Tension and Textures

Hi everyone,

Today is a catch up for Get It Scrapped.  The first page focuses on creating tension and the illusion of a ticking clock.  For my page, I created a layout about my daughter, her growing up and wondering what work role she will have in the future.  I created tension by creating a shape with the blocks that build upwards across the page but has an unstable base; by leaving part of the title over the edge of the blocks and the question mark floating in space on the page.  For more ideas about creating the sense of a ticking clock check out the blog post here.

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A Teacher Maybe ? by Kristy T | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Simple Stories, Echo Park; Alphas: American Crafts, Echo Park; Stickers: Simple Stories: Clip: Heid Swapp; Journalling Card: Kaisercraft; Chipboard: Unknown.

For my second page I created a layout that tells of the time when I suddenly run out the door in pursuit of the ice-cream van.  I have layered lots of drips of paint down the page to evoke the senses and give the viewer a visual picture of dripping ice-cream as that is a big part of the experience of ice cream cones.  I have used fluid acrylic instead of watercolours as the paint is a thicker texture, but it will still drip down the page.  I used a thicker paint (Dina Wakely) to create the splatters using a Tim Holtz stencil onto acetate and also just allowed the paint to dry on the my craft before glueing onto my page.  I can then place the splatters wherever I want to on the page.

For more ideas about making scrapbook pages that appeal to the senses check out the blog post here.

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Worth the Chase by Kristy T| Supplies: Alphas: Websters Pages, American Crafts, Chipboard: October Afternoon; Cardstock: Artee, Bazzill; Paints: Distress Paints, Dina Wakely, Jo Sonya; Washi Tape: Echo Park; Stencil: Tim Holz layering stencil.

Thanks for stopping by,


December Daily Album Cover for GIS

Hi everyone,

Todays post shows the album cover I made for my December Album and for the Get It Scrappeds article on Scrapbook Ideas for creating December Daily Album Covers.

I altered a Kaisercraft 6×8 pocket page album by using a stencil, new Bo Bunny Glitter Paste and red Dina Wakely paint.  I am love with this new glitter paste and it is great way to add glitter that isn’t going to come off.  I used washi tape to mask the binding of the album and keep my stencil in place.  The background I created was pretty festive looking so I kept my embellishments fairly simple and just titled the album Christmas.  I will put a cover page inside the album that show the album is about holiday traditions we have and what we do in December rather than just about Christmas.

I normally document our December in pocket pages in my 12×12 album but this year I wanted a smaller size so the kids could easily write on the cards inside the album and handle it more easily than the larger 12×12 size.  They each created a holiday album in the middle of the year when we went on holidays and the older two took their albums to school when they told news.  They had fun creating the albums so I am hoping that that experience will help them be enthusiastic about adding to our family December album.  Will let you know how it goes.

Thanks for stopping by and don’t forget to head over the Get It Scrapped Blog for more ideas.


album cover Dec1

Supplies: Kaisercraft 6×8 Album; Paint: Dina Wakely; Stencil: Plaid/Folk Art; Chipboard Shapes: Studio Calico; Wooden Heart: Kaisercraft; Chipboard: WOW; Twine: Tim Holtz; Papers: Teresa Collins, Echo Park; Corrugated Card: Dusty Attic; Glitter Paste: Bo Bunny; Inks: Distress Ink/Ranger; Mist: Prima Colour Bloom – Gold Foil.