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Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Such a Girl!

This layout was done with my ultra-girlie rock-star DD in mind. It actually started with the flower. I got up early Saturday morning while I was on retreat, got my coffee, sat down at my table, and looked at my supplies. For some reason I felt like making a flower, so I did. And then, of course I needed something to do with it. The page evolved from there. I didn't have any photos with me that fit the theme, but it will feature black-and-white pics.

The three 'buttons' on page 2 are just circles of CS stacked, sanded, and embossed with Iridescent Ice. The middle button also has some Dazzling Diamonds on it. Not thrilled with how that one turned out, but obviously used it anyway.

What I love most about the page is the gloss embossing along the top. It balances the bold stripe along the bottom, and looks really cool in person. (The photo doesn't begin to do it justice.) I'll probably be doing that more--embossing my base papers. Love the textural effect.

Here's a detail pic of that flower. If it looks familiar, you've been paying attention! Whoo! It's a version of the flower I did for my Thanks-a-Daisy card (short tutorial on that post).
Ingredients (all SU! except where noted):
Designer Paper: Flowers For You (retired)
Cardstock: Pretty in Pink, Regal Rose, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron
Stamp: from Baroque Motifs
Ink: Versamark, Pink Passion, Old Olive
Punches: Large Oval, Photo Corners, 3/4" Circle, Scallop Edge, Curly Label
Other: Markers, sponge wedges, daubers, clear embossing powder, Iridescent Ice embossing powder, Dazzling Diamonds glitter
NON SU: Cricut to cut the title

And finally, here's a sketch for the page.



Thanks for visiting!

8 comments:

Lisa Brown said...

So very pretty! Love that embossing on the base, too!

Juanita B said...

Hi Stacy;

I found your blog today when Lisa of Inspired Design linked us with her case from Sunday.

WOW, WOW, WOW, your work is
SUPER-FABULOUs!!! So creative and inspiring. I've been here for about 45 minutes looking and being filled with joy. Consider yourself bookmarked.

In your photo you look to be about 16-18 years old, boy, was I astonished to find out you have children!! TFS.

Lorri said...

I just found your site via the SCS and your adorable layered flower card. I have bookmarked you to check up on everyday, so you now have the pressure to create, create, create for us people that need lots of help. Looking forward to reading all your blogging from the past.

Pam S. said...

this layout is just beautiful and pink is such a challenge in my mind! I have three daughters so that's a lot of PINK! lol I have to go read about how to do the flower now! thanks for inspiring!

Lisa Atha said...

Stacy,

Beautiful layout! Where have you been? I miss seeing new creations. I hope everything with you is ok!

Blessings, Lisa A.

stampinnuts said...

love your blog!!! just discovered it from splitcoast stampers from your examples of your punched flowers. can not wait to try and make them. and your sponging is such a great and beautiful detail. love the use of all the punches. how do you do the deer antlers in your supercute christmas items?

laurie said...

This is beautiful1

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