Friday, July 9, 2010

A few oldies but goodies to share

I've been busy working away on projects for CHA, but I can't share those projects just yet.  In the meantime, here are some of my older layouts that I don't think I've posted here before. These are a few of my layouts that have appeared in Creating Keepsakes in the recent months:
I used the selective color tool in Photoshop to turn everything in the photos black and white except for the purple and green coffee cup I'm holding.   On this page about my morning coffee fix (I can't start my day without it!!) I went with a kitchen/coffee theme and used a bunch of non-scrapbooking items.  Sometimes it's fun to throw caution to wind when it comes to the whole lignin and acid free rules of scrapbooking.  Here are the kitchen and coffee items I used: 

*Coffee filters -- I cut and punched flowers from coffee filters. I sprayed and painted them with Shimmerz paint and Spritz, then I layered the flowers on top of each other.
*Cheesecloth -- I cut out flower shapes and added them to my coffee filter flowers
*Plastic coffee can lid -- I punched flowers and cut out leaves from the plastic lids, then I colored the plastic with alcohol ink and Staz-On ink.
*Instant coffee -- I mixed a little instant coffee with gesso and painted around the edges of the photos. The plain white gesso was a little too stark for my Photoshopped photos so the coffee grounds helped tone down the color a bit.
*Twine from our kitchen junk drawer -- I hand-stitched the twine around the border of the layout, then I painted it with Shimmerz for a little sparkle.
*Cardboard coffee cup/jacket insulator from Peet's Coffee (the BEST coffee around, in my opinion) -- I punched a couple little butterflies out of the cardboard, then I added some Stickles and pearls.

But I was a good girl and only used scrapbook safe (I think) products on this one:

And here's a wedding layout I did a while back (it appeared in the June issue of CK):

Have a great weekend!


Jill said...

These are great, Stacy! I love the accents.

Melissa said...

definitely "goodies"!!! love these pages!

Anabelle said...

Gorgeous, as always, stacy!!! I bet that coffee one smelled awesome. ;) Can't wait to see your CHA layouts!

Keshka said...

All beautiful, as alwways!!

Gerry said...

Stacy, your work is a real treat for the eye! TFS!

laura vegas said...

the coffee layout is gorgeous ... but it's even cooler, now that i know all that went into it!

Sarah Lou said...

your layouts never fail to inspire me!! love the sing your best life!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

carlies said...

wow stacy what do you have beautiful layouts made much inspiration I get from here thank you

Lu Zischler said...

Hello, Stacey!!
I loved your LO, even the "coffee-based" one! That is wonderful!! And flowers look like the manufactured ones which we buy!
I thanks your comment on my blog last month! You made my day! LOL!!

Christiane said...

* old but gold *!!
i LOVE the way you turn every single piece of paper into an eyecatching piece of art!!