For ME, Please!! Today starts the voting for Simple Scrapbooks "So You Think You Can Stamp" contest. It is the Final Round. So this it folks! This will determine the winner! Voting starts at 12:00 MST(2:00 here on the east coast) and you can vote as many times as you'd like until Thursday at 12:00 MST.
Here is my layout titled "You make my heart flutter". We had to use the Stamp Kissing technique for this round. I used the technique on my flowers, butterflies, bird and the heart. The tree and lt. blue background paper(which I used an Italian Poetry stamp on) are stamped the good ole' "regular way".
All the stamps used are by Inque Boutique. The paper, well, it is actually Pink Paislee Blue Moon paper but it was too blue for my layout and it has alot of orange, yellow and brown dots on it, so I took a piece of lt. beige Bazzill cardstock and traced around the Blue Moon paper. So after I cut it out, I was left with a beige piece the same size and shape. I then traced a circle onto the beige CS using a dinner plate. I cut that out leaving me with a piece of scalloped edge cs only about a 1/2" wide. I inked the edges, tore it and punched holes in it. I adhered that to the scalloped edge of the Blue Moon paper but not completely, I left some of the edges raised up so you could get a peek of the Blue Moon paper(see photo).
I then took my leftover CS circle and traced another circle within it using a smaller plate but only leaving about an 1/8" border. I cut that out with scissors, inked the edges, tore it and made little polka dots on the edge with a marker. I then attached that to the center of the Blue Moon paper. So now the background is mostly beige but you see peeks of the blue moon paper from behind. Does it all make sense now? LOL
I also used some music notes paper underneath my photo which I distressed by tearing it and inking it up. I added some mini pearls to the body of my butterflies. I wanted to go for an old vintage look on this layout.
On the flowers, I lightly stamped another flower stamp onto the solid flower stamp. I wanted a very subtle look. It does look better IRL than in the photo though.
So, please come and vote for me here! My screen name is Melissa1872. I would really appreciate it! And remember you can vote as many times as you'd like until Thursday!
I hope you have a wonderful and blessed day!
Wish me Luck!
******And A Special Toot! For my Friend Mitzi for making her 1st Design Team!! Way to Go, Girl!! *************