Friday, November 27, 2009

Thankful for....the simple things:)

Wow, I can't believe Thanksgiving has come and gone again! Where has this year gone? Well, I had a WONDERFUL visit with my children and grandchildren for the last week...and now I'm relaxing from all the excitement. We went for walks on the beach, bike rides, more walks on the beach, and more bike rides:) What a blast we had!

I thought it would be very appropriate to use this time to make a Thankful

I started with an MOSD step acrylic book. I took it apart and used a few of the pages mixed with a decorative acrylic sheet that I cut apart along with some MOSD flowers and stick-ons. I also used one of the MOSD chipboard pages from my MOSD stash.

One of my new favorite things to do is to take paper scraps (or acrylic scraps) and attach card stock off the edge that become mats for photos. This is a great way to use some of those strips you end up with after matting photos or trimming down for mini books.

I used some stick-ons on this page. There is a close up of this page below with further information.

I was also excited to find I had a TON of rub-ons in my stash that matched the fall colors of teal and brown that I used for this also helped that my grand kids dressed in similar colors. Whoo hoo, I LOVE IT when a PLAN comes together:)

You may notice that on this page, my stick-ons are secret "potion" is to use alcohol inks on them. Before they are even picked up from the page, I used alcohol ink on some white stick-ons, then "picked them up" with the sticky backing. I was thrilled to see that the sticky backing did NOT lift off the alcohol ink. It was also great to see that because I used these on acrylic, I could still see the white side of the stick-on on the other side of the acrylic page.
The other really cool effect was the chandelier stamp. I first stamped with timber brown staz on ink. Then I went over it using a snow cap paint dabber. I loved the "texture" this gave the chandelier.




The Scrappy Tree said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the colour scheme and the acrylic!

Gloria Stengel said...

This is great, Lori. And in just your colors! You do such fabbie work!

Carolyn Lontin said...

Gorgeous! I love the teal!!

Erica H said...

Very cool! Love all the layers you were able to pile on!

kellyjean said...

This is lovely, Lori! Love the colors you chose. IT's fun and elegant at the same time. Very nice!!!

Erica H said...

This is so cool! It looks beautiful.