Saturday, December 27, 2008

Hidden Journaling

Here is a page I created last week using the right side of one of the Sketch Challenges (SBSC167) on Splitcoast. I've started the left side, but need to order some pics to finish it. I stayed fairly true to Sally's sketch, except my photos are horizontal, instead of the vertical ones she had. I love having a great starting place when I'm scrapping and sketches seem to be my favorite.

I used some (really old!) retired DSP called Tree House, from my paper stash. (I am trying to use and not hoard some of my supplies!) I used a Creamy Caramel card stock base, sponged the edges, and then matted the photos with Night of Navy and Whisper White card stock. The title is stamped in Night of Navy Craft ink, using the Type Set Upper and Lower Alphabets and then handwritten with a Night of Navy Stampin' Write Marker.

The little strip of paper and ribbon pull above the three boys is a hidden photo and journaling piece that is just behind that Night of Navy panel. I left a pocket sized area open by only applying adhesive outside of where my tag will fit. This tag pulls out completely and has an extra photo on the front and my journaling on the back along with the roster of this team. Because it is near the top of my page, I don't have to cut the page protector - it can be pulled out of the top of the protector.

I sponged the edges of the Creamy Caramel base with Creamy Caramel ink and then with Whisper White Craft ink. Sponging, especially a 12x12 area, can be messy, but here's a trick - use a large binder clip to attach to your sponge. Then hold the binder clip when you're inking up and your fingers will stay clean!

Stamps: Type Set Alphabet (retired)
Cardstock: Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Tree House (retired)
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Night of Navy Craft, Whisper White Craft
Accessories: Navy grosgrain ribbon, Hodge Podge Hardware Antique Brass, Sponge


Anonymous said...

Awesoem page Mary. Love the tip for sponging! I am so gonna try that

Victoria said...

OMG I love your sponge tip. I will do this for sure.

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