My Superhero

Hello ladies,

I'll tell you without shame (or just with a little shame) that I did a massive haul on Sunday! Heaps of yummy goodies I fell in love with or have been dying to have for a while! Just because I love you all, I'll make a brief list (I would be too ashamed to take pics):

* Jenni Bowlin paint dabbers
* Maya Mists
* On the Edge die by Tim Holtz
* Spellbinders dies (the classical scalloped circle dies and sprockers)
* "A Boy's Life", the new collection by Echo Park
* Some ribbon
* The "Hooray" stamp set by Hero Arts
* Two Amy Tangerine fabric paper sheets
*Some Amy Tan's goodies
* A few sheets of small alphas (among others, a sheet with multiple colours by Lilly Bee Design)
* I'll stop here... Shame is coming up! But I'll let you know when using the products :p

Anyway, I got home, looked at my goodies for a while, and started a LO with the EP collection! And man do I love it (the collection and the result). I haven't been scrapping my lovely nephew in a while because I was feeling like I didn't have the right paper... And well, PROBLEM SOLVED!

For this LO, I started with a sketch by "Creative Scrappers" (#192)

I'll have to admit that the result is FAR from the sketch! But I'm pretty proud of that too... Not sticking to a sketch can be hard for me.

So, here is it:

And, of course, a few close-ups




Don't know why the legends wouldn't work properly, so I'll make the comments here!

1 - The clouds are from my new Hero Arts stamps! I used Peeled paint distress ink and some Jenni Bowlin ink. For the yellow one, I used the "Lemon Drops" paint dabber, I love the texture it gives!!

2 - A few thickers (Fantastic, Dear Lizzy and AC) and for the "my", I used stickers from the EP collection.

3 - The tag comes from one of the EP papers ! I loved it, so I thought I had to use it... I am really trying to make an effort and use different kind of things!

4 - See the amazing sprockets, I LOVE THEM!!! I see myself using them a lot... lots and lots and lots!


* You might think "man, she's CRAZY", she cut out every single sheet of paper for this LO! But fear not, I did not! I decided to use the little strips that they put ont he presentation page (you know the one they put on top of the collection in the pack). I cut out the strips and they were the perfect size!! (Thriftyyyy.. I can use this word again, AWESOME!)

* I love how I managed to put in some paint! For some reason, I find the dabbers less intimidating than the paint.

* I loved using my Big Shot a few times for this!

* I am happy I managed to get away from the original sketch :)


* The different eyelets! I've had them FOR MONTHS and never used them! But here, they were just perfect (or so I think).

Well, I hope you like it as much as I do!

Have a great day :)


8 commentaires:

  1. LOVE IT! love the sprinkling of clouds in teh top corner!

  2. It is so much fun to come home with loads of new stash and have time to play with it all! Great choices and a wonderful page!

  3. Awesome layout! I love the colored clouds. How fun to come home with new stuff. Using the stash is important, but it's also good to get new stuff too! :)

  4. Wow! Your layout is wonderful! I don't think it has to mimic the original sketch (sketches are just a spring board to me) You really captured the fun in the photo! And what a haul you made. I'm waiting on an order to come in, but I did not buy one single paper...I will have to remedy that since I love the papers you used!!

  5. love your take on the sketch and i love the clouds you added! great job!!!

  6. I just got that paper this weekend too and I really like what you did with it!

  7. Love the colors against the dark background! And the gears add such a fun element to the page.

  8. I love gears! Especially since I have a boy. I like your style of scrapbooking. I'm getting some great ideas from you. Thanks for sharing!