Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Top 5


Back from our holidays....which you will find out more about over the coming months from all the photos (I have a pile about 2" deep!! and that was me being selective).  I also invested in some washi tape of which there is lots on this page, and some new Teresa Collins vintage findings stamps - they are the words....just beautiful love them.  

The page is for the first of this months Studio Challenges....there is loads of inspiration on the blog so here is the link to all the other pages.  The challenge is to use numbers as a focus and since my holiday pics weren't printed when I started this I decided to go for a photo less page and do my top 5 high lights from our holiday.  The papers are all echo park from the This and That Charming range and some from the Note to Self range.  I cut my papers and distressed the edges  with the sanding block and then wrinkled and pulled them out.  Whilst we were in the states I found some bargain Tim Holtz grunge board block alphabets so I covered the numbers is smash book washi tape and the blocks in Tim Holtz tissue tape and then went around the edge of each bit with black acrylic.  I also did this with the title but that is a MME chipboard alpha I covered as it just wasn't the right colour.  Under the papers I dry brushed some gesso and then did a bit of spritzing and made some dribbles with patina glimmer mist.  I used my stamps and added some burlap and lace.  At the corner and the top of the page I made some little tabs out of washi tape, stamps, paper and then EP stickers, the final step was a couple of flicks of black glimmer mist and stamping the date.  I tried to add lots of layers and bits of interest as there wasn't really a photo, the text I printed out on normal paper and just inked and crumpled it, I used a typewriter font too.

Now I am back I am looking forward to doing a lot more hopping around all your blogs, and if you want to join the challenge here is the link.





29 comments:

  1. This is super lovely! What a gorgeous take on the challenge.

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  2. Cool effect with the washi. Even before the pictures get printed this is a great way to record the best memories.

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  3. Oh what a great idea for using the Washi tape. I have a few reels that I've done nothing with except admire them on my desk. I'll be pinching your idea. TFS. :o)
    Sue xx

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  4. Beautiful layout, lovely idea
    Ruth x

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  5. Fun idea! You pulled off a page w/out a photo beautifully. Love that the numbers are the focus. :)

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  6. that's awesome! I love it... you know.
    :)

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  7. I'm so stealing this layout idea. It's very inspiring! Your layout and what you did with the washi tape is amazing. TFS.

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  8. So gorgeous Kat, the washi tape numbers and letters look really good. Hope you had a super holiday x

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  9. Ooooo...what a beautiful page! Love how you used the washi tape!

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  10. this is great, i just love the way it looks

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  11. This is a fabulous layout. What an awesome idea.

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  12. Awesome use of all that washi tape...which I LOVE! Great focal points using the numbers and journaling!

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  13. lovely layout! the layering is fantastic!

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  14. I love your LO. Such a great way to scrap those highlights

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  15. A brilliant LO. Such a great way to scrap your highlights

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  16. Love your take on the challenge, beautiful

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  17. Fabulous layout - love the close-ups... the burlap's yummy layered in with the papers, and I love the words and numbers throughout!
    Alison x

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  18. this is so lovely the colours and the burlap is fantastic I love it

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  19. Gorgreous design and LO love the use of the Washi tape xx

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  20. gorgeous , will be looking forward to seeing the rest of your pages ! xx

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  21. so loving this and the use of the washi!!!

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  22. This is such a great page.
    I love to journal and this page is perfect for that.

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  23. Brilliant page-so many little touches to look at.

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  24. Ah bless you've been away 2" thick you say - wow - that'll take some scrapping. Loving the page - gorgeous as always!

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