Thursday, May 29, 2008

Too Much of a Good Thing

Sorry I haven't posted in a few days. It's just been one of those weeks, where it seems EVERYTHING is going on. Anyway, can you believe it is almost the end of May already? I couldn't let National Scrapbooking Month go unnoticed here, so this was a 6x6 page that I wanted to showcase of my littlest that I took just about 2 weeks ago. She just turned 17 months and this was her first 'experience' with flowers this season. My hyacinths and daffodils were the first to bloom in my garden and she just couldn't wait to go touch them. So of course I had to capture the moment she sat down next to them.
I choose to take the color out of the picture and use my markers (love them) to accent the flowers and stems. I used Barely Banana and So Saffron on the flower petals and Mellow Mose to accent the leaves. Loved the effect. I tried to do it with my Adobe photoshop program, but it just wasn't as simple as I thought, so out came the markers. Couldn't hurt to try and now I love the end result!! No need to always mat a photo, I placed the picture directly onto the 6x6 So Saffron paper. I then took my Scallop Punch to Very Vanilla paper and created my daisies. TIP: Using your paper snips, cut at each nitch toward the middle, but angled toward the nitch on the exact opposite side. I hope that makes sense. Email me if you need my help. Then I used my 1/2" Circle Punch on So Saffron to kreate my flowers center. Using the Large Oval Punch and then halving each oval, I kreated my leaves in Certainly Celery. TIP:Crease the leaves down the middle for a little more depth. I also bent a few of my daisy petals to give it that 3-D look as well.
I crossed the page with Certainly Celery ribbon. Below the ribbon, I inked up a small flower from Time Well Spent (Hostess Lev 3 set) in So Saffron and randomly stamped around. TIP: I masked off a small space for my sentiment, to be sure not to stamp flowers in that space. I then took my sentiment, again from Time Well Spent, and inked it in VersaMark and then sprinkled on some White Embossing Power and heated it up. I love it!! Hope you do too! And eventually this page will make its 'home' on a full 12x12 spread. Gotta get kreatin :)

For now, go kreate


Tanya said...

Love, love, LOVE this page!!! Very cool about the markers. I've never tried that. Getting just one piece of your photo to have color is a PAIN in Photoshop. I've done it, but it's not easy. This will be SO much easier! Does the extra liquid from the marker wrinkle the photo at all? Or "erase" some of the ink? Was this a photo you printed at home or one you had professionally printed?

Kris said...

Love your scrapbook page, Kim. Great photography of your adorable daughter! She's so precious.

Have a great weekend.