Saturday, September 11, 2010
This is a page I did for a challenge over at Swirlydoos. It is the No Paper Challenge. We couldn't use any patterned paper. I titled it She's Country because my daughter loves that song by Jason Aldean, and well, I just love Jason LOL!
I had a LOT of fun with this page. First, I have to give props to the Photoshop Wonder Twins over at Swirlydoos, Lisa G. and Lisa N. Yah, I know a lot of Lisa'a on this blog. That's cuz Lisa's ROCK! LOL Anyway, I'm a beginner with PS and I worked with this photo of my DD. I did a pencil sketch and then couldn't figure out how to get some other effects to work so I uploaded it to the forum. Between the two of them and the ideas bouncing all over the place, this is what Lisa G. ended up with. The other one from Lisa N is equally as gorgeous and I am going to have to scrap them both. BTW, click here to go to Lisa G's blog, and here to go to Lisa N's blog (she has some great PS tutorials).
Ok, back to the page. As I mentioned this was a no paper challenge. So, the first thing I did was break out my distress inks and a white piece of card stock. I used Bundled Sage and Stormy Sky for the page. Then I took one of my favorite stamps from Donna Salazar and stamped it along the bottom in two different colors.
Next, I used my Faux Metal technique (click here to go to the tut). This time I used a Cuttlebug Embossing folder and 2 different paint dabbers. I went over the whole thing using brown and then with a paper towel lightly went over the raised areas with some green. I LOVE the way this looks IRL. I love it so much that I had a hard time deciding whether or not I wanted my entire page made out of this or only a part. Then I edged it with some Prima Lace I had in my stash from a past kit.
here to go there). I actually had to redo this entire frame. I wanted there to be a contrast between the frame and the photo but boy-oh-boy was it just awful! I had to flip it over and just use Rusty Hinge Distress Ink. I added the little pearls for some interest because I was afraid to try anything else and it looked blah otherwise LOL.
The flourish is a Prima Say It with Pearls that I cut into two pieces and all of the flowers are Prima as well. The leaves are cut using an svg file. Thanks so much for stopping by and taking a look!!!!