Sunday, December 2, 2012


Hello! I am sharing my last post with you today. I will be moving on from the ID Team. I have enjoyed my time so much and am sad to go. I wish the new 2013 team all the best!

My husband took this photo of my sister and me in October when we were on vacation together. I think this is the first photo we have had taken of the two of us in over 10 years. It is not the best photo, but I love it anyway! (I am the younger sister, with dark hair, on the left...)

I tried to use some of my sister's favorite colors and some of mine. I altered a bunch of  Imaginarium Designs chipboards to decorate my layout.

I painted the window, then rubbed three colors of metallic pigment ink into it. I have been hoarding the window for my whole DT term. I finally found the project I wanted to use it on! I painted the mini frame and rubbed it with Sapphire Silk metallic ink. I painted the bird cage and the flourishes and sprinkled them with glitter.

I sprayed the butterflies and the vine flourishes with mist. I wanted some things to be flat and some to sparkle. It makes a great contrast. You can see a bit of the hexagon stamp that I added to the background paper. Love!

I trimmed the bird cage and added it to the window. It is bowed out a bit, adding extra dimension.

I inked the letters and embossed them with black embossing powder. I wanted them to look a bit distressed. The look is easy to achieve, since I tend to drop them and touch them and mess up the embossing! Thanks for joining me today.

To see more of my work, visit my blog: Scraps of Life.

Other supplies:
Cardstock: American Crafts Black Designer Paper: Little Yellow Bicycle Clothesline Cloudy Day; Teresa Collins Carolina Breeze Gentry Stamps: Stampers Anonymous Tim Holtz Mixed Media Flowers: Wild Orchid Crafts; The Paper Studio; Prima Ink: Clearsnap Colorbox Pigment Gold Brocade, Sapphire Silk, Pheasant Gold; Clearsnap Colorbox Archival Seattle Sky; Clearsnap Top Boss Watermark Embossing powder: Hampton Art Stamps Black Paint: Martha Stewart Satin Summer Linen Glitter: Recollections Extra Fine Glitz Spray mist: Ranger Dylusions Vibrant Turquoise, Fresh Lime Adhesive: Scotch 3M tape runner, foam tape; Aleene's Tacky Glue; Ranger Glossy Accents Other: Doily


  1. wow Gloria , I love this and what a fab pic of you two ..... thanks for being you and we will keep in touch xoxox

  2. fabulous details, love the fun photo too :)

  3. So beautiful Gloria and I just love that photo!!