Monday, March 5, 2012

PGCB Challenge #3

For Challenge #3 on The Paper Girls Challenge Blog, it was my turn to come up with the challenge.  Being that I love to stamp, it only seemed natural that I come up with a stamping challenge.  I love to make cards and use stamps in the background of my cards, but I often forget to use them on my scrapbook pages.  I figured this would be a good challenge, not just for myself, but other scrapbookers too!

I started this page with a white paper, embossed with a diamond pattern from the Presto Patterns Designer Series Paper by Stampin' Up. 

I used my chalk inks and rubbed a rust and yellow gold color on to the paper to make the diamond pattern stand out. I wanted to give it an antique look to go with the picture of my grandparents' wedding day 68 years ago.  I stamped the Everlasting Romance Stamp from Unity Stamp Company with Versamark and then embossed it with some pewter embossing powder.  I added some cream color Thickers from American Crafts.  They got lost on the page, so I colored them with some Copic markers.  Now you can actually read the title.  :-)  I was also amazed at how the journaling tag from My Mind's Eye's Laundry Line matched the colors I picked for the background.  It was purely by chance.  Some pearls, ribbons, flowers and brads and the layout was done. 

Here is the final product!

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