Hello Friends! alexandra here, sharing my first post as Guest Designer at Faber-Castell Design Memory Craft®.
Scrapbooking, cardmaking, stamping, book binding, I enjoy it all! There is one thing though, one particular form of scrapbooking I'm obsessed with and that is recording and documenting the everyday moment.
To do so, I keep not one but two "Project Life" albums. One is the well-known 12x12" album with page protectors that Becky Higgins and her team conceived. The other one which is called "2013 in 52 Pages" is "my baby". It is also a weekly, the pages are 8" and it consists of a simple association of: a photo-collage+some journaling printed on a tag+papers and embellishments.
I have used the Stamper's Big Brush Pens in subtle tones combined with the well-known stamping technique called "resist heat emboss" and the background stamp Elegant Fronds (CL-03695) from Justrite Papercraft, Inc. a textured paper with soft hues. Here is how I did it...
Now you can color your stamped image. Starting with the lightest color, in this instance it was ivory 103**color some areas, follow by using a second color, cold grey 1230** here, and blend with your finger or a small make-up sponge. Add the third color, light flesh and use your index finger to blend again.
or you could create a pocket which is what I chose to do. First, I tore the paper, stappled a fun vintage looking quote on the right top corner for extra dimension and visual interest. Then, I glued the three edges of that piece of paper onto the base paper so the tag could slide in and out.
Alexandra Sirugue- Macleod Born in Paris and living in Chicago, alexandra sirugue-macleod is a published Franco-American designer. She has a deep love for Arts and always enjoys trying new mixed media techniques to showcase her photography.