Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Simple Stories

Whew after all the 12 tag craziness I will try to keep blogging-I have art journal to do & am making an altered house. For now here is a layout I did for ScrapbooksPlus design team. Enjoy!

I love this months paper line! Simple Stories has wonderful eclectic paper that is almost finished for you to just put photos down, add some of the extras boom done. I made my glassine envelope by tearing it & running through an emboss folder. Hit the high points with staz-on, then spritzed with Perfect Pearls mist & Glimmer chalk. I added a brad & one of the many journal cards that come as paper.
I added my matted photo & distressed cut out words. The trees were cut out using card board from a soda box covered with metal foil tape. Recycling! I embossed the trees, & painted them with black acrylic paint, when the paint was sticky-dry, I wiped off the high points. Next up alcohol ink, to give that great multi-color look. I adhered 1 of the trees in 2 layers, using pop dots to give it dimension. I alcohol inked the tissue tape & ran it down the side of the photo. When I do that I always run my ATG glue down first to help it stick. My title was cut out of one of the papers-done. Love it!
Paper- Simple Stories- Year in Review
-Flash Cards for journal
-Title-Capture the Moment.
-Date sticker
Dies -Alterations for Tim Holtz by Sizzix
Glassine & tissue tape-Ideology by Tim Holtz/Advantas
Alcohol ink by Ranger-terra cotta, meadow, pesto, sunset prange, stream
Distress ink by Ranger-aged mahogany
Brad-My Minds Eye
Glimmer Mist-Partridge in a Pear Tree
Perfect Pearls Mist-Mandarin


  1. Great page Karen! Love the little envelope and the trees are to die for (no pun untended) haha!!

  2. I really like the envelope,too - but I'ma sucker for hidden journaling...



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