March 17, 2008

"cardstock only" challenge

what a fun challenge! endless possibilities here, and so freeing!

these first small layouts are from a little 6x6 book (the cover says, "reasons i love you") i made for my husband for valentine's day...just off white cardstock, photos w/ painted edges, a little painty blob for a journaling spot, and a hand-cut circle on painted cardstock to write a little number in... a very quick, easy project, and it's easy to add more pages...and i never have to worry about everything matching!

this next idea involved a little more paint and time...

1. dry brushed white textured cardstock with blue paint
2. used a wet brush to even out coverage
3. dry brushed more colors here and there (lime green, yellow, white, teal, etc.)
4. placed sanded-edge picture
5. stamped little circle flower stamps onto paper i'd previously used to "clean" out my brushes after painting projects (see samples above)
6. while all that was drying, cut strips from painted paper and crumpled, folded, rolled, etc. to soften them a bit so they'd look more like ribbon
7. hand-cut little circles and glued them in place, along with the "ribbon"
8. journaled on hand-cut half-circle, adding different color words to highlight Paul Simon lyrics
9. added sewing doodles, notebook punches, date, etc.

have fun!!!!
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Karen said...

Wow! What a great post. I love the tips on how to do this on my own. I am loving all of the paint you gals use! I have tons of it, but have never really used it much. Usually just to stamp with foam stamps! I now have lots more ideas. Thanks!!!

Martha said...

Lindsey I totally love your painted pages and the way you journaled! totally amazing!!!! LOVE it!!!!

Judy said...

Such neat things!!! I really love your mini-album...I might have to "steal" that idea, it would be perfect for so many occasions!!

London Tierney said...

you are awesome with the paint. I love that you used watercolors for the layouts with your kids. It is so perfect. And I love how you always have a focus on the journaling and photos, instead of just throwing product on there! So fresh!