Sunday, August 28, 2011

true R&R

I love this photo our friend Howard snapped of us on the first day of our California trip last September.  This is the title page to many pages from the trip which was true rest and relaxation.

The page is my entry in August's Scrapbook Stamping class at Two Peas.  The lesson is on emboss resist so I did the title stamped in white and inked over it with various dye inks.  I've finally found out why my previous efforts at emboss resist were less than perfect.  I was apparently using the wrong paper.  At least I think that was the problem.  This time I used some glossy photo paper and it worked great.  Always before my embossed image would pick up color that just would not wipe off. That didn't happen this time. It went so well, I did several cards this weekend that I'll post later on.

For the embellishments, I used several stickers from the Marrakesh collection  - an old collection from Basic Grey.  I had used some of these papers in the first few pages of this vacation.  The flower is part of one I'd made and never used so it was just lying around my worktable.  I knew there was a good reason not to clean up.  :-)

Thanks for visiting today!  If you haven't checked out Nichol's class at Two Peas, she will have a new installment on September 1st. Scrapbook-stamping-with-nichol-magouirk. She has the most clever ways to incorporate stamping into your pages.

Ingredients:  Cardstock:  Certainly Celery by SU!
DSP:  Greenhouse Gala by SU!; ledger is from Fancy Pants; other papers are from Marrakesh by Basic Grey
Stickers:  Basic Grey
Canvas Tag and lace:  Making Memories
Brads:  Antique by Stampin' Up!
Stamps:  Autumn Leaves


  1. Your layout is stunning. so much detail.
    You emboss resist turned out perfectly. Such a nice picture of the two of you.

    Thank you for the sweet comment you left on my blog last week.
    I posted a card for you and all the other wonderful women that left me such caring messages.

  2. Great layout, and great photo! The emboss resist looks amazing, and good thing you left that flower out. It's the perfect touch!


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