Monday, January 21, 2008

Cowboy Up!

It's been a while since I've put some pages together. I finally got to use my Wanted stamp set from Stampin UP!. I found these pictures buried amongst the hundreds that are thrown in a box and thought they would be perfect.

In thinking of my layout and the techniques that I wanted to use, there were a couple of things that I wanted to try out. After seeing my fellow SBS5 sister's blog, Marcie, she had done a couple of things that I thought would be fun to try. Thanks for the inspiration Marcie!

One technique that I got from Marcie was to sand the edges of my pictures. This added a vintage/distressed sort of look to them. All I did was take a piece of sand paper to them.

I used the rock and roll technique on the word "Wanted" and sponged around it. Then I used my scissors to distress the outer edges. I did the same thing on the Cowboy Up layer. I stamped the background and used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to do the lettering. It probly doesn't show up in the picture, but I did paper piercing around this layer.

I distressed the chipboard stars as well. I inked them up with a sponge dauber using pumpkin pie classic ink. (Since I didn't have really rust ink to match my paper, I had to improvise-they are a bit lighter in color, but it was all I had. I think they work ok.) Once it was all covered with pumpkin pie ink, I stamped the paisleys over top, then I took a sponge and sponged the edges using chocolate chip ink.

As far as the layout goes, Marcie did a page where you use 1 photo and leave empty space around it. I love the idea of this as it highlights that image. So I thought I would give it a try. I found it challenging, as I thought it was "naked", but I love how it turned out.
All Stampin' Up! Products
Papers: Chocolate chip, Very vanilla, Really Rust
Inks: Chocolate chip, Pumpkin Pie
Stamps: Wanted, Defining Alphabet
Accessories: Sandpaper, Chipboard, Dimensionals, Hemp Twine, Scallop punch, Sponge, Sponge dauber, Hardware, Paper Piercing tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig
Techniques: Rock-n-Roll, Sandpaper, Distressing


Anonymous said...

It's PERFECT!! I love everything you did to it. I also like the one picture and leaving the background blank. Thanks for sharing, might have to case with different colors :)

Jamie Martin said...

Love your pages, they are sooooo pretty :)
I have a blogging question for you. I know how to add a link, but how do you add the word to click on rather than the address? I can't figure it out. Please help :0 Please post the answer on my blog under todays date.
Thank you for helping me out.

SBS-5 Sister

Anonymous said...

You did a great job! They really turned out so nice!!!

Janine said...

These turned out quite lovely.

Jamie Martin said...

Kanani, thank you for your help with the "how to link" info, it worked! I'm so excited I learned something new :)

Cheryl said...

Great Pages! Love the layouts and colors!

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