Saturday, August 28, 2010
I LOVE FLOWER EMBLISHEMENTS, THEY ARE ONE OF MY FAVORITE EMBLISHEMENTS (RIBBON IS ANOTHER FAVORITE), SO I THOUGHT FOR THIS POSTING, I WOULD POST SOME IDEAS I CAME ACROSS FOR MAKING YOUR OWN INEXPENSIVE FLOWER EMBLISHEMENTS FOR YOUR SCRAPBOOK PAGES, I HOPE YOU WILL FIND THESE IDEAS USEFUL AND MAYBE FIND A FAVORITE ONE TO USE ON YOUR NEXT LAYOUT, HAPPY SCRAPIN', LINDA.
Stamp Blooms on Transparencies
Design by Alison Beachem
Use an abstract flower-shape foam stamp and acrylic paint to give a layout spring flavor. Alison stamped the flowers on the textured side of a transparency, allowed them to dry, and cut them out. She attached some to the layout with adhesive foam for dimension, layering them atop and beneath other page elements.
Design by Shannon Tidwell
To give freehand flowers a uniform look, practice your shape on scratch paper first. When you're happy with your design, cut it out and use it to trace the image onto the backs of several coordinating patterned papers. Shannon finished her flowers with buttons tied on with ribbon.
Design by Patricia Anderson
Ephemera, or found paper goodies, can be just as pretty as your favorite patterned paper. Patricia gave her losing lottery tickets new life by cutting them into flower shapes that bloom across her page. Because most ephemera are not acid-free, spray them with archival mist before using.
Design by Shannon Zickel
Soften metal flowers with strips of colorful ribbon. Shannon arranged several 1-1/2" pieces of colorful ribbon in pinwheel patterns and secured them to the flowers with coordinating brads. She used a green watercolor pencil to draw the stems and leaves inspired by her patterned-paper designs.
Design by Jennifer Bertsch
If you're not sure how to incorporate a busy patterned paper into a clean, simple layout, try trimming a few bold designs from the paper and add them to your page. Jennifer also cut elements from word-print paper and a coordinating pattern to create the green collage in the lower right corner of the page.
Spiral Punched Circles
Design by Polly Maly
Whip out your circle punches to craft simple, graphic flowers. Polly created her flowers by spiraling five punched circles of patterned paper, machine-stitching along the edges for texture, and tying a button in the center of each. For fuller flowers, layer more circles and vary the sizes.
Design by Kellie Crowe
Kelli created a layered design of doodled flowers by starting with a circle. She drew some of her spirals directly on the background and others on scraps of cardstock and then punched out the pieces before mounting them with adhesive foam. She doodled the leaves on vellum and stitched them to the layout to add more texture to the page.
Design by Shannon Tidwell
Shannon turned paper fans into pretty rosettes for her baby scrapbook page. To create a rosette, accordion-fold patterned-paper strips, making each fold about 1/2" wide. Adhere the ends of the strip to form a circle and, in preparation, apply dry adhesive where you'll place the flower on your page. Cup the rosette in your hands, push the center together, and press onto the adhesive. Add crafts glue to reinforce the center and outer edges if necessary.
To get the grouped look on Shannon's page, overlap the rosettes by interlocking the accordion folds. This groups the flowers without adding height.
Design by Vicki Boutin
Vicki turned coffee filters into creative flower accents on this layout. To get the look, fold a coffee filter in half and spray it with dye. Let it dry, then pleat the filter to create a floral look. Accent it with a paper stem. In a hurry? Use a heat tool to quickly dry dyed filters.
Wednesday, August 11, 2010
I want to amend the post below, the "album" is tags in bags, these cute little tags and bags can be purchased thru "Hot of the Press" or you may be able to pick them up at a craft store like Michaels or Joanne's, or you can purchase small flat bags similar to these and make your own tags or buy them seperatly.
This cute album is made with pattern papers and emblishments from "Hot Off The Press" This would make a wonderful gift any mother would love to receive, you can also modify it to be a father's day gift album, or for a special friend or sister, this can be used for any occcasion. This was designed by LeNae Gerig from "Hot Off The Press".
This Birthday Tag with Holder is attched to a Bag (no card needed, the Tag is the Birthday card, cool! :0)), you can't see this is the picture but the tag slide's open side ways to have a birthday message inside, (it is 2 pieces, very cool!), this project was made by LeNae Gerig from "Hot Off The Press".