Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Altered Chip Flourish -How To

Hi Friends! I hope everyone is doing fine & having a scrappy-good week! I have received a couple inquires about the flourishes I altered on my Ruffles & Lace previous post, so I thought I would share with you how they are done!   I am all about using my current stash of supplies & this was a great way to put a fresh twist on something old!

 First off, I punched around a piece of yummy Basic Grey Capella papers along the outside edges. I then cut out the center area that I knew I would be covering with another patterned paper, and used the cut piece to cover the flourishes. I adhered the chip flourishes to the backside of the paper.
 I then cut around the edges of the flouirshes. It is ok if they are not perfect, as all of the edges will be filed. I use three files. Two are regular nail files & the third (grey) file is a distress file that I picked up at a local scrapbook store. I still find I use the small emery board more than any of them.
I take the covered flourish & file toward the back with quick downward strokes. This wraps the loose & excess paper to the back side. The pink file is great for the curved section. Continue doing this to the edges are smooth & neat.
I then file gently the top portion of the paper in a few spots with the grey distress file to give the ink a resting place!!
I always ink in threes! I use 2 contrasting colors & one darker color.  I used Worn Lipstick & Scattered Straw as the contrasting & Frayed Burlap as the darker ink.  I apply my ink with makeup wedges & always use the darkest last & cover all raw edges.
I then placed the flourishes about to see where I wanted them to stay!

I dotted them with 2 colors of Liquid Pearls, to match the contrasting inks. This had a great subtle effect that I was looking for!
Lastly, I added the chip flowers & dabbed with the inked makeup wedges, to get rid of a shine on the flowers!
I was very happy with the way they turned out! Plus I was able to use up those supplies just laying around!!
I want to thank everyone for your support!! How lucky I am to have such a great online Scrappy friends!! :)

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ruffles & Lace

Hello Friends! I hope this finds everyone doing well & enjoying the month of May! 
I have been so inspired by all the wonderful vintage layouts & Altered Art challenge blogs on the web that I had to go vintage! I love old pics & all they allow you to do! So the inspiration for this layout is vintage me!
 I was not really a foo foo girl, but I had this dress -pictured above, that I LOVED! It was stiff, itchy & ohhh sooo pretty!! I can still see it & all it's over the top glory~ It was all Ruffles & Lace! 
I thought the Basic Grey Capella papers were perfect! I also wanted to use my stash of Fancy Pants chip flourishes that have seemed to be unused as of late!

I layered the papers and added some lace to the back of the circle. All edges were inked with Distress Scattered Straw, Frayed Burlap & Worn Lipstick ink. I covered the flourishes with the background paper used in layout, then filed & inked all edges & dabbed the topside.

The flowers are Prima Gerber Daisy & seemed to work so well with the papers! I added  a Maya Road Trinket pin to the center of the floral cluster for some added detail. 

 I then dotted the flourishes & papers with Ranger Liquid Pearls Petal Pink & Gold.
The small flowers & bird are from  Basic Grey- Curio Chip Collection.

A journaling board (also Basic Grey) was inked & dotted with the Liquid Pearls. I added some tiny alpha title work to complete the layout! What fun I had recalling the dress!!
 I took a couple pics as I was covering the flourishes & I think I will post my process of covering flourishes, if anyone is interested?!! 
Also, I will be doing a blog makeover in the near future & will be having some Give-Aways, so keep checking back!!  I think I am going to a 3 column blog & maybe some tabs too! Still in the planning mode, but should be sooner than later if things go as planned!
Once again, I need to let all know that you guys are awesome!!
Thanks for stopping by & taking a peek! 
Lynn :)


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