Sunday, February 1, 2009

Michelle Zindorf Inspired Christmas with a Ghetto Pool

It's the Christmas card challenge on Sparkle's blog. I was out of town last week, so I didn't play along. So, I combined both challenges this week, which were to make a square card, and no bling. I wasn't sure if bling included brads and stuff, so my card is paper only! Since I was going easy with the other stuff, I pulled out a TAC set called Silhouette Nativity, a bunch of ink and a brayer.

I adore Michelle Zindorf's style, and love reading her blog. Sadly, I so can't get my brayer to brayer like her's. I swear, she makes it look so simple, and I end up with lines, goobs of ink, more lines, more goobs! It's endless, so I pull out the sponges, and work the paper to get the lines to soften. I swear, if I see she's in the area again, I'm going to her workshop! She was in Richmond once, and I had no idea until after she'd come and gone home! All that to say, one day I want to brayer like her! I made the red card first. I swear, every supply I went looking for I couldn't find. I looked for my word punch window, in the tote with the punches, no punch. Than after I moved on to a different project, there it was, right next ot the bag! I couldn't find the paper piercer template, so I did it free hand, and again, found it right after I was done with the card! So don't understand how I lose things that are right under my nose!

Supplies for green card: Wild Wasabi cardstock, ink, baja cardstock, ink, not quiet navy ink, prussian blue palette ink, garden green ink, jardin moss palette ink pad, brayer, CB folder, gold ink, black marker, snowman nativity, silhouette nativity.

Supplies for red card: DCWV cardstock, TAC tag tidbits-sentiment, silhouette nativity, so saffron ink, baja blue ink, not quite navy, wild wasabi ink, garden green ink, jardin moss palette ink pad, prussian blue palette ink pad, black marker, SU punches-scallop, tag, and cornor, white ink pad.
Than I finally scrapped Trey's birthday party! His birthday was 7-11. So, it's well over due! He had a pool party last year. We call those nice fun blue pools Ghetto Pools. I hope no one takes offense to that! I love those things! Kids spend hours out there every summer. I have to say, the metal frame stood well compared to the blue ring kind.
Have to say something about this product. My scrapbooking totally moved up in my opinion when I found this book by Jeanette Lynton founder of CTMH, called "Cherish". I totally love this book. I had all my newbie scrapping friends go out and buy it. She has such a great use of pattern papers, and clean crisp lines. I love that she showed ways to have many pages on a page without it being busy. I love lots of photos on my pages, I love different papers, and she brings it together perfectly! This page was inspired by her book. So, if you're toying with the idea of scrapping, this is a book you should go look at.
Supplies: buttons, scrappers floss brown, DCWV fall stack, DCWV solid papers-summer stack, hardwares.


Kim said...

Your title totally cracked me up! Nothing wrong with a ghetto pool :) Love your cards too. I like the Zindorf look!!!

Stephanie said...

The "ghetto pool" thing was very funny! Great title! Loved your cards too!

Sparkle said...

You did way better then I would of with the brayer! Your cards came out beautiful! I love them.

Tammi said...

These are pretty Anna...I've never tried any of those, but I love the effect. LOL on the pool, hey they are just as fun! :) Kids look they are having so much fun, pretty pages!

Alanna said...

This turned out beautiful. Love that look.

Trudy Osborn said...

I LOVE how your cards came out! They are incredible! I love the scrapbook page too, but the cards awed me.