Sunday, September 18, 2011


This layout was inspired once again by a student in a design class today. She's a doctor who claims to be a frugal scrapper. Since frugal is THE word, I've decided to create a layout with minima expenditure. Hmmm.. or perhaps is making use of stuff that can be re-use instead. As the things used in this layout aren't cheap, but they're are RE-usable. So not just are we going to be frugal, we're going to be green!!!

The background is created by using Hero Art stamp and distress ink in Pumice Stone.

If you look really close, you can see some blotches of ink. Though distressing ink is soluble by nature, you won't really get that watery effect if you stamp diectly. The trick here is to spray some water on your stamp after you've ink it before stamping it down on the plain cardstock.

After the stampinh the dollies, stamped with a wording stamp in Forest Moss. Double stamp to create the fainter look.

Next, resist stamp the swirls at the alternate corners. Finally use the blending tool to create the redness around the corners. I've used my new favourite "Victorian Velvet".

For the final touch, edge all round the edges with walnut stain to give the edges a darker look.

Another technique, instead of inking and distressing edges with ink, we can actually distress edges with embossing powder. Ink round the edges with embossing ink and emboss in whatever colour you like.

In this case, I' ve recently bought the aged gold embossing powder from Tim Holtz series. However, I think there is not much difference in the appearance from the normal gold. I don't see how aged this is as compared to the non-aged one.

Materials used: Plain cardstock, 7 Gypsies Pattern Paper (Magpies), Recycled Vellum (From previous amazing layout)

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