Saturday, September 17, 2011

Fussy Fun

I made a page this evening. It was fussy. It took some time.  I inked, painted, embossed, folded, layered and cut.  And, in the end, I somehow meshed three challenges into one page!

I created my own background paper and used lots of stuff from my September kit for the Counterfeit Kit Challenge.

I used a striped background and the page starter for Shimelle's Scrapbook Starting Point.

And, while looking at Shimelle's blog, I realized I had my title for the 2Peas Fill in the Blank Challenge.

I inked an embossing folder and ran some Core'dinations cardstock through the Cuttlebug.  So while I didn't really stamp my background, I did use ink to create the color on the dot pattern. I managed to piece it together in a way that most of the seams are hidden under other things.

I was going to make a medallion but didn't end up seeing a place for it on the page, so instead I just stretched the scored paper across the page.  First I coated it with Triple Thick Gloss Glaze for some shine, and then lightly highlighted the folds with the blue and red inks that I used throughout the page.

Recently I have seen paint being used for matting/edging, so I thought I'd give it a try.  I then inked the edges, too, to help define the pics and journaling block on the page.

I made the flower for a previous counterfeit kit and finally used it here.  It was inked with an aqua blue, which didn't quite go with any of the shades of blue on the page.  So I covered the aqua with a darker blue staz-on ink with a q-tip.

I am happy with the page, but more than anything, I am just happy that I had some time to fuss. 

Now, if you'll excuse me, I need to go pace and swear at the TV while I watch the rest of the football game :).


  1. Love that inking on the embossing folder and the medallion that wasn't!

  2. I love the texture on this layout! Great work!

  3. Love all the layers! Really works all together.

  4. I love the colors and all the textures! They all work great together :)

  5. Great title! Especially love the little rosette, and also the way you've done a border round the photos - what kind of paint did you use?

  6. So pretty! Love the accordion folded strip.


  7. LOL - I love challenge combining! Super page and sounds like you have a dream job if that's the kind of event you are paid to attend!

  8. What a fun page. Love all the detail.
    As you can see it worked, I got on your blog :)

  9. great page! thanks for dropping by my blog today and leaving me a comment - looking forward to seeing what you create with your stamp technique!