Hi everyone!! I am finally getting around to posting my projects for Snobby Walrus, it's about time don't you think?! You make a plan, you prepare for it, you're just about ready to go, and then life wallops you good, and everything falls apart.....ugh!! Of all things, I've had a severe ear infection for the last week! I haven't had one of those since I was a little girl, and trust me, that's a lonnnnnnng time ago! So, I've spent a good deal of time in bed, one because I was dizzy and two, because the meds have kicked my butt! Today is the first day, that I'm actually feeling well enough to sit and type my post.
So here we go.......
I just love this pic of my DGS Mason!! He sooo looks like he's actually reading & understanding what's in the newspaper!! Such a little man, this one! And the 'Diagram' paper (map) from 7 Gypsies was just perfect for this LO! I place the pic inside a 'So Sophie' frame from My Mind's Eye, over a piece of 'Barbouillage' from Onirie, to which I did some stitching!! Now, that's a new thing for me. I've done a few hand stitches on very few LOs, but this is the first time, that I've actually pulled out the sewing machine. I kinda like the look, though, I wouldn't do it on every layout. Lots of distressing on this page, courtesy of the gorgeous papers and Timmy products!
I also used the Onirie paper to punch a little train strip for the right side of the page, using a Martha Stewart punch. Some diecuts from G45, a Paper Whimsie from Sassafras, alphas from Heidi Swapp, balloon stickers from American Crafts and of course the gears, clock, spinners and Distress ink from Tim Holtz.
Another LO of my DGS, apparently he was having issues of his own.....
I layered a 'frame' Hambly Screen Print transparency over 'Good Junk' from October Afternoon. And then threw on some scraps from my stash. Doesn't that Onirie scrap, look totally different on this LO. It just goes to show, that you can get a totally different effect from the same papers, just by changing 'the look & feel' of your project.
I added a strip of IOD tape from Prima, and layered some hand made butterflies, using a Studio G stamp and some Prima packaging! I then added a little bit of distress stickles for antenna & body, and some metal accents that I got at Wal-Mart.
The alphas are as old as the hills...they've been in my stash for a long time. I don't know who made them, as I lost the packaging a long time ago. But, I haven't parted with them, even though they are 'flat', because I've always love the look of them. Well I finally figured out a way to get dimension from them!! I just layered them on cardstock, punched them out, distress inked the edges, & used pop dots to give them dimension!
I love how this star turned out....I traced a template from Fiskars to get the shape, and then punched the little one. I added a bit of 'matte accents' from Ranger to give it more depth, and then inked the edges with Distress Ink. The red 'Paper Whimsie' is Sassafras also. Crochet lace is May Arts.
In the above pic, you can see that my 're-coloring' of the alphas, wasn't done very well!! I had totally forgot to put a second coat on the edges while they were on the plastic...it was a little too late after I placed them on my paper. So you get to see that the original color was yellow! And one more closeup...
Now I do have a little preview of things to come......my Etsy shop!! It is in the works, meaning......I haven't worked on it either, because I was sick!! Although, the site is up, I haven't uploaded any pics yet, because I haven't taken them! You get to figure out what I'll be selling by this one sneak......
And one more little thing....well, it's not so little to me. Anyways, I am coming up on my 1st Blogaversary as well as my 100th post. Soooooo, I would think that, that would mean Blog Candy!!! How does that sound to you? This is one more thing that got postponed......so I haven't made a decision yet on what will be in the RAK, but I'm leaning towards steampunk.........nothing like a tease, right?
And with that, I will leave you!!