Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Beach

Another challenge over at SNC was from Emily.  She challenged us to do a layout based on "The Paperbag Princess".  So, we had to use kraft cardstock somewhere on the layout, distress something, have some bling and use multiple photos.

As I was going through some of my older stuff, I found this title block kind of thing.  Now, this was the style long ago, not so much now.  However, I thought I'd still try to use it and make it work.  I'm glad that I'm finding ways to use up this older stuff!

I really don't like using kraft cardstock as my background.  I really find it drowns out my photos.  So, decided to use it underneath my photos and I misted it to help take away from it.  I don't know what it is with me, but I don't like using kraft cardstock as my base unless it really suits the photos.  Yet, others love it and it works for them.  Hmmm...

I did quite a bit of distressing on this layout - misting, lots of inking on the title block, I tore the kraft cardstock and the journal block and I sanded the edges of my photos.

To add some bling, I added a border of Stickles around the journalling.  


Beth Hallgren said...

Cute Dana! Doesn't it feel great when you use something old from your stash, especially one of those items you nearly pull out for donation/trash but just can't let go of :)

Ashley Horton said...

Love this Dana!! The title you found is so cute and perfect for these photos!! I find I have the same problem with Kraft. I love it when other people use it, but if I try to use it as a full background for my page, I'm never happy with the end result.