there actually some scrap pieces on there that he made.
The page was for a challenge. In the challenge you had to use chipboard, acrylic, punch or die cut, and metal. You had to include a title and hidden journaling, and you had to cover something with gesso, mist, and sparkle.
Here is a pic of the hidden journaling open. The message is to my hubby and is very personal so I won't quote it...but suffice to say that 7 years ago we almost got divorced and because of all the wonderful qualities that make my hubby who he is...we are still together today.
This is my hubby's birthday card for his 33rd birthday. I adore the Le Blanche stamps.
I used layers and lots of foam. My hubby loves industrial type stuffs...thus the gears. There's a tutorial over on the Swirlydoos site for these. They look so rusted and cool. The acrylic piece behind is one of those old bicycles with the one large wheel and one small wheel. Again...one of the things that my hubby has always found fascinating.
I took this close up to show the stamping with gesso. It's a Tattered Angel's stamp of a snoflake but was just so swirly and cool...I thought it looked fantastic.
This is my father's Christmas card. He's a big Norman Rockwell fan and I thought he would just LOVE this Santa. This is the only picture I took and it's not very good. I fussy cut the red ribbon that is under the cluster. I fussy cut Santa out of the graphic 45 papers and attached him to some Tim Holtz resist kraft that I colored with red and green. I made the vine myself by attaching some roses and gold and white ball pieces from the dollar store to a petaloo berry vine.
Andie's hot tip...scour the dollar stores for great finds that you can use on scrappy pages. They may look aweful in the store but use your imagination and they could be great:)
Last but not least, this is a card made from a tutorial over at Swirlydoos. One of the newer designers...Paulien...is SUPER talented!!! This is my take on her design. I made this for my GF Cindy who loves the rustic country theme...which is totally translated to shabby chic! Hey all...guess where I got the pussy willows? Yup...dolla store!!!!
Coming soon...I made a page for a contest in May...but it's TOP SECRET!!! I can't wait to share it. Also I'll be posting my first video soon! I'm so excited...I can't wait.