Saturday, March 14, 2009

Hoppity Skippity with Designer Collection

Well, I got some stamps from the new Serendipity Magalogue. They're all cut out and ready to go, so last night's Stamp With Me seemed like the perfect place to break them in. I pulled out my scrap box of papers from various Designer Collections, and the Hoppity Skippity set and played away.

My first card used yellow paper from the Gentle Beginnings Designer Collection, edged with Mango Madness VersaMagic Ink. The chick is colored with Copic markers.

The second one is the little lamb that also uses paper from the Gentle Beginnigs Designer Collection and was shadowed with Copic markers. The ink is Palette French Lilac.

The last one is my favorite. It uses patterned paper from the Brighten My Day Designer Collection. There is shading on the bunny, but it's very light and done with Copic markers. Because it was so light, it didn'g show up in the scan. The background of carrots was colored with Prismacolor pencils.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Fall Pictures with Spring Color

I've been doing a bunch of stamping, but haven't been around my computer much. Here are some scrapbook pages I made a few weeks ago to take into The Art House for framing. The Art House wants to encourage their customers to frame memorable moments and display them, rather than keep them in a book, so they're going to hang these pages in their shop. We've also decided that I'm going to offer some scrapbooking classes in their store.

Both of the pages were products of one of my Stamp With Me nights. I even got some help from some of the attendees that evening. The first page was more or less my design, with a few collaborative revisions.

This second was mostly my Mom's creation, with a few ideas of mine. She did most of the layout, and I did all of the stamping.

Both pages use pictures of my adorable niece doing fall things...hunting for pumpkins and playing in the leaves. However, since she's a "pink" girl, it seemed better to match the pictures up with paper from the Lilly Anna collection. The pastels help your eye to concentrate on her, because they mimic the colors in her clothing, and the light colors brightened up the photos, whereas more traditional fall colors would have made the pictures appear darker. The one my mom did, also used a bunch of tags from that collection. In fact, all of the patterned pieces on that page are tags.