I started with a composition book and shirt that my daughter has outgrown, then pulled supplies from there. Three patterned papers, Tim Holtz stamps, and I broke out an unopened pack of Tim's masks.
Tim's sentiment stamps are so fabulous (I just LOVE them!) that I couldn't use only one. So, I collage stamped all of the stamps in his Just Thoughts set on the mini polka patterned paper.
If you've read my blog for awhile, you might have noticed that I really enjoy a clean look, love my cardstock, don't use a lot of patterned paper (though I collect it! lol), and rarely ever collage (I think I've only collaged something once on here). But, I am happy with how this came out! :>
I definitely gave myself my stamper's manicure for this project, as I inked the edges of my background paper, painted & inked (with white acrylic paint, white pigment ink, pink dye ink) the binding, used multiple, alternating layers of white acrylic paint & pink dye ink over the Tim Holtz "K" mask, and once the mask was removed, the open area was filled with multiple layers of dimensional adhesive. Add in Fabri-Tac, Modge Podge, white glue, and I had sticky, inky, painty hands. But, I like that. It means I found time to play!
I cut out a couple of the hearts on my Princess' old shirt, as well as a rectangle, which I used the reverse side of. Some clouds were detail cut from patterned paper and hand cut scallops from the large glittered polka paper made for a couple of borders.
One last detail that isn't showing on camera, but does in real life is the extra sparkle added to the journal's front. Using a clear Spica glitter pen, I traced clouds, the polkas on two clouds, and certain words in the collage stamping that I wanted to emphasize. Sorry I couldn't get the camera to pick it up, but it does balance out the sparkle on the large polkas.
There is a ton of that shirt left, so I will save it for when I eventually get to scrapping some pages during the shirt's time in my wee girl's life. I also have the cutest pair of jeans, with sweetly colored & shaped buttons, lining the front pockets, that I'm holding on to for a scrapbook page or two of her.
Do you do that? Do you save a favorite piece of clothing (kidlets' or your own) for a creative project?
I'm playing along with some creative peeps today! Come visit some of the linkups...I'll bet you'll be inspired. I'm off to see some inspiration too!! :>
Paper: Sky's the Limit - Follow the Cloud - My Little Shoebox; Baby Girl Dots (mini polkas) - My Mind's Eye; AnimalCrackers 12x12 Ella Glittered Dot - Making Memories
Ink - Positively Pink Classic (Dye), White Craft (pigment) - Stampin' Up!
Masks - "K" from Alpha set - Tim Holtz, idea-ology
Ribbon - Pink Ruffled Grosgrain - Stampin' Up!
Other - Composition Book - Target (wait for clearance after Back to School...30cents!); Fabric/Shirt - Old Navy