Here's another friendship page that I made. It's for my friend Dawn. She's a great lady and likes steampunky style. So, I used some of my HOARDED Graphic 45 Steampunk paper. It was HARD! But, a little easier to let it go since it was for such a great friend.
Here's the front of the page
I decided to add some hot air balloons! I love them. I used a stamp set by Kaisercraft called Up, Up and Away. I used some Blue Patina Ranger Perfect pearls and stamped the balloons. Then I crackled painted them with clear rock candy. Then, I finally added a layer of glossy accents. You can see the crackle, shimmer and shine! It turned out great! I then used a chipboard piece from the Prima Romance Novel collection that says Friendship. I crackle painted over it too and it started to flake off...so I used glossy accents over it as well. I then covered a 6X6 piece of Black chipboard with my red line adhesive...purchased from Jody HERE. Then I used my We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy tool and stitched using the straight stitch head all the way around my paper that I also cut down to 6X6. I added my die cut piece from the Frames paper from the collection, then added some hand dyed seam binding sent to me by my lovely friend Ronda. You can visit her YouTube channel HERE. Before I adhered the bow in the corner, I stamped some wings from a Stampendous stamp set using Red perfect pearls. They are very shimmery!! Then when the balloons and friendship pieces were dry, I placed them on the page as well. I added metal gears purchased from Micheals in the beading section and a few tiny watch parts in the lady's hair, a metal flower by Tim Holtz and then added a tealish flower on top. I inked it then I coated it with Distress Crackle paint and let it dry. I added a little more stitching beside the friendship chipboard piece as well and a prima light bulb. I just scratched off the word that was on the bulb since it did not fit with my page theme.
Here's a few close ups of the front
For the back I was inspired by a Steampunk ATC I saw over at Scrapbook.com. It was created by karenliz and you can link to the original HERE. She has some wonderful artwork in her gallery!
So, here is the back of the page
I took inspiration from another one of my favorite ladies...Natasha. She is truly AMAZING!! She uses a lacing technique like nobodies business and stitching too! You can see just one of her truely amazing creations HERE where she used the lacing technique, but she has many many more. Please take a peek in her gallery and visit her blog HERE. She now has a shop with some of her favorite products available!
Anyway...back to focus...I used the lacing technique inspired by Natasha, but I wanted it to be messy. So, messy it is! I did use some tiny eyelets and used some of the same brown floss that I used on the front to stitch with. I did another flower with distress crackle paint in rock candy. I stamped the wings from my Tim Holtz stamp set and first try was Lindy's embossing powder, but it was way too light...so I used some Bronze by Ranger. Then I made the little envelope to tuck in a note and my information. Added some more gears and that was that on the back.
Here's some close ups
Thanks for taking a look!! Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday!