Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Happy Journey

UPDATE 05.05.2011: this was chosen as a Sketchy Thursdays' fave for the week's challenge. Yahoo!


Woohoo! Mr. Mojo's in town! I was able to create this layout on a weekday! :D

Materials used in this LO are mostly from Scrap That's January "Don't Stop the Carnival" kit, with additional stamps, inks and stickles.

I am entering this in the following challenges: Sketchy Thursdays' 4.28 sketch challenge and Scrapbookers Anonymous' May challenge to use stamps in creating a patterned paper and 3 embellishments.

First, Sketchy Thursdays' sketch on which I based this layout:

Second, the stamps challenge requirements of Scrapbookers Anonymous:

To create the stamped PP requirement, I painted the upper half of the base paper with gesso. Once dried, I used distress ink to stamp on the image. Hence, the result:

Next, the 3 stamped embellishments:

One, Prima clear stamp postcard

Two and three, the intricate frame and butterflies, also from Prima

My journaling entry: Motherhood is such a happy journey!

The photo was taken on my 38th birthday. Very sentimental message and memorable day. :D

This is also an advanced Happy Mother's Day LO... for me! Hehe! :D

Thank you. :D

Materials used: Scrap That! January kit. Others: Teresa Collins clock transparency, Martha Stewart puncher, Tim Holtz and Prima stamps, Ranger stickles, distress inks and crackle paint, alcohol ink, gesso, black journaling pen, local brads and bling.


Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous LO,love the paint with stamped background. Thanks for playingbalong with us at Scrapbookers

Lea said...

Hi Dorothy! So glad you found our blog! Love this layout! What you did with the gesso is fabulous and I love your staming! Thanks for joining in the fun at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Diana Fisher said...

Love the great little extras all over the page! :) Thanks for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays!

corrie said...

Very nice page. I love all your little details. Very cool. Thanks for playing with ST!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

GORGEOUS! I loveeeeeeeeeeee that paint and the butterflies! Thanks soooooooooooooo much for playing along with Sketchy Thursdays and Scrapbookers Anonymous!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Heather said...

WOW! Love this layout and all the little details! So happy you played along with us this week at Sketchy Thursdays! xoxo

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW ... Very beautiful layout the paint background and your stamping is just awesome.... Thank you so much for playing along with us at scrapbookers Anonymous... hugs..xoxo

scrappingmom73 said...

This page is beautiful Dorthy! I love the stamping on the paint. I'm going to have to give that a try. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous.

Theresa said...

just beautiful. it deserved to be a fave..=) Love the gesso and stamping together. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous. =)

Karen Williams said...

wow- beautiful- love the stamping onto gesso- very effective

thanks for joining us at Scrapbookers Anonymous

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Great techniques and a very sophisticated layout - love it! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

Anne Pennington said...

Dorothy, this is an awesome layout. Your work is so creative, your colours so rich!!! The details are terrific!!!

Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbooker's Anonymous.

Anne Pennington said...

Oh, and no wonder you were a fave at Sketchy Thursdays!!!!

JulieJ said...

This is so gorgeous. I can't add anything to the comments you've already had. Keep scrapping.

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

great page! I love the work on the background and all the details.
Eli SA

Dorothy said...

thanks to all for the lovely comments!!!

sandi said...

Wow! What an awesome lo! Love the painted background and your embellies!