Tuesday, January 8, 2013

A Scrapbook Page for Dad

Hey everyone!!!
Shock of shocks, I'm posting something!  I know I've been pretty remiss........ sorry.  I've been way busy and this got pushed to the end of my priority list.  I'm hoping to do better for 2013!
Tonight, I've been packing for CHA!  I'm excited to be heading to Anaheim tomorrow.  I'll be working in the Spellbinders booth.  Lots of work and also exciting.  This year Spellbinders is sponsoring a class for CHA.  I'll be helping with that on Friday as well as a couple other classes.  I really like helping with the classes.  I love helping others learn.  The most exciting part.....I put together the project that will be used for the class!!!!  so awesome!  I must give credit to two very talented DT members who helped with the project: Tina and Christine.  We each created a project.  Then I took bits and pieces from each project and pulled it all together.  I'll share once the class is over!  (if I can that is, I best check on that!)
So I pulled out a Spellbinders project to share with you today.   This is scrapbook page I created for my Dad.  All the patterned paper strips were embossed in various folders. Then I rubbed ink over the embossed pattern to highlight the raised areas.  All the strips were tan cardstock.  This is an easy technique, especially with any dye ink pad that has a hard surface.  I don't mind a little distressed look so if a bit of the ink strays beyond the embossing, it's okay!
Between each of the wide strips are narrow dark red strips that I also inked.  The effect is much more subtle with a matching color ink.
I had to add a touch of blue on the page to bring out the blue of Dad's eyes. I've inked the edges a bit.  I added journaling strips on blue across the bottom of the page.  I found some old buttons to add to the strips pulling out one blue and one red button.  A tag with "Love you, Dad" is the simple title. 

You can find this scrapbook page in the Spellbinders Idea Gallery here!

thanks to all you loyal friends for not giving up on me!!!! 

Happy crafting!
•S4-322 Grommet Tags
•S5-029 Nested Lacey Pennants
•LF-126 Grand Squares
•ES-003 Valor
 •ES-004 Whimsy
•ES-006 So Trendy
 •EL-002 Regal
 •EL-003 Patchwork
•EL-004 Imperial
 •EL-006 Mystic
•Spellbinders Grand Calibur® Die Cutting and Embossing Machine
 •My Mind's Eye, Lost and Found Christmas Merry Patterned Paper
•Bazzill Basics Paper, Prismatics Tawny Medium Cardstock, Rain, Wine Cardstock
 •Clearsnap, ColorBox Mudslide Archival Dye Ink
 •Cosmo Cricket, Tiny Type Red Letter Stickers
 •Buttons Galore And More, Natural Buttons
 •Scor-Pal, ½" Scor-Tape
 •Glue Dots, Glue Dots
•SCRAPBOOK ADHESIVES BY 3L, 3D Foam Squares, E-Z Runner
Other Supplies: Off White Cardstock; Raisin Alcohol Ink; Brown Dye Ink; Chipboard Letters; Black Marker; Brown Buttons; Tan Pearl Cotton Thread/Cord

1 comment:

Barbara A. said...

Love the colors you chose for this picture of your Dad....handsome! Thanks for sharing!