Wednesday, March 26, 2008

One more scrapbook layout! :)

OK, this is the LAST layout from LAST month's scrapbooking class. I REALLY like the way this one turned out, and that's why I saved it for last. :) I know I've been posting a lot of simple cards lately; the show has worn me out - if you'd like to see some photos from it, read a little bit about it, you can check out my other blog, :)
ANYWAY. This is using Brocade Blue card stock and Whisper White ink. We dragged the ink pad along the card stock in the direction we wanted the boards to go, then drew in the boards and nail heads with our white gel pen - which is an AWESOME gel pen!!! The "cherish" is from the Cherished Memories Rub-Ons in the Spring/Summer IB&C.
We used the distressor tool on the cutter kit to distress the edges of the Creamy Caramel mats, then used Creamy Caramel ink and a sponge to add even more distressing. That's natural hemp tied around the mats; we used paper snips to age the hemp a bit, so it would feel worn, too.
The following is the 6x6 layout, using the same exact techniques:

As you can see, we only tied the hemp around the journaling box, because the photo mats can't be as big on this size layout.
So, what do you think? Do you like it as much as I do? :D I really had a great time with these techniques, and ANYTHING that says "beach" is beautiful to me. :)
What are YOU working on??? Are YOU stamping? I am, but it's for a swap - so I can't show you until AFTERWARD. :D
Please! Not for MY sake, but for YOURS! Take the time to STAMP something! It's therapeutic! :D Have a WONDERFUL day!