Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My Blessings

Whoa, here I am posting a project, I know it's been a while. I really have been making things the truth is I just hate uploading photos from my camera to my computer, then editing and then adding to the blog...
For this post I was able to cheat a little and use my webcam to take the pictures (of my project in progress) and they are automatically uploaded to my photo file so it's a lot less hassle. I know you're thinking "how lazy can she be?" I really am THAT lazy!
Now on to my layout...
(clicking on the photos will make them larger/easier to view)
I used Prima's August build-a-page sketch for my starting point (if you go check out the sketch on Prima's blog you'll see I didn't follow it very closely) The back ground paper is from the Prima Pastche collection and this sheet here is "heart strings". The other papers that my photo is placed upon are also Prima, from the 6x6 inch Backstage paper pad. I chose relatively plain/monochromatic pages from that pad so that I could stamp on them with a couple of my large background stamps (one is a script, the other is from Prima called Hexagon - but I call it chicken wire :) ) I used Saddle Brown Staz-on ink  so that I could use my glimmer mist and glimmer glams over top of the designs and they won't run or smear.
For my page title I used a Prima chipboard font and I painted the letters I needed with "Hayride" Glimmer Glam. I find it easier to paint them while still on the sheet - they stay put and I don't lose any letters before I get them stuck down (don't you hate it when you are trying  to position your letters and one comes up missing, usually one that you didn't have an extra one to begin with?)
So I placed my title on the page using Helmar 450 quick dry. Yes, those alphas are self adhesive, but I don't want them falling off later on down the road. With Helmar backing up the adhesion I know those suckers are there for good!
Next I added the bling. A dress form shape cut out of chipboard with the "body" of it covered in linen fabric that I colored using Santa Baby Glimmer Mist. I dressed it up with some Prima Pearls and Crystals swirls and a little piece of Prima lace trim that I colored with the Hayride Glam. I also glued all that down with the Helmar 450 quick dry - it really is the all-in-one glue. I also added a couple of Prima flowers to the bottom of my daughters' photo.
Lastly, I finished it up with a couple more Prima flowers, a beautiful Prima vine and a couple of Pastiche pebbles that I tucked in beside the flowers on the upper left corner of the photo. All adhered down with - you guessed it Helmar 450.
I also wanted to mention that all the crystal and pearl swirls on this layout came from one package, I just cut them apart to make them go a little further ;)
I get nearly all of my supplies at www.YourMemoriesHere.com because I really like the owner :)
I hope you'll take the time to count some of your blessings today.


Marlene said...

Oh my...WOW....what a gorgeous layout....and those girls are BEAUTIFUL!!!

Wanted to pop over to say thank you for stopping by my blog, too!

Leah (*BeeCherryLady*) said...

Hey Kristina..
I wanted to come by after reading your comment on Stuck on U Sketches today! I appreciate so much your feedback. I take loads of photos also so the single guys can be hard for me...I totally understand you! And we'll work hard on making more mutli photo sketches!

So I have been scrolling your blog and O M G! Your girls are GORGEOUS! I love how little ones can take your breathe away (even if they aren't your own! little miracles that they are!)

Thanks again for coming by and hope you are having a very wonderful Summer!


Crystal said...

this is so pretty & i swear i've never seen more beautiful red hair than what is one your gorgeous little ones' heads! i've always wanted red hair & theirs is so lovely!! hugs!

Lorena said...

Kristina - do I see the Prima HEX NET stamp on your layout?? FANTASTIC job on this, your girls are adorable - love all the layer details. thanks for sharing!