Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Glitterland, USA

I am still scattering glitter about. The other parents probably wonder about me showing up to pick up my kids with pink glitter all over me...but oh well. :) I was watching Extra yesterday while eating lunch and Nancy O'dell was on it and admitted that she scrapbooked. But she said something like "most people think of scrapbooking as paper, glue and glitter but it's not anymore." Well Nancy...I got a page to share with you...and it's made with paper, glue and glitter! Ok...a couple extra things are thrown in there but that is the bulk of it! :)

But before I share it with you, let me share a technique that I like to do. I love taking a piece of patterned paper and looking for a way to enhance part of the design. For today's layout, that enhancement came in the form of glitter. :)

First I started with my paper (piece from Pink Paislee), my glue (Helmar's Acid Free Glue), and my glitter (from P K Glitz).

I covered a portion of the design with glue. Now, take note...I did not even try to do this perfectly. I have said it a million times...perfectionism is way overrated.

Then I covered with glitter. It's a good idea to have an extra sheet of paper behind your project to catch all the fly away glitter. :) I actually allowed this to sit a little like this and came back to it later.

Then pour the excess glitter back into container. I do this by pouring it onto a piece of paper and then curving that paper to make sort of a funnel and funnel it back into the container. I didn't take a picture of my design after taking the excess glitter off...oops. But you will see it on my finished project.

So here is my finished layout:

I used Helmar's Premium Craft Glue to adhere everything else to my page.

Here are some close up's:

I've actually thought of a couple more Eryn-isms to add to my layout too, so I will be doing that today.

Thanks for stopping by today!!!! I hope you have a wonderful day! :)

Papers--Pink Paislee, Die Cuts--Elle's Studio, Glitter--PK Glitz, Chipboard Letters--American Crafts, Chipboard branch--Dusty Attic, Glimmer Glam (on branch)--Tattered Angels, Flowers--Maya Road, Gem--Little Yellow Bicycle, Pen--Sharpie, Font--Market Felt, Floss--DMC, Adhesive--Helmar.


Jolanda said...

Beautiful Pamela!!

deb said...

That is super cute! The glitter adds such a look of elegance. Nice work Pamela!

Kelly Massman said...

I love your layout and that photo--just too sweet for words! Thanks for the tip on the glitter!

Suzanne said...

Beautiful tip, and fabulous tip!!!!!

Cecelia said...

WOW! This is a great idea! Your LO is amaxing and I absolutely love the title! I will have to try yout glitter technique sometime. Beautiful!

Cecelia B

ellen s. said...

i love the title of your post! haha so fun...beautiful!

anazelia said...

that is so so cool.

Casey Wright said...

What a cool way to bring on some accents to the page - TFS!

j.leija said...

Fun technique! I just discovered a few weeks ago that Nancy O'Dell has a line of scrapbook products with Creative Memories.