Sunday, July 17, 2011

While I know it won't last, I have enjoyed having the last few Sunday mornings to scrap. The boys are almost done CIT (councilor-in-training) for the summer, they do love it. Dh leaves to pick them up and I have a few hours to myself. It has been nice though really, really quiet in the house.

After the challenging mosaic technique last week, I was really happy to see the Lasting Memories Distress challenge this week. Though I have a long way to go, it is one of my favorite techniques. Maybe because it allows for hiding errors so well? Or maybe it is the core'dinations paper? Or maybe just because it is messy and fun!

Below is my example for this week's project. I had hoped to try some perfect pearls, but, I don't remember where I put them. I only have one set and seldom use them (due to lack of knowledge), but over at Lasting Memories there was a link on using them. Looked like fun! Maybe soon (once I remember where I put them) ROFL.

This layout will also go into the Use Your Stash Challenge over at www.ScrapbookingFun.Biz because all of the papers and elements used are over 6 months old. (Whoops, no it won't, the brown/red core'dinations is new - oh well, the rest of the elements are old - still used a lot of stash)

Distress Techniques used: Embossing by placing elements under the paper and sanding (along the bottom edge); stamping, embossing and sanding core'dinations papers; inking edges of photo; distressing the edge of cardstock (then inking some of them); using ink to edge around the inside of the clock; 'painting' a border with a cat's eye ink pad; using a mini-mister for a bit more copper on the background paper; doing a bit of sporadic sanding on the background paper as well.

Next shows the clock element. I used some of the core'dinations bling type paper (sorry, but I don't remember the actual name), stamped with brown stazon, added some more core'dinations paper behind and a flower. The stamp set with the clocks, hands and sayings is really nice however it is one of those stamp sets that drives me nuts. The acrylic doesn't seem strong enough for standard stamping, so it usually takes me approximately 3-4 tries with the text pieces to get one that is acceptable. I prefer my rubber stamps, but the acrylic are so much less expensive that I am trying some of these as well. I wish the learning curve was a bit shorter.
My vintage buttons are always fun to use as well. For this layout, they were kind of necessary - in the corner, above the head, was a really fun statue that looked like some sort of bizarre hat on the subject's head. I had to do something. Photos like this only come around every few years, it is the only one I have, so I am not going to toss it and don't have photo shop or anything like that, so vintage buttons to the rescue!


Ashley said...

Great job on your layout! Congrats on making the Top 3 last week, and thanks for playing along again THIS week!

LM DT member

Brenda said...

Wow, fabulous layout. I love all the distressing, but the clock is my favorite part. Great job!!!
Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories again.
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Michele F. said...

Gosh you are quick! :-) Love this layout! I personally forgot about getting those sanding blocks out! Wonderful work you do!! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories this week!! And congrats on winning last week's blog candy!!

Karen Wilson said...

Awesome job Lucinda! I love this!! I'm so glad to see you joining us again!!

Thank you for joining us at Lasting Memories!

Brenda said...

What a great use of core paper! I am so glad you are enjoying the challenges and playing along! I look forward to seeing a lot mroe of your work here!!

glassgraffitix2 said...

Love all the techniques you used! Looks good! Thanks for joining us at Lasting Memories.

sharon said...

You did a fabulous job and used some really cool techniques! Great l/o

Sue said...

Great job on this page. I love how you embossed by sanding along the bottom strip. It looks great. Thanks so much for joining us at Lasting Memories.