It's technique week at Hand Stamped Sentiments and sometimes those are the ones that scare me most...but not this one! I am enamored by this one, and I know I'll use it again. It's all about the herringbone pattern.
I admit I went looking for some help over at Splitcoast Stampers and found what they call Herringbone. It's a little different than what I had envisioned, but I went with it and adore my final page. Take a look:
Let's talk background shall we. First, dear Stampin' Up I am in dire need of the new Trimmer, some of my "straight and square" cuts are terrible. My strips were supposed to be 3/8". Second, when I started pulling colors out of the photo, the paper patterns were really starting to make me dizzy, so I settled on all polka dot paper. The Peach and Pink Pirouette are retired papers.
I then was left with this photo that had tons of white space and really didn't know where I wanted to journal...and it's a good story, so journalling was a must. Then the lightbulb came on--out came my Sharpie (doesn't smudge) and I journaled on the photo. ...Then I wasn't balanced, so out came some ribbon in the coordinating colors and I tied some knots onto the photo. The mustache on the label is from the set A Fitting Occasion, and really a large reason why I bought the set. I had first put it on a flag to put in the top knot, but didn't like it. Really the only thing I don't "adore" is that I wish I would have stamped it in orange. I must be a true scrapper, always thinking about what I would have done different after a page is complete.
So there. A page and technique that I really, really adore! Hop on over to see what the rest of the team has created.