Friday, April 5, 2013

33 Years and Counting !

It's Toni here back to show my second DT post. For this I've been thinking way outside of my comfort zone and produced my very first scrap book page! I can't believe I've been crafting for so many years and not done any scrap booking, could be the start of something new. The page is in celebration of our 33rd wedding anniversary which just happens to be today! I've used this photo of Graeme and I as we are about to cut the cake. We're both laughing and as I recall, ( well it was a long time ago) we had a lot of laughs that day. We celebrated at home with all our family and friends and partied long into the early hours. OK so back to the layout. I started with a piece of chip board and sealed it with Studio Gesso, I then used a Wendy Vecchi, Dots and Stripes stencil with Embossing Paste, to create texture
Once dry, I painted the board with Paper Artsy Fresco Paint firstly in Sage and then over painted with a colour called Concrete.
Here's a closer shot of the Clip Board and Large Postage Stamp die cuts I used to mount the photo. These new Alterations dies are brillant and I was pleased to find that they worked in my Cuttle Bug. I finally mounted them onto a distressed piece of paper from the gorgeous Authentique Renew pad. 
These flower embellishments were painted with Antique |Linen Distress paint, and the  leaves were free hand cut from a piece of the gorgeous Kraft Core Paper.The flourishes were cut from a Cheery Lyn die and embossed with gold embossing powder then given a coat of Perfect Pearls powder, before heating again, just makes it a little more subtle. So there you have it my my first scrap book page. Most of the fabulous supplies I've used can be brought from the e P store, so if you're inspired to try any of the techniques I've used, hop on over to here and stock up.








15 comments:

Sannie said...

beautifull
greetz sannie

Buttons said...

Happy Anniversary!!!! LOVE this Toni, just perfect in every way. It may have felt like it is out of your comfort zone but you should really do this more because I reckon you've got it right first time. Most impressed, hugs Jenny x

Kim said...

Toni, this is so beautiful! I love the embossing paste in the background and the soft colors of the page. Great first page! And a very happy anniversary!!

Starla said...

GORGEOUS!! I thought it was a canvas for sure!

Tracy said...

Happy Anniversary to you both Toni!!!
Beauiful...beautiful layout, gorgeous soft colours married with beautiful texture..stunning!!
Hugs
Tracy
Xxx

Donna-Marie said...

Super elegant!!!!
Have a happy day and keep making pages cuz this is awesome :-)

Teresa Jaye said...

what a stunning layout Toni. The color palette is so subtle and beautiful. I especially love the white on white embossing and the gorgeous flourishes. Happy anniversary and may much laughter fill many more years for you both!

wendy vecchi said...

A W E S O M E...really pretty!

butterfly said...

Beautiful layout Toni - and happy anniversary! What a lovely commemoration of the day, and such a great photo of the laughter of the moment. Gorgeous, delicate work, and a really successful first page - I think you're right: this could be the start of something!
Alison x

Redanne said...

Wow Toni, if this is your first I hope you will keep it up because this is just fabulous! Subtle colours, gorgeous details, beautiful flowers and embossing and a great use for the clip board die - I have run out of ideas for mine but you have given me some inspiration now! Happy Anniversary too! Hugs, Anne x

rush said...

from what i see, you are a scrapbooking pro! happy anniversary!

Annette Green said...

First off, Happy Anniversary! This page is so incredibly lovely in every way. I love all the texture and layers, and am in shock that you've never scrapbooked a page until now. Unbelievably gorgeous!

mamablitger said...

Oh dear ...Just love what you shared with us. Fantastic and very impressive !!
Happy Anniversary....33 years thats quite a lot !!!
Thanks a lot for sharing. I felt very inspired to try my stencils with embossing paste.
Hugs from SPAIN

Marjie Kemper said...

How beautiful, Toni! Love how you used the paste and the new clipboard dies.

Erin Smetak said...

Happy Anniversary Toni! (A little late now though! SORRY!)
I love your page and how you made your picture the focal point! Beautifully soft and subtle!