Hello blogland! I hope the weather where you are is treating you a bit better than it is here! It’s been raining all day today! I’ve been trying not to complain about the rain because we had so many fires last summer, but I think I’d like to order just a little bit of sun to go with that rain!
On a dryer note, I was inspired to create a layout for frosted designs’ Sketch Along Tuesdays when I saw the sweet sketch for this week’s challenge.
I also wanted to play along with Scrapbooker's Anonymous challenge this month to use your stamp stash. They want you to make a background paper with your stamps as well as 3 stamped embellishments. I was pretty excited about this challenge because buying stamps is my guilty pleasure, but I don’t use them nearly as often as I should, so I jumped at the chance to get inky!
I know that my layout doesn’t look much like the sketch, but it was totally inspired by it…so that’s all I have to say about that! lol
The phrase above the picture is one of my stamped embellies, I stamped it with Stayz On on some acetate packaging and then stapled it onto my layout with my trusty tiny attacher.
The clock was stamped with Walnut Distress Ink, then embossed with Distress embossing powder in Vintage Photo. I love the shabby texture you get with the Distress powder!
The third embellishment is the “family” tag. I used the same technique with this one as the clock. I’m happy to say that I used this stamp set the very same day I bought it! It’s a new one from MME, and the background paper I made was stamped from that set as well. To make the background paper I stamped the pretty flower in lines, embossed them then I inked the paper with walnut distress ink. I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out!
These butterflies were cut from a Tim Horton’s coffee sleeve using my Tim Holtz die, then I sprayed it with some Mister Huey’s and Glimmer Mist. I love the way they look like they’re flying off the page!
I hope you like it!!
Don’t forget to play along with us over at Creative Accents and create something with a party theme! You don’t have to live in Williams Lake to play along, and there’ll be a prize involved, so you’ll want to come out and play!
There’s also some fabulous sketches going on this month at Sketches In Thyme, so don’t forget to check them out too and get inspired!
I hope you’re all enjoying the long weekend!! Thanks for stopping by!