Thursday, May 12, 2011

Lots of Roses!

One of my customers requested specific colors and roses for this month's scrapbook page, so I always try to please.  As soon as she requested it, the ideas started flowing in my little brain.  I originally was thinking of using paper flowers, dyeing them & layering them, but too many people signed up for my classes, and I'd litterally have gone through hundreds!  And, after all, this class is to teach you scrapbooking with rubber stamps, so of course, I used the retired set, Roses in Winter.

I had 4 ladies here for yesterday morning's class, and they were all beginners, soooooo, almost 5 hours later, they finally finished!  lol  I worked on this spread over the weekend doing a little here & there, but I don't think it should've taken that long!  lol  We'll see if it goes any faster for my evening group.  We were supposed to have the class this past Monday, but a couple couldn't make it, so I re-scheduled the class for next Tuesday (there's still room if you want to join us).

Here's a closer look at the pages:

Here's the left side page, and below, the right:

We used lots of different techniques on these pages that are hard to see in these pics.  For example, we used Versamark ink in a cartridge and rolled the Rough Texture jumbo wheel over the Crumb Cake base pages.  We also stamped a base layer of about 20-25 roses directly on the Whisper White cardstock.  Then, we stamped an additional 15 roses and 20 leaves on more Whisper White and cut them out.  We popped them up with Dimensionals and layered them all over the stamped base of roses.  The rose colors are So Saffron, Regal Rose, Rose Red, and the leaves are Garden Green.

We used the Top Note Bigz Die for the journaling block and trimmed off the outer edge on the Crumb Cake so we could layer it on some Regal Rose.  I stamped some roses off the edges, but I might just make a couple more roses and cut them out and pop them up on the journaling tag.

We also used the Scallop Edge punch along the bottom, and punched strips of Regal Rose with the Dotted Ribbon punch, which we then stitched 'X's in them with white embroidery floss and layered them above the scalloped edge.

And, finally, for the title, we used the Headline Alphabet with Regal Rose Craft ink and Whimsical Upper Alphabet with Rose Red Craft ink, which was then outlined with White Gel Pen.

These ladies were so cute ... they were saying "but my daughter doesn't have curls," or "I have no pictures of girls with curls."  lol  As I said, they're beginners.  So, I suggested Spring themed titles, or Mother's Day, etc.  Since it's Spring now, I told them they could always take their kids to the park and take some pics and make the title "Spring Fun," or "Spring has Sprung!"  So, one lady opted for the latter, one did "My Beautiful Girls," one did "Easter 2011", and the 4th lady had to leave, so she's going to finish her pages at her next class.

Can't wait to see what my evening class comes up with!

1 comment:

Nancy Lynn said...

Great job Stephanie. I love what you make. Hope you have a great weekend.