Friday, 24 September 2010

Going Green

I decided today was the day to break into my DCWV Green Stack. If you haven't already got this stack or haven't even seen it then pop over to DCWV and take a peek as it is lovely of the most loveliest.

I choose a photo of my two nieces. I'm working on an album for each of the girls. With two albums it gives me scope to redo pages that I've really enjoyed making and I definitely think this is going to be one of them. There's just something about the title 'sisters' that is so simple yet powerful at the same time.

Not only did I break into a coveted DCWV stack but I also tried my hand at distressing. Distressing goes against my natural instincts to protect and keep my scrapping supplies in pristine contidion but I love the distressed look. I started by using the Martha Stewart Doily Hearts edge punch to punch all four sides of a sheet from the Green Stack. I kinda winged it at the corners and simply trimmed away any unwanted edges. I ran some Vintage Photo Distress Ink over the punched edges and stuck this to a sheet of cardstock from the DCWV Brights Cardstock Stack. I ran a baby wipe over the edges of the cardstock and distressed it with my fingers and inked the edges too. I did the same with a smaller piece of patterned paper also from the Green Stack. I then added my photo and some embellies. I used the Martha Stewart Monarch Large Butterfly punch and thge Sizzix Circles die to create my embellies. The large flower and little birdie are from the Green Stack Chipboard set. I added a few Kaisedrcraft gems for a little bit bling.

Now I'm off to jump into bed with Edward. New Moon how I love thee ;) Night, night everyone. Kx

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