Wednesday, April 4, 2012

A most difficult challenge...

You would think a simple,
single layer layout on a card would be simple!
Think again!

The Waltzing Mouse sketch challenge this week is to create a card using only ONE layer...that means no die cuts, no mats, no layers of any kind!
 For those of use who love to use ribbons, and trims, and all sorts of goodies piled on our cards, this was HARD!


 I stamped and embossed the label from Waltzing Mouse "Holiday Labels 14"
and the sentiment from "Rescue Remedies Additions" directly onto pattern paper from Prima's "Songbird" collection.  Then, I stamped and glitter embossed a few extra little
birds!  It was really difficult to walk away at that point.  This really challenged me as far as keeping it simple and one layer!

Stampendous Layout!

Mother's Graduation
May, 1951

Sorry the photo quality is so bad...I had already taken this to my parent's house when I thought about taking a picture. Without my good camera or a proper spot to shoot it, the picture leaves a bit to be desired.

My mother's graduation took place in the Midwest where all the flowers were in bloom at a local park.  She recalls it being a beautiful Spring day and I wanted to give her a page that reflected that same feeling.


Here, though, you can better see the glimmer of the embossing powders! I love these! They add shimmer and shine to my projects without being so very glitter and bling!
On this page, I used the "Aged Rose, Ivory, and Aqua" powders and heated them from the underside.  You can see more of this "Encrusted Jewel technique" on U-Tube, courtesy of Fran at Stampendous.
The sweet little butterfly is K & Company, and the flowers are Prima!


I also heat embossed the Stampendous "Rose Corset" image onto a vellum envelope and included a little tag for my Mother's own journaling.

~Just something I wanted to share~
Have a wonderful day!