Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Last Scrapper Standing...Week 4

I was finally able to get a layout completed for the Memorable Seasons contest this week... it's been a busy summer! :)

The challenge for this past week was from Jude and she challenged us to use household items to create a background (using ink, paint, etc). I used a plastic canvas, a decorative lid from a glass jar, and a pencil eraser.
To create the grid pattern on the white card stock, I used a plastic canvas and inked it with a green inkpad.
Then I "stamped" it down onto the white card stock and used my brayer to transfer the ink.
Here's the cool pattern it made:
Then I trimmed the paper down and rounded the corners, and inked the edges with a red inkpad and a sponge.
To create the pattern background on the blue card stock, I used a printed decorative lid on a glass jar and a pencil eraser.
Here's a picture of the lid I used:
It was from a jar of Gum Arabic I had in my craft room. I stamped the lid pattern onto the blue card stock with a clear Versamark inkpad, then sprinkled it with clear embossing powder and heat set it.
To fill in the gaps, I used a pencil eraser and a white inkpad. The small dots are really subtle, but create a unique pattern when paired with the larger lid stamped images.
Here you can see the two patterns I created with these household items:
To finish off the layout, I added some buttons and felt alphabet stickers. My journaling was written on the back of a coordinating pattern from the same line of paper.

Supplies Used:
Studio Calico Anthology line:
Blue, white and craft card stock
American Craft Thickers- Red Playroom felt alphabet
WRMK Corner Chomper
Ranger Distress Inks: Fired Brick, Peeled Paint
Tsukineko InkPads: VersaMagic Cloud White chalk inkpad, Versamark Inkpad
Clear Embossing Powder and heat tool
Buttons and white embroidery thread
Pencil Eraser, Plastic Canvas, Decorative lid from glass jar

All supplies were from my personal scrapbook stash.

1 comment:

Life Made Creations said...

Love how you used the cap as a stamp. Great LO!