Wednesday, September 24, 2008

I did it! I made my very first scrapbook pager ever!

Now I have to admit, this was no small feat getting this page accomplished! Let me explain. First and foremost, I am a card maker...not a scrapbooker and now I know why!!! I was invited to a baby shower for my friend/SU upline Cristina and was asked to make an 8x8 scrapbook page to be added to a book to get her started. Cristina also has young boys and this was her first girl, so I had to make it special :)

When I think of little girls, I think pink and then vintage. I love all things girly and frilly so naturally I think of vintage lace and Christening gowns. I adore this PSX image and searched all over the place for one and this was the first time that it has seen ink! I started by watercolouring the image, adding some highlighting with my gelly roll glitter pen and distressed it with ink to make it look old. I then added the cracked glass technique because I really wanted it to resemble some of my family's heirloom vignette photos in the wonderfully ornate wooden frames that were so popular in that era.

I know that blues are not typically baby girl colours, but I found this K&Co. Designer paper that already looked very shabby chic so I had to go with it! When I think vintage, I think of linens, lace, buttons and pearls. I could have gone totally haywire and filled this page up with all the goodies that I had for it, but it would have looked very cluttered and I was running out of time to make a full album for my "vision" of vintage baby girl :)

I have been rather addicted to these chipboard flourishes lately so I immediately added one of those too...little did I know that it would take me forever to try to incorporate it into my design!..Days, I tell you!!! But, not being one to give up very easily, I pursued my vision :)

I am immensely proud of my very first and last scrapbook page! Cristina loved it and that is why I made it! While in my rush to write up this post, I completely forgot to edit one of the closeups of my journaling oval. It was put there to journal in or add another photo too. It also featured hand dyed taffeta ribbon with a stamped sentiment on it.

Because I am so proud of my creation, I think that it would look lovely with a sepia toned photo of sweet baby Anya and framed for her wall...hint, hint, wink, wink!! LOL


Everything and the kitchen sink!!

Stamps: PSX. Linen, Sanded, Weathered, CDS Miracle from Above

Paper: Blush Blossom, Baja Breeze, Very Vanilla, K&Co DP

Ink: Basic Black, Versa Mark, Creamy Caramel, SU Markers, Blush Blossom, Stazon

Accessories: Cuttlebug, Nestabilities, Sewing Machine, Coluzzul, Half Pearls, Mat Pack, Paper Peircing Tool, Sponges, Embossing Powder, Trio Flower Punch, Taffeta Ribbon, Chipboard Flourish, Vanilla Acrylic Paint, Sponges, Dimensionals

PS...Pardon the crummy photo's! I was on my way out of the door with my gift and scrapbook page in hand when I realized that I had forgotten to take some pictures! I rushed to snap a few and to find my way to the baby shower before I was late :)

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Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Oh, Kim, this is beyond beautiful!! If I had this page, I would never be able to close the would most definitely be framed and hung for the world to see!!
hugs, Jami

Beth said...

My oh My what a great job you did on that page!!! I love it and envy the friend that is getting it. What stamp company is the stamp from and where might I purchase it? This is absolutely adorable. This would also look great in a frame!
Great Job!!!

Denise ~ Paper Ponderings said...

I think you are officially a scrapbooker now too! That is absolutely gorgeous!

Jennie Dove said...

I wake up every morning and check to see if you have posted anything. i was very excited to se you did. you must pass on to your family that you are required to put your life on hold so you can create...your fans are in anticipation. LOL. Your page is beatiful. you could make about 5 - 6x6 "cards" with photo spots on them..bind it and say you are now a scraopbooker/cardmaker/altered artist. You are very talented. keep it coming...remember your fans are waiting. LOVE your stuff!


Yosha said...

Congratulations! This is FANASTIC! If I was your friend I'd take the paper and frame it, not have it inside an album!!

I understand our woe though, I am a cardmaker attempting to be a scrabooker too. I took on the task of scrapbooking my best friends wedding. I've been collecting supplies but too intimidated to actually put anything down!! All that empty space....:)

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW!! Talk about STUNNING!! What a treasured gift piece this page will be!! Every little detail on this project is perfection and beauty!! WOW!! (I know..I said that already..but good grief is this ever gorgeous)

My Paper Adventures said...

You're a natural scrapper! I use to have that stamp and your use of the cracked glass technique was perfect for it.

JAR said...

Kim, this is a beautiful page!! I love the cracked glass and the papers you chose are so chic!! Thanks for the tag, too!

Beth Norman said...

Wowzers, this is one fantastic first scrapbook lo. Awesome work! And your pics don't look rushed at all.

Gail S. said...

This is so pretty! You have so many wonderful ideas. Thank you for sharing. I love the crackled glass....will have to try that.

Rachel said...

This is gorgeous!!

Katie Renz said...

Wow, its impressive! I love your comment "first and last" - hopefully it won't be your last (lol).

Flower said...

This is so sweet and beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This is simply stunning. Very original design for a baby card. A very special card for a special baby.
On to your next piece of art,