Welcome to Day 9 of the 2013 Artisan Award Winner Blog Hop!! I am so incredibly excited to FINALLY be able to share, in detail, the projects I created for my submission to the contest. If you came over from Jeanna Bohanon’s blog, Stamp Time Somewhere, I know you have already been impressed by her amazing work. If not, you can just start the hop here and follow around until you get back to me.
This is the last of my scrapbook page entries to show you but it was the first I worked on. I love this picture of my youngest son…love it!! It was taken by a dear friend and talented photographer Jud McCrehin when I wanted some pictures of my boys to give to my husband for Christmas. This one captures the spirit of my little one perfectly! The page is completely MDS except for some Vintage Trinkets but I wanted it to have a traditional feel. I printed the base page (just the elongated hexagons, the stitching and the journaling) and then had all the elements printed separately so that I could cut them out. I popped up some of the hexagons and added the layers after sponging them.
The detail on the frame is the part that made me the happiest. I cut out the frame and the picture separately (the stitching on the frame is digital), then layered them and popped them both on Dimensionals. You can see how many layers there are in this closeup. You can click the picture to see it in even more detail.
For the hexagons, I created my own punch by elongating the current digital hexagon punch. The paper fills are a combination of existing products and my own creations. The green is a color I created to color that pattern using the tools in MDS. I needed one that was a little darker (I called it the Midnight Muse of greens) and love the richness it gives. The grays in the journaling are color matched to the grayscale of the picture to make it look perfect. Just like with the soccer page from a few days ago, I printed doubles of everything so I have one of these for me as well. Creating this page proved to me that your creativity is truly the only limit with MDS!
I’m sure you have noticed that the projects are getting better and better every day so click right over Mercedes Weber of Creations by Mercedes. She will wow you again!
Thanks for stopping in today. See you tomorrow!
My Digital Studio: Hip and Handsome Overlays, Downtown Grunge, Life Celebrated, Lemonade Stand (Sale-a-bration), You’re My Sunshine, Delight in the Day, A Split Second, Enjoying Everything, Hexagon Punch, Flag Punch,