I can’t resist sharing these two sets with you all. They are based on the two placecards my friend liked the most.
I did go a little overboard and created a wedding program cover, favour box, thank you card and of course the place cards. Whilst they were not chosen or needed for this wedding I had fun stretching my talents and trying something new. Bear in mind these are not perfect just rough mock ups (so there are a few spots of ink and such that would have been re done for a finished polished product as such)
So here are the two sets (one has two different versions of the same box which is a small noodle style box though any box could be done as easily)
Last year I mentioned a friend of mine was getting Married and I was helping out a little (I will at some point post all the various 20 something placecard and other designs I came up with) but first as it is Valentines Day it seems appropriate to share her place cards with you all.
Her colours were Lilac, white and a smidge of black. I got great feedback on the work I did and she was really happy with them which was the important part.
I also packaged them into a hand made box with the same stamp I used on the placecards stamped onto the top of the box and added in some of my special wishing dust mini paper bags so here they are
PS You may remember the stamp as one I won last year from Jelly Bean Scrappers 🙂
You know it has been a lot of fun looking back this past week. I can see how far I have come as a scrapbooker, some pages still make me smile because I know how extremely little stash I had to create with and marvel at how well I did. Others make me cringe a little with embarassment like many scrappers when we look back and think I would have done this or that differently.
This first layout is a 6×6 one of my Mother and one of her Brothers my Uncle Bob. I Made this for her 60th birthday album so 5 years ago.
The next is a page that I made using Rachael Grieg Paper with pics from Florriade. For non Aussies it is a huge flower festival that is on each spring in Canberra and if your ever in Australia it is well worth the effort to visit. You can see that this was when I was first starting out as the page is sparse on embelishments and such.
This next layout is a little bit of my bearmaking and the process involved. This really was when my stash was very new and I was addicted to Dimensional Magic.
This is a friend of an ex’s wedding. I really love the elegance of this layout and just how the simple smaller pics at the bottom form a boarder with graphics tape.
and for something a little different a surfboard shaped layout I did of my Nieces at the beach. I love the pearlex and marker technique that is used to highlight the butterfies on the paper it takes a little time and patience to do. This was done for a scrapbooking memories masters entry some years ago.
I have been sharing some of my older work on here the last few days because some of it I am really pleased with. The older the work the less stash I had to create it with. Even now yes my stash has grown considerably but it is by no means huge. Sometimes I think it is better that way as I am often forced to come up with creative ways to do something I want to do but with different products. Other times it can be frustrating to not be able to get something to turn out the way you wanted. The best thing I have discovered about it though is that it helps me think outside the box.
Today I want to share some cards that have been created over the last few years.
The first are cupcake cards I made using “Impasto” as icing. What I love about Impasto is that you can add acrylic paint to it and it will always keep the colour of the paint you have added. The cupcakes were done by creating circles and cutting them in half with a wavy type line to replicate Icing drip. You then use a palette knife to spread the impasto over the semi circle and while it is still wet sprinkle over your mircobeads or glitter so it looks like you have sprinkles, then it is just cut out a rhombus shape out of corrugated card. Stick the cupcake wrapper down first then stick your iced cupcake top over it leaving some showing. Pretty simple and very effective, Buttons or rhinestones make a great ‘cherry’ on top.
The next card is an explosion box I made for a friends wedding. There was a space for two envelopes one with money and one with a note of congratulations.
and the inside looked like this
The next cards I am so happy with how they turned out they use Fabric on them and It was a first for me at the time.
Two different Christmas Cards. The Lace tree won a challenge on a forum that is no longer around.
and that is all for this glimpse into the Heavenly Imaginings Vault.