Thursday, March 31, 2016

Turtle Soup Blog Hop

Turtle Soup is having a Spring themed Blog Hop.  If you came from Toni you are at the right place.  If you just stopped in here you may want to go back to the beginning of the Blog Hop with Sara  1. Sara - (using Turtle blog)

Here is my spring themed page.  It is my 17 year old daughter and my 7 year old niece who hijacked my cell phone and took selfies on it.

I am glad you stopped by please leave me a message that you were here.  I'll be sending out a RAK to a random winner at the end of the month.  Stop back to see if it is you.

 Here is the full list in case you loose your way.

Mamba #5

Time for a new challenge at Pixels and Paper.  Here is the challenge photo.

The criteria for this challenge is Vintage style.

Here is what I created. 

I was inspired to use some dark colors and make a vintage page. I liked this photo of my daughter from her recent Ice Show. She wears a black dress with the background a winter white scene. I layered flowered background paper on top of black paper. Then used lots of tans, the white doilies, some black string and other embellishments.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

So amazing

Here is my family on our Alaskan Cruise last August.

Here is Stuck Sketches for March 1st that I used as my starting place.

Monday, March 21, 2016

What can you do with String?

I usually use string or embroidery floss on my pages as an accent and to add to some depth to my page.  I just lay it down in a swirly line and then staple it down, like I did in my March page.  Today I want to show you how you can use it to make an cardboard embellishment  have more pizzazz or make it the color you want for you page.

I started with this cardboard flower that I have never used because the stripes on it didn't fit with my other designs on my pages.  I had it marked to go in the trash, when I thought about how I could transform it to a different color.

I used this green floss to cover up the flower.  I attached some adhesive to the back of the flower and then began twirling the green around the flower.

I continued covering the flower with the green string.  I applied some adhesive on the ends of the petals to help the green staring stay in place.

Once it was covered completely in green I weaved some of the string into the other string on the back of the flower.  Since the flower was very fat I applied it to my LO with adhesive dots 

Here is my finished LO.

You will notice I also used some of the string in the upper right corner.  This is my other favorite way to use string.  Just twist it up into a loose ball and then put it on your page.  I used staples to secure it to my page.  I hope you will give one of these techniques a try.