Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Paper Craft Magazine and Stampendous Giveaway

Today the Stampendous crew has an exciting treat for you! We're teaming up with Paper Craft Magazine to bring you a peek at one of the newest Stampendous Clings, Plume Portrait and a chance to win one of your own! Be sure to visit the Paper Craft Magazine Facebook Page and Stampendous Blog for chances to win! 

supplies used: Stampendous (Cling Plume Portrait, Cling Parasol Portrait,Cling Pensive Portrait, Profile Portrait, and Fantasy Tiles clear set), Basic Grey alphabet stickers, Bazzill cardstock, Distress Inks (Broken China, Faded Jeans), Cricut (butterfly), May Arts ribbon/lace

Instructions:
  1. Ink up stamps with Distress Inks, using a few colors. Spritz with water and stamp on cardstock. Trim.
  2. Adhere stamped images to the cardstock.
  3. Print out photo strip. Mask off photo and ink with Distress Ink to make photos pop. 
  4. Print out journaling. Mask off edges and ink with Distress Ink. 
  5. Thread embroidery floss through lace. Adhere to layout. 
  6. Create a fluffy bow. Embellish with a button and adhere to layout.
  7. Adhere photos, journaling and alphabet stickers to the layout.

I think the layout took less time to create, then finding a photo of DH and I together, LOL! I ended up using the first photo DH and I have as husband and wife. We eloped so I don't have any wedding photos, but that doesn't make this photo any less special to me. The photo was taken way before digital cameras and was in color. I really needed a black and white photo for the layout, so I snapped a photo of the photo. With a bit of tweaking in GIMP and printing on cardstock you can't tell its a photo of a photo. 

Having just turned the big 40, I can't get over how young we look here, lol. I look back and count all the blessings that have come into my life since becoming a wife and a mother and I feel so lucky! 


Sale Reminder: Stampendous is celebrating National Craft Month in March by giving away a free stamp (Jumbo Thank You) with a $50 purchase. 

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
Basic Grey: girly or mothers day
Love my Tapes: lace

13 comments:

Pam Hornschu said...

Very cool layout, Wendy!

Melinda Gleissner said...

How sweet Wendy! I love your blue ladies, what a fantastic technique and your picture is wonderful.

Giovana said...

Beautiful layout!! Thanks so much for playing along the Love My Tapes "Lace Challenge"

Giovana

Annette said...

awesome page...such a fun layout...

Wendy said...

What a fun and fabulous layout Wendy!!! I love it. Great memory!!!

Stampendous said...

This layout is just stunning. It's so fantastic the way these ladies work well for coloring and just as well for monochromatic looks. Terrific job, Wendy, Thanks!!

Jingle said...

This is absolutely beautiful!

Christine Kiehl said...

Who knew that blue could be so girly? Nice job!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Oh wow!! you really rock using stamps to create backgrounds!! in my mind, I always think about your LO with the tags as bkground and now this! awesome and SOOOO unique!

Suzanne C said...

Great layout and monochromatic background using the elegant ladies!

Penny B. said...

This is gorgeous. Very clever idea to use stamps.

Linda Beeson said...

I love what you did with that neat stamp, soooooo cute!

Scrappychick said...

WOW! totally fabulous!