Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Little Something Different

It's been forever since I did a 12 x 12 layout. The last project I was working on was a heritage style album of old family pictures. Here is one of the pages I created with a picture of my great-grandmother. She was a playmate for me when I was a kid. We spent hours playing dominoes and card games like fish and war.
All the flowers, stems, and even the vase are handmade. Those stems were some of my first attempts and they use the same technique as the one I use in my vines and stems tutorial on YouTube. The leaves were hand cut and inked. The vase made me use my brain. I didn't want it to be flat so I made a back and a front AND a lip for it so the stems could actually be "inside" the vase. It was also run through a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and then Glimmer Misted with Caramel Apple.
I also made the frame. I found an image of one either off the net or from my Printmaster clipart, printed it out, glued it to chipboard, and cut it out. The print out had a design on it. I used glue to go over the design lines, let it dry and then painted over it with black acrylic paint. After it dried, I took a little bit of gold paste similar to Rub and Buff and brushed it lightly over the raised lines.
I need about ten clones of myself right now to be able to do all the projects I want to do. So many ideas floating around in my head that I want to try not to mention the things that I have obligations to do. I hope to have a couple of new tutorials up soon on YT. My friend Steph wants me to do a tutorial on the tag I made for her. Here's a pic of it

and here's a pic of the tag she made for me. I LOVE IT!

I actually bought a package of blank cards and envelopes so I can give card making a try again. Maybe, just maybe I'll have a card worth showing you in the future.
Thanks for stopping by!


~* steph :) *~ said...

oo tracy, love your 12x12 layout! beautiful details! ohmygosh you hand cut the leaves? that's awesome! no worries girl. don't need to stress yourself about the tute, whenever you have some time :). i know you're cards will be just gorgeous~can't wait to see them :)! have a wonderful day, dear friend! *hugs* steph :)

Unknown said...

Hi Tracy, I just visited Steph :-) so now I'll come knocking on your doorstep, too! Whoa girl, you made an absolutely stunning LO, look at those details. Love how you made the vase and the plant! Very very wonderful LO!
Thanks also for your nice comment on my blog, makes me very happy!

Kristina said...

YOU are amazing!! I love what you do Tracy.

Thanks for sharing!

Dawn Edwards said...

I love that 12x12 layout! I'm so thankful for your stem tutorial on Youtube. You do such amazing work! Thanks for the inspiration.