Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Stamping, Stickers and Stripes

I've been having so much fun with Pink Paislee's Declaration collection!  Here's a layout from the two days our family spent at the Solano County Fair in August.  Other than the title, everything is from Declaration.

From Flamingo Scraps: Pink Paislee papers, stickers, and border
Other: BasicGrey letter and number stickers, Rubber Stampede stamps, Clearsnap ink

There are a few features on the layout I'd like to point out.  First, notice that I stamped the title words "County Fair" DIRECTLY on the layout.  I almost never do that, since the possibility of messing up is fairly high when it comes to me and stamps!  Not only that, but it was the absolute last thing I did, meaning that if I messed it up, there was no scooting things over or transferring the whole thing to another piece of background paper.  Fortunately, the stamping came out just fine.

Second, notice the tickets on the left hand side.  They are stickers that came with the collection and say things like "Music Fest" and "Drive-in Theater."  Neither of those fit my fair theme, so I carefully tucked the stickers under the focal photo so that the words were hidden.  

Finally, take a look at my journaling strips.  I didn't have an extra sheet of the background paper and couldn't cut a big enough piece from behind a photo to make journaling strips like I usually would.  None of the paper in my stash coordinated acceptably, so I found the only other paper in the collection that had the same off-white... the B side of this paper, with the diagonal stripe.

I carefully cut the paper on the diagonal to free the off-white portion of the stripe pattern and used that.  Worked like a charm!

1 comment:

  1. Great job Cindy -- I feel you on the stamping & the journaling strips are inspired!! Suzanne


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