Monday, June 6, 2011

Patriotic Layout: Designer Crafts Connection HOP

Welcome to the Designer Crafts Connection June Blog Hop.
Today, we are posting Patriotic projects and there will be a give away posted today too.

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"These colors don't run!" Scrapbook page layout

This page celebrates my own patriotism. I have many old photos (mostly bad photos) from days gone by before I started to scrapbook. They all aren't great, but they all have meaning, so I want to use some of them for my scrapbooks. I wanted the stars and Statue of Liberty die cut to be a subtle accents, blending with the background. The stars were made with a Creative Memories punch and then inked with denim distress ink (Ranger ink). I didn't care for the color of the Liberty die cut so I sprayed it with Blue Hawaii Memory Mist (something cool happened here, keep reading). There is a sewn red thread border around the layout, I circled around 3 times. A single red matte for the photo collage. The flag embellishment is a "sweet stitches" by Just Jinger Designs. The wooden flourishes by Kaiser Craft were spray painted white, then arranged in a burst from the photos out.


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  1. The page looks great! The way the statue turned out is just amazing. Thank you for sharing your project and for serving our country!

    Wishing You Creativity,
    Suzann Sladcik Wilson

  2. You're welcome Suzann! Thanks for visiting my BLOG

  3. What a fun layout! I especially like the stitched piece, it adds nice dimension and wonderful texture. Thank you so much for sharing!

  4. As a retired USMC I'm sure this layout had a special meaning. Great job!

  5. Becky, this is beautiful. Of course, when you add swirls, it puts everything over the top! Love it!

  6. Great layout to show your service to the country. Love the techniques you used.