I've had these pictures just WAITING to be scrapped since early 2007. Yes, I know that's not that long of a time to be waiting to be scrapped. I know some of us have pictures that have been sitting for 20 years. My wedding pictures haven't been scrapped yet and that was almost 12 years ago......my excuse is that I'm still trying to develop my style. haha!
Anyway....I wanted to do something special with these photos....something with wings. I have another set of these photos that I started working on right after these photos were taken and I put butterfly sticker wings that I had cut apart from the original butterfly stickers they were a part of. I'm still going to use those and make a mini book out of them. But I also wanted a 12x12 scrapbook page to put in my album.
Along came Molly......Molly Stamps, to be exact. When Russ showed us the Wings on Things sets (they come in either big or small....and there's plenty of uses for BOTH sets), I knew I had found the inspiration for my scrapbook page.
I used a pale pink cardstock for the base and painted a border around the edge using Gesso tinted with a dot of red acrylic ink. I used a sponge brush to go around the outside. I don't know why, but lately, that is one of my favorite things to do to my cardstock. It's understated, but just enough to set it off.
(Click on any of the pictures for a larger view)
I used the same pink paint to dab the center and outer points of the felt snowflakes (Stampin' Up Felt Flurries snowflakes....love those things!) and then dipped them in glitter while the paint was still wet.
I stamped the dragonfly wings on vellum with Riding Hood Red ink and sprinkled Irridescent Ice embossing powder on them while they were still wet (one of the advantages of stamping on vellum with dye based ink is that it stays wet for a little while, unlike on regular cardstock) and heat embossed them. I cut them out and then adhered them to my pictures. I used the small wings for the top four pictures and the large wings for the bottom picture. Because I used vellum, I could see through them to trace where I needed to cut them so they would fit around my daughter's coat (and her hand in one of the pictures on the top). I really like the effect that stamping the wings on vellum has. It gives the wings a translucent quality, just like real dragonfly wings. The sparkly embossing powder makes them shiny and glittery.
The large stamped letters were inked first with Versamark ink and then directly onto the Riding Hood Red pad so that the image would stay sticky for the Irridescent Ice embossing powder. They have a great shimmer when embossed. The black handwriting is my own and was done with a Slick Writer marker.
I stamped a second set of large wings to create the large dragonfly as my embellishment at the bottom of the page. I used little pink and blue Dew Drops (from the Hydrangea collection) with mini glue dots to form the body of the dragonfly.
The more I use the Wings on Things sets with my photos, the more and more I find that I can do with them. I used them on my photos for this scrapbook page, but I also used them for my embellishment. What a great way to carry over the theme! And the best part about them is that because they are stamps, I can use them over and over again!