Monday, April 8, 2013
First School Dance
For the page, I used ideas from a Two Peas video in their free series 213 in 2013. Each week there is a video with about 5 ideas of things you can do to spice up your scrapbooking. The video I watched was from Core Jones. She did a page where she created a sunburst and embossed each section with different colors of embossing powder - all bright colors. I loved the idea of using a lot of different stamps randomly.
In my case, I created a heart design and used neutral colors. I'll confess though that at first this seemed daunting. I almost gave up after the first couple of stamps and embossings but kept going. It really started to get fun as I could see my heart taking shape.
After finishing the silver, pewter and white heart, I misted it with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in silver. Then I masked that off and did the rest of the background with copper, gold and black embossing powders. This was a wonderful chance to use a set of paisley stamps I've had forever and rarely used.
With so much in the background, I kept the photo, title and embellishment really simple. The arrangement is very similar to my "Don't Worry" watercolor background page from a few days ago.
Thanks for stopping by! I'll be back tomorrow with some cards and a video.
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Now that is one amazing background, Lisa! Wow! I love how you created the heart as the center of it all.ReplyDelete
This is a really wonderful idea for using seldom-used stamps. I'm hoping to do some scrapbooking soon, so this is a great idea for a versatile and completely unique background. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
I just adore this layout! Such a nice background.ReplyDelete
Your layout is perfect.ReplyDelete
I thought that was pattern paper, how awesome that you designed it yourself!!!!
Glad you didn't give up. What a fabulous background. I, too, was wondering what line that paper was so I could get some!ReplyDelete