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Friday, June 14, 2013

Country Bridge Scene Scrapbook Layout

Was inspired by {PIN}spirational challenge which you can see info on below to create this.

Started out creating the stamped image. Used Stampin' Up markers and an Inkadinkado rubber stamp. Was not sure how it would turn out and thought possibly that most parts of the image would not transfer any ink to my Kraft cardstock. Was pleasantly surprised at how it looked. Distressed the edges of the Kraft cardstock with Tim Holtz paper distresser and Distress Ink broken china.

Then, I proceeded to think about what I would use the stamped image for. I recalled some vintage looking scrapbook paper I bought at Hobby Lobby. You know the kind where the paper is nice and you think why cover up the parts since you like it so much that you resist using it and especially resist cutting it into pieces. I got my brave hat on and decided I wanted two different scrapbook papers. Cut the parts I wanted.

Then I decided on using a K Andrew Designsw Positive Thoughts sentiment.

Chose a banner Spellbinders die for sentiment tag.

Would appreciate your input on if I should I add anything to the layout?

Supplies List

ink: Memento Rhubarb Stalk - sentiment
paper - cardstock -core'dinations - blue/green, pale pink, maroon
   the Paper Studio scrapbook papers - Mirabelle Tapestry, Vintage Black Toile
Spellbinder: Shape Ribbon Banners
stamp: Inkadinkado rubber stamp Country Bridge, K Andrew Designs Positive Thoughts
Stampin' Up: markers - Basic Black, Basic Gray, Garden Green, Pacific Point (blue)
Tim Holtz: ink: Distress Ink -broken china, paper distresser

Entering this into the following challenges:

6/15 Love to Create Ch69 Vintage or Shabby 3E(#2) 6/10

6/17 {PIN}spirational Ch61 Photo Red Bldg near rippling brook 5E(#2) 6/11

6/17 Simon Says Stamp Transport 5E(#2) there is a horse drawn carriage on the scrapbook paper 6/12
6/17 Word Art Wed Ch84 Anything Goes 5E(#5) 6/12

6/18 Aud Sentiments Anything Goes unlim 6/5

6/21 JW Scrap Shack FFC#4 Anything Goes unlim 6/14 
6/21 My Sheri Crafts Ch112 Summer Solstice unlim 6/8

6/23 Pause Dream Enjoy Ch12 Make a Layout or Calendar Page 3E(#2) 6/10

6/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Linky Ch : June Anything Goes unlim 6/6 


  1. Beaut fill images and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

  2. Great!! Thanks for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!

    A Little Bit O' Paper

  3. Very pretty. Thanks for joining us for our Funday Friday challenge. Stephanie

  4. Great card Melissa! I love the papers and love that you put on your brave hat and cut them! lol I have some that I haven't used for the very same reason. lol Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday;-)

  5. Super interpretation of the inspiration.
    Thank you for sharing this fabulous art with us. Please come back soon with more of those lovely creations.
    Abundant Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. I can clearly see that you've used our picture as inspiration. Love the way you've matted. Thank you for joining us at Pinspirational Challenges. Come back next week!

  7. Cool layout, Melissa. Thanks for sharing this in our challenge this week.
    Word Art Wednesday

  8. Some gorgeous images there. Thanks for joining us at Jo's Funday Friday