Friday, May 28, 2010

Artisan Award Entry #2

Here is the first scrapbook page I'm showing that I entered into the Artisan Award. I have to say....I LOVE this page! It has so much more detail in person...and I will definitely have to make this one again for my own scrapbook. Here is the whole page...
(***Note: the year on this page is wrong. Maybe that's why I didn't win. :) This really was from 2007 but I had written 2009 and decided it didn't really matter since it wasn't going in my scrapbook.)

You may not be able to tell this in the photo....but the 12x12 sheet is textured cardstock. (Again...LOVE that stuff and the difference it makes!) But then the lattice pieces, (the things in the background...I cut that with the Lattice Die for the Big Shot) I cut out of smooth cardstock. So it makes them pop a bit more and the texture underneath them stands out more too. Hopefully you can kinda see in this picture...
(The letters are cut out of textured cardstock and sponged with Pretty in Pink ink.) For the "at me" part of the title...I stamped and cut those letters out (the alphabet is the Contempo Alphabet) and then put a layer of crystal effects on them. I LOVE this look. It gives them a glossy glaze, makes them 3-D and is just gorgeous! (On my other scrapbook pages I did the same thing with the bigger letters so you will be able to tell more with those. :) ) Then the background of the "at me" piece I ran through the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dot embossing folder. Then of course...sponged the edges. And gotta love those Corduroy buttons! They add so much texture and I LOVE using those!...
Here is another shot of that fun ribbon technique. What I did for this was put a strip of Sticky Strip down the page and then just folded the ribbon sticking it to that to make it look like this...
The satin ribbon is SO BEAUTIFUL and looks SO good! The arrows on the page I ran through the same Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder. And then used Very Vanilla Jumbo Brads. And take a look at my daughter's face as she goes down. TOO CUTE!!! (If I do say so myself! :) ) ...
Now look at those sweet little feet. :) Love them. Now on to that ruffly edge. (That patterned paper on the page actually matches my daughters dress almost PERFECT! So exciting!!! :) ) I took a few strips of the Designer Series Paper (oh...and it's from the Positively Prints pack in the Build-A-Bear collection. I love the prints in that and use them for lots of things that have nothing to do with Build-A-Bear!) and used the Eyelet border punch to make the decorative edge. Then did basically the same thing as I did with the ribbon. Laid down a strip of sticky strip and just folded it over on each other to get that look...
The colors of the page are Regal Rose, Pretty in Pink, Old Olive, and Very Vanilla. I hope you enjoy this page! I know I love it and it kinda makes me sad that the judges didn't. :) (OK...I know they could have loved it too. I know they had a SUPER hard time picking because there are lots of fabulous stampers out there that entered! So it's ok that I didn't win. (At least I'm trying to be ok about it. :) ) I'm excited for those that did for sure though. :) ) But I do hope you enjoy and thanks so much for visiting!!!

5 comments:

Sherri said...

Ashley...so, so, cute! Love it! I love the lattice look. I don't have this and maybe I should. Love the ribbon too. I really need to do this technique in my scrapbook pages! As for you not winning...you are amazing and your projects are beautiful! Don't get down on yourself or wonder why you didn't win. All the reason to enter next year!

Pam said...

Oh, my goodness, Ashley, yet another waaaay "out of the park home-run"!!!
This is just so precious. Bet all the judges just fell in love with sweet little Kylie...who couldn't!!!
A DEFINITE winner!!!
Pam

Kasia said...

Holy cow, I Love all the detail. Thanks for pointing it all out. I Love the tone on tone lattice and it looks so awesome on your page. Great Job.

Pam said...

Had to come back for a much longer, leisurely look and read all about it.
How incredible that you were able to capture your daughter's first steps on film!!! Rare thing!! Takes a cold heart not to make that a winner just based on this piece!!!
From 2 years to this, is plain incredible. You're headed for big things my friend!!

Lynn said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! Love all the texture you created with the lattice background and the embossing folder. Cute pics too!