Sunday, September 28, 2014

As Promised

I promised I'd show an example of how I've been using the embellishments I made with my "Ten on the Tenth" leftovers.  And I'm the sort of person who keeps her promises.  :)

Supplies: tags from Kaisercraft; stickers & all patterned paper from October Afternoon; white cardstock from American Crafts; patterned kraft cardstock from Neenah Paper; button stamp & green paper from My Mind's Eye; green & black inks from Hero Arts; brown ink from Tsukineko; tape from Scotch/3M; pen from Foray; corrugated cardboard upcycled from old box.

On this scrapbook page I used one of the flower embellishments that I made.  As you see, I fashioned the petals from scraps of patterned cardstock and the leaves from corrugated cardboard.  I used a tiny button stamp to create the center of the flower.

This page is entitled ".ru".  You know how Canadian web addresses end in .ca, and French web addresses end in .fr?  Well Russian web addresses end in, you guessed it, .ru.  My computer expert husband tells me that these thingies are called top level domains.  No matter what you call them, I thought that .ru would be a fun, different, twenty-first century name for this scrapbook page.

The journaling on the page tells how much it means to me to share bits of Russian culture with my son.  In the photos he is standing by a replica Siberian mammoth dig (top photo) and a replica traditional Russian cottage called an izba (bottom photo).  These photos were taken at one of our local zoos, which has a whole Russian section.  Since an actual trip to Russia is not feasible for us right now, this is the next best thing.  Hope you've enjoyed seeing the page!


IrinaR said...

Hi, Denise! Page is very interesting, I even thought that the cell is the cloth, not paper, homemade flower marvelous.
То что кости сибирского мамонта в зоопарке - это понятно, а вот изба в зоопарке, на мой взгляд, странно... зоопарк ведь не музей))

Denise Price said...

^ Привет, Ирина! Дело в том, что в нашем штате (Миннесота) погода часто бывает очень холодно. Осенью, зимой и весной, посетители зоопарка хотят избегать ветра и снега. Поэтому есть разные здания, расположены по парку. Там, где есть монгольские животные, находиться юрта. А в миннесотской части парка, есть наш традиционный хат. Нету мебели в этих зданиях, т. к. это не музей.)) Но есть в них большие окна с хорошим видом на животных.

Helen Tilbury said...

Love the page & the story. I sure do hope you will get to take your son to Russia one day!!

Patricia said...

like this sketch and the flower is fabulous !

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I love that you used the corrugated paper on your flower. Looks lovely.
I feel the same way about taking my kids to Ireland one day :)

Denise van Deventer said...

Your page is bright and fun Denise. Your flower is gorgeous too..... It's awesome that you can share some of your heritage with your son and I am sure that oneday a proper Russian adventure
will happen! x

Halle said...

You have such a way with layering. You make it seem so effortless.