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Monday, January 10, 2011

Antiquing

Trisha has uploaded a brand new sketch (#202) at Sketch Inspiration! There's a wonderfully B-I-G, HUGE prize this week! Head on over and give the sketch a try for a shot at the prize package!

Here is my take on the sketch!
PRODUCTS USED: The background came from Bazzill while the other two papers came from K & Co's Life's Journey paper pack. The stamp with the pin through it is also from the same paper pack. The date bloc came from Maya Road. For the title I, of course, used Thickers. The metal pin is a new fave of mine by Tim Holtz!

I only had one package of these particular Thickers letters, so I had to make do with what I had. My "N's" are actually upside down "U's" while the "U" is actually a "V". I think it worked out pretty well, though. 

You see the stamp with the pin through it? Well, once I stuck the pin through it, It wouldn't lay flat. It wouldn't lay anywhere near flat, so I had to improvise a bit. I got some foam dots and attached them to the back. This gave me lift just where I needed it so it would lay just right on my page.

The paper flowers, although the perfect colors, looked much too crisp and clean for this page. After all, I'm talking about going antiquing..... So, I inked them up jsut a bit. Just enough to take the crispness off. I did the same for my journaling block.

Ok, my picture itself isn't the best quality either. Why, you ask? Well, I too the picture with my old cell phone and printed the picture as a 5x7. So, there you go. But, after I sanded the edges of the picture, I think it all worked, even though the picture quality isn't all that great.

1 comment:

Amy said...

Love this layout!