Wednesday, May 28, 2014

Without Even Trying

Hello again!

 I have another page to share; this time it's inspired by the White With 1 Challenge blog. The May challenge is White with Gold. This was perfect for me because I recently decided that I needed a lot of gold schtuff. Sure, I see it's quite fashionable right now, but also my son has taken a liking to all things gold. Not even my crafty stash is safe! Here is my submission:

Much of the embellishment on this page is thanks to the recent acquisition of gold embossing powder.  I've known for months that I wanted some, so I finally broke down and got some.  Yeah, I think I like it. 

Other details were on a whim:
  • I used a brick stencil (my favorite) to spray a nearly-invisible layer onto the white cardstock.  It helped me focus.
  • Around the photo, I painted some of the bricks with a layer of gold glitter glue, like an extended frame.
  • I added water to some gold acrylic paint for splatters.
  • I then used the too-much leftover to paint the frame...that also has random leftover glitter glue.
  • From the hexagon matting -- which was originally a whim of just playing with the embossing powder -- I cut a random arrangement to add to the bottom corner.
  • To highlight the matting, I ran my embossing dauber along the edges, dipped in powder and embossed for a distressed edge.
  • The nautical stars were cut, using the Indie Cartridge (Cricut); and I couldn't help but use the negative space for a variation with the stars.

I think that sums it up.  Again, thank you for looking.  I'm excited to see what the color combination will be for June.


  1. Thank you for sharing all the information about the page, takes the guess work out of it. Its a beautiful layout. Thank you for playing along with WW1

  2. I love you all you gold embellishments! And I love all the journalling :)

  3. Lovely page, love all your embossing work! Thanks for joining us at WW1.

  4. What a unique perspective! I love how you added the embellishment to make it look like the fingers are grabbing it. Great job on the challenge ;)

  5. Oh this is such a clever layout I especially love your journalling in gold! Oh so very pretty Charm I just love your background so much! How clever are you making that wire word too I totally failed when I tried that LOL Thanks so much for joining us at White with 1 this month and goodluck! Blessings from Amy Prior xx


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