Good morning fellow scrappers! Needless to say, I'm a bit late in posting this page. I can't even begin to describe how busy my full time job has been keeping me lately. It's been non-stop work with no breaks in sight. I'm in urgent need of a vacation or else I predict a gasket blowing loose any day now...
This page was my interpretation of Berry71Bleu's June challenge: Stamp It Up. The challenge was to include stamps into your project. For me, this was a fairly easy task since I've been a fan of stamps for years now. I have so many of them & just don't use them enough in my opinion. So for this page I broke out a couple of stamps from my stash.
The photo is a favorite of mine. It's me with my two boys, my son & my dog Toby. In Photoshop I applied a 'pencil sketch' effect on my picture which I really like. My cluster of embellishments are composed of several bits & bobs from my stash such as a small mushroom bird, mini nest, fabric flowers, mulberry flowers & a domino piece.
This scroll, stitches and sentiment are all stamps.
The paper used for my layout is from Authentique's 'Everlasting' collection. This collection is entirely in black & white. The designs on several of the pages though, lend themselves to be colored in which is precisely what I did here. With a couple of Prismacolor markers, I gave my page a splash of color. I hadn't colored in years & it felt great to go back to basic coloring. After coloring in my blossoms I further dressed them up by applying a dot of Star Dust Stickles to the center of each one.
The large black flourish seen behind my photos is one big stamp. It's a foam stamp by Prima that I've had in my stash for an eternity now. To further dress up the flourish I added Star Dust Stickles along the edges of the flourish.
The bright turquoise organza flowers are items from my own stash. I have these & a few others in different colors available in my Etsy shop.
This small car image is a stamp by Viva Las Vegastamps which was one of our sponsors for June. I stamped it onto white card stock, cut the image out & adhered it to my page with a couple of pop dots for some dimension.
Supplies: Paper - Authentique, Stamps - Prima, Viva Las Vegastamps, Technique Tuesday, Markers - Prismacolor, Glitter Glue - Stickles, Flowers - I Am Roses, The Kreative Korner, Other - Mini Mushroom Bird, Mini Bird's Nest, Fabric Flower, Spiral Paper Clip, Domino Piece
Thanks for stopping by & enjoy the rest of the week!