Monday, November 16, 2015

LTSCB Challenge #66 Anything Goes

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I couldn't decide what to do, so I finally settled on doing a page of my library pocket album. I have had this for several years and have never finished it. I've only done the covers and one other page, so it's high time I get on the ball. I call this album Nana's Brag Book. Originally I was going to fill it with pictures of grandchildren. I only have one granddaughter so she is my main focus of course. This is the first page of the album so I wanted to incorporate her name in it. The image that I chose to work with is called Morning Glories from Pickled Potpourri. It comes with 3 images. A large one of a group of flowers, a single morning glory, and a stem of leaves. I have used all three.

In hindsight, I wished that I would have embossed the black cardstock. I think it would have given a more elegant look to the page. I chose to use an acrylic tag for my image and use loose glitter instead of a coloring medium. I printed the image onto a transparency and adhered it to the front of the tag with a sheet of double-sided adhesive. The glitter was applied to the back of the tag using Glossy Accents. I did one color at a time and allowed it to dry a bit before brushing off the excess and doing the next color. When I was finished and it had dried some, I used the glossy accent to adhere it to a piece of gold mirrored paper. I had done a version of this technique a few years ago and love the look of the glitter against the mirror paper. It was a bit time consuming, but I really liked how it turned out. I used my Big Bite to punch a hole in the mirror paper where the tag's hole is so that I could put ribbon through it. I printed out the single flower and leaves onto white cardstock. I colored them with copics. I glittered the whole leaf image, but the flower lost all of its details when I tried to glitter it. I printed out a second one and after coloring it I applied my Wink of Stella clear glitter brush pen to it to add the sparkle. I then glittered the leaves and artist marks with the loose glitter and glossy accents. I glued the leaves onto the tag and used foam tape to mount the flower on top of them.

For Keianna's name I just applied alphabet stickers and then covered them with glossy accents and glitter. I added some sequins for a bit more embellishment since it is so plain.

Please join us for our challenge. Just make sure that your project contains some form of stamping. I look forward to seeing your creations. Click the link in the sidebar to go to the challenge blog.  ATG with Loose Glitter, EP, or Flocking  Tag with ribbon or trim  Use any image   ATG


Robin said...

What a wonderful idea to have around a brag book...and it's so pretty! I love the sparkles and the fussy cut flower is great. I'm sure you will have it filled in no time with pics of your granddaughter. Hugs, Robin

Lillian A said...

Sparkle, sparkle, everywhere . . . pretty morning glories and you've chosen a lovely color for them.

Irena Stefanova said...

What a beautiful album page Annete!

Jennifer Scull said...

I can tell you have really put a lot of hard work and love into this page for the album. the tag is gorgeous! it will be treasured!

thank you so much for joining our "Tag, You're It" challenge over at Really Reasonable Ribbon! :)

Atelier de Shai said...

Woooow it looks like glass!!! I would love to see this technique on a video <3 Love, Shaindel

Karen Letchworth said...

This is just WONDERFUL, Annette. You sure are one crafty gal, and we are SO blessed to have you share your talents with us. I hope you'll stop by again real soon.
Word Art Wednesday

Heather said...

How pretty!! I LOVE all the sparkle on your image.

cherry Nelson said...

ery sweet..thank you for playing along with RRR!

Ann Chuang said...

What a beautiful album page.Love all the sparkle on your image.

Leslie said...

You've done a wonderful job with this sparkly tag, Annette! What a great idea for the first page of your brag book! Love it!

FiestyCrafter (Tina) said...

Beautiful! It looks like stain glass. I'm sure there will be lots of memories to fill your book :o)