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DT Challenge #11: Smile

There are lots of things that make me smile, but for this layout, I chose just a few of the bigger ones -- my husband, my children, my chickens and my gardens.

I used Raspberry Grid Paper for this layout ... who could not smile after seeing this bright, beautiful color! ... and page pattern #64. I was also asked to incorporate ink into my layout, so I went all out and made my own paper.

I also decided to try something different and use my label maker for journaling. I am still not sure if I like that or not, but it worked.

Most of the title is stamped. For the word, smile, I used chipboard letters, coated them with Black Soot Distress Ink, added a layer of Glastique Gloss and, while it was still wet, sprinkled in a little glitter. I love how it turned out!

For the paper, I started with a sheet of Specialty Stamping Paper and some brightly colored Distress Inks. I randomly placed ink all over the paper.

 Then I spritzed it with water, dried it, spritzed it again, dried it, etc. Until I got the look I liked.

Then for a bit of sparkle, I added Perfect Pearls Mists.

Once it was done, I cut it up just like I do photos and applied it to the layout. I love the way it turned out. It dulled a bit with all of the water, but I still think it is pretty.

Shared by Candy Spiegel on June 7, 2013 | Memory Date: June 7, 2013
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I absolutely love your paper creation! Beautiful! I am going to have to try this. AND, the "smile" details are great! The word just pops...thank you for sharing that technique! The photos are great, and your "babies" are ALL adorable! Really nice job, Candy!
Posted By: Lori Hanson  |  June 22, 2013 at 9:45 pm   
The paper you made turned out really great and you really complimented the raspberry grid paper. I have tried this technique, but mine did not turn out as great as yours. The chip board looks great against the inked letters in your title. Great job.
Posted By: Dale Hill  |  June 22, 2013 at 4:28 am   
I love the home made paper! It is beautiful and goes so well with the grid paper. I can't wait to try this technique.
Posted By: Tonnya Sayah  |  June 9, 2013 at 12:36 am   
Don't you just love creating your background paper/ effects. Everything worked so well together that it looks like you planned it this way . . . uh, that's just what you did, isn't it! Wonderful, enjoyable and informative. Thanks so much
Posted By: Diane Cook  |  June 8, 2013 at 6:09 pm   
Candy, love the paper technique. Would look great next Easter if I can remember next year. I just love your flowers and baby turkey pictures. The smile technique is too cool. Thanks for sharing how to do this :) Almost forgot to mention the humans...beautiful children. You have a lot to smile about!
Posted By: Julie Oconnor  |  June 8, 2013 at 4:36 pm   
LOVE the paper you made - it is gorgeous! Love the photo of your husband with the chick too. Cute!
Posted By: Tami Potter  |  June 8, 2013 at 3:00 pm   
Candy! I love your paper. It's like a work of art. Thanks for sharing the technique. I'll have to try it sometime. Very pretty and so creative! Love your turkey and all your photos! Great job on this layout!
Posted By: Heather Cartland  |  June 8, 2013 at 1:58 am   
CANDY! I absolutely Love it!!!! I really like what you did with the paper and ink. Very nice job. I like the label maker for journaling-it's different. I love it because it's not the "norm" if it's such a thing in scrapbooking!!!! :)
Posted By: Shannon Nixson  |  June 8, 2013 at 12:02 am   
Very interesting technique for the "smile" I'm going to have to play around with that idea, there's something very magical about the look! Thanks for showing us the process of creating your paper. From the first photo in the process I would not have guessed you'd land up with the results in the layout!! Great "out of the box" inking idea! And I noticed your baby turkey managed to get two spots in this layout, too!
Posted By: Andrea Fisher  |  June 7, 2013 at 11:39 pm   

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