Sunday, February 6, 2011

Imaginisce "Be Mine" inspiration!

Myself, Kim Holmes and Erin Bassett are hositng three days of True Love.
We're creating, right?
LOVE!

I am hosting the day of layouts. (Big surprise, right?)

The point? To use any and all Imaginisce product to create "Love" layouts, cards and projects!
Who needs a dedicated love line? Not us!

OK, I'll admit. I have been wanting to get dirty and get more "artsey".
When I ink, it's bright and bold.
I love and appreciate vintage and distressed, but my first love is COLOR!

I've done this before (it's been too long) where I spray ink heavily on the top of the page to get the colors running down...
I didn't have a box layout around, so I made myself a cheap spray station. :)
In an effort to help the drips down, I "flicked" the page. The cool side affect is that it splattered ink randomly on the page. Neat accident.
I saw some stamping recently that looked like it was done with spray ink.
So I decided to give it a try. I have used the Tattered Angels stencils to "stamp" before, but not my clear stamps (or rubber stamps).
So I grabbed a cookie sheet, sprayed on it, put my stamps in it, and stamped on my layout...
Then, as to not waste my ink. (Yeah, that was why) I thought to dip journaling strips in the leftover ink.
Got my 25 cent heart punch out again and then sewed those punches onto the top of the layout (after I stamped two stamps along the top edge of the layout. Grid and distressed journaling lines.)
The Imaginisce die cuts, I had been saving these fun trees and flowers to use together!
So the picture is from when I first moved back to Iowa in 1998. Jerry and I had just bought a house together, and I was with him at a gig.
It seems like so long ago. And it seems like yesterday. :)

I think looking back, my journaling is confusing. I'll have to write more on the back of the layout. :)
We have known each other for 26 years. We dated for 5-6 years, I moved out of the area, but we were still friends. We always stayed in touch. We reconnected after failed relationships on both our parts, and I moved back to Iowa in 1998. I have been gone several years.

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Hopefully I'll be back today for some MAD Monday creation!

11 comments:

~Sasha Farina~ said...

that is really darling!

Colleen said...

Love the paint rundown look.

Anonymous said...

Awww... gurrrl pure rock n roll with sweet flare! soooo digging dis one sister! So scrapliftin it!
~smooches YO' gurrl ... SHELLEY SHANER!!!

MandyKay said...

Penny!! This is FABULOUS!!! I will have to give this a try!

sleeplesswonder said...

I love the way you did this LO. TFS I will have to give this a try.
Hugs,
Melissa D
mkds312@hotmail.com
www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

Mindy said...

LOVE, love, LOVE this! I printed it out so I can remember to try this techniques .... I love doing new stuff with old stuff that I already have ... great ideas!

Pat O. said...

Penny, that is so awesome and unique!!! You are very talented!!

Manhattan Mandie said...

This is so cute and I love the ink effects! I'm busting out my rubber stamps with my inks later!

Chelle said...

That is a cool technique.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful as ever Penny! Hugs: Sandy Chonto

Alicia said...

Look at you. Very creative use of space and materials. Even using up the excess ink on your journaling strips. Perfect. You know me wasting. I am going to remember that one.