Sunday, January 12, 2014

Shamrocks and Shenanigan's

Hello everyone, I'm here with my first DT post for Genuinely Jane Studios! I am so excited to be here and was thrilled to receive a 4 leaf clover book in my design team package. Both my husband and my families lineage traces back to Ireland and we both grew up in Boston celebrating our Irish heritage. There are big parties, a huge parade and lots of food. I thought it would be fun to alter this adorable wooden book with some of my special memories of St. Patty's day. I know we are hardly away from New Years's but I couldn't resist using this book! Here is the front:

I adhered some embossed cardstock to the front, then added some letter stickers.  I positioned the photo in the center of the open clover. The next two pages:

For the left page I adhered some cardstock then an Irish blessing that I like.  On the second page I gessoed, then painted white, then added some modeling paste through a stencil. I then glued on the cut out clover from the front and put the "family traditions" flair on that.

On the left page I first painted it with green acrylic paint then painted white crackle paint over it so the green could be seen through. Then I glued on my picture and some cardstock words that I popped up with pop dots.  The right page was once again covered in scrap paper, added my pic with a gold frame and a title. This was my family at the annual Dropkick Murphy's concert that they have around St. Patrick's Day in Boston. So easy and fun to play with this book!

My next two pages:
For the first page I first gessoed, then dripped green paint down from the top and stenciled some gesso hearts. I then added this silly photo of my daughter trying on some huge glasses. I finished it with a bit of lace and a flower. The second page was actually a napkin that I mod podged on because I wanted to see how it looked on the wood.  I love the effect! I edged in green paint, added some flowers and the word "lucky" because in the photo my daughters have won some fake coins.

Here is the back page of the book and it shows my husband dressed up in all the St. Pat's Day stuff at once, just joking around being silly to make our girls laugh.
Cardstock paper again and paper elements. Here is one more look at the front:

Thank you for visiting today, I urge you to grab one of these new books, they come in all different styles and make yourself a cute little memory keeper!

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