Friday, August 23, 2013

August Flamingo Four

Hello All!
Alicia here, back again with another installment of the Flamingo Four Challenge!  Here is what we had to start with:
Here is what I came up with using the supplies!  
 The chess pieces really presented a challenge for me this month!  I started out by coating the entire inside of the box with Staz-On ink in Teal Blue and let it dry.  Then I decided to put a rub-on accent across the bottom of the lid of the box and around the sides.  I knew I wanted to adhere the Maya Road flower to the lid of the box, but I needed to figure out what to do with the chess pieces.  After a week or so, I decided to use them as "stamps" to stamp the circle images in Gesso on to the box and then after they dried, I colored them with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Sweet Cherry.
Here is a look at the back side of the box.
 Now I have a little box to house some of my sequins when I travel to crops!  To see what the other ladies came up with, go over and check out the blog at Flamingo Scraps!

Friday, August 9, 2013

Project Life - Week 19

Hello All!
I am back today with another week of Project Life, this time I used the "Beautiful Life" collection from Echo Park.  This is such a great collection of papers that work so well for so many occasions and I love that it comes with three different alphas!

Here is a look at the two-pages together:
Here is the left side.  Moving I used one of the Heidi Swapp labels to tell where the boys were in the top picture.  The title card, except for the "polaroid" around the week number, is completely made from bits that come in the "Beautiful Life" collection.  The polaroid was stamped from the Maya Road "Photo Frame Singleton" stamp set.  The first card in the middle road is made from the "B" side of one of the 3x4 card sheet in the collection and one of the Heidi Swapp Tags.  I attached the tag to the card with a piece of yellow seam binding to create a great place for some hidden journaling.  Cutting the picture of the strawberries in half allows me to use the smaller pockets to hold another 4x6 picture.  The alpha on both the strawberry picture and the boys picking strawberries are the two smaller alphas included in the collection.  The "captured" sentiment on the picture of the boys repairing Sam's car comes from the Maya Road "Snapshot Words" stamp set.
 This is the right side of the spread.  All of the cards on the top row are from the card sheet in the collection.  I covered the seam between the picture of the flowerpot my son made for me for Mother's Day with some more of the yellow seam binding, then colored some of the Studio Calico Wood Veneer Banners and Stars for accents.  On the second row, I used some more of the Studio Calico Veneers to point to the pictures the journaling on the first card applies to.  The mother's day card is another one of the 3x4 cards with some Heidi Swapp letters.  The "ticket" on the family picture is also from the accent sheet that comes with the collection.
Here is a quick list of the products I used to get this look:

Hope everyone has a wonderful day!
Until next time!