Friday, June 14, 2013

Vacation Layout

Hello once again fellow crafters!  Kay here with my take on Marilyn's challenge for the month of June. There was only one word that popped into my head when I saw this month's challenge--VACATION!!  Oh yes...for me, summer is equivalent to vacation--whether it be a mini-weekend getaway or a full blown vacation to a new Caribbean island, country or just fly to the West Coast & see what life is like on the 'other' side of town!

So in keeping the concept of vacation in mind I've finally scrapped this photo of my husband & I on our vacation back in 2011 to Puerto Rico.  We were celebrating our 4 year anniversary & we both definitely enjoy going to warm tropical places more than for that year we chose something relatively close to us here in the East Coast which was Puerto Rico.  We thoroughly enjoyed this lovely island--the beaches are beautiful & we encountered many wonderful people on our trip.

For this layout I've used papers by 7 Dots Studio & I've given my background a slight glimmer & sheen with the use of Pearl Ex by Jacquard.

I used several stamps to give my background a bit more interest--but at the same time I wanted my background to have a very soft & subtle tone.  So I used a mask & 'pounced' along my mask with embossing ink.  Then with a soft brush I applied the Pearl Ex.  The powder stuck to the embossing ink & this created a subtle shimmery image on my background.

I tucked a bit of tulle underneath my flower cluster to soften the page a bit more.

A bit more stamping & I've added some dimension with dots of clear lacquer, acrylic paint & Stickles.

Here you can see the sheen on my background a bit was a bit difficult to capture with my camera since it's such a soft & subtle sheen.  I found these products by Jacquard to be perfect for adding a soft sheen to my backgrounds.

Now onto this month's sponsors & prizes...

For over thirty years, Jacquard Products has been the leading manufacturer of textile art supplies. Our product lines include: textile paintsdyesfabric art markersscreen inks

and craft kits. Commercial studios, professional artists & craftspeople, home crafters, do-it-yourselfers and kids appreciate the superior quality and ease-of-use of our products.
Mission Statement: Jacquard Products is committed to meeting the needs of artists and crafters everywhere with excellence and value.

Main prize:
 Pearl Ex Powdered Pigment Set

2nd Prize 

Random Winner Prize:
6 x 6 Loyal Collection from Authentique

Authentique Paper, LLC was founded by Samantha Wheatley and Bret 
Cornell in 2011. Our team has over 40 years combined experience in the 
papercraft industry. We distribute our products to retailers worldwide.

Authentique Paper is the hottest new brand in the paper craft industry,
best known for our signature artisan papers which are printed on heavy 

weight textured paper! Our stickers have a custom made, matte-finish

cardstock, also unique to Authentique Paper. Our style is vintage with a
modern twist and our products are always made with the crafter of all 
levels in mind.

Our Design Team sponsor for the month of June is 7 Dots Studio.  We were lucky to be furnished with a few collections to work with.
We are a team of creative women who cannot imagine their world without paper, glue and creative process. Scrapbooking is our passion. And we love to share our passion with other scrapbookers.  For this reason, 7 Dots Studio exists.
Quality of our products is our priority. Each of our collections is made of highest quality materials thick scrapbooking paper (250gsm), acid-free, lignin-free, archival and highest quality matt stickers. We use materials from leading manufacturers in the paper industry.

Looking forward to all of your creations!


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