Saturday, August 13, 2011
Today is the day for the last VC bloghop of the year. If you missed the last one, VC stands for Virtual Convention. I joined the group since I didn't get to go to the Stampin' Up convention this year and it has been fun. You should be coming to my blog from Elizabeth's Stamp Room. She had several great cards using the new birthday hostess set. I have that set so I need to borrow some of her ideas.
My project is my August scrapbook layout. It features the Paisley Petals Designer Series Paper with a neutral Crumb Cake background. I used the large Hello Doily stamp on the background and the Delicate Doily stamps as accents on the lower left corner.
After stamping the Hello Doily in Crumb Cake ink I added a Fleurette croched flower with an Antique Brad to the center of the main one. I cut a piece of DSP into 2 X 11" strips and rounded the corners. I placed these strips on the Crumb Cake paper before adding scalloped strips cut with the Tasteful Trims Die. I really like these large scallops and feel they added a nice touch to the layout. I sponged Always Artichoke ink on them to give them additional dimension.
The layout went together fairly quickly and has space for up to 5 pictures. The 5 mats were sponged with Marina Mist ink and the outside of the layout was sponged with Always Artichoke.
Thanks for stopping by to see my layout. Your next stop on the blog hop is Carolyn Sharkas' blog, http://inkingthenightaway.blogspot.com/. She has a very cute idea for a mini album in a tin. I love how she made the labels for the pictures so the bride can decide which one to put where as she creates her album of treasured wedding photos.