Saturday, May 15, 2010

H2H Challenge #6 and Got Sketch! 105...Perfect Day

The challenge over at Heart 2 Heart this week is to incorporate a technique into your project.  Well, that's an easy one, I think everything papercrafty has a technique behind it!  I can't wait to see what everyone used, I haven't had time to peek at the other submittals yet!  

So, here's mine...I cheated a little as I created and posted this paper on here almost a year ago (see this post for a couple other examples), but am just now using it!  I have hoarding issues! ;O)  I used my absolute favorite technique (it's totally addicting), the Emboss Resist technique, in conjunction with the Random Stamping technique to create the B&T paper below!

Techniques used:
1. Emboss Resist (White Snowflakes)-Stamp 2-3 different images using Versamark on a light colored piece of cardstock (just a couple images at a time, its easy to lose them!).  Use clear embossing powder over the top of the images and set with a heat gun.  Using a sponge, dab your choice of ink over each embossed image starting in the center and working your way out.  Wipe any excess off using a paper towel.  Note:  White embossing powder works too, but tends to absorb some of the color.
2. Random Stamping-Start with your largest image in one corner of the page making sure the image hangs off a little.  Continue stamping in a triangular pattern, making sure to turn the image each time you stamp, until you have covered the whole sheet of paper.  Move on to the next largest image and continue as before making sure to stamp some images off the side of the page so that you don't end up with a bunch of lined up images down each side of the paper.

I used Sketch #4 from the Got Sketch! 105 course I took way back in March to create this layout (I'm not allowed to show the actual sketch for copyright purposes).  Can you believe I still have 4 of the 8 sketches left to complete!!!  I have so not been productive lately!

I used the Versamark and White Daisy embossing powder on Vellum to create the title and snowflakes.  I just love doing that, it makes everything light and whispy and doesn't require extremely precise cutting. I also covered EVERYTHING in silver and startdust Stickles, although, this picture makes it hard to see.  I wanted to get this posted tonight, but will try for a better photo in the morning.  

Paper: Aspen
Cardstock: Outdoor Denim, Twighlight, Creme Brulee, and Colonial White
Ink:  Outdoor Denim, Twighlight, Creme Brulee, and Tuskineko Memento Tuxedo Black (snowman)
Stamps:  Field Trip Alpha, Snow Friends, Warm Wishes, Snowflake Kisses, New Fallen Snow, Winter Reflection, and Feathery Flakes
Other:  Martha Stewart Border Punch, Craft Essentials Clear Embossing Powerd (JoAnns), Stickles, Copics, and Zig Pen


  1. What an adorable layout! The random-stamped paper is beautiful on its own...that's one of my favorite techniques! I love how you added the emboss-resist to it...the sponging really adds a lot of texture.

  2. Love the random's awesome! And adding in the emboss resist makes it even better. thanks for playing along with H2H!

  3. This is GREAT! You are definitely gong to be Top 5 for this!

  4. I can totally see why you waited so long to use it, it's gorgeous! Your layout is fantastic, too.

  5. Beautiful technique, I so have to try it! Thanks for sharing.

  6. WOW - beautiful paper - and layout. Thanks for playing along with H2H!

  7. WOWSERS - the random stamped paper is amazing on its own and looks totally awesome on the layout! Fabulous job!

  8. Dawn - congratulations on being one of the Friday Five again! I won't send an email with badge info as you are a repeat winner but did want to leave you a big WAY TO GO from all of us at H2H!

  9. Dawn, your random stamping is FABULOUS with the embossed resist in it! I never thought to do this when random stamping...very creative!
    Congrats on the Friday Five!

  10. Excellent and gorgeous! Congrats on the Fri 5!