Saturday, February 27, 2010

Lift no escuro -"Blind" lift

ScrapbookBrasil hosted in the past weeks a new scraplift: a "blind" scraplift game. Like the "broken telephone" game, one makes a page and send to the next on the line. In this blind version, one doesn't know who is the next on line, and the person who receives the page doesn't know who's she received it from.
I received a page (that now I'm sure it was from Cris Rigon - but in fact I already knew, since the picture was of her :D ) that was easy to scraplift and at the same time, making it "mine".
The picture was taken during the Memorial Day holiday in 2008 in Boston, on our trip to that beautiful city. It is mounted on a piece of chipboard, to give a little volume.
I basically lifted everything from Cris' LO: the sketche, flowers, flourishes, and the picture is very similar (even not being intentional).
I've decided to use a journaling page from Making Memories for - guess what :-)) - the journaling, and to "close" the circle with the other one on top of the LO. I didn't have any letter that could be used for the "a lovely", instead I use my own handwriting (and hated it!). I didn't want to print, but I should have done...
Grungeboards lightly inked with Distress Ink Tattered Rose. Papers distressed with Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Metal letters from WeRMemoriy Keppers ("DAY"), flowers from Prima, bone buttons my friend Selma brought to me last year.
I loved the way the layout became romantic without being too "girlish".
Hope you like it as I did!
Thanks for the visit!

O ScrapbookBrasil fez uma nova brincadeira: eh o Lift no Escuro. Neste tipo de lift, um grupo eh formado sem que ninguem saiba a ordem, e uma pagina eh passada para a primeira pessoa do grupo, que devera lifta-la e passar para a pessoa seguinte - na verdade, passa para uma centralizadora, que enaminha para a pessoa seguinte. Voce nao sabe de quem recebeu a pagina e para quem vai a sua.
A pagina que recebi foi da querida Cris Rigon (e na verdade eu sabia, pois ela usou uma foto dela na pagina :D ) que foi facil de liftar e ao mesmo tempo, deixa-la com a minha cara.
A foto foi tirada na nossa viagem para Boston, uma cidade linda, durante o feriado do Memorial Day de 2008. Ela estah colada sobre chipboard para dar um pouco de volume.
Liftei basicamente tudo do layout da Cris: sketche, flores, flourishes, e ate a foto, mesmo nao sendo intencional.
Decidi usar um "journaling page" da Making Memories para - adivinhe! - o journaling :)), e tbm para fechar o circulo com o outro colocado no topo do layout.
Eu nao tinha nenhuma letra pronta para escrever o "a lovely", e decidi usar minha letra... argh, odiei! Eu nao quis imprimir, mas deveria!
Manchei levemente o grungeboard com Distress Iink Tattered Rose e os papeis com Distress Ink Walnut Stain. Letras de metal da We R Memory Keepers (DAY), flores Prima e botoes de osso que a querida Selma trouxe para mim ano passado.
Gostei como o LO ficou romantico sem ficar muito "menininha", "rosado" mas nao cor-de-rosa.
Espero que tenham gostado, eu adorei fazer este LO!
Obrigada pela visita!


Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Meu primeiro ATC - my first ATC

This is my first ATC - Artist Trading Card, a small piece of "art" measuring 2.5"x3.5" (standard size).
It was made back in November, but it took so long to arrive to its destiny in Brazil (+50 days - the mail service in Brazil was crazy) I'm posting only now. It sounds as a joke with the ATC theme...

I liked the way it turned out. I worked with modeling paste over a Tim Holtz Timeworks mask (love it!), distress ink (walnut stain) and some metal embelishments I brought with me from Brazil.
Hope you liked it.
Do you like ATCs? Put a link to yours on the comments, if you want, I'd love to see them all!
Thank you for stopping by! ;-)


Este foi meu primeiro ATC - Artist Trading Card, uma pequena peca"de arte" com medida padrao de 2.5" x 3.5".
Ele foi feito em novembro passado, mas demorou tanto para chegar ao seu destino no Brasil - mais de 50 dias, com a loucura absurda dos servicos dos Correios - que eu estou postando somente agora. Parece ate piada com o tema dele...
Gostei de como ele ficou. Trabalhei com pasta modeladora (vc pode usar massa acrilica ou gesso) sobre a mascara Timeworks do Tim Holtz (adoro!) Distress ink Walnut Stain e uns enfeites de metal que trouxe comigo do Brasil (comprados na regiao do Gasometro em Sao Paulo)

Espero que voce goste... voce gosta de ATCs? Ponha um link para os seus nos comentarios, vou adorar ver todos!

Obrigada pela visita!

Bjs, ;-)


Friday, February 19, 2010

Receita digital/Digital Recipe

This is my first digital attempt. Ok, ok, not a big deal, but it is for me. I'd love to learn how to play with Photoshop (in my case, Photoshop Elements) and everytime I tried by myself, just following a tutorial, I've lost interest.
But when I have a challenge... oh my... this is my way to learn!
The page is quite simple - it is a Christmas recipe page, so clutter is not welcome.
Paper from Jessica Sprague, brush from Lettering Delight.
The recipe is yummy, I'll try to translate it here.

Paulista Pie (Paulista is how we call people from Sao Paulo, the State where I was born, in Brazil)
4 egg yolks
150gr (or 2/3 cup, or 5.30 oz) of butter
250gr (or 1 cup and 1/3) of sugar
20 oz (600ml) heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups of roasted grounded peanuts (or walnuts)
2 or 3 packages of Maria biscuits(*)

Beat yolks, sugar and butter until it become "white". Add heavy cream, vanilla and half of peanuts.
On a large dish make layers with the biscuits and the peanut cream. The last layers must be the cream, then sprinkle with the remaining peanuts. Keep refrigerated.

(*) The original recipe calls for a brazilian biscuit called "maisena", but you can use Maria (from Goya)biscuits instead. They can be found on spanish aisles at the supermarket. If using Maria, break them in half and put little bit less sugar on the recipe, since these biscuits are quite sweet. The brazilian Maisena biscuit can be found on portuguese and brazilian supermarkets, sometimes some latin american ones too.

Once for a birthday I decided not making the "pie" inside a dish; instead, I wrapped alluminum foil around the bottom and up the sides of a loaf pan, layered everything there, put on the refrigerator for a few hours then unmold on a plate, covering with some cream left aside for that and the peanuts. Looks beautiful and you can decorate with shapes made of cookie dough, or just leave it plain.

Do you like to cook? I love recipes and if you have something to share, let me know!

Thanks for stopping by!

Esta eh a minha primeira tentativa de scrap digital. Ok, nao eh la grande coisa, mas pra mim eh! :D Eu sempre quis aprender a usar o Photoshop (no meu caso, o Photoshop Elements), mas sempre que tentava seguir algum tutorial eu desanimava.
Mas quando ha um desafio... ah, esta eh o meu jeito de aprender!
A pagina eh bem simples - por ser uma troca de receitas, nao queria que ficasse muito poluida.
Papel Jessica Sprague, brush Lettering Delights.

A receita eh uma delicia (clique para amplia-la).
Recentemente eu parei de faze-la em uma travessa. Ao inves disso, eu forro uma forma de bolo ingles com papel aluminio, monto o pave la dentro, coloco na geladeira e depis desenformo em um prato, cobrindo com um pouco de creme reservado para isso e salpicando o amendoim. Fica bem bonito, e eventualmente voce pode decorar com formas (estrelas, coracoes) feitos de massa de cookie. Ou deixar simples.

Voce gosta de cozinhar? Eu adoro receitas, e se voce tiver alguma para dividir comigo, por favor, me avise!

Obrigada pela visita!

Monday, February 8, 2010