Hello, everyone! Aurelie here today with another instalment of Inspiration Station - where I aim to inspire by being inspired. Today, it's all about seeing that one layout and saying to yourself, "I have got to figure out how to do this layout!" I was recently looking through an online gallery, and found this gem by Tatiana Yemelyanenko:
Isn't it absolutely G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S?!? It seriously made my scrappy senses go crazy and I immediately began my search to find Tatiana to ask here if I could showcase this layout on the LCOM blog. I was so happy when she accepted! Here's a little something about her:
"My name is Tatiana Yemelyanenko, I'm from Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine. I hold a PhD and worked at the University but now my work is my sweet little daughter. I fell in love with scrapbooking and mixed media in the end of 2011. I love that scrapbooking helps me to capture the moments of my life and brings feeling of creativity in ordinary days. I like to experiment with different styles and techniques and use mists, paints, texture pastes and stencils in my projects. Now I'm in design teams Imaginarium Designs, C'est Magnifique kit club and Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo. My blog is http://timeforscrapbooking.blogspot.com"
Now, for those of you who know me, you realize that stamping is usually not my go-to thing. Sure, I have stamps, but they are mostly sentiments and images I can use as background elements. SO... I thought of two scrappy friends who are amazing stampers, showed Tatiana's layout to them, and asked them if they could help a scrapper out. And of course they did! Thanks, Cécile and Pam!! And here's what I came up with:
So yes, stamping was the game, but fussy-cutting was my name! Using different Stampin' Up stamp sets, I stamped the flower images with some Tim Holtz Distress Ink and then cut them out one by one. Some were heat-embossed using Stampin' Up clear embossing powder. And some were highlighted with a Wink of Stella clear Glitter Brush by Zig. Popped some up using dimensional adhesive. I did a bit of background work using a Heidi Swapp stamp with gold Brilliance ink and a Lime Citron stamp with Claudine Hellmuth Studio gesso. I also stitched a branch/leaf pattern through the flowers with one of my Bazzill Basics stitching templates and some DMC floss. Added a few embellishments, too - a My Mind's Eye label, Pink Paislee and My Mind's Eye alphas, My Mind's Eye wooden dots, and splats of Tattered Angels Glimmer Glaze, Heidi Swapp Color Shine, and Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain. And all of this was done using patterned papers from Carta Bella's It's a Celebration collection. Are your scrappy senses tingling, yet? Hee!Hee! Get out those stamps and start creating!