Friday, July 8, 2011

friday...another layout and challenge (DCWV)

Ok, I think I definitely need to stay away from blogs that host contests/challenges! On the bright side, I AM getting my layouts scrapped...

Yesterday I was browsing and came across DCWV's blog and a challenge. The challenge is to to use the sketch provided and one of their stacks. Now, I haven't bought a DCWV in some time now (I think the last one was the Mariposa stack and is so pretty that I'm hoarding it!-There I admit to it!) so I dug DEEP within my stash and found this:

Yup, that's right! This is the Fall Stack (non glittery one) from 2008! I barely touched it and has been sitting in my drawer collecting dust ever since! (well, not really, but you get the idea!)

So I started playing with the sketch and my pictures from 2008 (coincidence? I think not...) on photoshop and started working on my double pager right away!

Here is the sketch:

and here is my layout:

I made a few minor changes to the sketch since I really liked it. I only mirrored the left page to better suit my pictures.

I used the fall leaves pattern paper for my background. A little tip to make your old pattern paper seem more appealing to you is to glimmer mist them with clear glimmer mist. It gives the paper a nice soft shimmer and they look newer!

Another little trick that I did on this layout was to ink the border of my background cardstock. I wanted it to be dark brown but I didn't have any more brown cardstock so I used a white one instead and inked the edges with my StazOn ink pad.

Here is the left side of the layout:

and the right side:

Here are a few more details:

I made the banner using one of the sheets included in the stack which had a whole bunch of words related to Fall/Halloween. I cut them in the shape of a banner, inked the edges and machine stitched them. I think they turned out wonderful!

I used brown thickers for the title to give it some dimension and not let the title get lost among all the words in the banner.

Finally, I used some silk flowers from Michaels' flower department and some stickled diecut/ punched out leaves.

I am very happy with how this layout turned out! Thanks DCWV for the wonderful challenge that made me dig down in my stash and use my 2008 stack!


  1. Nah keep doing the challenges. They are paying off for you by t the winning...congrats with the pit blog hop win. Besides you win even more by getting some beautiful pages done

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Jul 01:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. great lo!!! love the stack you used...i have it too!


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