Wednesday, March 25, 2015


Another fun challenge over at Soul Scrappers.  For this challenge we had to have completed a number of their February challenges and then expressed our interest in this challenge.  We were sent a pack of mixed embellishments and we were challenged to complete a canvas, layout or OFP (Off the Page project) anything a all as long as we used as many of the bits and bobs we received. Here is what I received:
 And here is my layout.  It would have to be the most embellished layout I have done in a long time.
On Australia Day, 2013 my sister and I were in Carcoar, NSW.  Carcoar is a picturesque town that has been classified by the National Trust. It is 3rd oldest settlement west of the Blue Mountains. It has a population of approximately 200.  Each Australia Day they hold a fair - it was awesome to walk around.
For my layout I first sprayed Kraft cardstock with Tsukineko Walnut Ink (in itself as old as time, one of the first sprays/mists introduced), then using Kaisercraft Clock Template I sponged with Tea Dye Distress Ink.  And then using the same ink I went to town and distressed, distressed and distressed the embellishments. I chose the strip of printed paper as it reminded me of pressed tin ceilings that are in the older buildings.
Close up showing the spray and some of the distressing. I could just see the lady shopping for a new hat in the emporium in the past.
 Close up of more distressing and masking.
Thank you for looking, I had fun trying to work out just how the embellishments would fit. Margaret


Cheryl Caldwell-Nyboer said...

This is a beautiful page and I LOVE the way you used all of the embellishments!!

Dale Tiernan said...

Great job using up all the bits. Good idea to take a pic of them as well.

Paula Jennings said...

Great job! Love the story that goes with it.

Paula Jennings said...

Great job! Love the story that goes with it.


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