Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrap Yourself

...that has been my scrapping motto for a long time now. That was also one of the motivating forces behind my participation in the 52 Week Project--so I'd have updated pictures for the scrapbooking pages about me. I believe that it is equally important to document my story as it in my family's.

Having said that, I have a layout to share featuring one of the pictures that I took last month. I used a couple of Basically Bare pieces: canvas leaves from the Blossoms & Leaves set and the film strip border from the Paparazzi Set.

I cut the film strip into pieces in order to use a strip as a border on my layout. I set aside the rest to use on another project.

I added crackle accents to the border strip for added interest.

The chipboard "48" was originally black and glittered, but I peeled the top layer off and then embossed using WOW embossing Powder in earthtone honey from the Suzy West collection. I just love the deeply textured look!

I took 2 leaves from the package, folded them in half and stapled close to the fold. I then used WOW’s “Call Me” stamp set to stamp the leaves.

Here’s a close up of one of the canvas leaves and the scalloped border that I stamped and embossed with WOW embossing powder in earth tone honey.

Creating the border was really easy. I pressed the cap of the embossing powder jar into my embossing ink and then stamped on my page as I would using any regular stamp.

I poured earthtone honey over the stamped image, dumped off the excess and heat embossed until completely melted.

That's all for today!! I will have tons of CHA projects to share...soon enough! Have a great day!


Stacy H-W said...

Gorgeous layout! There are so many wonderful details. Really special. It is great that you take the time to scrap yourself!! Go you!!!

Allie Gower said...

I love the technique of embossing the edge of the canvas - I had run out of ideas for the edges!

Thank you for your sweet comments on my project for the Creative Imaginations blog.


Diana McGraw said...

This is gorgeous... I love all of the details. It is so intricate!

phamil said...

Tanisha, this is just an awesome page, I love the photos, you looking "hawt" mamma!!! LOL! And the colors, that honey is a great color. I love the design and your embossing! Just a super awesome and beautiful page!!!

Bryngelson said...

I just found your blog today, and I will spend much time here this evening. What a beautiful woman you are - and your designs!!! I am stunned! I'll be back, thanks for the inspiration!

Marcia Dehn-Nix said...

Your layout is fabulous! I am so happy to be designing for QQ with you!!! Congrats.

Adora Concepcion said...

beautiful layout! congrats on the QQ team! looking forward to working with you!

mommyof5kidz said...

Your layout is gorgeous! Looking forward to spending 2012 on the QQ Team with you!

Jojorenee said...

Even though you're giving little snippets & details I am still shocked & amazed by the beauty of this LO! You go girl!

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