Friday, February 18, 2011

A Couple Of Projects To Share

I spent a little time in my craft room this week and I found some inspiration from a few places so I have a few pages to share today.  Here is the first.

So Scrapbook Paradise started a weekly challenge.  They are a Canadian scrapbooking company that I like to shop at from time to time.   I love the challenge this week... Challenge 3 Distressing.  One of my all time favourite things to do to a page  For this page I used some water distressing techniques on... well... just about everything.  The base paper is from Gramma's attic I think... I used Walnut stain distress ink on the Dusty Attic frame around the photo I also added a few gems to it because I love bling on everything!  The flowers were cut from my Tattered floral die, I wet them again with water and bunched them up in tightly so that the flowers would have some dimension  Once they were dried I layered the flowers glued them and shaped them as I wanted, sprayed them with smooch and glimmer mist and dried them with my heat gun to make them nice and sturdy (this step makes a big difference in how well your homemade flowers hold up in your album); then I added punched snowflakes from a MS punch I have to great the middles and topped them off with some more gems.  I love making my own flowers!  The flourish has a sort of white polished finish to it.  Not sure what the brand is, I sprayed with walnut stain which is a product that I bought when I first started scrapping but hardly ever used so I spayed it and left it over night in the morning to my surprise it was not dry so I hit it with the heat gun again it was cooking on top but was still tacky so I took a rag and started sponging it off and what I found was a great leathery piece of chipboard that I absolutly love!  A happy accident!!!  I love those!!  that is how this LO was created.  Here is a close up of the flowers and flourish

The second LO that I am sharing is the another page that I was going to submit for last weeks challenge at scrapbook Paradise but unfortunately it took me to much time to get it photographed and posted and I missed the deadline but I will share it anyways.  There was a cute little owl that we were suppose to use as inspiration and it just so happened that I had just received the cutest little chippy owl for another challenge at so I created this page with it

the owl has 3 layers  I glimmer misted the top and bottom layers and covered the middle section in paper.  The journaling has some advise to my daughter about working hard and being able to achieve anything! 

Well thanks for looking hope you had a whoot!
LOL sorry could not help it!


  1. that layout is gorgeous, love the colours, the detail, the distressing....and that owl on the layout for last weeks challenge is too cute!

  2. Incredible layouts Joelle! We're so happy you could join us for our distressing challenge this week!

    Love your use of my owl challenge too! Awesome!


  3. WOW! I love the edge distress technique you used! Fabulous page! Thanks for playing along!

  4. WOW! This is just stunning! Love all the techniques you used. Thanks for playing in paradise with us!

  5. Love your layouts (esp. that first one...the flowers make me swoon!). Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbooker's Paradise!

  6. Absolutely stunning!! WOW! Thanks so much for playing with us in Paradise.

  7. I love both of these pages! We appreciate so much you Playing in Paradise with us!
    That first page is just GORGEOUS! All those details are so perfect and the flowers are to die for!
    I def love the simplicity of your 2nd layout... Maybe I'd do more scrapbooking if I felt confident in my stuff coming out as well as this!