Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Layers of Color Scrapbooking!

Double post today, because I am double blessed!!  I'm am blessed to be on both the Layers of Color and Mark's Finest Papers' this month.

Today I am sharing projects I created using 2 of Layers of Color stamps sets.

This 12x12 Layout features "Joyful Noise" .   As soon as I saw this set I fell in love and new I would be able to use it for more than just card making, since my daughter plays the violin.  I used the butterfly, treble clef, and musical flourishes.  But there are 2 other stamps in the set, so take a peak at the link above.
I wish you could see it up close.  I used old music paper and distressed it to create the border along the side.  And the background DP is so cool.  All the flourishes are velvety feeling.

Frame Tutorial
I started by drawing the outlines of a rectangular frame on cardstock.  The outside measurement was 4 3/4" x 5 3/4"  and the inside was 3/4".  You want your pencils lines light enough to go back and erase later.  Then I stamped and embossed the musical flourish around the inside of the frame, allowing some parts to extend outside the lines of the frame.  I decided which parts of the flourishes that extended outside of the frame I wanted to keep.  I used an Exacto Knife and metal ruler to begin trimming along the pencil lines, making sure not to cut off the part of the flourishes I wanted to keep.  Then I used sissors to trim around the the parts that extended outside the frame.  The I adhered this peice to the brown paper and began trimming to create a mat.


Flower Tutorial
I made my own paper flower on this one.  Very simple to do.  I cut multiple sizes using my Spellbinders Scalloped Circles dies from old book paper.  Before cutting, I had colorized the paper using some pigment ink.  I simple folded over and layered the different scalloped circles until I got a shabby look.

The card below features "Royal Birds" and "Touch of Elegance".  These images are just a sneak peak of the whole sets, so make sure you click the links about and check them out!

Frame Tutorial using Spellbinders
Begin by tracing around the edges of a Spellbinders die - Classic Frames on patterned paper or cardstock using a marker to create the frame.  Then stamp the decorative swirlies at the top and bottom.  Trim around the inside and outside of the frame.  

I have had so much fun designing with these stamps, they are just gorgeous!!

Thanks for stopping by!


Patti J said...

Wowzers girl!!! These are truly stunning! You have been one busy gal - Houston seems to agree with your crafting abilities!!! lol...

Barb said...

AMAZING scrap layout, Melisa! I love all of the beautiful little details :)

kiwimeskreations said...

Melisa these are just stunning projects - God has really gifted you with an artistic talent to bless others with.

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Melisa - your projects are just stunning! Your scrapbooking page has so much to atract the eye - one gorgeous features leads to another - fabulous! I love your card too - it is so elegant and peaceful! That is one of my favourite sets. Your flowers add a touch of colours that brings such warmth - these are works of the heart' Melisa! Thank you for your attention to detail! God bless you my friend! {{{hugs}}}

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! What a fabulous scrapbook page! ITs so artistic! Love the handmade flower too!

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