12 July 2010


Our granddaughter Tiffany (Brandon's sister) - they are all in Jamaica for a family wedding.  I did say I was catching up this summer!

This is my response to the "by the numbers" challenge at Scrapbook Challenges (see links).  The criteria:  0 - (no) patterned paper, 1 - stamp, 2 - photos, 3 - ribbons, 4 - alphas/fonts.  And then use only orange and yellow!

The background cardstock is WhiteWash from Core'Dinations, the scalloped cardstock is DCWV.  I used the cover of the DCWV pad as a mask and sprayed Glimmer Mist (Mimosa) in some areas and then used a brocade background stamp around the bottom and right edges and on that cover to create patterned paper (Spiced Marigold).  The masked off areas are outlined with a Krylon (yellow!) gold pen.  Originally I had used an orange marker but it turned out looking more pink than orange.

The three ribbon tabs are cream ribbon edged in orange.  I stapled them on with yellow staples - didn't look great so I covered those with my trusty Krylon pen also.

I dug through my boxes of K&Co chipboard alphas (bought when I first started papercrafting - it felt good to use them!) and came up with 3 different ones, the fourth I can't identify the maker.  I painted these with gesso, then Picket Fence (TH) crackle paint.  I used Tim Holtz Distress inks in Spiced Marigold and Mustard Seed and then ran them through the Big Shot using one of the new (TH) embossing folders in a brocade/tapestry pattern.  The embossing looks much like the henna pattern on Tif's hands.  I then distressed them with Distress Ink in Honey.  

NOTE:  I've now started resizing my scrap page photos.  It's easier to upload for the posts, to challenge sites and quicker to download the blog but doesn't provide the sharpest details on the layouts.  If you have questions or want a clearer image just contact me - happy to provide those for you.

1 comment:

  1. I love it!! It's so creative and I LOVE how you created your own PP :)

    Great take on the challenge!!

    Luv Nat xx


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