Sunday, November 15, 2009

In Character

I love the new cardstock that Jenni Bowlin has created with Coredinations. It is embossed and is made of two contrasting colors -- this one is red behind black. When you sand it -- the red is revealed in the pattern of some of her papers. It is delightful!



I used my cricut to cut out the large label shape -- and then used some temporary tape to tack it onto the page. Then I took some sandpaper and wrapped it around a stamping block so that I would have a fairly large flat surface with which to sand. The die cut kept me from sanding the cardstock where it was sitting so it left a great place to put my photo. I thought the background had a bit of a stamped leather look -- so decided to use it for the picture of Royce when he was headed out to PowWow (Royal Rangers -- camp) -- the men always go as guys from the 1800's -- and the character he has developed over the years is Trader Gray. The boys love to come up with something to "trade" with him for -- so he has amassed quite a collection of pointed sticks and arrowhead shaped rocks!

I loved this whole collection from Jenni Bowlin this month...her papers and embellishments always inspire me -- and this one really did too. I will be busy with November's kit for a while!



Wanted to show you a close up of this flower...I saw a tutorial here and had to make one....the 4 inch mini papers were perfect for this technique. Go check it out and make some for yourself.

4 comments:

  1. yay! jannspiration!!!

    lovely composition, I agree the embossed paper is 'delightful'!

    thanks for the link to the tutorial also, very cool technique!!!

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  2. That layout is phenomenal Jann! What a great idea to do with that paper - I'll have to get me some of that. :)
    I've sure been missing you.
    Have a blessed week.

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  3. Cute layout, Jann! I think you will see those flowers on my LOs soon. Thanks for sharing it. Advance Happy Thanksgiving, sweetie.

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  4. Awesome page! Love the masking technique you used! That cardstock is too cool!

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