|Small Blessings Layout - Core'dinatons Cardstock NSD Challenge (click on photo to see details!)|
Here is another layout for a challenge over at Core-dinations - right HERE which ends tonight, at midnight! I am so glad they kept the challenge open for a few extra days. I work full-time and don't have much leisure time!
The Photo: Is of Sami, getting ready for our road-trip to Portland for Spring Break this past March. She was all packed up and grabbed her cozy teddy bear to keep her company. So adorable!
The Journaling: In white uniball pen reads 'Sami, I love that at 14 you still cuddle with your stuffed animals. I'll take that as a small blessing'.
The Goods: Core'dinations Cosmo Cricket Neutrals Collection (light brown panel, dark grey mats,dark grey title, black butterflies), Core'dinations Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights Collection (main layout cardstock piece with embossed butterflies); Basic Grey Origins canvas tag and epoxy sticker; Tim Holtz Butterfly grunge board pieces; Kerri Bradford Small Blessings studio cut file.
Tools Used: Silhouette Cameo to cut out title, Martha Stewart Butterfly punch, EK Success border punch, Uniball white pen, SU distressing tools, SU sanding block.
Techniques: I watched the Hard Core videos and loved the use of sanding over grungeboard shapes to create a watermark image; which is what I did with the two butterflies on the right panel, and I lifted the white journaling from one of the videos as well! I sanded the embossed butterflies on the left side of the main layout. I also outlined one of the watermark butterflies on the right panel to make it stand out better. And, I distressed the larger panels, and tore the grey panel at the bottom. The title is cut with the Cameo.
Thoughts: I love these colors together! They make for a great 'natural' layout, which I am really loving right now. I love 'touching' this layout! The cardstock has so much texture... the weight feels like canvas and I really want to hang it on a wall!
Thanks for looking!