Sunday, June 8, 2014

Anniversary X Two!

 Today is my daughter's first wedding anniversary!  However, in a couple of weeks my mom and dad will be celebrating their 54th anniversary.  So I thought it would be fun to make a picture for them!

I found this picture of them from their student days at Ball State University in the late 1950's.  We have been compiling pictures and placing them in computer files.  It has been so fun looking at all the old photos!

I was inspired by the challenges over at 123 Challenge Blog (themes are Blue, Together, and Masking), Scrapbooker PhD (use your die-cuts),  Bitten by the Bug 2 (alter a Cricut Cut), and Heart 2 Heart  Rhapsody in Blue.  Speaking of music, I couldn't help but think of "Vincent" or the Starry, Starry Night song from the 70's the entire time I worked on this.  Ah, but I have digressed.....

I started with a canvas.  I stamped a floral design over the edges and rubbed light blue ink over that using a sponge.  I chose a piece of older CTMH paper and placed a star template made from Artbooking over that.  I used homemade texture paint and created the stars.  I then used a dry brush and dabbed the stars with CTMH ink.   (For more information on this technique, please see this post.)

Once the stars were dry, I did my stamping with CTMH Adorable Backgrounds (retired) and CTMH Lovely.

The paper behind the photo is from the Jubilee collection.  I smeared it with Create a Shade Pearl paint to give it some shine.  The rolled corner is painted with the same paint mixed with Sky re-inker.

The rose is cut from CTMH Artiste from Daisy White cardstock.  I rolled it for the 3-D effect, painted it with Create a Shade paint mixed with Sky re-inker, painted the edges with Indian Corn Blue ink, and placed a clear Epoxy Bubble in the middle.  The border along the bottom of the picture and the vine were also cut from Artiste, painted, shaped, and inked.  The silk flowers at the corner are from my daughter's wedding!

The title of the piece was cut from Graphically Speaking.  The shimmer comes from the pearl paint.

All other shapes were cut from CTMH Art Philosophy.  The stars and butterflies were adorned with paints, stamps, and or gems.

CTMH Materials:

Papers:  Honey, Buttercup, Indian Corn Blue, New England Ivy, Jubilee, and one retired piece

Inks, Markers and Paints:  Sky, Indian Corn Blue, New England Ivy, White Daisy Pigment, Honey, Buttercup, Create a Shade Pearl Paint

Embellishments:  Epoxy Bubbles, Mocha Gems, Mini-Medley Rosewood (retired)

Stamp sets:  Lovely, Universal Backgrounds and Adorable Backgrounds (retired)

Cartridges:  Artiste and Art Philosophy

Other Materials:  Canvas, silk flower, Gesso, homemade texture paint, and Graphically Speaking Cartridge

If you've not worked with the Create a Shade Paint from CTMH, I highly recommend trying it!  It adds so much to die cuts and embellishments!  Visit KatiesCorner for inspiration, a super promo deal this month, and beautiful papers!

Happy Anniversary Katie & Crockett and Mom & Dad!


  1. Wow, you really rocked this challenge. This is truly a work of art. Beautiful. I love all the elements of this card. Thanks for joining us at BBTB2.

  2. She is going to love this card! Thanks for joining the BBTB2 challenge!
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  3. This looks wonderful.. love that special photo and the vine beside your photo.. thanks for joining in at 123 challenge blog this month too.

  4. Great job, I love the layout! Thanks for playing along with H2H Challenges!

  5. Wow! You put so much work into this, and way to go on using your CTMH products!! Thank you for joining ScrapbookerPhD's die cut challenge.

  6. Great idea rolling the rose you cut out to give it a 3D effect! I think inking the flower and vine gave it a great look! Thanks for entering into the Die Cut Challenge by Scrapbooker PhD!

  7. Lovely page, lots of sweet details like that vine winding up the page, love it - thanks for playing along at 1-2-3 :o)

  8. Absolutely beautiful! I love all the little details! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

  9. Lovely layout! Thanks for playing over @ 123 :)