Have you ever gone through a creative slump? Completely lost the desire to create? That is what has happened to me this past month. I don't know what caused this, but I was just not in the mood to scrap. So my dear, sweet friend, Mistra, gave me the push I needed by giving me a challenge.
The challenge was to use Michelle Grant's beautiful sketch that she created for the June Dusty Attic sketch challenge. I also had to use Finnabair-inspired techniques. This challenge was exactly what I needed. (Thanks Mis!)
I had so much fun creating this layout. I have never used so much Glimmer Mist on a layout before. I used paper from the Parisian Anthology collection for my background. I LOVE these resist papers. It was inked with three colors of Glimmer Mist.
I have to admit that I cheated a little and altered many of the elements before adhering them to my layout. :o) And although this layout was inspired by the fabulous Finnabair, it still has a touch of 'ME' to it.
The title letters are made by Prima. They were inked with Glimmer Mist and outlined using a white Sharpie paint marker to help them stand out. The chipboard element below the title is Dusty Attic's Wrought Iron Trim Set (DA0547).
I tore an opening in my paper and placed my photo beneath it. I then trimmed the Vintage Frame (DA0254) and placed it around my opening.
The white flourishes were stamped with embossing ink and covered with white embossing powder by Clearsnap. LOVE that stuff! It is so fine and adds such a lovely texture!
As always, I added hand-stitching to my layout to add more texture. I am starting to believe that I hand-stitch on every layout only because I find it to be therapeutic. LOL. The corner chippie was cut from the Vintage Frame.
And of course... eyelets! A layout of mine wouldn't be complete without eyelets! LOL. I am not sure what caused my obsession with eyelets, but I just love them!
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