Sunday, February 15, 2009

Two LO's to share:

Hi everybody,

Today I have two things to share:

Song Bird Scraps Challenge example:

Challenge #2 is up at Song Bird Scraps, so if you want to win the February prize pack, go on over there and play along! Here's my example for the challenge:

For this LO I used a piece of cardboard which I tried to strip, but that didn't go very well. The result wasn't to my liking, so I painted it with white gesso, which gave a fabulous result IRL.
I painted the edges with copper (using Adirondack Metallics Arcrylic Paint Dabber), using a piece of mesh as a mask because I still wanted a lot of white to come through.
This pic of me pregnant was of terrible quality, because it was taken against the sun, and all you could see was my silhouette, so I edited the pic in PSE using the "graphic pen" option. I made holes in the upper right corner with my eyelet setter tools, and distressed the edges with Ranger distress inks (walnut stain and black soot). I then glued the pic to the right side of the page.
I cut the papers (Daisy D's - The Autumn Collection) following the shape of my belly, distressed the edges with my scissors, and glued them to the page, as well as the ultra-sound pics, of which I had first sanded the edges.
I then stitched a frame around the edges of the papers and pic and also around part of my silhouette, as I wanted to accentuate my pregant belly.
I cut out the flowers from a pp with my craft knife and added some gems from a local store.
For the title I used American Craft Thickers "Subway".
I added a quote onto the pic: "A mother's joy begins when she feels new life stirring inside".
To finish, I added some corners to the ultrasound pics and added 2 grungeboard hearts from the Tim Holtz mixed minis plain collection. I inked them with Ranger distress inks (worn lipstick and fired brick), and added a coat of Ranger Glossy Accents. You can see a close-up of that result in the sneak peeks in one of my earlier posts. This is really pretty, and I'll doing this again for sure!

Method Playground Challenge #38

For the challenge over at Method Playground, we had to use a collage. I used a collage of some pics my daughter Chloë took of herself. Not bad for an 8-year old huh!
I used 2 Sassafras Lass papers, Woodland Whimsy Rose Thicket and Woodland Whimsy Golden Love. The other papers I used were scraps.
I matted my pics on black cardstock and glued it to the Golden Love paper.
I then glued some light green hobby rope around the Golden Love paper and stitched around it with red and black yarn to add some dimension.
I added some ribbons (the pink is from a local shop and the blue one is from Webster's Pages.
I drew the crown and heart on a piece a cardboard (cereals' packaging), covered it with some bright pink pp and covered the whole surface with Ranger Glossy Accents. This makes it nice and shiny, like you can see here:

I added some felt flowers from a local store, on which I stitched some small red flowers, again to add some extra dimension.

I handwrote the title, coloured it in with regular colouring markers and again added a coat of Ranger Glossy Accents... at this rate, that bottle isn't going to last very long LOL.

The journaling reads:
As soon as I start to take pictures, Chloë wants to take some as well, and she's good at it too! She keeps this up until people start to get fed up with being photographed. She then starts taking pics of her toys, the furniture, ... and of herself. And also those pics always turn out pretty cool!!

xxx Peggy


  1. Wat een prachtige zwangerschaps kaart!!
    Mooie blog ook trouwens,kom af en toe wel es kijken..

  2. i like what you did with that cardboard. I've been thinking a lot of painting on my layouts. I have some acrylic Fancy Pants that I'm going to paint on.. want to test that out..

    wonderful inspiration as always.. =)

  3. WOW! You have been busy! These look FANTASTIC!

  4. Love that first layout!! So artsy and creative - great PS tips! The curving vertical lines look perfect with the photo of you.

    And the couched yarn looks fab around the photo collage!!

  5. Your work is amazing girl .. what do you mean you wish you could scrap that way .. umm yah you DO .. heck ya you do ...your style friggin rawks paper and scissors .. hee hee

    thanks for coming through honey bears

  6. I love these LOs, especially the first one! Oh, Peggy you are so talented! I am jealous, tee hee! The picture editing on LO #1 is really innovative!

  7. Wonderful work! i love the stitching!

  8. dang cute layout! Thanks so much for playing with MP - I absolutley LOVE the layout above too 'child within' - amazing!

  9. Oooh the Songbird lay-out vind ik echt een prachtige! Die van jouw dochtertje is ook heel leuk gedaan, zeker leuk hoe je de titel gemaakt hebt!

  10. Wow Peggy! You're really experimenting with all kinds of yummy things! I really love the way you put the ultrasounds in and how the papers curve with the shape of your belly. Brilliant! Well done! Plus your experiment with cardboard and grungeboard turned out great - happy accidents all around!

  11. Peggy they are amazing Lo's. I REALLY love the child within page, so much detail. keep them coming :)

  12. Oh WOW ooooh la-la-la, I likey what I see

  13. Great fun shots for the method LO and I love what you have done with your maternity picture.

  14. I love your bright colors and the depth on this!

  15. Peggy!!! How stunning your LO's are becoming! Everytime I see a new one - they get better and better. I havent seen anyone progress so much as you in the short time you've been scrapping! You are also developing your own distinct style and its gorgeous! Love your pregnancy LO - so gorgeous!

    Love how you are experiment with cardboard and a grunge style too!! Just fab!

  16. Oh mind!!! You totally blew me away with your gorgeous stunning work!!!

  17. OMG, simply stunning!!! The page for Song bird is so gorgeous and I love how colourful and bright the self portrait one is,love the ribbons and layers, great deisgn too :)Love your work girl!

  18. Hi peggy! Thanks so much for stopping by and leaving me a comment on my blog the other day! I just love your layouts!! That is so clever and amazing what you did to that photo of yourself pregnant - the whole LO came out gorgeous! My daughter's name is chloe, too :-)

  19. Wow..that first LO is amazing... it is something I have not seen... the design, the elements... just left me speechless... STUNNING!

  20. Wow! These are fabulous! Such great designs and so much texture!

  21. Hey Peggy, JCI
    have not seen you for a bit! Hope all is ok!