Friday, December 31, 2010
Studio Calico January 2011: Who's Who
Dear Abby (sold out, but if you're quick enough, you can grab the stamp in the shop in 2 months time), and I knew I wanted to use the stamp creatively. I decided to mask and mist 2 inch circles on vanilla cardstock with Mister Huey Lunch Tray, then I stamped the circle stamp inside each of the circles with Pumice Stone distress ink (a lovely grey) and Versafine black ink. After that, it was just a matter of embellishing each circle with patterned paper, photos, BG brads (from Buster Brown) or stamped designs from the stamp set in Mary Jane. I used a favorite photo of me and my siblings as well as one of those cool KI Memories office pockets as the focal point. This layout was more technique-y and took longer than usual, but I love the end result :)
Mary Jane and the gorgeous cream trim from Buster Brown.
Buster Brown, and the Sassafras entwined blooms from Mary Jane. I couldn't resist using the fun SC bookshelf stamp as well - stamped it with Tumbled Glass distress ink.
Buster Brown with Mister Huey Warm Calico. I love love love this month's exclusive stamps, especially those cute hearts in the Mary Jane add-on - I stamped this with Barn Door distress ink.
So happy that I was given the opportunity to guest design for this month's Studio Calico kit. Hope you all were a little bit inspired by my layouts; can't wait to see what you do once you get your kit + add-ons! As for me, I want to make another layout or two with Who's Who, and then I have Napa Valley and Metropolitan to break open and play with. I'm still plugging away with my December mini-book as well....I'm on December 17. I'll share the completed pages once I'm done. Anyway, have a wonderful New Year's! I'll be back sometime this weekend to blog about my top 10 layouts of 2010 :) Bye!