Saturday, December 12, 2009

JUGS Technique Challenge #11

Kristin was the hostess this week for a very cool challenge, chalkboard technique. I have never tried this technique before and I really like it. It makes the images so soft and real looking. What you need to do is use a pigment ink and then take some dobbers or a sponge and apply chalk over your stamped image. It's very easy to do. Then you can wipe away the excess chalk with a swiffer wipe or I didn't have that so I just used a paper towel. It's pretty cool and quick and easy!
I am very far behind with my scrapbooking so I'm making an attempt to take these challenges and create scrapbook pages. I really like how these pages turned out. As anyone knows that follows my blog, I LOVE to take pictures of my kiddos. I'm so glad that I do because since we lost our son it is so nice to have our photographs to look back upon.
Here is my stamped image using SU's set, Inspired By Nature. I haven't used this set a ton, but everything I've made with it I just love. Last Christmas I made some coasters for my sister-in-law for Christmas on some tiles I bought at Lowes (that's an idea for a challenge)! I added a little bling with some glitter on the centers of my flowers. This is just a close up of the title I used for this page. I wanted this page to be very formal looking and I think I accomplished that with my paper and my choice of text. Only 2 more months before Kale is this age. Do you see the similarities of my kids??Here's page 2 and I added some journaling just by typing in word. I like to use text boxes for all of my journaling. I decided to try stamping the flowers on my text and I love how it turned out. It. I added some pieces of bracket cut paper that was embossed with my cuttlebug just to add some accents to my pages. The background paper.....well, I had it all glued down before I looked at where I got it from so your guess is as good as mine. It's been in my scrapbook now for over 3 years so I'm guessing it isn't something new!
Here's a closeup of my journaling. I may be behind on my scrapbooking, but I do journal quite often in just a word document. I have one for all 3 of my kids and I'll update it about once a month or more often when they are little like Kale. Again, I'm so glad I have this as it helps to keep my memories of Ethan.




Of course, last, but definitely not least, here are Kale and Ava. I was attempting to get some picture so Kale under the tree and Ava wanted to hold him and be in the picture too....aren't they cute. Yes, I'm biased, but that is what Moms are for!!! That's it for me today. Be sure to go to the JUGS site and check out the other girls creations and link up your own for a chance to be CHIC of the week! I really am looking at all of your creations, but not very often right now do I have 2 hands to type on the computer. I'm usually holding one of my kids so I'll get some comments out to you soon.....the little ones only stay little for a short time so I'm getting all of the cuddling time I can get!!! Have a great weekend. We have a cookie exchange to go to today and then a birthday party for my friend's little girl tonight. It should be fun!!!

10 comments:

Maria Levine said...

Fabulous job Alicia! Love your page and that picture is way too cute for words!

Tracey Cuccia said...

Alicia -- these pages are GORGEOUS! I love the frilly details :). And just TOTALLY LOVE LOVE LOVE that pic of Ava and Kale by the tree :)

Steph K (booga3) said...

Just wonderful, Alicia! Your layout is so precious!

Adorable pics of your little cuties!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Alicia, I love how you incorporated the chalkboard technique with your sweet scrapbooking layouts! The flowers really look fabulous & I love the sparkle on them as well! Oh you have inspired me to pull out my unfinished scrapbook projects! :)

Emily Leiphart said...

Love these layouts, Alicia! That photo of Ava and Kale is absolutely precious!

Dana Gustafson said...

Yum! Sparkle AND chalk on delicious flower stamp equals wonderful. You are such the amazing mommy already keeping your scrapbooking up to date just a few scant weeks after having Kale. I need to get back to scrapping. My baby is 6 at the end of the month!

You kids are the cutest!

Kristin Bueter said...

Oh wow, Alicia! Your pages turned out AMAZING! I LOVE what you did with your journaling and the title in Word! The font IS perfect to keep it looking formal. I also love that you added some flowers and sparkle to the text...it looks so pretty and really is the perfect complement! I adore the lace trim you added and had to laugh about your comment regarding the paper :O) Ha ha Ava was and still is such a cutie pie! Kale does resemble her as a baby with those beautiful, big dark eyes. Must be a family trait.

I wish I could hop in my car right now and come visit! Just seeing Ava's cute little cheeks and Kale looking like a sweet little bundle of joy, I just want to hug them both ♥ Soon I think. Maybe in the summer :)

Hope you enjoyed your cookie caper...sounds like a popular event this weekend!

Stampin' Pam said...

Well let me start by saying that the photo of your babies is way way way cute. Oh my I miss those days *sigh* and your scrapbook pages are fabulous - the chalked floral accent is just beautiful on the pages. So glad to see you back crafting! :-)

Sue Lelli said...

I LOVE your layouts and that stamp set. I LOVE the bling on the flower centers. I'd love to know what it is. It just adds the perfect touch!

Andrea M said...

Wow Alicia - Love your take on this challenge! What a gorgeous layout :) The pics of the cuties are fantastic!