Happy Valentine's Day!
Typically, I do a tip on Tuesday and have been doing the Scrapbooker to Cardmaker series. I'm taking a break this week in honor of Valentine's and also to help me get caught up on some other projects. I plan to have another card making video next Tuesday.
Today I have the title page layout for our 2011 album. I'm submitting this to the Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge this month to use 3 hearts and some stitching. You have to look close for the stitching but it is there around the inside edge of the floral paper. It is often hidden by the curled paper.
Actually, I do have a little tip. If you are planning to curl the edges of your paper, mist it first. Using water has always been helpful but this is another way to use the glimmery mists on the market. I spritzed mine with Tattered Angels gold mist and got a little glimmer as well as making the paper easier to handle.
The three chipboard hearts have been in my stash forever. They were from Oriental Trading company, I think. I painted them with various mixes of acrylic paint. I just like throwing a bunch of shades together to see comes out. Then I masked a center section and stamped them with a woodgrain stamp. I stamped the center section of each with a different design. I coated each entire heart with some homemade shimmer paint with just a touch of red tint. Then I got to have some fun dressing them up with embellishment.
The paper was too busy as a background for my title so I brushed a little paint over that too and added just a touch to the lower right corner to balance it and tone everything down.
The photo was taken last Valentine's Day. I remember we were so happy to be out of the house as it was the first day warm enough for a walk in a very cold, snowy winter. This year is the opposite as we have had marvelous weather until now. Maybe that old groundhog really does know something after all.
I'm showing my hubby the album today. He has seen some of the pages as I've went along but not all. It is always fun to go back through the year together.
Thanks for visiting!
Ingredients: DSP: Quick Cooking Barley by Jillibean Soup
Letters: Sunrise and Patchword Thickers by American Crafts
Ticket: Je t'adore by Making Memories
Brad on the right: Vintage by Stampin' Up!