Sunday, December 16, 2012

scrapbooking with Penny Black - shrunken stamp on a page



Hello Dear Friends! This post follows the one called "Honey, I shrunk the stamps!"in which i used some Penny Black stamps on a shrink film. Today, I'm using jolly st.nicholas #4111K and following the same steps as in the previous post, I used the shrunken image as the main embellishment for a page.


Bonjour chères Scropines! Le billet d'aujourd'hui est en continuation avec le précédent: "Honey, I shrunk the stamps!"dans lequel j'ai utilisé des tampons Penny Black et du plastique fou. Aujourd'hui, avec le tampon jolly st.nicholas #4111K, j'ai réalisé une déco et fait une page de scrap...


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I played with mini jolly St Nick for a while, not sure whether i would tuck the smaller embellishment slightly under a piece of paper or make it more the center of attention...I knew i wanted to combine it with a fun picture and a bubble...

Après plusieurs essais avec ce mini St. Nick...


but i also knew i needed to return to the drawing board. Here is the sketch of the final version...
il m'a fallu retourner à la case départ, c'est-à-dire dessiner un croquis...

the layout / la page


Un petit conseil pour que l'image rétrécie soit bien plate, il faut absolument l'aplatir alors qu'elle est encore chaude. Je tenais aussi à préciser que le plastique fou utilisé pour ces décos est bien le meme que celui que l'on passe au four. J'ai utilisé le "heat tool"pensant que la perte d'énergie serait moins grande et que le contrôle sur l'objet à rétrécir serait plus grand, ce qui s'est avéré être le cas.


In this last picture, one can see how thick the Santa is. To make sure the shrunken image ends up being very flat, i strongly advise flattening it toward the end while it is still hot. I preferred using my heat tool to shrunk the stamped image as opposed to baking it in the oven because it seemed like a waste of energy to use my big oven for a small quantities of images and because i remembered from previous experience that small images in particular tended to curl a bit. Once the image has finished shrinking, it is impossible to distort again.


Thank You! Merci!

35 comments:

Marie-Pierre said...

Il est magnifique ton St Nick ! j'adore, vraiment !
Bisous

BUSIR said...

très belle page .Bravo!Y.S

Mylène said...

Magnifique et j'adore ta page ! Je vais tenter avec le heat gun...

Paula (PEP) said...

You took me by surprise with this one - I don't quite know where to start. Top down: the pins with the little star really pick up on the seasonal theme & I love the splash of seasonal colour with the green & the little star gem leads the eye down to the next star & the third where the eye rests by the text. The speech bubble looks brilliant & picks up on the kraft colour & I love the effect of the neutrals against the crisp seasonal whites. Incredible how the little shrunken image echoes the posture in the photo. Superb with the kraft text leading off the page. Going back to the top I just have to comment on the torn red edge - that whole construction with the various elements undulatingly layered is a joy of designing for my eyes.
Have a super week - thanks for a real gem - don't think I need to have breakfast after such a good feeding.
Paula (PEP)

Elizabeth Allan said...

You may be shrinking elements but the designs keep exploding with big impact!

Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, I absolutely adore that shrinky dink Santa! And what a gorgeous layout! The embossed paper is beautiful and I love the tag and wooden speech bubble. Fabulous photo of you, too!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Absolutely loveeeeeeeeeee your page!! Fun photo and title work ... but that Santa ... absolutely GORGEOUS!!! LOVE what you did with him!!!

NickelNook said...

I LOVE it, Alexandra!! You are always such a wonderful inspiration! Thank you so much! Have a fabulous week!...Nancy :o)

sandi said...

Wow! This is fabulous! Perfect shrink size for this! Yeah!

Barb said...

You are so talented, Alex! This turned out amazing! :)

BabyBokChoy said...

Such versatility!! I gots to go check out the previous page on how to shrink :)

Annette said...

wow another beautiful creation...i am so loving how you shrink the images..so so clever.. your layout is amazing.

Miriam Prantner said...

What a great image! The color is so intense and vibrant too! Love how this turned out!

Nathalie aime said...

j'aime.....nath

froebelsternchen Susi said...

fabulous Alexandra!

Brenda said...

This is a really sweet and fun page Alex! Love your Santa!

BlueOrchys said...

Rolala ! Ta page est super belle !! J'adore ! Bisous

Agata said...

Alors, Santa, il a accepté ton aide? Je suis sûre que oui!!! Super ta page! Merci pour tous tes conseils!!! BIsous!

Anonymous said...

coucou Alexandra tu ne manques pas d'idées mais en prime on sent que tu aimes "expérimenter" tester...essayer ...trouver le meilleur rendu ...la meilleure place....et chaque fois c'est juste super!!merci à toi pour tous tes précieux conseils et partages
Bises de bonne continuation
bisous
MC

Karen B. said...

Another great project with this technique!

yyam said...

You do clean and simple so well. Beautiful composition. :)

CStef. said...

Superbe page !
Tu as bien fait d'immortaliser ce jour !

Et c'est vrai que lorsqu'on a qu'un seul sujet ... c'est bien mieux d'utiliser le heat gun ! Je n'y aurais pas songé ! Super si ça marche chez nous aussi !!! ;-)

Kathy Martin said...

Simply gorgeous!!!!! :)

Feebellescrap said...

Trop belle cette page!!!j'adore!
J'ai aussi vu aujourd'hui la vidéo d' abracadacraft , trop sympa de te voir en vrai ;) et un bien beau projet que tu as présenté!
Bisous, Céline

AlexM said...

vraiment très chouette ta page!

patscrap91 said...

C'est fou toutes les techniques que tu utilises et toujours avec brio !

Courtney K said...

what a fun idea - so cute when they are that tiny!!

liana suwandi said...

I really like the idea, super fun technique Alex :)

sophie said...

j'a-dore !

Alice Wertz said...

beautiful simple design as always, Alexandra! love it!

petitprincesteph said...

Jolie page !

Alexandra said...

Mais quel talent tu as ! J'adore !

Mag said...

ta page est magnifique et le rendu du Pere Noel est incroyablement réussi... les détails sont d'une finesse !!

Laure said...

J'adore! C'est superbe!

Kelly Griglione said...

The kids are in bed, the house is [kind of] straightened up, the fireplace is on, and I get to catch up on your blog!! What a great idea to stamp on the shrink film! The possibilities are limitless! Love the effect it gives, and how you incorporated it in your layout.

PS, the red ball and green leaf pins are a PERFECT nod to holly ... so smart of you : )