Sunday, September 30, 2012

Truly, Madly, Deeply: Scrapbook Page

Welcome in to The Play Date Cafe!

Let's get right to this week's 
exciting colors 
and they are

I thought I'd try my hand at something a little different and do a scrapbook page.  I'm not much of a scrapper, but I love this photo snapped poolside of my handsome husband and wanted to profile it in my office somehow. 

I have the toughest time with light and capturing accurate colors!  Honestly these were all the colors from the challenge, not peach, brown, and lime green!

Grunge board hinges are combos of Forest Moss, Shabby Shutters & Vintage Photo Distress Inks.  Viva Decor Pearl Pen in Bronze.
I gesso'd my grungeboard pieces and then inked them up so they'd take the colors more "true."

Pin says "Keepsake."  So fitting for my feelings about the photo subject!

As you can tell I went all kinds of happy using Tim Holtz products.  I've had these sprockets and game spinners forever, just now using them!

The paper was much more pinky-red, so I used a direct-to-paper approach with distress inks and Pearl Poppy Memento ink. Photo edited in PSE9 and Perfect Effects 3.
I didn't use a sketch or anything for this layout -and I didn't even use my cricut!  I can hardly believe I accomplished this without either one.  But I've hoarded these TH products for such a long time, it was so much fun to put it all on one project!

I'm not sure how effective the design here is, but I had fun all the same and will happily put this up in a frame above my desk.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!


Michellem said...

Great job on your layout and kudos to you for using some of those embellishments that we all tend to hoard! Thanks for your kind comment on my blog - I did draw the face then painted and embossed it - no stamps.

maria f. said...

Hi Bernadet, nice to meet you! What a beautiful LO and even more special because it has such special meaning to you. My wine country is the Rhine River valley. And yours?

Alicia said...

Gorgeous work. A piece of art! So very regal and stunning. Love having you with us at The Play Date Cafe! :)

Lynn said...

I love the painted look to this! Very pretty! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

anya said...

Love that you created a layout for us this week! All the different textures are so fun! So glad you could join us for this week's Play Date Cafe challenge!