Saturday, August 6, 2016

A Little Stamping

The Day 3 challenge in The 20 Project class was to try more with ink. The idea was to try something new or use some inks that we don't normally use. I often use my Powder Puff chalking inks to chalk the edges of my papers for layouts as well as for stamping in my Bible journaling. However, I don't often stamp on my layouts, so I decided to use a couple of my Dew Drop Memento inks, a background stamp, and two accent stamps on a page.

I had a printed collage of photos from our visit to the Dallas World Aquarium, so I started with that and pulled papers and a few embellishments. I stacked three papers for my background, then stamped over them to add texture to somewhat mimic the coral in one of the large photos in my collage. I offset the papers because I intended to use a blue fish die-cut for my journaling.

Once I had the collage, title block, and fish die-cut in place, I wasn't happy with the fish and ended up replacing it with a square journaling block.

I added two bird stamps on the page because there were lots of birds at the aquarium, but that fact's not really represented in my photos. I also included some fish and penguin stickers.

Honestly, this is not one of my favorite layouts. I probably would not have used the blue if I had not started with that blue fish die-cut, however I'm happy to have these photos and memories recorded and in our 2016 chronological album!


  1. I like the fish die cut. It looks like it would have worked just fine for your journaling. But, I do know what you mean---you get in to a layout and don't actually love the results. Like I always tell my "students"---not every layout has to be a masterpiece! My priority is always the documented story! That's the most important thing for me anyway.

  2. I think the blue gives you a nice visual triangle with the water in the bottom right :)

  3. Blue and orange is such a striking combination and I love your grid design. Those stamps are so subtle, but they really help pull the layers together.
    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I've been back to that LO and added some more teal and a few butterflies - you can't really go wrong with butterflies!
    A friend of mine moved to Dallas a couple of years back and I'm hoping to get over to visit them some time.

  4. I like the grid design with the washi tape along the edges. I'll add that aquarium to my list of places to see in Dallas :)

  5. Blue and orange are a great color combination, and the end result is very pleasing!


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