Sunday, May 27, 2012

More Dotty

I couldn't help it, there's more Dotty for You.  This paper is great.   You still have a few more days to get your own.  Then it will be gone after May 31st.   I did take a break from it this weekend.  But I finished one up before I started on my Stella stuff.  It was a weekend of firsts for me.  First long card, first altered item, first time using a stamp set I have had for a while, and now first time doing a layout without pictures in it.  I know it seems weird, but I have never been able to let go enough to do a layout without the pictures.  Just makes me think something's missing.  I was inspired by a layout from, forgive me if it's not correct, Scrapbook Generation, I do believe. I saw it a while back.  When I saw our big polka dot print in the Dotty pack, I knew what I wanted to do with it.

Everything is ink distressed with either Sweet Leaf, Lagoon, or Grey Wool inks.  I threw in a few buttons from my stash with some Baker's Twine and here we have it.   The title on right page is made from letters cut from the Cricut AP cartridge and then coated with liquid glass (I'm still in love with it).   They were cut from the big polka dot paper, coated and then mounted on lagoon cardstock which had been stamped in lagoon ink with the flourish from the Love Life stamp set. I used 3d foam tape and popped it off the page.  The one on the left page is from the stamp set Family Love. 

I used my trusty little daubers and graduated my ink colors from the Grey Wool on bottom through Lagoon and then to Sweet Leaf on top, then stamped my paper.   I love being able to do that.  I think it adds even more interest to a stamped image. 

There we have it.  My first layout without pictures.  And it didn't kill me or anything :)  

Off to work on my StudioJ project.  Thanks for looking.    Hope to see you again soon! 

Happy Scrapping!

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