21 January 2011

Scrappassion VINTAGE Scrap Challenge - Finished Layout

Hi Everyone,
I am so happy to announce I have finished this layout. I has been a real challenge. Firstly it was my first attempt at using stamps. Secondly, it was my first attempt at doing Vintage style and third, it was also my first attempt at a single page layout that isn't a cover page for an album. So overall I feel very proud of myself for what I have achieved. I still struggle a little with lots of embellishment but am working my way up.

Another new technique I used on this layout was distressing the edges of the paper, which I learnt through youtube.com tutorials. I also gave my tag an aged look through a similar technique and adding ink, so very experimental for my usual safe techniques.

The inspiration for this layout was the Scrappassion Challenge Blogs current Vintage challenge. I thought it would be a great way to inspire myself to try some new things. The idea is also to have a word that describes yourself for the coming year. In this case I chose 'WIFE' and the reason for this is because I am recently married and while it may not be an emotion or a challenge or anything, being a wife is something new for me which I will continue to adjust to in 2011. Mostly, its a good reminder that I have a different last name now and to remember to call my partner 'husband' instead of boyfriend or fiance.





These last few photos give a bit better of an idea on the details, including the attempt to make the butterflies look a bit more 3D by layering 2 large ones and by using puffy tape under them. The bottom image is the slightly unfinished version but gives a better idea of the true colours of the background paper.

So please let me know what you think of my layout.

4 comments:

Julie said...

Your layout is terrific!I like your go learn attitude too.
I laughed about having a new name - you never really lose the old one either.
Good luck with your crafting!

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HarmonySweetpea said...

Thanks so much Julie. I appreciate the feedback and I'm certainly all about the learning at the moment :-) Off to visit you now.

Sheila said...

I love the flower, lacy border. Just a beautiful layout.

HarmonySweetpea said...

Thankyou Sheila, I appreciate the visit :)

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