Thursday, October 17, 2013

Tone-On-Tone Background Stamping


I think about it and I shudder...barely TWO MONTHS left before Christmas?  What?  It feels like it just happened last month!  They say when you get older, time goes faster, but this is ridiculous!  Haha!  So in honor of getting all revved up for Christmas, our weekly Scrapbook Challenge on MFP Speedy TV is asking for holiday themed layouts this week!


Remember this challenge is strictly scrapbook layouts, no cards please.  You have to use stamps on your pages. They don't have to be Marks Finest Papers, a Heinrich Co stamps but if you do use them you will be entered twice for a chance to win.  We're giving away different stamps each week this month, so make sure to stop by the challenge page to see what you have a chance to win!


This week, I decided to take things in a little different direction with my layout.  I found an adorable set of cut files in the Silhouette Store made by PPBN, and thought they would be perfect for our random Christmas morning photos from 2008.  That was the year that both my son and daughter moved back home for a short time, so Christmas morning was absolutely perfect...both my kids at home.  We had a wacky, wonderful morning!



I used some scraps of patterned paper for some interest, but mainly stuck with solid cardstock to make my embellishments.  I used a metallic silver paint pen to make the "hangers" for the Christmas ornaments.  The paint is so shiny, they look really authentic!

I love the look on my husband's face when he figured out what his gift was!

Even after adding all the cute paper piecings, I felt the page still needed a little more, so I did some tone-on-tone background stamping.  I used two of the images from Mark's Finest Paper's Poinsettia Blooms stamp set and some Maraschino Cherry Chalking Ink from Quick Quotes to stamp a really awesome background and basically make patterned paper out of solid cardstock!  I love this trick!


I hope you'll consider linking up with this week to share your Christmas memories and have a chance at an awesome MFP stamp set.  You have until next Wednesday at 5 pm to join us.  See you then!

Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E

1 comment:

DIANA L. said...

Super cute layout Amy Have a great day
DIANA L.
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