03 August, 2009

Two Winners from the Hop

First Off Drum Roll please..........
The winners for my flowers and papers that I offered this last weekend are
Rachel Jackson and Lynne ( who won't be back until the tenth)
Congratulations to both of you and if you will e-mail me at memesackman@yahoo.com and send me your snail mail address I will get these in the mail soon.
Thank you to everyone who left comments I just love it. I hope you will come back and visit me again.
Now on to the rest of the weekend. I taught a class at Beverlys Unique Scrapbooking ( A very fun LSS) and had a great time. I think the ladies learned a lot and I hope they had a great time also. I look forward to doing another class soon. Anyway. Bev had all this Wild Asparagus paper so I had to have some. So Sat. night I scrapped this layout. The sketch is by Beggahunahttp://www.scrapbook.is/beggahuna/ . I really like her sketches. Anyway I don't get to use her sketches very much because it seems I'm always doing layouts for a challenge here or there. This was fun. This is a photo of me when I was just a little tyke a million years ago. I tore and then inked the edges of the green pbackground cardstock and them used a small stamp to stamp the edges . Then I randomly stuck on sequins. The pattern papers I ran through the Big Shot using embossing folders and then I rubbed the surface with an ink pad to highlight the raised edges. I just love the new Prima vine like flowers but since I did not have any on hand and no stores were open at 10p.m. I made my own from recycled silk flowers. I gave the silk a glitter coat with a glitter pen and used paper wraped florist wire for the stems and florishes.
I added some Prima flowers to some silk flowers and also used the glitter pen on them. The paper flourish across the bottom is a new Sizzix Die that I bought Fri.

I also spent some time Sunday playing with ink and glossy paper and ink and grunge paper by Tim Holtz. I could not get my Nesties to cut through it. I used a Sizzix instead and ran the pieces through the B S using embossing folders. I added some metal pieces and some glitter. The piece on the upper right is an old ear ring that I can't wear anymore. I bought these green beads yesterday morning too. I just love the satin feel to them. This is one of the new Tim Holtz stamp sets. Artistic Flight.

This is a layout I did for a DT challenge at Pages In Time http://pagesintimestoresite.ning.com/
Karen posted a really cool picture and challenged the Design Team to come up with a layout. If you go to the gallery you can see the other entries. There are some great new additions in the gallery and the Artist of the month is Cathy Lane. I just love her work. Anyway this is my take on the layout. I used Graphic 45 papers , and a few clip art images. The strip around the top and right side under the rickrack and the bead work is scotch tape colored with alcohol ink.

The flowers and butterflies were dry embossed from the back to give them dimension.

Thank you again everyone for stoping by my blog this weekend. There were a lot of blogs on the Verve blog hop and it was a big success for everyone. I need to go look see who won the Verve August releasewhich by the way happens on the 14th of August. New stamps WooHoo.

Have a great week.


Laurie in MN said...

Cute picture of you. The layout is terrific.

silvia said...

WOW!!!! Fabulous creations!!!

silvia said...

Melissa~I an just getting over the flu and my brain is still a little fuzzy. In case I goofed up my 1st commen, it should say~ WOW!!!! Fabulous creations!!

prettypilot2002 said...

wow love those flowers girl nice job

Jennifer Meyer said...

WOW Melissa your do beautiful work!

Great blog and designs, thanks for applying for the OCC DT.

Have a wonderful weekend, Jennifer :)

Juls said...

wow what an amazing collection of various styles of art!! gorgeous! you are so talented! really ove the handbag one!!