I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Gifting, Gifteroo!

I'm still madly crafting amidst all the holiday baking and get-togethers.  I have two more canvases that I made as gifts today. 

Ok, truth:  I made the first one and loved it so much that I made a second so that I could keep it all for myself.  *blush*
These were so super simple!  I used a couple of 12x12" canvases and put down a rough base coat.  All of the paint used for this project is Tim Holtz Distress Paint in the holiday 2013 collection.  You should definitely contact suzanne@flamingoscraps.com for a SUPER deal on special ordering these bad boys.  I really love this group of colors!!  The top canvas was rough coated with pumice stone and iced spruce, and the bottom canvas painted with evergreen bough.  I wanted just a little more distressing, so I added some bubble wrap stamping; on top, in evergreen bough and the bottom in ripe persimmon.  I let that mostly dry, and then used a ruler to sketch in a 2x2" grid.  I was going for a bit of a distressed look, so I didn't worry about making the lines even widths or even when the marker went through some damp paint.  I found this awesome quote (for those that don't know, I've been a professional studio/wedding photographer for just over 13 years now) and pulled out my Prima wood icons and played with them to determine placement.  I decided on one row of different colored cameras; love the contrast.  The cameras on the top canvas were painted with pine needles and aged mahogany, and the cameras on bottom with ripe persimmon and dusty concord.

I was going for a messy, distressed look, so I didn't worry about getting the paint even or completely covering the wood.  I'm sorry that these detail shots are a little blurry.  Michigan's been in the middle of a snow storm all weekend and I wasn't able to get very good light.  The typewriter font and ink are from my stash.

Thanks for looking, and I'll be back soon!

1 comment:

Lisa P said...

Love this! You did a fabulous job and I would have made one for myself too! So cute.