Never mind, it was a good excuse to ignore the housework this morning and scraplift a layout I saw on the Ranger blog from the talented Jennifer McGuire. As soon as I saw it I just wanted to break open the inks and get stamping.
Here is my scraplift of the layout:
I used 2 stamps - both from Kaszazz (Fancy Flourish and Butterfly Medium) and 15 different inks (Colorbox Fluid Chalk: Pink Pastel, Tangerine, Yellow Cadmium, Olive Pastel, Deep Green, Prussian Blue, Warm Violet, Lavender, Blackbird. Vivid!: Garnet, Red Hot. Ancient Page: Cardinal, Stone Grey. T.H Distress: Faded Jeans. Colorbox Pigment: Frost White). I did actually stamp out the butterfly in about 35 different colours, but just chose the ones I thought went together the best. The base is a 12x12 Black cardstock page with the middle cut out (which I used to mat the photo), and a piece of Oatmeal 12x12 cardstock trimmed to 11x11. The writing was all done freehand with a Black Signo gel pen and my set of felt-tip pens (I thought these were great value at approx $20 for 25 pens in a roll-up wallet).
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