Sunday, 1 April 2012

Lads will be lads. . .

Simon and David my two handsome nephews.

It's nice to create your own masterpiece from scratch. I started with a piece of whisper white 12 by 12 card stock, then using the stamp set called The Open Sea, I embossed the left hand side of the page with black and the right hand side in clear.
I sewed along the edges with grey cotton then stamped splotches in basic grey ink using a stamp from the stamp set called French Foliage then using a wonderful device called a Color Spritzer and a Stampin' Write Marker sprayed a touch of Pacific Point blue and Rich Razzleberry ink around the page and combining the Frost white shimmer paint and rubbing alcohol  and a few drops of basic grey ink in a spray bottle then lightly spraying the page, its not overly clear in this photo but the page has a light grey shimmer. From there I distressed the edge of my photo then backed the photo with a designer series paper from the Pocketful of Posies range. I used the same paper to punch out 4.4cm circles to create the swirly flowers at the top right hand and bottom left of the page.

For the title I used a wonderful stamp set called  Letter It, combining it with an ink color called basic grey and a light spray of shimmer paint.
If you are wondering where you can get all of these awesome products that I have been writing about in this post, they all came from the Stampin' Up Range, of which I am a huge fan.
I hope I have given you some more ideas and ways to incorporate stamping into your scrap lay outs.

Have a Scrappy Day.


  1. Hi Cheere

    It was so interesting watching this page come together over a couple weeks.

    You have really outdone yourself with this awesome layout. The metalic touches really make this masculine layout. Lot's of fabulous detail but not so much as to detract from the terrific photo.

    Michelle :o)

  2. Great work Little creative sister.

  3. Cheere I love this page - your attention to detail is simply breathtaking and you have the best eye for colour combinations on scrapping pages that I have seen. Love, love, love the texture, subtle colours and patterns that you have used in this page. Legend!
    Stamping Shanni


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