Friday, March 12, 2010

Ziplining in Maui

It is hard to believe, but another week has passed and it is time for the Frosted Designs team to share their newest challenge... background stamping! We were to create a background for a card/layout/project by using a stamp! You would think this wouldn't be that difficult... but somehow I managed to make it difficult! LOL!! Please stop by the Frosted Designs blog to see all of the amazing things our design team came up with again this week!! And then dust off those old stamps and put them to use! We would love to see what you can create!!

This is a picture of my husband and I ziplining in the West Maui Mountains. We had soooooo much fun!! Even my husband who is afraid of heights enjoyed this adventure! I went with a blue background because the entire time we were in the mountains, we kept looking down at the gorgeous blue ocean with the waves crashing in.... so I kind of went with that idea for my background. I started with a flourish template that I placed on my blue striped paper and sprayed with my blue Glimmer Mist. I misted it lightly because I wanted a subtle background. After it dried, I stamped over it with blue embossing powder that I heat embossed. Actually, that part was really fun because I was just placing random flourishes all over the paper!! Once I was done embossing, I just started layering all of my embellishments.

I was kind of cracking myself up though when I looked back over my past few layouts.... It just seems as though I can't settle on a single style, and I can't decide if that is good or bad!! LOL!! I go from this grungy, outdoorsy LO to the layout covered with flowers and pearls, to the LO with one big clean cut image in the middle to the brightest, cheeriest layout I have ever made!! I guess I am just having a lot of fun with a lot of different techniques right now!!! And.... all of my layouts are going to have their own feel to them! It certainly keeps me from getting bored!! :)

Supplies used on this LO:
Cricut: Home Decor
Glimmer Mist: Sapphire
Metal Embellishments: Tim Holtz
Stamps: Tattered Angels (flourishes on background) , Autumn Leaves (Live Life)
Chalk: Chestnut Roan
Bird : K & Company
Field notes: Tattered Angels
Template: The Crafter's Workshop
Papers: My Mind's Eye - Wild Asparagus

As always, thank you for visiting my blog... and for leaving some blog love! My blog friends are the best!! Thank you for all the encouragement you give me daily!! Barb  :)


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Barb, this is absolutely gorgeous! I love the swirls and blue back ground and the earth tone embellishments are perfect! Beautiful work, truly beautiful. Another great one! Happy Friday!

Judy said...

This LO is beautiful, Barb! I love the blue and all the embellishments. I really like your Design style. You are a expert at creating these gorgeous LO. I love your work! You have a nice weekend!

Pat said...

Barb I love your background, but I really love all the texture you have going on here! Awesome page!

Anonymous said...

I love how you did the backgroud!! great spamping and embossing work!! the complete lo looks fantastic!!
Great job!

Sandy said...

I love the techniques you used on the happy you showed us the's just perfect...what fun this must have been...I love the texture i feel when I look at this page...the elements are wonderful...and you have placed everything so perfectly...I love this...the hinge the branch..every detail!

Anonymous said...

this is wonderful! I adore the story with the photo and how the inspired you for the design of the page!
I love this look and wish I could see it in person!

Fern said...

Barb, what a gorgeous bg you've created!!! And your embellies and details are fabulous and go perfect with your photo!! Looks like you guys had a lot of fun, but for me, I'll keep both feet on the ground, thank you very much!! lol!!! XXX

Unknown said...

Barb, I love this page. I am so glad you shared with us how you created he base page. Such a fun way to share that ziplining pic. You always inspire me!

Kim xXx

scrappinlil said...

Barb, I love this the outdoorsy theme and I love the rocked it girl..TFS

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