This week at Hand Stamped Sentiments we are giving Thanks.
With Christmas right around the corner...which I am really not prepared for yet, I decided to do a layout of a really great gift. Check it out:
I ended up using the colors from a challenge blog of fellow HSS designer Mindy Backes called Fab Friday. If you haven't checked it out, you really should! I love, love, love these colors!
oops, I just noticed I used Garden Green instead of Gumball-guess that's what happens when you abbreviate and forget about that new color. Anyways.
I ended up "making" my own DSP. I stared with a piece of White 12 X 12 and stamped it with the Distressed Dots using Primrose ink. Next I took my old Crumb Cake ink pad and stamped it directly on the paper making the lines you see. From there, I mixed up some Crumb Cake reinker, Champagne shimmer paint, and rubbing alcohol in one of our fabulous spritzer bottles and sprayed it onto the paper....at which time the girls walked in and told me my room smelled like the doctor's office. Because of the busy paper and the good story behind the photo, I ended up making a pocket on the back of the photo to add a journalling card. I found various ribbons to tie on.
Now you have two blogs to go over and check out! Trust me, it's worth it!