September 17, 2008

This layout was a challenge of not using any storebought embellishments at all.. it had to be all cardstock with everything being made.
This is a layout of my oldest daughter and her best friend this past Halloween. ok.. so I did want to lock them in their rooms and not let them go to this party, but then you just have to let them grow up! This layout was a layout where I made my own paper. Everything here had to be made from card stock using paint, chalk or whatever you just had to create it yourself. I had seen some paper that I really liked so I tried my hand at recreating it. I started off with a black piece of card stock and added some blue and white paint in the middle and then blended it with a sponge brush until I got it to the blend I wanted. let it dry drew my grid with a white charcoal pencil and then I stamped my flowers with foam stamps and then outlined them with my white pencil. I cut and outlined my arrowed with my white uniball pen. Punched out my stars and outlined them too. The circles are actually just a really thin piece of card stock twisted and shaped and stuck on the paper. I added a punch of red to match the girl's lips and then there is hidden journaling when you lift the picture. I thought this turned out grand.