Hello dear friends! Thanks ever so much for peeking in today~
I could talk of them for weeks, and never finish all the good things I want to say about them.
(love, Christian kindness, concern, generosity, fun! friendship, and a unique genuineness to say the least.)
Their love has been the best! - I well with tears and just can't express how much they mean to me.
I am using the beautiful 'Vintage Artistry' paper collection by 49 and Market Co.; purchased on line @ - - >
https://www.thescrapbookdiaries.com/product-tag/49-and-market/ (The Scrapbook Diaries)
This is Quality paper!; super thick and so beautifully created.
Now, does the photo look a bit - - distressed? : ) This was taken at "Chuck-E-Cheeze Pizza Palace! : )
It was one of those 'sketch' machines; But I love it~
I kept this very simple, letting the photo and the paper shine.
The branch is a Memory Box die, and I embellished it with stickles glitter, sequins, and old mis-matched jewelry pieces that I purchased (for creating : ) at a garage sale.
The flower was cut from a 'Tim Holtz' die. - - > http://timholtz.com/tim-holtz-products/ I also used some of his products listed below (the blending tool and ink.)
The 'burlap looking' texture I added was not stencil and paste, but I used an embossing folder (dry) and my rolling pin! (Very Sophisticated! : )
Instead of using the folder on a piece of paper and sending it through a 'Bigshot' or embossing machine, I put the corners of my project in the folder and used the edge of my rolling pin (the circumference edge near the handle) to rub (hard!) the areas where I wanted texture.
Then I used a sponge blending tool (or you could use a make up sponge) and some distress ink to highlight the texture.
I sure appreciate you taking time to stop in and see what I've been doing!
I mentioned I was working on my craft room in an earlier post, and it has renewed some creativity in me *smile* albeit simple.
I will be sharing this lay-out @ - - > Wen's blog; "AppleApricot" for her "Simply Neutrals Tueday"
Bi-weekly she hosts a wonderful array of neutral projects and photo's. So much creativity awaits when you visit her blog! Please stop in and see! *(I was not 'recently' featured, but the other pic won't load properly! *sigh*)
Have a wonderful day!
Blessings to you,