Well I can certainly say that when I posted last I had no idea that it would be 3 weeks until I posted again! I feel as though I have been traveling on a rollercoaster these past few weeks. To make a very long story short I have been having some health issues lately that have landed me twice in the ER and then several trips to doctor's offices and specialists. Unfortunately I really don't have any clear answers yet but I am hopeful that they will find some answers soon and that I will be back to stamping again! It has been killing me that I have been unable to create any new projects with all of the awesome SU! goodies that I have from the new Catalogue:(
But I do have a project to share with you today that I created a few months ago for the Stampin' Up! Artisan Award. They had made an announcement back at the end of March that the contest was changing and that the previous year's winners were now able to enter this year. That really did not give me much time to create some projects but this past year has been such an unbelievable blessing that I figured why not? Unfortunately I did not get choosen again this year as a finalist but I had a wonderful time making the projects I did submit and I am so excited for the 20 finalists that were chosen! Some of my really wonderful and dear friends are on that list so I wish them the very best in making it to the top ten design team!
This page was one of the last projects I created, it is a 12x12 Hybrid scrapbook page:
Here is the My Digital Studio page that I printed out as an 8x8 I then matted it on some Perfect Plum card stock then attached that to some First Edition Specialty DSP and then onto Crumb Cake card stock.
There is an incredible amount of layering and playing with the opacity on this page not to mention a rediculous amount of digital downloads:)
Here is an upclose look at some of the traditional products and embellishments that I added to the page:
This chipboard butterfly was covered in both Vanilla and Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz and then I added some Rhinestone Jewels. The Paper Daisy was stamped with the En Francais Background stamp. I then added some Perfect Plum Taffeta Ribbon to a Hat Pin and placed it behind the flower.
This was one of my favourite details on the page. I stamped a butterfly from Kindness Matters on Vellum Card stock then fussy cut it out-including the antennas and using a Blender Pen and some Pefect Plum Ink I also coloured a little of the wings on the backside of the Vellum. I attached it with a Mini Glue Dot then created a little flight trail using the teeny tiny pink rhinestones from the Blossom Builders Designer Printed Kit.
Here is a full list of the supplies that I used:
Stamps: Kindness Matters, En Francais Background
Ink: Black StazOn, Perfect Plum Ink Pad and Marker, River Rock
Paper: Perfect Plum, Crumb Cake, First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper, Vellum Card stock
Accessories: On Board Merry Melody Chipboard, Blushing Bride and Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz, Basic Rhinestone Jewels, Blossoms Builders Designer Printed Kit, Big Shot, Labels Collections Framelits Dies, Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die, Hat Pin, Perfect Plum 3/8” Taffeta Ribbon, Paper Daisies, Color Spritzer Tool, Mini Glue Dots, Sticky Strip, Tombo Multi Purpose Liquid Glue
My Digital Studio Full Software,Eclectic Overlays, Grateful Heart Thanksgiving Ensemble, Style Beautiful, Candid Frames
*Large Photo was put to 60% Opacity then the grid from Grateful Heart Ensemble was overlaid in River Rock at 20% Opacity. The Eclectic Overlay frame was added at 60% Opacity in Very Vanilla*
As I feel up to it I hope to be posting the rest of my enteries, thanks so much for stopping by!