So sorry to be MIA. I've been trying to update my blog for almost two weeks now and Typepad has been having all kinds of issues lately. I've been with them for almost 8 years and have never had so many issues except in the last few months. I hope that they will get their developers on top of what ever is causing these issues.
Anyway, it's the end of May already, and I had a chance to create several projects using my Counterfeit Kit. I assembled a smaller kit this month because I knew I wouldn't have much time to play, but I surprised myself by how much I was able to create.
I'll be sharing those projects with you this week... so long as Typepad cooperates. Today I have a layout to share.
My brother recently moved here to Maryland from San Diego, CA and I had a chance to take him to Washington, D.C. for the first time. Although I have lived here for 13 years I haven't spent a lot of time in D.C. so it's always fun to go... especially with someone who's experiencing our nation's capital for the very first time! You can click on the photos to get a close up view.
I cheated a little bit and used some green and beige buttons, green cardstock and a little bit of polka dot patterned paper on this layout, which were not apart of my CFK. I used the pattenred paper to create a couple of tags, and used my Lawn Fawn Stitched Leaves dies and the green cardstock to create some die cuts for this layout.
I also added some distress ink along the edges of the photo mats and layout. I used a green Gelato and brown Copic mark to recolor the chipboard alphas. My friend Valerie let me borrow her Gelato which was the perfect shade of green! I love how easy it was to recolor the alphas especially using the Gelato!
I applied the Gelato directly to the alpha, smudged it in with my fingers and applied a little water using a water brush. I waited a few minutes and then repeated the process a few more times until I was happy with the color.
Finally I added a few wood veneer pieces along with the tags that I created, staples, and buttons to embellish this layout. Thanks so much for looking!