Thursday, October 31, 2013

Robin my Heart

The inspiration photo from Pixels and Paper challenge blog this month seemed to me to show the little boy's love for his chickens, which reminded me of my niece. When we were visiting the zoo a few months ago she spotted her favorite bird, a robin, and I will never forget how excited she got. She got as close as she could and then insisted I take a picture of the bird as I had been taking of the rest of the animals in enclosures. So I titled this "Robin my heart" because it was just such a sweet moment. Thanks for taking time to look!

I used Scrap it in Seconds coordinating paper and embellishments from my stash which made this page come together in less than 30 minutes! I HIGHLY recommend this company for the type of scrapbookers who are pressed for time to create. I matted the pictures in black and teal card-stock, and inked the edges in Marvy Le Plume II #58 peacock green

Monday, October 28, 2013

A few Halloween cards for my kiddos

Happy Halloween to you all! I created all these cards one afternoon for my kiddos. I had picked up fun Halloween socks for my son and all our nieces and our nephew, so I of course had to make fun cards to go along with them! I love the techniques I used for the cards.  This is the first time I have used the soot card technique, and I just love when I get a chance to pull my alcohol inks out and color a stamp in. I don't know about you but coloring tends to relax me, and brings me back to feeling like a kid again, and there is nothing more beautiful than the look of alcohol ink. I hope this inspires you to make a fun Halloween card or layout of your own! As always your comments are appreciated, I love to hear what you think.
Soot technique how to: Using glossy card-stock slowly pass the glossy side through the middle of a candle flame. Pass back and forth until the whole card is black. I chose to also burn the edges to create a free form look. Then simply place a clean stamp into the soot, and the soot will lift revealing a grey/white image in its place. After the image has been "stamped" spray the whole sheet of paper with clear lacquer to seal the soot. Try it out,I bet you will love it. Just make sure to pass through the middle of the flame not the end of the flame where the heat is highest.

October Pixels and Paper challenge: So Messy

This month over at Pixels and Paper we have been partying! The inspiration photo led me to create this fun page from my son's first birthday.
I especially love his messy little face. He was so tentative at first, then once he saw our approval and encouragement he dug right in!