Friday, April 23, 2010

San Juan

Happy Friday everyone!! Hope your week has been wonderful and that you have had the same great weather we have!! I am always in a much better mood when I can see the sun!! LOL!!! So... with it being Friday and all... we have a new challenge over at Frosted Designs!!! Don't you just love a new challenge?! This weeks challenge is to mask something. You can use whatever you want on this one.... there are so many possibilities!! I personally decided to use my Tattered Angels glimmer mist products.... Here is what I did....

I took a piece of cardstock and layed my Glimmer Mist Screen where I wanted it. I sprayed my paper with 2 colors of Glimmer mist (Coffee shop and Key Lime) As soon as I was done spraying (while the ink was still wet) I picked up the screen and flipped it over onto another part of the paper. That way the ink that was on the screen didn't go to waste because it was used to add a little detail on another part of the cardstock. Now... being the brilliant person I am, I didn't think to take pictures as I went... so the pictures I am showing you are ones I used on some scrap paper so you could get the idea!! (So.. ignore that fact that it is completely different colors than my LO!!)


While that was drying, I started piecing together the other parts on my LO.... The picture is of my family (well part of the family... the part that still lives at home!!) in San Juan on one of our island days during our Spring Break cruise!! There was an old fort there that we did a tour of... it was so amazing... and it was also a great backdrop for a ton of pictures!! Don't worry... you will be seeing plenty of them in future LOs because I am crazy about them!! The title was made by cutting out the letters 6 times on cardstock and glueing them all together. And... in honor of earth day... I used a tag from a shirt I had bought! I thought the tag was fabulous for this page and the way I tucked it behind the picture, you can't even tell it has the store/product info on it!! I guess that's my version of recycling!!

Supplies used:
Papers: Me & My Big Ideas (Coastal Venice), K & Co.
Glimmer Mist: Coffee Shop, Key Lime
Glimmer Mist Screen: Garden Blossom
Metal Embellies & Ribbon: Spare Parts
Distressed Stickles: Fired Brick
Cricut Cart: Don Juan

Thanks for taking the time to stop by and take a look! I love hearing all the kind comments that you leave! Be sure to stop over at Frosted Designs to see what my amazing design sisters created for you this week!! As always, there is a great variety of ideas and a ton of inspiration!! Have a fabulous weekend!!

22 comments:

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Do you know I have never masked anything? I was just telling Kim that I would have to try it now! I love your layout, very grungy/distressed with just a hint of feminine! Great job hon!

Beatriz Farquhar Guzman said...

Gorgeous page! I love your mask and mist, it gives that old look for your picture. Happy Friday!

Sasya said...

WOW!! beautiful!!!

Leah said...

I love to see the adventures you all take! I remember growing up and all the crazy stuff we would do (like pack up and drive to Mexico!) These memories will stay with you all forever, cool huh!
Anyways this is a GREAT challenge and hopefully I can get it together and play as I just bought my first mask but haven't had time to open it yet!!!

Love the LO and neat way to use the gm!

Kim said...

I love this layout! THat mask of the flourish is gorgeous! It looks so easy and beautiful!!!! I love reading about your travels too! You family is so precious!!!!
Blessings,
Kim xXX

Leah said...

you just may be the sweetest little thing ever...you are such a joy to me and I am flippin' thrilled for our friendship! (the flippin'part was in honor of beach lo's! LOL! aren't I funny today!!!)

Pat said...

Barb this is gorgeous! Love the masking!

Jocelyn said...

Love the mask and the misting!!! Such a Beautiful LO!!! I am new to your Blog...but will be back to visit!!! Just love your work!!!

Debbie said...

Beautiful Barb! Love the masking technique. Love how you used the strips of paper on the side of your layout and all of your distressing!

LORi said...

So very very pretty!!! thanks for sharing with DCRU this week!!

HUGS - LORi

Cara said...

Barb, love the masking and misting, makes for an elegant background! Thanks for joining DCRU this week!!
Cara DCRU DT

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Thanks for showing us the technique with the glimmer mist. I really need to give it a try at using it myself! Beautiful layout!

Sandy said...

Hi Barb....hope you are well...thanx so much for being such a faithful friend...i really appreciate you...yes the countdown is on...our last day is May 21st...yay...can't wait!!! More time for fun stuff...your recent layouts are gorgeous...I love the masking technique you did on this page...the colors are just perfect and the paper seems made for the photo...whick is grand by the way!!!Thanx so much for salking us at SOUS...it makes it so much fun on reveal days to know we have so much encourgement and support...not to meniton all the inspiration we get in return!!!!

Gwen said...

Barb this is a wonderful photograph. You really captured the feel of the area with your choice of embossing, masking and design. Its amazing! Thanks for sharing this with us at DCRU.

Smiles!
Gwen DTC@DCRU

Fern said...

Fabulous layout, Barb!!! Luv, luv the masking and misting you did on the background!! Wonderful photo!! Congratulations on the new DT position over at Practical Scrappers!!! :o)

~*Joni said...

I just love seeing SB pages and a glimpse into everyone's lives outside their craft rooms. Beautiful picture and a wonderful technique with the great tutorial! Thank you for joining us at DCRU this week!
~*Joni DCRU DT

Jamie Lane said...

This is such a beautiful layout!

Sandra Farrell said...

What an original way to create a background paper. Very vintage and very cool. This is my first visit to your blog. I wanted to stop by and thank you for your lovely comment welcoming me to the PS DT.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Love it and learned something to boot. I have never masked anything and just got my glimmer mist so this is something I will need to try. Thanks. Love the page.

Kaye's Crafty Place said...

Beautiful layout Barb, love the masking, something I really should give a try, sounds like a few of us haven't. Awesome colours, perfect for the picture.

hugs
Kaye x

Rainbow said...

Hello Barb!! I love what you did here!! I got those templates yesterday in e-bay and are on the way!! so I will play with them soon!!
You did a fantastic page!! beautiful family photo!!
Hugs
Lidia

Sandi Clarkson said...

Barb, I must have popped over here late at night and not left a message because I sit in the dark sometimes when I can't sleep and just lurk my scrappy friends! LOL Love this great vacay layout and the misting is wonderful! I have not done much of it(or stamping). I think I have enough obsessions as is LOL again! Great job, Barb!

 
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