Sorry I haven't posted for a few days - been busy with a scrapbooking party and church events. Here's my latest layout. We have a good friend who was lucky enough to retire at 55, and I took these pictures at his retirement party. I created this layout using the Cherish pattern Dramatic Fashion, and once again I discovered I didn't have the color of cardstock I needed. I really need to order some more cardstock soon! To create the color I needed (Ponderosa Pine), I used the same brayer technique I demonstrated in my Easter Sunday layout, but this time I wanted a patchy effect, so I rolled my brayer in several different directions. This created uneven coverage, exactly what I wanted. The embellishments were created using a variety of stamp sets, including one of my favorites, He Said She Said (used on the innermost circles). I had finished the layout, but it still needed something, so I took my paper piercer and a spongy mat (similar to the Versamat) and poked holes all around the journaling box and one of the bottom photos. I tend to forget about this technique, but it's a lot easier than sewing! Just in case you're wondering, in the bottom right photo Gerry is demonstrating his golf swing.
He Said She Said, Solos O, Starstruck, Classmate Alphabet, Hodgepodge Alphabet stamp sets
It's a Guy Thing papers
Bamboo & Colonial White cardstock
Ponderosa Pine, Barn Red & Desert Sand ink
Ponderosa Pine marker