Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Kraft it Up! Challenge

Its been another month, so that means another one of my favourite challenges. The Kraft It Up! Challenge, which this month was a sketch, and the requirement to use Kraft card stock. I love using Kraft, so this is an awesome challenge for me...
I pulled out a photo I'd accidentally enlarged from our trip to Wollongong. It was a 5x7 photo, so I decided to finally put it to good use and use it instead of two photos. I went for a vintage-y look with this layout. I think it was the fold over that set that off... So, the white is from Basic Grey, which has been distressed with Soft Suede Stampin' Up! ink, the same has been done to the blue photo mat, which is from We R Memory Keepers. The lace was pure white when I got it, months ago, a little bit of hot coffee staining took place to get it to the perfect colour... The striped patterned paper is one of my favourites out of Elegant Soiree, which is a new Stampin' Up! designer series paper. Once I'd layered everything onto my page and stuck them all down, I thought it looked a little plain, so out came the bling... I put the rhinestone embellishment on, and then distressed some Prima Flowers and rummaged through my stash for the perfect button... Then, all I needed to do was distress all the edges of the main page and scuff them up a bit.
I don't do vintage very often, but I think this sketch worked really well with a vintage/shabby chic look. Let me know what you think.

4 comments:

Deb said...

A super take on the challenge. Luv the coffee stained lace. Thanks for joining in at KIU.

Michelle W said...

Fantastic photo Jess ! Love that you flipped the sketch and tried something different FAB ! Thanks for joining in at KIU this month.

Melinda said...

AWESOME take on the sketch! love the vintage look! Thanks for joining in at KIU!

Felicity said...

great take on the sketch and super photo to scrap.
thanks for playing along at KIU :) x