Friday, August 19, 2011
Catch the Bug
My first experience with Bugaboo Stamps came last month during a challenge while creating for Sweet Sketch Wednesday which you can see here . So when I found the challenge site for them this week, I decided to play along. Catch the Bug is having a distressed/shabby chic challenge that will end tomorrow, so if you are so inclined don't delay. I decided to use the same image that I used for SSW, Fancy Umbrella #4 which I love and create something that I could use every day or at least almost every day. I will be starting a new design team in September and to keep up with all of my commitments I decided to convert an old scrapbook that I have had for years and years into a challenge journal. As many of you know, I love vintage and this will be something that pleases me each time I work in it. I will give details on designers in my card details at the end of the post. I layered a large piece of design paper on some very vanilla card stock to begin and turned it at a slight angle. My umbrella is in a digital frame from Percy and Bloom and then cut out and distressed with ink and colored with distress inks. I used a textile embossing folder and then sponged it with distress inks to make a background for my sentiment. I also used a text stamp to stamp on the bracket.
For the inside I made tabs for the design paper to make separate areas for each of the teams info. I also added more of the paper and dressed it up with a variety of stamps and sentiments. I love how this turned out and hope you will also. Be sure and stop by the blog if you have time.
I off stamped the images on the pages and stamped with the third impression to give it an aged effect.
Paper: Stampin' Up black and very vanilla, K&Co Ancestry.com
Inks: Tim Holtz distress inks,vintage photo, peeled paint, broken china, Versafine onyx black
Images: Bugaboo Fancy Umbrella 4
Imagine Studio 112, Sentiment of Thanksgiving Paper Cupcakes, Simple Sentiment Flourishes Timeless Quotes, Damask and Flowers Inkadinkado and Hampton Arts, Text Hero Arts
Other: Chipboard Making Memories, Riboon SU, Walmart, Martha Stewart, Spellbinders Labels 18, Label Plumrose Lane, SU tab punch, Martha Stewart border punch, Embossing Folder Textile