This time it's from my goddaughter's trip
to Tweetsie in 2012
(her baby pics aren't all scrapped yet...
so don't think I am "caught up!)
I've always wanted to have one of these
photos made myself...
never done it.
It was fun scrapping hers, though
Close to My Heart's Dakota paper
My apologies-the page protector(s) so not photograph well--
or I should say the LAYOUTS in page protectors
don't photograph well...
for the background paper I chose the barn wood.
For my "wanted" poster
I printed my journaling out on plain typing paper first.
I only had white so that's what I went with.
Next I got out by brown ink pads and,
using the direct to paper technique covered it with ink.
Then I crumpled it all up.
I thought about giving it to the 3 cats to play with
but somehow I think that cat spit might not be
archival quality? Then again...
No. I gave it all the wear and tear myself.
I also did not have (why is it-there is ALWAYS something I need...)
2 of the same size Flip Flaps.
So I made my own.
I measured the first one-the one that was the size I wanted.
I then took a larger one,
using my L-square (woodworking tool)
I cut the sealed end of the flip flap off.
Next I took the border strip from the Dakota stickers
and used it to seal the edge--tried to lay it down even
and then fold it over.
Presto-right size flip flap!
I used yet again the infamous moustache stamp/cut...
added some humor...
and yeah-I took my metal hammer to the brad
to distress it as well-as close to a real nail as I could get.
Some bullet holes would be a nice touch...
but since we live in town and hubby is employed by the same
I didn't think it was a good idea to ask him to take it out
and put some pot shots in it!
And adding shell casings were a little too bulky
(I saved mine from my first (and only) time at a shooting range).
That's it for today.
Not sure what-if anything-I will work on tomorrow...
just have to stay tuned!
Until next time,
happy stamping and scrapping!