24 June 2010


I've just joined as a follower a fairly new papercrafting challenge blog, check out The Studio Challenges (on my links list).  This is my entry to the World Cup Soccer Challenge - use gold and five of something - representing the "golden goal" and number of penalities each country is allowed to kick.  My "five of something" is the number of brown ribbon stitches on the lower left photo corner and I topped five of the vintage buttons with gold using a Krylon gold leaf pen.

Those of you who peek in here regularly will have seen Mac (McLean) in his walker or other equipment and you might have guessed he has to work hard at the things we take for granted but you  will also recognize that look of delight he so often has in making his discoveries!

This particular picture is an all around favorite.  He was so excited and happy to have a baby sister - if you could hear the chitter/chatter he makes with babies and here is Lucy happily taking it all in.  I can only guess that since this was on his birthday he might be telling her all about it.

I was looking for a more boyish paper to start this layout and found the perfect fit and inspiration here in "Nostalgic-Wistful" from Deam Street Papers.  I framed the 5x7" bw picture with the journaling strips - the plain black and white draws your eyes right to the picture.  All of the punched tiles were done with scraps of core'dinations cardstock, inked with Ginger Bread (VersaMagic), faux stitched with a Stabilo black pen (0.3) and mounted with foam squares though a few I adhered direct to the background for more interest.  I drew a pencil line from top to bottom in from the right hand edge as a starting place and yes, I left the line.

Each tile was topped with a light brown vintage button which I then skimmed over with black Stazon ink (do you think Stazon has an almond/cherry scent too?).  The title was cut using the Winter Woodland Cricut cartridge and a scrap of brown cardstock.  The metal "together" tag is 7gypsies.  I used a bit of brown vintage seam binding to make a link around that bottom corner.

This was fun - I am going to look through my paper stash to see if another pattern inspires a similar treatment!


  1. I love your take on the challenge, Sandi!

    Hopefully we can get you linked up soon - thanks for playing along with us at The Studio xx

  2. Great layout with a lovely photo too. Thanks for playing! xx

  3. Great take on the challenge Sandi, thanks for joining in with the Studio challenges :-)

  4. What a handsome layout! I love it!


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