Tuesday, June 12, 2007

well done LO

here's another one i did towards the end of May specially for Scrapbytes's June 2007 issue. i was tasked by Ria to do an article on Scrapbooking School Memorabilia. it's been a while since i've done an LO with a school theme so it was probably just the prompt i needed to do one.

last school closing, DD Kara received a Best in Math award (hindi nagmana ang ina! i'm so poor in math..hahaha). she has always been a consistently good student but Mama has not been a good and consistent scrapper so this is the first among her certificates that i have been able to scrap. here's the result.

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since i used BG papers and a BG sketch (from their May newsletter) for this project, i decided to try again and upload it to the BG gallery. it was also then that i found out my name has been dropped already from their gallery. fortunately they accepted this project to be featured there so i'm back in. yey!

i like interactive pages with hidden journaling pull-outs and page turns and this is one of those. the black and white picture opens to this:

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Bazzill cardstock(*cs) in Pinecone (brown) as background, BG Scarlet's Letter papers, black and gold lace trim from Divisoria, Prima flowers in green and red attached with black and gold Making Memories brads from the Metallic value pack. B/W photo was matted with green Canson cs. Corner interest was added to it using EK Success Corner Adorner (slot wrought iron) and then matted again with the black cs to which Making Memories hinges were attached. Title is from the BG letter sticker sheet that was applied with Ranger Glossy Accents dimensional glue for shine and a more 3D look.

additional techniques done:

Be Constant slider: BG die cut tag from the page kit stamped with words BE CONSTANT using MM Magnetic stamps Providence letters and Brilliance inkpad in Moonlight White. it was then laminated with 3 layers of UTEE (Ultra Thick Embossing Powder) and mounted on black cardstock. the edges of this black cs had also been edge distressed via gold embossing powder to echo the gold on the lace.

Certificate: i couldn't find a way to attractively display the actual certificate so i decided to scan, reduce and print it instead. this was attached to the black hinged cs where i also placed a strip of scrap green vellum just to add visual interest.

Distressed scallop paper: this paper was crumpled, inked with Ranger's Distress ink, sprayed with water to spread the ink around and then ironed (as in plantsa) to dry and straighten it out again. I got this technique from a Tim Holtz tip here.

Hinges recolored: my hinges were beige but i wanted them in gold. I simply painted them with Making Memories Acrylic Paint in gold.

Items available at Simply Scrappy ScrapArts store used in this project are:
Bazzill cardstocks, Ranger Distress ink Frayed Burlap, Making Memories Magnetic stamps and letters (Providence), gold embossing powder, Prima flowers, MM Metallic brads, Ranger Glossy Accents, Ranger UTEE, vellum, EK Corner Adorner, Making Memories hinges.

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