Sunday, September 7, 2008

Page Maps Contest

Here's my entry for the Page Maps Blog challenge. I have almost zero hope of winning, but I wanted to do it anyway. It's often nice to have a boost to create something.

Here's the inspiration sketch:

And here's my take:
I love this picture. It's of hubby dearest being playful with some wisteria.
The green paper is from Making Memories Travel collection. I used my Autumn Leaves Swirls stamps, CTMH Big Paper Flowers, K&Co Fabric Brad, CTMH jewel flower, green ribbon and an assortment of alphas including Basic Grey, Making Memories mailbox letters, MME Bohemia Chipboard and Making Memories tiny stickers (so cute).

You can't really tell by the picture, but the texture is pretty cool. I have the textured cardstock, the flowers and jeweled brad and plenty of 3-D stickers. I created a pretty cool effect on the 'U'. It now has a felt-like texture. I inked the original brown letter with green ink. I put a little white ink in the embossed areas and then distressed it while the ink was still wet. This rubbing created a unique feel.

I know it's simple, but I like it that way. Right now it's on my fridge, but I think I'll attach a ribbon hanger and put it on my wall. I like it just that much :) I hope you enjoy it too!

P.S. I plan on posting the next few days about my sister's shower. She's getting married and we did a lot of crafting. I was super inspired.

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