Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Practical Scrappers challenge

This is my first entry into a Practical Scrappers challenge. It is also a method I have never used before. The challenge there is to use white or colored core cardstock and show it off. To be honest, had Christine not mentioned DCWV, I would not have even thought about it. I STILL had to find the right colors to use anyways! She also mentioned CTMH, which I do have some leftover from a page kit I did at a get together one Friday night. So, here is my layout with the white core cardstock:






These are pictures from when my inlaws came to visit. The kids LOVED the beach even though we didn't intend for them to go this particular day. The bottom "sand" is DCWV Travel stack, the patterned paper at the top I really am not sure...I've had it a long time, the tags were cut from the Citrus 4.5x6.5 stack and I used an emory board on them. The title was cut using CTMH blue...I don't know the official color...and using Opposites Attract. I used the emory board again. I really liked how it gives it a worn, weathered look, like it has been hit with the sun, sand, and waves! I am definitely going to keep this in my line up of things to use!!






8 comments:

Sherri said...

cute layout......makes me want to go the beach!

Christine Meyer said...

Welcome!!! So glad to have you play along with us! And I'm glad to know someone reads the writing too :).
Christine

Amy Heller said...

Great take on the challenge at Practical Scrappers! Don't you just love using emory boards/sanding on cardstock?! One of my favoriet techniques!:)

Kim said...

Welcome to Practical Scrappers! Love your layout, you did it so well! Hope you come back each and every week to play and find inspiration.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Jamie Lane said...

Those photos are adorable, it looks like they were having fun! I love the sanded look on this page, just perfect! Thanks for joining us!

Erin said...

don't tell Christine, but I read the writing too !:P
I think you're right, the white core sanded down has a really cool weathered look, perfect for a beach themed page!

Joni Parker said...

This is just too cute. Great use of the cardstock. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrappers! Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

Sarah said...

Oh you did an awesome job on your title! That really is a neat effect.

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