Wednesday, October 7, 2009

I had a fantastic time at the 2 day crop at the store! Katie, Rach & her mom Jan + Loulou were there on Friday and Saturday Loulou stayed home with her hubby. Lots of creative time (3 layouts for me), good laughs, quality time with the girls, fun games hosted by Jenn.... best of times!

here's 3 of the layouts made at the crop

"Parts of me" Background made with Glimmer Mist Screens and loaded with tones of embellishments. I am seeing that I am mostly using different techniques to create my backgrounds and using less pattern papers.... Loving the Crackle paint and the Manila tags.

The butterfly was really my favorite thing created during the weekend. Jennifer McGuire during her class over on 2peas showed how she uses the Tim Holtz Distress inks with stamp images... I know Tim did it first....! Once the inks were dried, I added Twinkling H2O's over the full portion to give a little shine. Then Crystal Lacquer the image... once completed it really looked like an epoxy sticker. Added a few Rub-ons and Crackle Paint to finish up the tag.

"Picture Perfect" To create the background I had so much fun.... Multiple layers: Glimmer mist and screens, Brayer application of the glimmer mist, 3 shades of crackle paint and the "piece of resistance"... yes a decorative napkin (looks like pattern paper, but it's a napkin - thanks Ghislaine for bringing them to the crop! Even if they were meant for food, they totally inspired me to create this layout! Thanks Rach for the autumn branches they were just the perfect touch to pull everything together!

"Lovebirds through the years" I realized that I had never did a layout of my parents before this past weekend. This picture taken during our last visit was pretty close to the date of their 37 wedding anniversary on Sept 2nd. I wanted to create something special of them being together since all these special years and setting such a great example to us 3 kiddos.

I used again the Brayer to apply 2 shades of glimmer mist on the background lined paper and top coated with "Picked Fence" Crackle Paint and then some "Rock Candy" to give that extra shine! I found in one of the Jenni Bowlin kits that I was using during the weekend the perfect bottle top "Lemon and Lime". The 2 doves Rub-ons from Fancy pants are from my stash.... basically the perfect touches!

Papa & maman je vous aime gros et je pensais à vous durant la fin de semaine et j'étais vraiment inspirée... voici le résultat! Bisous votre grande XX
That's it....
Was a busy week last week....
Manage to do parts of my "1/3 creation goals".... 1/3 for the store, 1/3 for me and the last 1/3* organization with Loulou on Sunday ~ thanks once again!
* Once that's done the organization - the last 1/3 will be for my upcoming Etsy store.
Have a great end of day!


Kelly Ellis (kraftykelly) said...

Wow! You've outdone yourself again. You are right...that butterfly tag is just amazing... maybe I'll have to play...AND sign up for one of your classes... how do you apply glimmer mist with a brayer...something to google!

Closet Artist said...

Upcoming Etsy store?!?!
Ooh that will be exciting!

And one of these days I hope to be able to attend a crop at the store. Just have to beg for a Saturday off from work first! lol

Catherine said...

your pages are gorgeous- love the "pieces of me" - very lovely!

Barb said...

Such wonderful creations... your glimmer misting skills are fabulous, Stephanie!

Rachel said...

Oh I can't decide which one I like the best so I pick them all! LOL It was so awesome to see you and spend some time with ya love .. HUGS