August 11, 2011

Go Climb a Tree

Wow.. I know that is has been a while since I have posted. I really have been working on a project (mini album for Lauren's 5th Birthday) but with vacations, sinus/ ear infections (both me and Megan) and general summer activities I have not finished it yet. Last night I was motivated to craft.. but wanted to actually finish something, so I boxed up all of the mini album stuff to clear off my craft table (was pretty smart.. and wrote down the numbers to the stamp sets that I had pulled out so that I could put those away too). While I was at it I gathered a few supplies for other mini albums that I want to do, and put those in boxes too. One for Sira's going away party, and one for our trip to Wisconsin this summer.

Ok.. now to get to the page that I created last night. I recently signed up for the Technique Tuesday: Studio AE Membership because I loved July's stamp set, and had the perfect pictures to go with them!
After pulling out the pictures and the stamp set I knew that I wanted to play with my glimmer mist. So I pulled out a sheet of white cardstock that has a resist (not sure what company.. it was purchased at Archivers), cut a third of it off and started spraying.  I knew how I wanted my pictures laid out, and had a general idea of where the stamps were going to go. I sprayed some scrap white CS with glimmer mist for the title block and accent strips, stamped with Staz-On, and glued/ stapled everything on. 

After everything was done I thought that the page seemed a little unbalanced, and it needed more blue on the top left. I grabbed a scrap of CS (that I had test stamped on) and was moving the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch around on the scrap trying to find a large enough white spot to punch out when I moved it over the words "the Simple" and thought that it was brilliant! Looking at it now, I know that I have seen this technique before somewhere, probably on Ali's blog, but at the time it was completely original. I sprayed the butterfly with more of the blue glimmer mist (I will come back with the actual glimmer mist colors that I used), positioned it over the title text and knew that my page was complete!