Week 5 was fun to dive into. I brought out my sewing machine and went to town – creating a vellum pocket to hold some tags with journaling, and to create a little line for my banner. I also did quite a bit of stamping on this layout — using a multi-generation technique (basically, loading up the stamp with ink, and then stamping it 2-3 more times to get a lighter color or “generation” with each pass. And then, I splattered the cards with Mr. Huey’s Inky black.
For my title card – I cut out the 05 on plain white paper as I’ve done in the last few weeks, but this week, I decided to trace the cut onto this adorable insert card from the Copper Mountain kit, and again dripped a little Mr. Huey’s on top. Using the alpha/numeric stamp from Pebbles, I added the date. I think I kept to the spirit of the weekly title cards, if not the exact same format.
Here’s the whole week put together from left to right:
I’ve already got week 6 sketched out and am hoping it’ll come together rather quickly. I’d like to get it posted by the end of the week and “catch up” a little bit! Hope you have a great week.
I love sketches, right? They offer great inspiration when you need that extra little push. A few weeks ago, I was totally inspired by a sketch over at the Studio Calico blog and I created this page based on that sketch.
It was a big leap for me:
- I used the sketch that week AND uploaded my layout to the challenge gallery (and won! by the way :))
- I incorporated digital elements onto my page. This is somewhat new for me – I’ve been using some digital elements in my project life pages – but using them on a traditional layout was new.
- SEWING!!! My dear friend Amy A taught me how to sew on pages the weekend before I made this page – and it was my first attempt at sewing on a page. I LOVE IT and am totally addicted. I’ve always drooled over pages with stitched elements but was afraid to try it. I’m not a seamstress! I don’t really know how to sew – and that held me back. But – NO LONGER! I now need to find space in my craft room to set up my machine permanently!
Here’s the rest of the page: