Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Star Studded

Hello!  I'm excited to share a new layout with you today, this time for The Paper Variety's new challenge.

And the challenge:

I've been wanting to try reverse applique for sometime now, and this layout seemed to call for it.  Although now I'm in the market for one of Martha Stewart's anywhere star punches, I had to go old school.  I punched a star out of scrap cardstock and traced it onto my page.  Using a craft knife, I cut the star out.  I distressed the edges with a bit of heavy-duty sand paper and then backed the space with a contrasting patterned paper.  I thought about sewing around the star, but then opted for doodling.  From a distance, the effect is too subtle to notice, but when you look closely, I think it looks really neat :).

I cleaned up my scraproom a bit over the weekend and re-discovered my ribbon scraps jar.  When I have a scrap of ribbon that is too short to store on clothespins with my other ribbons, I stick it in this jar.  Well, the jar was really full and I couldn't remember the last time I dug through it.  I vowed to use it this week while scrapping and that's where my background came from.  The red and blue pattern is paper, but the rest is ribbon and trim.

We would love to have you join us at The Paper Variety!  You can find all the details here, including info on this week's sponsor, Technique Tuesday.

I hope your Wednesday is a good one :).  Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet comments - reading your thoughts is always a bright spot in my day.  Tessa


  1. Awesome LO Tessa! I think the star came out great the doodling! :)

  2. Great layout - very fitting for a boy but still with plenty of style and pizazz!

  3. okay I just LOVE the stars and strips of items behind the picture!

  4. What a perfect boy layout! I am always searching for inspiring ones like this! I love the way you created the title, the paper strips and the "old school" stars. :)

  5. Gorgeous LO, love the reverse applique technique, looks so fab on this page. A perfect masculine page :)


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