Monday, May 25, 2009
Sleeping Beauty's Castle
Did I ever have fun with the techniques on this one! My friend Susan has a fantastic scrapbooking blog and she often posts tutorials based on the techniques she uses. That is how this page got it's start. I read her "Make Your Chipboard Shine" tutorial found here. (you have to scroll down a few entries to find it) Then I purchased some Cosmo Cricket Sweet Mix chipboard letters and got to work. The paper is Melissa Francis, and I used Inque Boutique stamps instead of the Basic Grey stamps shown in Susan 's tutorial.
Then it was on to the second page. I think embellishing page two is often more difficult because you don't have a title to take up space. But I think the Prima Say it in Pearls embellishments really did the job! I wanted to document when I took these pictures of the castle, so I figured a stamp border and some Quickutz letters would be just the thing, but the stamped border needed some shine. That is when Tim Holtz came to the rescue with his current blog technique. He stamped with distress ink and then just wiped perfect pearls over the stamp and brushed off the excess. It gave the stamped image a pearly look that was perfect. You can see Tim demonstrate his technique here.
You can barely see the shimmer of the border, then I backed it with Bazzill bling and cut the letters out in Bazzill Bling.
Really fun techniques! Thanks Tim and Susan!