Saturday, April 14, 2012

Just Us Girls - Technique Challenge, #132

Sliding in with some SUPER fun technique play, brought to you
by Just Us Girls, and our darling hostess, Lisa! It's a SUPER fun
way to add some rich, inky, single layer fabulousness to your
paper creations! Check it OUT, friends!

I got ALL inky with this lovely technique, thanks to
a VERY generous gift pack from the fine folks from
CLEARSNAP! I've loved their inks for as long as I
can remember, especially CHALKS! So it was SO easy
to get acquainted with these handy packs of stacked
cat eyes. I received handsome assortments of DYE
and chalk inks... Want2Scrap® is a cross promotional
partner with Clearsnap, so THANK YOU! {!} Two
GREAT companies - ONE happy crafter! Yipeeeee!

For all of the details and a great tutorial, check out
the goodness at the Just Us Girls challenge blog.
I used this fabulous piece of Dresden trim to create
a yummy border for my sponge/ink work.

I love the detail, easily captured, by carefully sponging along this
stunning border... By off-setting the edges, this Chevron
effect was created...{!} Direct to the background of this scrapbook
layout was a move that I probably WOULDN'T have tried without
this super challenge premise... Would YOU like to play with us?

I had SO much fun with this effect, I did it some MORE!
Same idea, but using this lovely Spellbinders shape, also received
recently thanks to some WONDERFUL cross promotional
efforts from Buttons Galore & More - {THANK YOU, Spellbinders +
BG&M!} This was SUCH a complimentary look for my page!

See WHAT I mean? {God Bless AMERICA - I LOVE playing with ink!}

An uncharacteristically simple, and FLAT scrapbook page
from the "E-ster" - Don't adjust your screen... {!}

I thought this technique was stunning and elegant,
like my LOVELY S.I.L. and dear brother who married
a few years back... I'm DEFINITELY going to use
this technique a few more times in completing their

And THAT'S....

... a PROMISE!

Thanks for letting me share this fun project!
Hope to see you on the JUST US GIRLS challenge blog!


C/S - Stampin Up!
Stamps - Stampin' Up! {Flowers}; Hero Arts - "of Love"
Ink - Clear Snap
Felt Letters - Darice
Magnet - Basic Grey
Stickles - Ranger
Dresden Trim - Martin Meyer Imports


Lynn said...

Okay, I've just scrolled up and down several times to look at all the detail on this gorgeous CAS layout. I love how you inked the letters just a bit...the ribbon and the spellbinders for your inking borders...just stunning...and your brother and sister-in-law...beautiful! Stunning layout to celebrate a wonderful occasion!

Lisa Kind said...

I love what you did with this technique! This layout is beautiful! I love the three pics that are the same yet different. So clever! What a great-looking couple! They will love this!

Colleen Dietrich said...

THese masked shapes are so cool, Elise!