Saturday, August 29, 2009

Awesomely 80s mom layout

Well I have been trying to do something with these photos for awhile and then last night I was bored out of my mind and went into the scrapbook/art studio and stared at this for awhile. I had these pictures on a paper from the same line which was neon pink with blue and green splat marks. I liked it but didn't love it so I kept moving it to another sheet of background paper. Until I fell on this one pictured below. I liked it but didn't love it yet. So I took out my Tim Holtz distress inks my mini misters and my blending tool and went work.
This is what the background looked like before.

Then here it is after I went to work. I chose blue and greens because the chair my mom is sitting on has blue and green in it. After I used the mini mister to allow the ink to blend and travel I dried it using my heat gun and then iron it flat with an iron on a low setting.

Completed page

This is an altered prima flower. The flowers were oringally white, but that didn't work with what I was doing so I took my ink pad smeared it on my non stick craft mat. Used my mini mister to get the ink to bead up then put the flower in face down. I then dried it with my heat gun and repeated the process until the color was where I liked it. I then stamped in black soot ink a design from a stamp set. Added a brad and done.

And lastly this is what I enjoy most about my scrapbook room. It is a place were my pets (most oftenly the cats) come to relax with me. When I completed the page I looked to the window where Raven had been sleeping most of the morning and I found him and Kricket curled up together cuddling. It brought a smile to my lips. Pin It Now!

3 comments:

Peggy said...

Ginger, the final project turned out magnificent. It truly is amazing how a not so great background becomes a great background with a few simple techniques. Very nice and motivating.

Tabitha said...

love the layout and how you colored the flowers! and the kitties are pretty cute too!!!

Amy said...

very cool what you did with that background, it turned out beautiful! Great layout :)