Wednesday, February 15, 2012

A scraplift titled 'Bliss-full'

Title: Bliss-full
*a scrap-lift of Jodie @ Sweet Vintage 'The Reasons'...

I had Jodie's layout in my flickr favorites for years, but was too intimidated to attempt to pull off such a busy, layered page - my default style seems to be more understated. I think Jodie is a master of this home-spun patchwork quilt pattern on her backgrounds; She's able to put so much 'stuff' on her pages, yet it still manages to not overwhelm the eyes or the photo.
By far, this was the most difficult page for me to put together. I nearly changed my course of action to a more minimalist one on three occasions. But it is good for artistic growth to step out of my 'comfort zone' of techniques and tried-and-true styles of scrapbooking.

My little one Adam (in the photo) gave it his seal of approval. He sneaked into my art room as I was heat embossing the clouds, watched very intently and asked me very appropriate, insightful questions for a 4 year old (I swear he has an artistic gene in him!), then he exclaimed: "Mama, you are a GREAT artist!"
That just made my day :):):) My hubby always reminds me that this hobby {scrapbooking} is all for me.... that there's a chance the boys won't appreciate it when they grow up. Yet, I'm holding on to a small grain of hope that Adam might treasure our family albums.

Thanks for stopping by,
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Supply list:
*Cardstock: Die Cuts with a View (blue, purple); Bazzill Basics Paper (red).
*Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket (journaling spots and image cards), Me & My BIG Ideas (white woodgrain), Adornit (brown woodgrain), Die Cuts with a View (green woodgrain).
*Chipboard shapes and alphabet: Cosmo Cricket.
*Rub-on alphabets: Fancy Pants Designs ('Cozumel'), Me & My BIG ideas ('M' monogram), American Crafts ("...exico"), Li'l Davis Designs ('Adam').
*Pen: Kuretake ZIG Millennium.
*Stamp: American Crafts (cloud).
*Embossing ink: Ranger Industries.
*Embossing powder: Martha Stewart Crafts.
*Stamping ink: Colorbox.
*Floss: DMC.
*Die: Sizzix.
*Die cutting machine: Sizzix/Tim Holtz Vegabond.
*Pinking shears: Fiskars.
*Adhesive: Scotch ATG 714, Therm-o-web Zots, Darice (dimensional foam).


Chantal Vandenberg said...

Ohhhh I LOVE your page!!!!! :D

Živilė said...

As kazkada irgi meginau liftinti sita Jodie darbeli :) Tau tai labai gerai pavyko, nes dar neskaicius teksto, o tik apziurinedama galvojau - kazka man primena, ypac tie susiuvimai tarp popieriaus gabaliuku :)
Labai fainas ir linksmas skrebukas. Jis toks skanus :) nenuostabu, kad patiko Adomukui. Nuotrauka ideali :)

Anonymous said...

Labai grazu, ir taip skiriasi nuo daugumos tavo darbu. pagamink daugiau panasiu :)

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Puskis said...

Labai grazu!! Taip spalvinga, rysku!!! Tokie lopiniu darbai man labai patinka ir tau puikiai jis pavyko!!!

Neringa said...

Puikiai pavyko, niekad nepagalvociau, kad cia tavo "nekomforto" zona. :)

Carol Pietro said...

Your pages always display a strong sense of balance. Great job! ps: I'll bet the kids when grown will appreciate the love you put into the pages even if they neither develops an appreciation for the craft.


koks linksmas skrebukas, yra kur akis paganyti :)

Toni Cartwright said...

SO SO Sweet i love this LO!!!! and those little stitches!!! great job
Take care

Jurga said...

Pasaka, tokia gera nuotaika sklinda :)

dalijablog said...

Kaip gražu! Taip vasariska, šilta ir vaikučiai spalvota! Labai mielas darbas! Ir tikrai gerai tau pavyko!

KellyF said...

This is adorable!!! Love that cute little sun :)

Aiva said...

Koks apsipatenkinęs Adomukas :D šį kartą vėl (!) jį supainiojau su Mariuku! Visgi, broliukai yra broliukai - nors jie ir nėra labai panašūs, bet vis tiek turi panašių bruožų... ;) Labai juokinga nuotrauka - kelia šypseną. :))) Visas skrebukas linksmas, vaikiškai spalvingas, na, čia dėl tų kortelių toks gavosi. Man patinka!

Denise van Deventer said...

I love boy pages and this is just stunning! Love the block work..