Scarlet Lime: January 2010

It’s time to share my January Scarlet Lime layouts! First, the project kit layouts…

I just *love* the combo of stuff in this kit. I have been doing some ‘the last 10 years’ thinking and when I came across this photo from 2000 I knew I had to scrap it. It’s hard to see – but I used the heart stamp with versamark ink all over the background for a subtle pattern.

For this next one I printed on Claudine Hellmuth’s sticky back canvas paper. LOVE that stuff!

The chipboard was a bit bright pink – so I just sanded it! Quick, easy, and changes the look totally. Love that.

Now the main kit layouts-

They wanted to hold it for me to take a photo. Love when they get into the crafting act!

They’re so hilarious. “and put your hands up. We’re single ladies. We put our hands up” and the dancing, oh the dancing. Thanks for the inspiration Beyonce. These photos are actually the teacups at Disneyland – but I think you can use photos however you need so long as it works for the story. I couldn’t pass up that “hands up” shot of them, and I went pretty stitch and embellishment crazy on this page.

A few days ago I posted a how-to on printing a title in reverse to cut out. Here’s the finished page. (E waiting for the monorail at Disneyland)

I figured I’d help clean up my after Christmas mess and use bubble wrap to make a fun painted background on this one. Just rub paint all over and then ‘stamp’ onto  the cardstock.

To speed up drying I used a heat (embossing) gun. This caused the wet paint to bubble & pop – which I thought made a cool effect so I did it more.

Well that’s my layouts – to see all the other designers hop on over to to check them out. Amazing work from the team.