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"18" Layout with Rae

Hello, and Happy Sunday!

This week was the reveal of the January kit collection! Take another look at the scrapbook kit:

This kit is a bundle of gorgeousness!  The paper collection, Vintage Treasures, by Craft o'Clock is so beautiful, and there are so many elements to cut out- perfect for creating layers. Can you see hints of blue? :)

Here's one of my projects I made with the kit:

I started out with stamping the entire page with a script stamp and some blue-green chalk ink which will be more visible in the closeup pictures.  Next, I picked out some of the printed chipboard frames, and sanded them a bit, and painted them with white gesso.  Once dry, I added brown chalk ink and copper wax for a distressed, almost faux wood finish, and glued them to the page to poke out from the photo and paper layers.

I also used this same technique on the printed chipboard banners, and added some number brads that I painted as well.  The blue in the debossed numbers is a matte blue pigment powder from my stash.

I used Stampendous embossing powder in aged copper on the Tres Jolie chipboard swirls. 

It's a mixture of colors and it looks awesome and different every time you use it.

I also added a couple of kraft roses from my stash which were a perfect match and compliments the blue 49 and Market flowers which I dampened with water and a small paint brush, then brushed on some brown chalk ink to blend in and tone down the brightness of the blue.

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