Monday, July 21, 2014

LTSCB Challenge 34 "Scheming Crafters"

This time around for our Love To Scrap challenge we want you to use a particular color scheme. It can be anything really-monochromatic, seasonal, duo, ombre, etc. We have two sponsors:

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Stitchy Bear's Digi Outlet
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Fred, She Said
I chose the image "Steampunk Heart" by Delicious Doodles, which can be purchased at Stitchy Bear. Several years ago I purchased a Library Pocket Book Kit at the Memories Scrapbooking Expo in Columbus Ohio. I was going to turn it into a brag book to hold pics of my grandchildren that I was sure I would have. (My daughter was pregnant at the time.) I got as far as putting the album together and covering the front and back with DP. I then couldn't decide how to decorate it, so I put it up. When I saw this image I thought it would go great with the DP. I have never been into steampunk although I do like the things that I have seen. I did not know what to really do with this image, but it has a lot of elements to it. I decided to try it and grunged it up. I added glimmer mist, Tim Holtz elements, and pearl pen dots.
Here is the original image:
Pretty great huh?! Now here is what I did with it:

I printed the image on grunge paper by Tim Holtz for extra durability. I colored it with Inktense pencils and a water pen. The gray elements were colored using the Inktense metallic pewter pencil. I sprayed the heart with Ritzy Ditz Garnet (no longer available because PK Glitz went out of business). I made my own pearls using a Viva Paper Pen. When they were set I colored them copics. The link chain and gear are Tim Holtz products. The ball chain is just one that I had laying around. It's hard to tell where it came from. The key and two little hearts were made using a product called Mod Melts. It is new to me. We made elements in one of our card classes two weeks ago. It looks like a glue stick. You use a high temp mini glue gun to melt it and it goes into silicone molds. I poked a hole in my key before it set up. Then you paint them and use them. They are kind of neat. I also used stickles on parts of the image. I popped the image using foam squares. This was a must because since I glued on the ball chain in the back and used brads, the image would not lay flat.

I really like how this turned out. My next pictures are the inside of the book. They are pockets that have inserts. You can decorate them however you want. I have only done the first one so far:
This is the book open.

This is the inside cover with the insert in the pocket. You remove it by pulling on the ribbon. I attached the ribbon using the Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher.

This is the insert. I decorated it using Distress Inks and sentiment stamp from Close to My Heart. The set is all about Family. I also used smaller images of the Steampunk Heart to cover up the staple on both sides. The insert can be decorated on both sides. Eventually I will hopefully get a current picture of all of my kids, spouses, and granddaughter to put on the other side. I put Cinnamon stickles on the flourishes.

Closer view of the sentiment.
Close up view of the small heart. I used copics and Platinum Stickles. I love how it turned out.

I hope you like the start of my album. I plan on doing another page for our next challenge. Stay tuned to see if it works out.

I hope that you will visit our Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. Just click on the pic in my sidebar. We would love to see what you create. Happy Crafting!!

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Monday, July 7, 2014

Love To Scrap Challenge 33 "Anything Goes"

Welcome to another challenge at the Love To Scrap Challenge Blog. This time its "Anything Goes". Our sponsors are:
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Eureka Stamps

Prize: $12 gift certificate (equal to 3 images of choice) to the shop at

A Day For Daisies

I used "Crying Lamb" from Eureka Stamps for my card. This card will go to my son, who is still overseas.

The cloud DP is from My Minds Eye. The background die is from Memory Box and is called Evergreen Landscape (I think). I used the Sports Mania Cricut cartridge to make the grass in front. The sentiment was done using Word and then cut out by hand. The image, sentiment, and grass are popped using foam tape. The flowers are from Flora Doodles. To make the stems, I took a piece of metal wire and cut it the length I wanted. To make the curly "leaf",  I folded it up at the bottom and gave it a twist around the stem. I then curled it around a medium sized needle (yes, it's that small). I used a green copic to color it. I used crystal 3D Lacquer on the tears for a shiny, watery effect.

Here's the inside:

Just some plain colored cardstock with a larger Flora Doodles flower. Even this will be to fancy for my son, but too bad:)

I hope you enjoy my card. See you over at our challenge!