Friday, March 14, 2008

Michelle's Ocean Book

First I made these backgrounds. I used Julie's methods from her Journal tutorial (see her Feb 25 post in her blog, then work forward from then!). Of course I had to add some extra coffee staining and then some more white paint. I knew that I kept that bottle of instant coffee for a reason!!!! (see my fear of hoarding post from a few days ago).Then I added some images and a bit of stamping. This was fun, but I'm still really behind on my list of things to do for March Break!!! (the finished pictures look a lot darker -- they really aren't, but when I was taking the final photos the flash kept making the images glare, so I bounced the flash. And made it darker and out of focus in the process. Oops.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Of course I love these. Really liked the necklace of scraps accross the top.

LostLuggage said...

You get a gold star, Martha!

I love hearing that instead of walnut stain, you broke out the "craft coffee"! Bravo!! I love how you made a BEAUTIFUL page and did not have to buy a specific product that I mentioned. Hooray!

Pocket Full of Prettys said...

Love the backgrounds. And your daughter is adorable! Thanks for visiting my site.

Joanne Huffman said...

I really like these. You made great backgrounds and then you used them perfectly.

Joanne