Friday, November 20, 2009

Recent Projects And A TOOT!

Before I get to the projects, I just have to pause to say I am doing the happy dance!!! Woohoo!! Wanna know why? 'Cause I just found out that I made Buzz and Bloom's 2010 design team!!!! I know I used this word a lot, but I am so EXCITED!!! Click here if you want to see the announcement and get to know the other lucky ladies!

OK, now that I've gotten that out of my system, I can show you some of my recent projects. (I have more to come this weekend).

This week, it was my turn to guest blog for Purple Cows. I created the following layout using partner product from Imaginisce, Hambly, Clear Scraps, Clearsnaps, along with Purple Cows Ultimate Trimmer II.

I really love how this turned out--the background is the perfect match for the photos. I've had a couple of crafters ask me how I created the background. I simply incorporated one of my favorite techniques when it comes to working with acrylic. I like to mount some of the papers to the back of the acrylic and the photos, embellishments and smaller pieces of paper to the front. I think this process helps to create depth as if you were creating with just paper.

I added black acrylic paint to the edges to give the layout a strong sense of definition and helps drive the "grungy" look home. I just had to add the little apples because although my Donnie is standing against a brick wall, rockin' a mohawk and a skull short, I can't help but notice his sweet smile...which looks a little like the apple! LOL!

I bought the die cut from the Scrappy Shack.

I went digging through my Pink Paislee stash again to come up with the perfect papers for my family photo. The ribbon here was originally yellow, but I used Shimmerz Spritz to change the color. I'm actually thinking about finding a 12x12 shadow box so I can hang this up. This was one of my favorite pictures from our family photo shoot!

I created this next layout for the new Dream Girls challenge.

Prompt: "List It!" Use a 1-10 list on your layout, could be your favourite films, or reasons you love someone, or ten facts...

Technique: "Clearly yours" - using a clear scrapping element - like punched overlay etc...

Product: "Mix It Up" Mix up alphabets - use multi alpha stickers/ dies/ fonts etc etc

remember taking this photo like it was yesterday...but alas, it was 3 years ago! My friends and I were going out one night during our girl's getaway weekend. I decided to break out in this booty twisting and shaking dance and my friend Yvonne decided to take pictures! Being as goofy as I am, she caught me in the middle of a gut wrenching laugh! Well at least I can laugh at myself...right?!

Thanks for taking a peek!

11 comments:

erin said...

congratulations to you miss tanisha!!!

and i love your layouts, esp the one with you crackin up! might it have been over something your hubby was doing? LOL

Vel said...

congrats! That's fantastic news. And I love the new LOs.

Jenniwren32 said...

I'm doing a happy dance with ya, Tanisha!!! That's awesome news - Congrats!

I also have to say that your layout with the brick background is AMAZING, they all are, but that's a fav!!!

Have a great weekend! :)

Jen

Hobbyaholic said...

Wow, Congrats. Love the new LO's.

that brick background is just perfect for the pictures.

Your family is very handsome, you must be one proud mama.

Great idea for a list..I don't scrap enough about myself. Guess I need a flash back too.

Nitasha said...

Tanisha, Congratulations! That is really ExCiTiNg news! I just bookmarked the site too. And what youdid with that acrylic is simply amazing- love it!

colorsgalore said...

Congrats! We'll all have a blooming great time together!

polinka said...

welcome in the team!! hope we'll get to know each other better this year! :)

Gina said...

Way to go on making the B&B team Tanisha!..Really looking forward to working alongside you and the other DT girls!..such gorgeous layouts! :) Gina x

Pippa said...

Congrats Tanisha! Can't wait to start working with you too :)

piradee talvanna said...

a big big big congrats!!! can't wait to see all the wonderful creations :)

TraceyT said...

That is one spectucular die cut and page. I'm lovin' all these projects. HUGE congrats on the new DT gig!

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