Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Summer Challenge at Crafter's Companion

Hi everyone!  I wanted to share a layout with you that I made for the Crafter's Companion Summer Challenge that is going on all this month at Crafter's Companion. 

This photo was taken just after the last day of school and the kids were pumped to be starting on their summer break.  You can tell by their "Sweet Smiles of Summer"! 

I pulled out my Dear Lizzy Neapolitan paper pad from American Craft.  I distressed the edges of all the papers I was using and inked them with my new Ranger Distress ink pad in Gathered Twigs.  I stitched around the base paper edges with my sewing machine.  I can never actually go in a straight line but I think that just adds a bit of character right? ha


I used an awesome sketch from the challenge at GrandDiva's Creative CornerI also made sure that I had the ingredients on my layout for the recipe challenge at Scrappin'n'Happy, washi tape, twine and 3 patterned papers.   And since I used this resist technique I was able to enter it also at Kristi B.:Scrappy Friends technique challenge.

I had the doily left over from another project and thought it would be perfect to stuff under my paper bits.  It was made with my Martha Stewart circle punch that I LOVE.  It is actually only part of a doily but you can't tell that a third of it is missing since that part is under the other papers. 


I wanted to do a Emboss Resist Technique that I have been seeing on projects everywhere lately so I pulled out my Stamp-It Australia EZMount Stamp Set 61 - Sentiment Swirls stamp set, my Ranger Distress ink in Gathered TwigsVersaMark Ink, some clear embossing powder and got to work.

First I trimmed out some of my paper into triangles. I grabbed the swirl stamp and using my VersaMark ink, stamped the swirl randomly on my triangles.  Next I poured some clear embossing powder over the stamped image and tapped off the excess.  Finally I heat it with my heat tool.
Here I am heating the embossing powder.

Here is what it looked like after the embossing powder had melted.
Now to get the "resist" part of the technique.  I grabbed my distress ink and my inking tool and rubbed ink on the embossed triangles.  I always start inking off the paper on my craft mat and work in circles onto my project.  You can see in the photo how the embossed bits resist the ink. 

Here is what it looks like after the Distress Ink was added.

Here is what it looks like up close on my project
This is such an easy and fun technique to try.  And it really makes a big difference in the look of your project.  If you haven't already tried it I hope that I have inspired you to give it a go.  Be sure and check out the June Summer Challenge at Crafter's Companion.  You still have time to enter.  You could win the awesome prize this month so go get busy scrapping!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


  1. oh, this is really beautiful Stacy! I love it all!

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  3. Awesome layout and take on all of the challenges! The MS punched doily adds a really nice touch to your page! Thank you for playing along in my sketch challenge as well as combining it with my friends challenges!

  4. Such beautiful pastel colors and embossing! The banners look so fabulous too.

  5. What a fab Lo Stacy, love your kid's smiles!!!!