Thursday, May 31, 2012

Lasting Memories Challenge - "Leaving Footprints Behind"

Okay so this layout is almosttttt too late! I almost missed my own challenge! lol 
I did something totally different this week, it was definitely a challenge for me!

The challenge this week over at Lasting Memories is:
"Leaving Footprints Behind"
We want to see some kind of footprints on your layout. Idea's: people, animal tracks, birds, etc. as long as it leaves footprints :)

For my layout I used all paper from Graphic 45 and that was a challenge in and of itself! The papers are so beautiful I didn't want to use them or cut them up, I was scared! lol But what d'ya know, I ended up grunging and distressing and ripping and tearing them ha! 

Here is what I did:
I cut the big shape in the background from CC Lacy Labels and distressed the edges with TH distress ink in Walnut Stain. I also distressed and ripped the edges of the striped paper with my scissors. I fussy cut the entire 12x12 page in half to get the zigzag of flowers out of the middle of the page (ahhh) I was so scared I was going to mess up and ruin the pretty paper!

I used a die cut of TH clock dies out of chip board that I inked and sprayed with black, gold, silver, and walnut ink. Then topped of with a pearly brad. For my main attraction (my footprints) I took a baby footprint stamp with both feet and placed a piece of tape over the other foot whenever I was stamping with one. First I stamped with distress ink Walnut stain and then I went over it and stamped with embossing ink and embossed clear embossing powder over each foot to look like they were walking across my page. I reallyyyyy like how good these turned out and using the embossing powder really made them stand out since they are black on black almost

I also fussy cut my little saying and the lock and key from another page, ouchh! But I love it. I slid the key in the keyhole and it fit perfectly so I kept it that way lol I like it! My flowers are cut from a flower punch and stacked two flowers on top of each other and a pearl in the center. I made them dimensional by curling each petal around a paintbrush end then staggered the petals when I stacked them

I used some tiny Prima letters and some K&Co Grand Adhesion letters. I have never found the perfect project to use these busy letters on until now and I'm glad I had them! :)

I hope you will come play along you have until this Saturday June 2 for your chance to win 5 digi's from DigiDarla!



Kimberly said...

hey Michelle - love your layout - great distress and love tha photo!!!

glassgraffitix2 said...

I absolutely LOVE this, Michelle! GORGEOUS!

Karen Wilson said...

MIchelle - this is stunning as always!! That photo is gorgeous!! Everything about this is amazing.

Suzanne said...

Michelle you did an amazing job with your Graphic 45 paper. So pretty and so many great details and distressing. I so know what you mean about cutting into it and worrying about ruining it. However you did a beautiful layout with this.

TeenaBugg38 said...

Ohhhhhhhh Double L this is INCREDIBLE!!!!!!!! You rocked the graphic 45!!! I now bow down to the scrapping queen!!!!!! (and chanting....I am not worthy) It's beautiful, seriously!!!! Hugs girly!!!

Elizabeth said...

Michelle, This is just so awesome. I love all of the detail you gave in what you did. I know it was difficult for you to touch that paper-so been there myself. But you did a wonderful job!