Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Glasses - Basic Grey's Oxford

I placed an order from Two Peas in a Bucket quite a while back. It was doing great until UPS gave it over to the Postal Service. No clue why they did that, but that bumped me back another 2 days. So I've had this delicious paper sitting on my desk but couldn't finish it for a week! But I finally got my box of goodies today and I'm so happy! I love this whole collection. Since this whole paper line gave me the feel of being in school, I decided to do a page about my love/hate relationship with my glasses. Glasses seem to be a Davis family curse. I thought I had gotten lucky and didn't need them until I was in the 4th grade and everything started getting blurry. I only use them to read and I try to get by without doing that.


The wood grain is the only bit that isn't from the Oxford collection. It's actually from their 'Life of the Party' line. But it just look so great with that red plaid that I couldn't leave it out.


I thought it would be fun to make a mock pair of glasses. I cut out a very retro pair from some of my wood grain paper and backed them with plastic from an old package I had laying around. I'm really pleased with them. Especially the gauze in the middle to add a little 'geek chic'.


On the 'Debate Team' paper there were these cute sayings on them. Well, with how 'brilliant' the glasses make me look, I just had to cut that one out and use it! The edges where inked with Tim Holtz's distress stains in black soot and brushed corduroy. I hope you all enjoyed this. Now (since I finally have my box of goodies) I can go create some more!

14 comments:

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

I love your glasses and your layout!! very preppy - I'm coming from the scrapbook nook to say hello and good luck!!

Margie H said...

Tiffany, great glasses you made! They ROCK!! It's perfect for your scrapbook page. Thanks for the inspiration :)

Tammy said...

Love your layout. It's so nice to see a more sophisticated school collection - BG did this one right! The glasses are the perfect accent on your layout. I think I was in fourth grade when everything went blurry too. :)

Christina said...

LOVE this!! Great idea to use the plastic packaging on the glasses! I need that paper now!

Sandy Ang said...

coming over from Nook to say congrats ! love the story behind your lo. Me, i'm blind as a bat without my glasses

Elisa K said...

Love the layout... the glasses are way cute... Thanks for sharing.

Ursula said...

this is super cool. I am in awe of your skills creating a pair of actual glasses. Too cool!

Sherri said...

Hi Tiffany. Just popping over from The Nook to say congrats on the Top 40, and good luck. That layout is great, and the glasses are genius :)

Annelie Maddock said...

Love that LO, and the glasses sure are brilliant!

Gina said...

Fabulous LO Tiffany!..(popping over from the Nook)
Best wishes :) Gina x

Be(e) said...

What a fabulous layout, Tiffany!! I know all about having to wait for your orders;)
I just came by from the Nook's forum to check your blog out. I love your work!
keep it coming!
Els.

Deanna said...

What fun glasses! Too cute!

Megan A. said...

great page! and congrats on making the nook list!

LG said...

that eyeglass is brilliant! Nice touch to this layout!