Monday, September 13, 2010

New Challenge and a Tutorial!

This week's challenge is all about scrapbooking style. Do you ever wonder what defines your style? I floundered with mine for a long time. I tried emulating other scrappers and sometimes failed miserably! But shabby, vintage......this was comfortable. Me. My style. Noel Mignon described me as a technique scrapper. I guess I would agree......I love to experiment, play and see what comes of it. So not only do I have a LO to share of my dear grandma....AKA: Nonnie, but I also have a tutorial down below on how to create the butterflies I used on my page. (Sweet Sue kit was used).
The pictures were taken on her 90th birthday. And yes.....that is my sister on the right.....we kind of look alike right? : )

I used my Cricut machine and the Storybook cartridge to create the title. I also added Shimmerz to make it sparkle and a bit of machine stitching.
Here is one of my lil butterflies, using the technique I will show you in a bit! : ) The flowers were created with Provo Craft's new Quilling kits. Can you say FABULOUS! Love the dimension of these flowers! And I also added Shimmerz spray to these too!
Here is my large butterfly! I love the texture this has!
So, if you are interested in making these butterflies I have a little tutorial for you. Now I happen to have these old Cuttlebug dies and embossing folders, but you could use ANY butterfly die and embossing folder.

Once you have your butterfly die and embossing folders, you will also need clear embossing powder and Versamark.
Die cut your butterfly and set aside. Stamp the inside of your embossing folder with the Versamark Ink.....on one side only! Slip your die cut butterfly into embossing folder and emboss through your Cuttlebug or Big Shot machine.
Your butterfly will pick up the Versamark on only the raised parts of the embossing folder.

Dump clear embossing powder on top of it, shake excess off, and heat emboss.
Now it should look shiny.
Grab some Glimmer Mist......
.... and spray it to desired colors!
Take a tissue and remove excess Glimmer Mist.
This is what it looks like when it is done. I inked the edges in a dark walnut ink when I was done to distress it and shabby it up a bit more.
Here is another example using a different embossing folder. I actually used this butterfly on the LO, but used a smaller Martha Stewart butterfly punch to make smaller butterflies!
If you would like to see the other DT's gals and what defines their style head on over HERE!
Hope you have a wonderful Monday!!!


Crystal said...

WOW Michele what a GREAT page and super fun tutorial..eeek I have those butterflies I wil lhave to give this a shot!!! BEAUTIFUL!

NoraAnne said...

Love your layout! My mom was "Nonnie" too :)
Thanks for the fun tutorial!

Diana said...

wow--the details are AMAZING!!

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janet said...

Hello Michele!

Thanks so much for popping by my little blog and leaving such a nice comment. Love your blog and you seem to have this scrapbooking thing nailed down ;-)
I also wanted to mention that I read in your bio that you have a 15 year old daughter with CP. I have a 16 year old nephew with CP also. Jon is the smartest (he tutors students in math and bio)..coolest (he writes music, sings and records his songs with his dad) and the most well rounded(coaches the high school baseball team) and kind person I know. I am sure your beautiful daughter is just as lovely. She has such a warm , kind smile in that photo.
Just wanted to stop by and introduce myself and say hello!
I will be doing a tutorial on try to stop by again. Have a great day.

your friend,
Janet xox

Allison said...

I always love your layouts...well, everything really. Thanks for another idea to add to my tool day (in my 50s), I will have time to try it!

Riet said...

So beautiful layout Michele.

Hugs Riet.xx

Marcy said...

Such a fabulous page, Michele! I really appreciate the tutorial too.

Bev Gerard said...

This page is such a beautiful tribute to your beloved 'Nonnie'! Beautiful use of the texture ... those 'cardboard' letters are great!


Beate said...

Michele, your page is stunning. I LOVE the layout, the beautiful pictures, the punching and all the details on the butterfly and flowers.

mary stuart said...

What a lovely picture, Michele!
and i love your layout
the butterflies are very cool
i will try your tech
thank you for sharing!

Jennie said...

This is beautiful and love the Glimmer Mist!! I am rather new to using Tattered Angels and love these colors. Wonderful details on this!

JudyI, St. Louis MO said...

What a fabulous tribute to your Nonnie. The tutorial was great too. TFS.

Cardmaking said...

Whoa! It really sure is challenging but thanks a lot for this card making