Welcome to the Studio!
I've been cranking out layouts lately like a madwoman. It feels REALLY good to get some done. I'm so far behind it ain't even funny. I want to finish my wedding album before our 10th anniversary. A few years ago, that sounded like a joke; but we'll be celebrating that 10th anniversary in March of next year. I need to get my rear in gear for sure!
I've recently found a challenge blog that I just adore and really gets me motivated. It's Use Your Stuff. Each week they have a new challenge that gets you to, well, use your stuff. And believe me, I NEED to use what I have so I can make room for the new stuff I want. The challenge this week is #38, Make It By Hand. And I enjoy making my own embies when the usual store-bought stuff just doesn't work.
Well, I'm by no means bragging when I say that I used Scenic Route Paper, Charlotte Collection, for this layout. I don't even think that company exists any more, but I'm just now getting around to using the paper I purchased like four or five years ago, if not longer than that. I love the browns, reds, and peachy-pinks.
I used Heartfelt Creations Posey Patch stamp and die sets. I stamped the flowers first, cut them out with the Spellbinders/Heartfelt dies, and then inked the edges before layering them and adding a bit of bling to the center.
I used CTMH Garnet to stamp the smaller flower (top pic) and inked with CTMH Smoothie and for the larger flower (bottom pic) I did just the opposite. I also diecut my own ticket shape and added it as well. Several of the circles are popped up on foam tape to give the layout some lumpiness and texture.
Cardstock: CTMH Garnet, Smoothie, and Colonial White
Inks: CTMH Garnet and Smoothie
Stamps: Posey Patch, Heartfelt Creations; CTMH, Just The Ticket SOTM
Pattern Paper: Charlotte by Scenic Route
Dies: Heartfelt/Spellbinders, Posey; Spellbinders circles and scallop circles
Embossing folder: Provo Craft
Other: Ticket cut file from Silhouette, converted and used with MTC & Ba-Zing-A, the Knk Zing
and well as my own creation for the Title/journaling block.
Sketch: Becky Fleck, PageMaps 2
Thanks so much for stopping by. Until next time, Scrap Sassy and Use Your Stuff;)