Sunday, August 29, 2010

Tea Time

These photos were taken for Roxy's photography class this past HS year. Her gf dressed up as alice, roxy's costume and roxy dressed up as the mad hatter...having tea time. She digital played with the colors making them faded with a border. So since they were really green i just kept the lo primary green too.
This is my first attempted with quilling! I have had these quilling papers for a long time but i was always soooo intimidated by all the beautiful artwork out there! So finally i thought i would give it a try....easy to do but a bit more time consuming! I used three different greens for the vine and im pretty happy with the result. I decided to use regular flowers instead of quilled ones (next time)
I started to add the "kitchen sink" and well by it was finally done i thought hum? maybe a bit too much with all the bling....but nevertheless, roxy actually likes one of my lo's??? lol

Monday, August 23, 2010

Paper Buttons

Lately, I have been seeing many buttons made with punches or stamps. It is such a great idea because then your buttons match perfectly with your color scheme on your layout. So I decided to make my own buttons without a button stamp or button punch.

First you need to make some circles with either a punch or cricut. I used different sizes shown here… 3.5 inch, 2.5inch and 1.5inch.
Secondly, you find the center of the circle using a ruler and draw an “X” in the center. You can either use the backside or just erase the lines afterward you punch the holes. Then using the “X” as a guide, take your hole punch and go between the lines. It’s that easy! I used a white signo pen to match my theme and I doodled around the edges to give it a sewn look. You can use a real sewing machine for even a better look!
Here is an example of the finished buttons on a layout.