Happy National Scrapbooking Day! I have been fortunate to be able to spend today with my friends at my local crop. It's so great to be with people who get as excited by pretty paper, paint and stamps as I do! I usually take the opportunity at a crop to have a bit of a play and I've had a couple of ideas bouncing around in my head - mostly about embossing folders with different mediums. My day didn't start out so well as when I got to the crop I discovered I had left one of my (many) bags at home which had all my paints, glue etc in it. After a phone call home to my lovely family they were soon all in the car bringing me my supplies!
So this was the result of one of my ideas - using an embossing folder (Tim Holtz texture fades - rays) as a rubbing plate with my Neocolor crayons. I used these crayons without using water afterwards, but I'm thinking that would be the next thing to try with this technique.
I love this effect...
I carried on the lines of the design with some stitching...
With a few kisses in the corner and a multicoloured line of stitches too.
I think this photo of my girls makes them look a bit like they are holding lightsabres and so it's very appropriate that I scrapped this photo today. To all my fellow Sci-Fi fans - Happy Star Wars day!!
There are loads of online crops and challenges going on this weekend. Some of my favourites are on Big Picture Classes, and Shimelle's blog. I am hoping to make the most of this burst of online inspiration and join in with some challenges so look out for more layouts coming up this week :)