Thursday, January 28, 2010

Veranda & Topstitch Level 2 Paper Packet

If anyone would have told me on October 14th, 2009 that it would be over 3 months until I posted on my blog again I would have said "Yeah right!" This time my sabbatical was due to my camera breaking in the beginning; I really don't see much point in posting without pictures, I may rethink that later but for now that's my opinion. I got a great new camera for Christmas (more on that in the future) but since then life has been a whirlwind from Lindsay's wedding to my Grandson's being here for 2.5 weeks, to facing real life without all of them and back to catching up at work! Enough of that and on to seeing how I fare this go around!!

Here are the layouts we did in my clubs this month, we used Brown Staz on ink to alter the Filigree Charms, and homemade Pearl Mist on the flowers to make them well...pearly! To make the mist you simply use a very small spray bottle like those you can find in the travel container section. I used an empty My Acrylix Spritz Cleaner bottle, and mixed about 6 parts water to 1 part Create a Shade Pearl Paint, you can also add re-inker if you would like some color too. This was so quick, fun and cool is that!

I LOVE ideas that use "staples" that I always keep on hand, because it's so easy to make custom embellishments on the spot when you need a little something extra. I kept the February layout more simple to save time since we were doing 4 pages.

Hope you enjoy!