Thursday, February 25, 2010

Project 365 - Wk 6 Charms

In all these years of scrapbooking, I've noticed that we have very few wintertime photos.  Unless it snows or we do something special on Valentine's Day - neither likely more often than every few years, the first photos we take are usually planting flowers and bulbs in our garden.  So now that I'm taking a photo every day for Project 365, it is quickly getting routine - just us around the house.  When I was thinking about the photos I snapped last week, I figured I'd probably just want to show small images of these everyday things.  That coupled with one of them being of an old charm I started wearing again led me to a charms theme.  Soon I was scouring my chipboard for pieces that would look like they hung from a charm braclet - actually a piece of gold trim. 

The next step was a background paper for this collection.  The photo doesn't do it justice but trust me, this Basic Grey Indian Summer paper is gorgeous.  It looks like there is light coming from within the image and creates a lovely warm backdrop for these typical winter day photos.   It also emphasizes how rich (and charmed) a life is filled with comforting routine things that bring joy each day.

Project Notes:
  • The "charm bracelet" was a piece of gold gimp trim.  I'm not sure where it came from; you can find similar inexpensive trims in any fabric store. 
  • To hold the charms, I unraveled some of this trim to make the ties.
  • The chipboard is painted with a variety of shades of acrylic paint.  The heart has a coat of SU! Crystal Effects for shine.
  • Some of the pieces have gold around the edges.  I used the brush end of a Versamark marker and then sprinkled on gold embossing powder and carefully heat set.  Be sure to use tweezors!
  • The journaling block is cut on the Cricut with SCAL software.  It is distressed slightly with Rich Razzleberry ink which really helped it blend in with this paper.

Ingredients:  Stamps:  Designer Flourishes from Paper Studio
Ink:  Versamark, Rich Razzleberry
DSP, brads and stickers:  Indian Summer Collection from Basic Grey
Chipboard:  Stampin' Up! and Oriental Trading
Font:  Honey Script

1 comment:

  1. lisa this scrapbook page is great and the bg dsp-I have this pack myself-i agree it is very pretty-I love your title


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