Yes...it is the week of LOVE!
Yes... it is commercialised......but let's be honest it is fun, and you can be assured, your loved ones on the receiving end of your love gifts & spoils are surely not going to be complaining about commercialism hehe!
The page I am sharing is a scrapbook layout as published in the Feb 2014 issue of Paper Crafts & Scrapbooking magazine. It is about our cute daughter & one of her (boy) BFF's. Their love & support of each other in an age where life puts so much pressure on one, is refreshing & sweet! Worthy of a scrapbook page.Love you to the Moon by Kim Watson: Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: +Heidi Swapp, Elle's Studio; Tags & Stamps: Elle's Studio; Buttons: +Fancy Pants Designs; Glitter: Martha Stewart; Mist, Gesso, Ink and Texture Paste: +Ranger Ink; Pen: +Kuretake ZIG ; Adhesive: +Thermoweb, +TombowUSA ; Stencils: The Crafters Workshop; Cutting mat, Scissors, Trimmer by +Fiskars ; Buttons; Other: Black charcoal pencil.
When creating this page....I was challenged to use everyday...ordinary things found at home & in your junk drawer.
These are the obscure things I used:
- Bamboo coaster mat
- Crossword pages
- Ticket strips
- Mat & beads
- Dental floss
I gesso'd a bunch of tickets from the strip to knock back the red color, & created paper feathers in different sizes. One I left as is, the other I covered in liquid glue & dredged in fine gold glitter. Gorgeous!!
See the little wooden frame around the sentiment card? I used a bamboo coaster mat, undid it and used the thin bamboo sticks as the supports for my feathers & frame. I took my extra minty dental floss & dyed with lime green mist...it became a super color accent for the layout, which I looped & tied across the page.
BONUS: my page smells all fresh & minty! :)
Using a kiddies art mat & beads, I created a 'love' inspired accent which when ironed melted & sealed together. Using zig-zag scissors, I cut the ironing sheet into a circles, stitched it & matted the bead accent on top. The discarded bead template came in real handy to add 'comb-like' texture to texture paste onto the background before misting & inking. I tore dictionary pages into quarters & gesso'd them onto my background page for texture & interest.
Left white, I used the dental floss to stitch buttons & hand stitching areas for added interest.
Ok...let me say....as bizarre as this challenge was...I loved it. It stretched me creatively & I loved every moment of designing it.
Thanks for stopping by!