Did you read that title right? Yes, you did! Today will be my last post with the Mark's Finest Paper's Design Team, as I am officially stepping down and moving onto other things. My blog has been straying a little from it's original mission statement...to help YOU save money on your crafting, with a few projects thrown in for good measure! I've loved my 15 months with MFP and I'm sure I'll be revisiting their stamps often. They make a GREAT product!
This week's Color Challenge on MFP Speedy TV is to use Orange, Black and Brown. I found it a bit of a challenge to use these colors without making something Halloween related, but I finally figured out how to make it happen!
As I'm sure you know, (because I can't seem to shut up about it!!) my sweet daughter is getting married to her love this summer. I decided to use some of the gorgeous pics from their engagement photo session for my layout this week. I LOVE the way their photos turned out!!
I started my layout with Tin Type cardstock from Quick Quotes. I have lots of scraps from their warehouse sale I went to last year. I'm sure I will have scraps from that sale til the day I die!! I use them ALL the time and still can't make a dent. Gotta love warehouse sales!!
On the first page, I started with a 5 x 7 print. I think this is my current favorite way to do double page layouts...one big photo to focus on for the first page, and then a few smaller ones for the second. I cut a few scraps into banners to flow down the sides of the pages, and then embellished with some buttons and square brads.
On page two, I added some more banners down the center of the page. One of them has some lines that I plan to use for my journaling. I had some chipboard gears leftover from another project that I decided to use for the bottom corner of the page. I used various different colors of chalking inks, and Perfect Pearls to give the gears the appearance of metal rust and patina. They have just a little shine to them too. I mounted some directly to the cardstock and popped up some of the others to give a little extra interest and dimension.
I used a sentiment from Mark's Finest Paper's Dogwood Blossoms stamp set. I actually masked the stamp off so that I only used the top half of the sentiment, since that part went perfectly with my layout.
Please join us this week for the color challenge. The entries have been low lately so you have a really good chance of winning an awesome stamp set! As a matter of fact, the set they're giving away this week is the same one I just gave away for the Hippity Hoppity Easter blog hop last weekend! You have until next Wednesday at 5 pm PST to link up.
Happy Scrapping! ~Amy E