I've been busy. This is what I made...
I got the idea from ART AND SOUL (you can click on the words there and it should take you straight to the place to see the video where I got the idea. Oh, and if you go, look around and see all the good stuff there is to see. I think you'll like it!)
This is my mom when she was in her teens. I love the way the old pictures look. I'd love to be able to take pictures like that!
I used the Close To My Heart Notebook paper set, the Soul Mates stamp set, CTMH rubon word: Memories, Chocolate ribbon and a curly wire. Oh, and the buttons are not actually buttons.
Here is a close up so you can see some of the details in the buttons...
I stamped the border from the stamp set then used a 5/8" punch to punch out the pattern I wanted my "buttons" to have. I then covered them with CTMH Liquid Glass and let it dry. Lastly I punched tiny holes in them to give them the button look and threaded them with brown string. The flowers were white and I wanted to age them so I used Desert Sand ink on them. Well, they just looked dirty then, so I went over them again with Hollyhock ink. I like they way they turned out.
They do look kind of dirty, but then again that is OK since I wanted to give them the aged look. I put a small paper doily under the flowers and topped them all off with a big pink brad that I covered with CTMH rubons.
I've got to get started on some things for my class I've got coming up this next weekend. We are using these papers and the stickers but I'm not sure what we'll do just yet. I know it'll be a single 12X12 layout and nothing too hard. I try to keep it simple for the beginners but give enough extras for the advanced ones to go out on their own and do what they like with their page. So far it is good that way. I really have a good group. I have about 8-10 on average and they all seem to have such a good time! I can't wait for this one!!
As I'm typing this I'm waiting for my picts. to upload so they must be enormous files.... because I've been typing for awhile now and they are STILL not done!!
Guess I'll wrap up now they just finished. Hope you like the page. Keep the comments coming I LOVE TO READ WHAT YOU LEAVE FOR ME!!!!!!!!