Anna-Karin: This was such a great idea for a challenge and I had a ton of fun altering some really old stash. Most of the stuff on my page is at least 5 years old. I posted a before photo on Two Peas, as well as some close-ups, and more info about how everything was altered. The patterned paper was altered with masking, misting, stamps, paint, inks and Stickles. The chipboard letters were painted with gesso and then covered with a bunch of scrap text and ledger papers, a postage stamp and a vellum quote that I found deep down in a box. Some of the papers were first dry embossed, to add texture. Then the letters were covered with a wash of cream paint, as well as some copper glaze. Distress Stickles was added here and there. Thanks for this fun challenge Joyce!
Debbi T: I had fun with this challenge, too. I used a lot of old stuff on this, and made it up-to-date by combining it with some newer stuff and using some current techniques, like using border punches and layering. That lavendar paper is been in my stash for years and years, but I think it looks updated with the punches. I also added some bling to make it look current. I used the back side of an old chatterbox paper to cover a very old chipboard arrow that holds my title--those BasicGrey letters are also very old. I think I have every color of BasicGrey letters ever made! Doilies are trendy today, so I used one to hold my old letter stickers. And remember when metal charms were all the rage? I have a TON of those, too, and I made it updated by using it as part of my title.
The story on the back of my layout reads: It happened like this. Michele had to run out for a bit to somewhere for some reason I now don't recall and asked me to watch Monica. I think she was about five at the time. She was always an independent little thing. I was in the den watching TV and Monica was in her room playing. Or so I thought. Every once in a while I'd call out, "Monica, what are you doing?" and she'd reply that she was playing. This went on for the duration Michele was out.
Well, when Michele came home, Monica came running out to show off what she had done. And what she had done was chop off a bunch of her hair. Her bangs were gone and there were big chunks of hair cut out that left virtual bald patches. My reaction? I was mortified. And embarrassed. And filled with shame that let my best friend down. Michele's reaction? She cracked up. And told me it was okay. Because that's just the kind of person my best friend is.
We hope you'll play along! This week's winner will go into our "How Awesome Is Too Awesome?" gallery and be eligible for our monthly RAK of a gift certificate to Two Peas! Just link your layout on this thread at the Two Peas Pub.