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Archive for December 2007
I tried to make this layout look like some of the places I've been walking in downtown Atlanta.
Which is why I also included some pictures of the background before the pictures went on.
I think it looks really cool - beautifully trashy and dark. :)
And it was actually fun to take pictures of myself walking home after work!
I have found a new love: walking. Especially living in a city so dependent on cars and trapped in traffic. I love the exercise. It slows me down and inspires me. i see so much more. I see humanity - struggle and joy. The beauty in concrete, flowers and rain. Walking helps me digest, recharge & reconnect.
"If you are seeking creative ideas, go out walking. Angels whisper to a man when he goes for a walk." - R. Inmon
DCWV All Dressed Up Polka Dot paper
Tissue Paper applied with dirty water I've been using to clean my brushes and mod podge.
Glimmer Mist Black Cherry
Basic Grey Obscure Paper
Tinkering Ink Blue paper
Bubble Wrap with acrylic paint stamping
Packaging tape where the journalling is
American Crafts Alphabet stickers
Tag : Life Art,
Here is my mini-book I did over xmas.
It turned out beautiful, if I can say so myself!
In person it's very dramatic and textural which, of course, i love.
Here are some pictures, but all 18 pics can be found here.
buttons are from my mom's antique collection
Almost every material used I got at The Scrapbox in Ann Arbor! So it's all made from "trash" and repurposed material (kinda like me)!
- pages were die cut matte board from frames
- circle around pictures and journalling are painted gaskets
- Queen & Co felt ribbon (not from scrapbox)
- Binding is electrical wire wrapped with ribbon and antique buttons
- Netting and Mesh
- Miscellaneous Ribbons with ink and Glimmer Mist
- Acrylic Paint and Glimmer Mist
- Elmers Glue (for texture)
- Orange Glitter Glue
a scrapbook page(s) using photobooth pictures.
I've been in such a creative slump lately so I did what Ali Edwards suggested in her new book - comfort scrapbooking. Just did something with a lot of repetitivity and not much need for brain juices to be on overdrive but have a finished product.
What's funny is this is one of the most simplest layouts i've done in years - but took the longest - cutting over 200 pictures! Not to mention getting them print ready in photoshop.
On my birthday I was all depressed so what you can see are the positive things I was trying to tell myself, and the hidden piece under the red mesh (as seen in second picture opened up) has what I was actually thinking.
The lyrics are from a Depeche Mode song I am obsessed with: Home.
Birthday card for my aunt's 60th birthday
Actual size is 6"x6"
This is a true found object scrap page - i found the light switch cover on the road while walking the dog this morning! And it was already distressed - i just helped it along a little with some sepia ink smudges. And the stripes in the background are from a cut up wallpaper sample i found :)
One Little Word challenge this last week was the word "Live".
This was a quick layout - more simple than it may look.
I have been feeling so uninspired and uncreative this last week (probably due to work) so i forced myself to do this. Not entirely happy with the results, but they all can't be winners.
God Bless Photobooth :D
Background Paper: Basic Grey Obscure Collection
Tansparency from my printer
Queen & Co. felt swirls
Bottle Cap embellishment I made
Stickers from ???
Tag : Life Art,
Challenge layout from Inked Scrapbookers about your common answer to FAQs about your tattoos.
I SO hand sewed this picture on - love the effect, was a pain in the booty to do.
Lots of layers on this layout. Used hella Glimmer Mist on everything - background, ribbons, rubber circle, journal paper....
Background Paper - DCWV All Dressed Up
Queen and Co Felt Swirls
Ribbons (with Ink and Glimmer Mist) and Buttons
Circle is a Rubber Gasket I inked and used 3D ink on
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