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!

9 comments:

Karen C. said...

Cute layout, Kelly. Love the pretty green background paper. It's just perfect for the theme of your pictures. Great job!!

SiraC said...

You are making a mini album for my going away party? That's so sweet. I miss you so much!

P.S I'm loving the page!

Danielle said...

Our summer has been the same! This layout is great and I love what you did with the glimmer mists! Seriously beautiful colors.

Lorraine said...

Very pretty layout, Kelly! I love the colors - kraft/greens/yellows, the glimmer misting and those fun tree photos!

Jen said...

Awesome layout! Way to rock the Glimmer Mist. All hail! Seriously, it looks magnificent. Brava!

Anne B said...

Lovely layout, Kelly. Gorgeous colours and that glimmer mist is divine :)

Michelle said...

Love what you did with the glimmer mist...messy process though, isn't it? The result is so well worth it. And your pictures go with your layout really well!

Rose said...

LOVE the mist effect !! And is that your handwriting ?? WHat ?? You'll do all my journaling for me ??
Thanks !! LOL

Kelly said...

No.. it is Ali Edward's handwriting on the Technique Tuesday stamps. my handwriting is in the lower left corner. Not as impressive ;)