Thursday, January 14, 2010

oh what fun!

Have I mentioned how much fun I have scrapbooking? Sometimes I get so involved in a project that I feel like a kid again making crafts. I get carried away, and the logical part of my brain stops censoring, and I'm free to have FUN.
This layout For the bling challenge at Practical Scrappers is all about fun!

I distressed the background papers using glimmer mist, and then sanded and inked the edges of the patterned paper. I pulled out and dusted off a parchment die for my sizzix machine, then inked and crumpled a few cuts to layer behind the photos. I then made my 3 year old eat some chocolate coins left over from his birthday party so that I could use the wrappers (some I flattened, others I wrapped around chipboard and cork to give them dimension). I also pulled out some long neglected embossing powder to make the key and heart shapes, then filled it all in with gems, brads, pearls, stickes and anything treasure-like from my stash. I also got a few charms from the $ store in there ( hey! I thought- may as well while I'm at it!).


Amy Heller said...

LOVE this layout!!! Great job!

Jamie Lane said...

This is such a great layout! I have looked at it several times today on PS and I find a new detail each time! Love it!

Kim said...

This is a fantastic lahyout. I love the Priate's treasure theme. Very creative way to glam up a page for boys! Love it!
Kim xXx

Heidi M said...

Erin, this layout is fabulous! I love everything from the pictures to the patterned paper to the shiny details. Excellent work!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

I love this! How fun and themed! Works great with pics and such detail. LOVE IT!

famille1999 said...

Awesome looking page Erin! I love all the details in there, the design and all the fun stuff that you added.