time for a new layout for Urban Scrapbook's monthly challenge. October Afternoon's "Farmhouse" papers and embellishments were in the kits this month, along with a great sketch by Lynette. Check out Urban's website to see what fantastic layouts everyone came up with! Here's mine:
When my husband and I were in P.E.I. this fall, we went to see the Anne of Green Gables historical site. We couldn't resist putting on this "Anne" wig and hat and taking our photos for our daughter. She was born with beautiful auburn red hair and someone is always asking, "who did she get the red hair from?" (none of us have red hair) Now she can say she got it from both her parents! When she was little, Anne of Green Gables was one of our favorite shows to watch together.
We also had some Wendy Vecchi chipboard pieces in our kits, which I love. I had the large head, which I wasn't sure about at first, but after I kept layering paper and altering it, I'm glad I had it. I added some ink, Distress stain, and Rock Candy, a flower made of Glassine Paper and the Tim Holtz tattered flowers die, Tim Holtz film strip and a Prima crochet button. The pin in the kit was from 7Gypsies, which I hung my buttons from. The kits are for sale at Urban, but I'm sure they won't last long!
I also made a tag and card last week, using We R Memory Keeper's Easter line, called Cotton Tail. There hasn't been very many Easter themed papers in the last couple of years, so it was nice to see this line.
For the card, I used the center part of the diecut paper (it also has a nice woodgrain pattern on the back) and with glue and sookwang tape, added glitter around the edges. The pink diecut was cut out with my Sizzix Tim Holz Hanging Sign die, with Cotton Tail rub-ons added. I then hand cut the shape a little larger with green cardstock to mat it. Where there were two holes in the diecut, I kept the circles and just glued them in, you can barely see them. The flowers and swirls were made using the Sizzix Tim Holtz Pinecone, Vintage Lace, and the Festive Greenery strip dies. The flower with the big brad was hand cut from the Bunny Trail paper. The egg and bunny were rub-ons that I put on white cardstock and pop dotted.
I made this tag with my well used Tim Holtz Tag die and glossy paper. Next I used my Sizzix Springtime border texture fade set. This set has one large texture folder and three thin border ones. The butterflies were a thin border, which I just embossed three times at different widths on the edge of my tag. The grass was also a thin border, which I used along the bottom. I think I will be using this set a lot! After I finished embossing, I lightly sanded the raised areas. Next comes the fun part! Using Spun Sugar and Milled Lavender distress inks, I inked the butterflies and around that area. Where you have sanded, it is darker, highlighting the butterflies. Then, I inked the grass and background with various colors of greens (I think I used Evergreen Bough, Bundled Sage, Pine Needles and a little bit of Iced Spruce) which when inking, I go back and forth using the different colors, using my foamies. I love how the glossy paper takes the ink and when blended together it is so subtle! I cut out the purple butterflies with Tim's On the Edge Butterfly die using WRMK's Cotton Tail paper. Then using a left over piece of Cotton Tail diecut paper, I pop dotted that overtop. The pattered paper and book paper butterflies were cut out using the Movers & Shapers mini Butterflies and On the Edge Butterfly dies. I have zip lock bags full of butterflies cut from old book paper and flowers cut from tissue paper, and book paper. I die cut them out one night while I was watching T.V., it's so handy to have them already cut out and you can make them any color with ink. I backed my tag with patterned paper, and the "spring" word is with letters from Authentique. I added some ribbon and I was done!
That's all for today, have a great weekend!
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