Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mistletoe Memories

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.


奇怪 said...
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Kim said...

I love your layout. Way to go making the faux burnt edges! Love this old photo, and you really did some amazing details around it!
Kim xXx

Scossie Jane said...

Great layout - you really have achieved a great look with the 'burnt' edges to the music sheet - nice one xx

Rach1fun said...

I have been a follower of your card blog, but just found your layout blog. Everything is wonderful! I have become a follower of this blog too, and am thuroughtly impressed, so I have left you an award on my blog, your projects have made me smile and I hope this puts a little "sunshine" in your day!

Heidi M said...

Wow, Sherri! This is a beautiful layout! I love what you did with the sheet music.

Heidi :)

magicwanda said...

Beautiful Sherri!
I love the vintage feel of it...Great job
Hugs Wanda:-)