Monday, May 31, 2010

Artisan Award Entry #4

Here's another one of the scrapbook pages I entered for the Artisan Award that I didn't win. :) I still REALLY like this page though. It's a picture of my nephew that I took when we were doing big family photos one day. I wanted to do a boyish page and since I don't have any myself...I thought this was perfect. This page actually has a lot of details going on, but it's a very simplistic page. Here it is!...
SO HANDSOME he is!!! Love this kid! Around that Crushed Curry circle in the top right corner are some fun silver brads...
I love the "manly" accent that adds!
I also love the stars stamped in Basic Gray on the Basic Gray textured cardstock. I did some spritzing with the FABULOUS spritzing tool and my Basic Gray marker. I then took a star Designer brad and altered it a bit. I smooshed it in Real Red craft ink and got the whole thing all inked up. Then I wiped off the ink on the top, so it just stays in the recessed parts. Then I put some clear embossing powder on there and heated it up so it wouldn't smear anywhere. I LOVE the color added on that!...
I used the Top Note in Bashful Blue to add a bit of interest and then also used some Silver Hodgepodge to tie in the silver brads. Once again, I used a Corduroy brad for some more texture. Can I say one more time that I LOVE THOSE THINGS!!!! :) ...
Then here you can see my glossy letters. I cut out the letters using my Simple Letters dies and the Big Shot. Then I put Crystal Effects all over them to give them that 3-D glossy look. LOVE these things! :) ...
I had a ton of fun making this page and hope you enjoy it! Thanks SO MUCH for all your comments/emails on my Artisan projects! You are awesome!!!! And thanks for visiting! :)
***STAY TUNED!!!!*** The Last Chance List is released TOMORROW!!! I will post it on my blog as soon as I see it! There will be hundreds of items retiring so order quick! I have a feeling some things will be going FAST!!!!

5 comments:

anewinkonlife.com said...

Love this page! You did a great job and I am looking forward to next years Artisan Awards :)

Pam said...

What an incredible job on this page!!
Love all the little details that tie everything in!! And then you get a darling boy to build around....who could ask for a cuter guy!!! Out-
standing job on this, and all your Artisan Entries!!!

CindyB said...

I love everything about this page. Great colors and layout, perfect balance and the focus is on the darling face!
Love your use of hardware on this too. Beautifully done!

Sherri said...

ahhhh! I love this page...are you sure you did not win?

monikastamp said...

I love the glossy letters. I'll have to try that idea some time soon. Thanks for sharing all your great projects!
Monika Davis
monikastamp.wordpress.com