Friday, December 23, 2011

All Dressed with Time to Play ~ The Stamping Scrapper December Sketch Reveal

I enjoyed using Shannon’s fabulous sketch to create this layout of Joseph and his groomsmen having some fun after getting dressed and ready for the wedding.

Here is The Stamping Scrapper Sketch for December:

Be sure to head on over the The Stamping Scrapper to see what Shannon’s talented Design Team did with her sketch. I hope you’ll be inspired to try out her sketch as well.


I stuck with the basics on this one.

Inking – I inked the edges of each paper to give a little more  dimension. If you are using chalk ink, you can apply the ink directly from the ink pad to the paper. I’ve been using mostly distress inks these days and have found for a lighter touch I like using a foam applicator in the form of a make-up wedge to apply the ink. While other inks can be applied with a variety of applicator materials, distress inks work best with some type of foam.

The outer B/W floral paper was from a different collection and the white portions were too white so I just used the Ranger foam applicator to apply some pumice stone Distress Ink over the portion that would be showing. Often a paper that is a little off in color can be corrected by rubbing some distress ink over the paper. If in doubt try it out on a piece of scrap paper.

Die Cut Border Strips ~ These come in such large quantities that I rarely buy them. These came from a scrapping buddy who had more than they needed. Don’t you love to trade extras with scrappy friends?? Instead of using the entire strip, I cut two of them into pieces to use around the layout. I can be a little OCD when it comes to scrapping and didn’t like the white edge which would be obvious between the black/grey borders and the red backgrounds, so I used a brush marker to ink the edges of the border strips before applying to the page. 

I've entered this layout in Bird is the Word ~ Time challenge.

Thanks for stopping by! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. hey there I come from the on your blog you make beautiful work and I also follow you right .... I hope you also followed me as you want It .

    I wish you and your family fantastic Merry christmas.

    XX Carla

  2. Ohhhhhhhh this is sooooooooooo fun!! I loveeee that they are all dressed up and playing a game!!! GREAT colors!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Very pretty and professional. Merry Christmas my friend!

  4. what a great fun and happy layout...thanks for making me laugh and playing along at BITW

  5. I like this great layout!! Happy new year and thanks for playing with us at BITW. Congrats on the win on my blog, not sure if you've checked it out yet?

  6. Great Fun masculine page, Stacey!! Thanks for playing along us at Bird is the Word!!
    Happy New Year!


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