But, Tanya, at Paper Hoarders, pulled me outta my funk and let me be a guest designer. Um... because of the shortened week, I'm a day off. I thought today was 2/22... and I was gonna be on time and everything! But... as
Alrighty. Let's get down to buswhacks! First... I don't have very many pics of me. And I most certainly don't have very many pics of me and the hubster. But... since Photoshop wasn't working for me all this week (it wouldn't save, wouldn't print the right size, and was just plain acting wonky [yes, that's a word... at least to me, it is!]), I switched to my trusty-ol' Fuji program and found THESE pics you see posted here.
I decided to do something a little different. I was looking for that edgy-distressed-type look... so... I printed them (via my own printer) on pearlescent textured paper, to get a silvery sheen. I love the way the pics turned out!!!! (Can YOU see the texture and the sheen?)
And me? I love playing with textures and mediums of all sorts. So... I even made my own vellum lace. I border-punched two different strips of vellum (two different punches - Fiskars Threading Water and Martha Stewart Embossed Snowflakes), one was white, and the other ecru. I sewed them together with a navy thread (to accentuate the background paper), crumpled them all up really tight!!!, sprayed them with Walnut Ink Stain, then misted with water, mashed them around a bit more... and
And so... I adhered my pics to this awesome blue-ish toned and distressed paper with flourishes, painted a little Robin's Egg Blue around the bottom pic, cut the strips of the vellum lace (so it would form better to the curves of the heart I was gonna adhere it to), and adhered it all around the pics in the shape of a heart.
The Heidi Swapp Ghost Letters (LOVE) are painted Robin's Egg Blue on the back, then adhered with (
And then, as a finishing touch, I stamped "forever" (a Studio G stamp) in the bottom left corner. I was going to add more... but... thought with all the pics (yes, I used FOUR of the same-type pose... because... well, we can never seem to get them right. but the point is... we do so many other things GREAT together!), that it was busy enough. Simplicity is key.
Anywho... I hope you like it. I had a blast making it. And thank you, Paper Hoarders for letting me join in again. I missed you so!
Tomorrow is Design Team day, and YOU can join in the challenge, too! Just go on over to Tanya's Blog and check out each of the DT members. Comment on them... please!!!! And you can link to your challenge result.
Oh yeah... the challenge was... Um... Love/Anniversary, using NON-traditional colors (no red, pink, or silver). I think I made it! Woohoo! (and this makes me first layout of the year! um... I've never even scrapped a pic of me and the hubster, so... that's a whole heck of a lot of challenges for me today!)
oh, and... PLEASE! don't forget to leave a comment for me, too! I'd love to know what YOU think about it!