Welcome! If you're just joining us, we're on Day Eight of a fun summertime blog series, 31 Pages in 31 Days! I hope you find lots of stampy inspiration here--whether it is for now or for later. Feeling a little behind with your scrapping? Maybe if you follow along with us, you'll find yourself rejuvenated!
I am excited to make this "labor of love" page with my Scrapbooking Summer School ladies at the second of their four-week class series this week. There are a lot of little pieces and parts to this layout, but it starts simple--a Soft Suede 12x12 cardstock, with an 11x11 piece of First Edition Specialty Designer Series Paper layered on top after being weathered like the Dickens! It's crumpled, sponged, spritzed, stamped and torn. This is a great page to do when you're frustrated! : )
Just some close ups of a couple of the tag pieces. I used the Nature Walk and Daring Adventure stamp sets, and even a couple images from the Lovely As A Tree stamp set, and the new Timber Stampin' Around wheel from the 2012 Holiday Catalog. I wanted this page to look like a botanical shadowbox. It would look especially cute if you paired it with sepia-tone photos, too.
Love this little touch especially--it's a piece of our super-thin, paper-backed balsa wood. I stained it with sponged ink so it looked older, then punched holes for the Metallic brads using the 1/16th inch handheld punch. It's thin and flat and you can write or stamp on it--pretty nifty!
See you tomorrow for Day Nine of the 31 Pages Challenge!