so I had a free afternoon :) and this is the steps I took to do Donna Downey's latest sketch
. This is the finished page, Donna
had much cooler stamps than I do.. sniff sniff. I did use a bit of my grungeboard but I very cowardly just painted it, I didn't have any white crackle paint or I would have used that.
The first thing I do is select my photos and crop them to size. This is why I think I have loved Donna's sketches because she has stated the photo sizes so it becomes a bit of a no brainer which I like! Sometimes the less I have to plan and think the better, some days paper selection is hard enough.
So cup of tea in hand I select paper and embellishments, usually I change these several times but today I only changed the cardstock colour. After I cut the photos I lay them out to see how it will all look.
After I have laid out the photos I can see how much craft I need, mark off an extra bit for the tape and cut it. Tape it down and then measure off 30cm and trim it.
So once all the photos are down then I have used my note pad punch around the sides and some distress ink to rough it up a bit, then comes my little bit of journaling and adding a bit of ink to the grungeboard flourish.
ranger distress ink walnut stain
autumn leaves rub ons (it went on like butter! gorgeous)
notepad punch stampin up
all pretty straight forward, a blatant copy of Donna's but I love it, it was quick and easy and I was able to use lots of photos. You also get to see things I would usually avoid putting together let alone have anyone see and that would beAlli+pool+photo
I hope you feel honoured (and weren't too frightened)