Challenge day at Practical Scrappers and this week's focus is ink/chalks. I really wanted to create faux burnt edges with inks on a piece of music and the old picture of me fit in quite well. This is probably my favorite baby picture of myself and my cousin Scott. We were 2 and 4, and obviously, he wasn't too enthralled with me.
To make the music, I printed "Silent Night" out on plain ivory paper, tore around the edges, and attacked it with my ink. I used 4 shades of brown. Starting with the lightest shade, I lightly rubbed the ink toward the midde....then I did the same wiith the next shade, stopping about an inch for the center. Then I chose the next darkest shade, concentrating on the sides and blending toward the middle. Finished with a dark (almost black shade) of brown around the torn edge. Paper is Debbie Mumm...holly leaves are Stretch Your Imagination cut at 2 1/2" and enhanced with MS glitter. Title is written on an inked Stampin' Up marquee punch.