Sunday, August 18, 2013

Crafty Love SMASH

I have a couple of favorite brands I just adore for crafting so I decided to make a quick page.  I cut out the icons and samples from a magazine, then added a little blurb about what and why I love those products.  It's not fancy and most is quick notes, but I will have it to remind me of my favorites.  Thanks for looking!  April


Saturday, August 17, 2013

Nothing Gold SMASH

This is the first of my favorite poems by Robert Frost.  I loved Nothing Gold Can Stay from the first time I read it in The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton in middle school.  It's been 25 years and he is still my all-time favorite poet.  I will be working on SMASH pages for two other poems as well as one dedicated to the man.  Can you guess my two other favorite poems?  (Hint: one was made popular again in a recent book and movie.)
This page was made by adding a page removed from the green SMASH folio, then adding it to the current book with washi tape.  I ran the page through my printer using Batik Regular font.  I used CTMH's Brown Bag ink with SU's retired Season of Friendship for the tree.  The leaves are stamped in Lucky Limeade and Versamark with gold embossing powder.  For the background, I used SU's retired Extreme Elements with Tim Holtz's Distress Inks in Frayed Burlap, Tea Dye, and Vintage Photo.  I also used those inks to ink the edges of the finished page.  Last, I used Caramel Latte and Spun Sugar Smooch Spritz on the page.  I am debating about adding some orange and red leaves, but like the effect for now.  Thanks for looking!  April

Percy Jackson SMASH (In Progress)

This is for TGF's Farm Fresh Friday Anything Goes challenge.
I am still working on it, as I am still working on finding pics or treasures (like coins, book covers, etc), but wanted to get what I have finished posted.  I found this fab pic of a Camp Half-Blood map online and the sign is from a Percy-themed party on Pinterest.  The sneaker and small library cards are from Rebecca at Uprintables.  I used some feathers that escaped from a pillow and a brad to make the flying shoe.  I used a page that I removed from another part of the book, using washi tape to attach, to make a triple page layout.

The characters are from TGF, with a little digital tweeking from me.  All characters are colored in copic markers.  First is Tyson (WS Joseph).  I enlarged him, then erased one eye and moved the other to the middle, before making it bigger.  Next is Annabeth (WS Audrey).  I changed the tongue sticking out to a smile and used Dalek font from to write on her shirt.  Percy took some extra work.  His head is Mer Ian and the body is WS Flirty Edward.  I copied the left side of his shirt, flipped the image and moved to the right.  I also added a collar for a tee under the open shirt.  I found an image of Riptide (Anaklusmos) online and shrunk it to the needed size.  Last, but not least is Grover (WS Logan).  He was a rubber stamp and I simply drew in the horn sticking out from under the hoodie. 

close-up of Hermes shoe
close-up of (l-r) Grover, Percy, Annabeth, Tyson
So there you have it.  Maybe I will post new pics once the whole thing is done.  Thanks for looking!  April