Posted on February 13, 2012

Beau Chateau – Day One

Scrapbook/ Tips, Tricks, & Techniques

Do you ever think you have to use over the top scrapbooking techniques to create your pages? Well, I'm here to dispel that notion…at least for the next few days.

You have to promise if you are looking at the posts today and tomorrow that you won't tell my daughter in law, Margie. The scrapbook frames I'll be showing you contain pictures of her kids (my adorable grandkids) and they are part of her birthday present…so mum's the word until Tuesday!


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When Stampin' Up! released our 2011-2012 Idea Book and Catalog and I saw the Beau Chateau Designer Series Paper and Side Notes, I was in heaven! I've been waiting for just the right project and Margie's birthday provided the perfect opportunity.

For today's frame, of firstborn grandchild, Will, I chose one of the Marina Mist sheets in the DSP pack and a "Memories" card from the Side Notes. I wanted this card to be a different size so I used my Paper Snips to achieve the look I wanted. I am a button freak so of course you will see several on this page and the ones to follow. Notice how the buttons, paper, and the flowers I colored in, all match. SInce our exclusive colors come in inks, papers, ribbons, and all sorts of other coordinating embellishments, creating professional looking albums and handmade cards is so easy. For those of you who prefer digital scrapbooking, Beau Chateau is available in digital downloads, too!

Watercoloring is one of my favorite scrapbooking techniques and I used a blender pen and Marina Mist Ink to color in the flowers on the "Memories" card. Notice how I varied the amount of color I picked up on my pen to achieve a gradation in color.

Ribbon "gathering" is another popular technique. In this frame, I put down a piece of sticky strip and then chose 2 types of ribbon to put on my page. With this technique, a vintage look is easy to do.

Hope you enjoyed Beau Chateau Day One and tomorrow I'll feature Samantha Anne's frame!

Anne Brown The Stamp Maven Stampin' Up! Demonstrator anne@stampmaven.com  972-234-9118

 

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