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Saturday, December 8, 2012

Fun with a Pot of Water!

This months challenge at If It's Groovy is to create your own background!
Creating a background page was totally out of the box for me!  
 I struggle with “getting messy” so as you can see, 
I kept my technique simple. 
So here’s what I did:
  1.  Punched all around a piece of 12 x 12 karft cardstock using a Recollections punch
  2. Using Crafter’s Workshop 12 x 12 Reverse Chicken Wire template, I applied Gesso using a sponge paint brush.   And once it dried…
  3. With the template still in place, I lightly misted the cardstock with Mister Huey’s “Passport” Coloring Mist.   I was going to add a few drops of red paint, but chickened out!
Then it was time for a page design and I chose the sketch below by Em at PageDrafts.  AND…. I was able to use up some old scraps from Echo Park and Jillibean Soup
Here is my layout:
PageDrafts Sketch
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  1. Its a super fun page! And while I think the red would have been nice, it looks great without too. I always struggle with starting messy projects and then LoVE them when they're done.

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!! Great job with the masking and love how you did the twine (or string... forgot what that kind is called! lol)

  3. Beautiful and so cute LO. Love the backgroun too. Love it.