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Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Basic Grey - Porcelain 5 comments  

It's a delicacy!

Posted by katarria

When I saw this line, I knew I had to have it! Basic Grey is one of my favorite scrap companies, but this time they have totally outdone themselves with the Porcelain line! I had taken some newborn photos for a friend, and was planning to scrap a few of them as a gift. My first project was a wall-hanging, using connected chipboard pieces from a mini album by Little Yellow Bicycle

1.       I used my crop-o-dile to add extra holes so that I could attach the pieces with ribbon. 
2.       I traced the pieces onto coordinating pieces of patterned paper and glued them with wet adhesive. To avoid wrinkles, I used my bone folder to press out any extra glue.
3.       Once the paper was adhered, I inked the edges using a chalk ink by ColorBox. Basic Grey papers lend themselves well to extra distressing since the papers themselves are always distressed.
4.       I matted my photos with patterned paper, and added photo transparency frames to protect the photos from fingerprints.
5.       Finally, I embellished the frames with stickers, chipboard, buttons, and flowers. 
I loved the black and white newborn photos with this line, so I chose to do a layout with one of my favorite photos from the shoot. There is nothing sweeter than a newborn!
For months now I had been holding onto these photos of the night Phil proposed. I had left my camera at school and so these were taken with an old point & shoot that we propped in our entertainment center. Even though the quality is less than desired, the moment itself was priceless, and I wanted to scrap them with something elegant and pretty! I chose to use the greens within the Porcelain line to coordinate with our living room walls and the Christmas tree. For the journaling, I asked Phil to describe his side and then I described my side as well. That way, when our kids look back on this moment in our lives, they can see how both of us felt. Again, I chose to ink the edges of my photo mats, and distressed the edges of the large piece of patterned paper using an edge-distressing tool.
Since these papers are so elegant, I knew I wanted to use them on a layout about my friend Erin’s wedding. Years ago, I had gone on a double date with the married couple to a drive-in movie theater where we saw the movie “My Best Friend’s Wedding”, making this the perfect title for my layout! I used a chalk ink by ColorBox to distress the papers, and then made a glitter border to dress things up a little.
Lastly, I had a lot of scraps leftover and used them for a gift box & bag. I got the idea from Jess’s recent crop class, and LOVE how these turned out!


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Posted by katarria

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Reader Comments ...
zanettac . Ohio
4/3/09 2:12 pm
Awesome work!!

bluejeans7 . Kansas
4/2/09 8:03 am
Kathy, you totally rocked this BG line! Every thing you created is beautiful!

4/1/09 6:47 pm
Beautiful! Love how you used the line!

4/1/09 5:16 pm
oh, so lovely and so delicate, but absolutely stunning!! GORGEOUS work, kat :)

4/1/09 8:46 am
Beautiful---so very very pretty

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