Monday 7 March 2011

Calamity Jane does Scrapbooking

I had a huge case of Calamity Jane does Scrapbooking when I created this page. Firstly, I under estimated just how wet the Tim Holtz Distress Ink was going to be. After inking the large square of patterned paper I placed it on top of the cardstock and shuffled it about a little, spreading ink everywhere.

Undeterred I carried on, adding double sided sticky tape to my large piece of inky paper, and when shuffling it into place for the second time I noticed it was squint. I'd somehow managed to cut the paper jaunty and with a 12x12 guillotine (who knew that was even possible...).

Prior to figuring this out though I popped the cardstock into the guillotine just to make sure that the cardstock was absolutely square you see and I somehow managed to pull down the handle ever so slightly making a cut into the cardstock (seriously, what are the chances?).

I also added a mis-match of uneven foam pads to the Wintertime sticker making it bumpy (this was not the look I was aiming for). The upshot is that this page is slightly smaller than 12x12 and purposely bulky to make up for that :p I kinda like that it has a funny little story to go with it though :o)

I used Bazzill, Echo Park Wintertime and Kaisercraft Pearls. The photo was taken in our back garden in December last year. I'm not really sure what it is that my little man is trying to do but I like to think he's checking the depth of the snow with his head, as you do obviously! :p

I made this little embellishment using a scalloped circle punch of Wintertime patterned paper and some of the co-ordinating stickers with a little twine and some Kaisercraft pearls. I added a flurry of snowflakes to the bottom of the photo using an old Xcut snowflake punch and some more Kaisercraft bling.

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