Monday, April 30, 2012

Scrapbook pages!

Told you I would try to show you my scrapbook pages. Well, these two pages just so happened to be of things we saw on our trip! How good is that? Granville Island is a section of Vancouver and not really an island. It is the coolest place with lots of shops, restaurants and places to get fishing boats to take you out fishing. We loved it there and actually went twice to visit. The first page I am posting, I have shown you what I started with. The papers, including the one I colored with Tim Holtz inks, and the photos. I cut those flags out on my cricut using my gypsy to be sure I had enough of them. Then I edged them with ink and stamped them with a "matching" stamp. I bought a set of flags stamps, they are 2 sizes. I sized the cricut one to be just a little larger than the stamp. Then I used white stick on letters and covered the letters with glossy accents. Used the foam mounting squares underneath so the flags could hold the hemp twine in place. I laid these out so many times until I got the layout I wanted,
What I started with

What I ended up with.

I put the photos off their mats as I like the different look. It was an accident as I had everything laid out so neatly and bumped it. When I looked at it, I thought, humm - that looks more interesting. The thing I missed and can't fix is that the twine for the "island" starts in the middle of nowhere! I taped the ends of the twine to the back. The blue lacy strip is a Martha Stewart punch that does both sides all at once. I didn't cut a strip to start, I just punched and lo and behold, it left me with a nice straight edge and I didn't waste any paper! These papers are even different weights. I love those flags! and now here is another one and it uses similar colors.
This is about the wildest thing I ever put together! I picked a pretty wild paper for the back. Actually all of this stuff was from a page kit of some sort. I decided I wanted to use circles. That was the beginning of this page.  To give you a little history, when we arrived at the airport, they were having a press conference for a big trade talk with another country. The mounties  passed so close to me and I was just so excited to see them all dressed up! One of them is a girl!! So all of these photos were taken with my phone! The other two were from  a hop on, hop off tour on the way and in Stanley Park. I cut out all those circles and put stickles around the little ones with the black borders. The ticket became my title but you couldn't really notice the letters, so I stickled them, too.  The glitter around the photos was a real accident! I got interrupted and put the tape runner on the wrong side of the paper! So I dumped it in glitter!! I really liked the page and then I got a new Tim Holtz stamp set in the mail and knew I had to add the plane!!
I love that plane! You will be seeing it alot if I can figure out how to incorporate it! Hope you enjoy these pages. They were both a lot of fun to make. I probably won't be doing such a wild page any time soon, but it went together so quickly and all of the embellishments were from the kit. Hugs to you all!! I have a bazillion birthdays in May and only a few of the cards are made. So look for lots of cards soon. There is a pretty good mix of sexes in our family and as you know, I do like to make my cards specifically for that person. I am dying to show them to you but need to wait a bit. We also have another baby due within the next week! And now just found out we have a second great grandchild on the way!!! Busy month! Also am participating in a Tim Holtz ticket exchange on one of my groups - All Things Tim Holtz! Love to see you there also!! Hugs again, Barb F


Karen said...

This is great! Well done!! : )

Anonymous said...

Very colourful, nicely done
Hugs Julie P

Christina C. said...

Beautiful job, Barb....loving those banners and your layout is totally stunning!!!!

Ellis said...

You made some really wonderful pages! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Danielle said...

Great job... Your pages turned out so nice.