Friday, October 24, 2014

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Working with some really wild papers

This was actually the first try on working with the Graphic 45 papers
for my project over at OTR. I just wasn't feeling it and that's when I scrapped
this page and then created this page.
I do scrap by the seat of my pants, however, I beginning to love the 
challenge of reviving train wrecks.
Since I've been resusitating train wreck pages I figured I'd give this a go.
Especially since I had already had the mists and paints on the page by 
trying to add some texture with an onion bag and drips.
 Since there's so much drama in the background I decided 
some neutrality was called for.
I just couldn't decide how I wanted it to go.
I love rick rack and I love white. 
 I also decided that making my own die cuts was the way to go as well.
 What you don't see is that I did die cut some white
because the palette seriously needed a break in the color action.
 I also broke out some punches as well because it was fun
and fussy cut some big flowers for "filler."
I did add some liquid pearl that I'm still thinking about.
Love the pops of white and it was totally fun making my own embellishments.
Reminded me of the "old" days. LOL!
The doilies are Studio Calico and alphas - Basic Grey
the rest is Bohemian Bazaar.
And I have more where that came from.

The photo is of my gram and grandpop back in the day when 
they were dating - maybe. 
I'm just guessing its about 1927 because they were older (29) when they married.
Here they look young and in love.
And it lasted a long long time.

Some really old rubons

The build up to the really OLD reubons.
I love this paper and I don't know why I ignored it until now.
 I added some gesso.
 And some of my new watercolors.
And changed the orientation.
 Added some layers and decided that something else was needed.
So I found some really OLD Basic Grey rubons
and I used it all. (WholyCow!)
I did have to split it up and I did in 3 ways so it could
be seen once I added the matting layers.
I also wanted a bit for the banner in the left corner.
I must admit after all this time they rubbed off really nicely
and didn't stick or clump.
Love how this came together with Studio Calico
(I almost have all the papers used).
Some Paper Issues swag bag, Shimelle, Recollections, Crate paper.

After I put it all together I realized I didn't have a "journaling spot"
until I looked to the right and found that the gesso
and watercolors made a perfect place.

Another heritage photo, my great grandmother Ida and her sister 
(sadly no name for her) and my 2 cousins that were Ida's 
first great grand children.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Using smaller photos as one big one

And don't these tell a story of Mz. Amelia.
From frowning, to handrubbing, to smirking.
Beware the thoughts of a baby!!!
I love that arrow paper and all I had remaining was enough for
an 8x8 page. However, It needed breaking up.
More scraps and scraps.
Love that they are going down and down.
Bits and pieces come together.
Love that the bits and pieces are going down.

Studio Calico is rocking the page all over the place 
with a side of Paper Issues swag bag goodies and those diecuts
I cranked out a few months ago.
Also don't those Spare Parts hearts make you swoon.
I just ran out.
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