Tuesday, January 22, 2013

School Days - The Scrapbook Store

Hi Everyone,
Back with another more arty layout created for The Scrapbook Store, using the 7gypsies Postal Collection, alongside a variety of mediums - including texture medium, glimmer mist, Shiva stick, distress ink, acrylic glaze, and paint.    

Below you can see how I used the Studio Calico, hexagon mask, not only using with texture medium, but also as a template to draw around, and cut out the shapes.  I applied magic mount beneath the hexagon's to add dimension.
I used chipboard elements for the title, from Imaginarium Designs, which were heavily inked with distress ink, and a nice thick coat of  Glossy Accents, and again lifted for height using Magic Mount.
Nearly all my life, I have collected vintage and antique laces from all around the globe and it is about time I started using 'some' (would take me 50 lifetimes to use it all).  The leaves I coloured using glimmer mist and distress ink, so they would complement the gorgeous Kaisercraft  ribbon roses, and Manor House Creations roses.  The roses, I coloured using glimmer mist.  
 The photograph is of myself, in my 2nd year of school - my daughter Tayla is a spitting image of me at the same age. 

Soon a new sketch challenge will be up on The Scrapbook Store Gallery.  You still have time to enter the December/January sketch, which runs through to the end of this month.  You can find all details in 'THIS' post.
 Wishing you a wonderful day
Sandie 
x
Materials:
Letter, Ledger, Documented
7gypsies: Tape 
12 X 12 Chipboard, Imaginarium Designs
White Manor House Creations: Glitter Mini Roses
Gauze
Old Vintage Lace and Leaves
Studio Calico: Hexagon Mask
Antique Gold, Anita's Acrylic Paint
Fire Opal, Luminarte Silks Acrylic Glaze
Gold, Shiva Stick
Kraft and Suede, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Walnut Stain, Shabby Shutters Tim Holtz Distress Ink

33 comments:

Sonia said...

Sandie fabulous photo of you a little yunger than now:))
Gorgeous flowers and details:) Magnificient layout:)
Hugs,
Sonia

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Wow! This is amazing! Wow - double wow!!! :D

Juliana said...

WOW! This is seriously gorgeous! I love how you used the hexagon mask!!! And all the lace and flowers are gorgeous!!!

Christina C. said...

Hello Sandie! Trying to catch up....I've missed a few posts...sigh!
This is exquisite...love that photo of you in 2nd grade! I adore vintage and this is a MASTERPIECE....drooling over that gorgeous lace!!!!

Sue - bearhouse said...

Sorry to keep repeating myself Sandie but this really is stunning. Your photograph is beautiful and the layout and details you have added are wonderful. How lovely to have such a gorgeous collection of old lace and to use it on your creations makes them extra special.
Hugs Sue

Sandra said...

Sandie this is a work of art, I love it and thanks for sharing about the hexagons. I love your vintage lace and can't wait to see more appearing on future layouts.

Adriana B said...

lovely textures and layers, cute photo too :)

Margyz Paper Games said...

What a beautiful layout Sandie. Love the lace, love how you used the hexagon mask, just love everything about it. ox Marg

Keren Tamir said...

stunning Sandie!! its truly fabulous!!

Cindy Gay said...

This is very pretty!

Jasmine S said...

Oh this is just beautiful. Vintage shabby chicy, just fab fab. Love the photo and the little hexagons look great.

Linda R said...

I am always in awe when I stop in here. What a gorgeous LO. And What a cute photo of you!

Hugs~

Naomi Edwards said...

Ahhh!!! First of all I have to say how much I have missed you.. I am making a special trip in here but note I never posted again today..save you a trip (wink,wink). Your layout is truly spectacular and so interesting in so many ways. I have a note pad opened just to write down products you use for my next trip to Michael's store. Love the hexagons and those flowers..wow.. you were the cutest little girl so your daughter must be as well... yeah yeah!! Maybe you can do a layout of your daughter sometime in the future.. I would so love to see you do a fun girly layout!!!!!.. mmm??? mmm??? lol It would be interesting to see your interpretation and of course we know it will be inspiring as is your every layout. I am dealing with technical issues with my email account and my Websites so it is taking all my time, can't wait to get back to crafting. Hugs

Lizzyc said...

A beautiful layout, love the earthy tones in this layout too!

juscrap said...

lovely textures and layers, cute photo too. xoxo

Sandi Smith said...

So very beautiful ...love it! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog and for becoming a follower!

Astrid Maclean said...

Stunning LO!!!! Totally fabulous and I love that photo of you!!!

sandi said...

Wow! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Love everything about it!

Lean de Ruiter said...

OOOOO wauwy amazing page you have created with cool details and a sweet photo.
byebye,Lean

jannekevanveen said...

amazing!! lot's of details love it greetings janneke

Tracey Sabella said...

Wow, what an amazing LO with all these fabulous textures!! ~ Blessings, Tracey

http://gracescraps.blogspot.com/

Helen Tilbury said...

What an amazing layout Sandie! The colours and techniques are just superb!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Wow Sandie...this is really stunning! Love that sweet,innocent photot and the beautiful layout to match! Love the layering, hexagons and just everything! Sooo beautiful!

Naomi Edwards said...

You don't have to post this seeing I am stalking you, hehe! I just came in and went through at least 12 posts listing products I thought I may be able to get today as I head off to the big city!!!! I have a full page, lol.. I know a lot of it is from online sites but I may be able to find something similar at Michael's store... eeek , love shopping! I also noticed you header for your page, I love your new look! How did I notice?? Because only last week I did a badge for your blog and didn't quite know how to offer it to you not wanting to impose.. I know I am silly sometimes. I would love to make you a badge , would you be interested?? Better than paying for one!!!! That way I could show it off on my blog and people can link up to your site! Have a super day Sandie and again thank you for the amazing inspiration.. you inspire me the most in blogland... now you really can't post this! LOL Hugs

Lisa S. said...

I love the way you pulled the colors out of this wonderful photo and used it on your LO. The 3D flowers are amazing and it's another fave for me Sandie!

Nicecrane Designs said...

A true play of Art....Sandie.

Nicecrane Designs said...

A true play of Art....Sandie.

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

ah memories so beautiful Sandie to capture them!! great work Shaz in Oz.x

carlies said...

Ohhh This is so super GORGEOUS!!!my friend

Heather Jacob said...

totally in awe of this page Sandie . .. loving the earthy shades xoxoxo

Kelly Foster said...

Everything about this is absolutely fabulous!! Wow and wow again!!!

Kim Price said...

Absolutely wonderful

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow, Sandie! This is amazing. I am drooling over your lifelong collection of antique and vintage laces. :)

LOVE the golden hexagons made with the mask - they look a little like they are melting, which makes them even more appealing!