Friday, 3 August 2012

Blast From the Past!

Jen here and it's my 20th high school reunion this weekend (and my 38th birthday;) and I thought as a tribute to those good times, I'd create a layout with my senior portrait from *gasp* 1992!
 My graduating class started posting photos from our time in high school on our Facebook page and I went digging for "old" photos... I found lots of fun and memorable ones.  There was no Facebook or email then... I guess it was a simpler time.  Can you imagine what we would have done with that technology?

This layout was fun to make!  I started with a woodgrain paper and added VersaMark ink through some punchinella and added WOW!  Bright white powder to it.  I love this powder... it's so opaque and bright!
 Next, I stamped a Basically Bare chipboard frame with VersaMark and used Bronze Metallic on it.  I added some more VersaMark and mixed Cotton Candy and Earthtone Olive to create a patina look to the frame.

 Underneath that fun frame, I layered a canvas page from Basically Bare's Oh So Mini albums!  I used a Donna Downey flower stencil with VersaMark and added Bubble Gum to it.  It's a bit tricky to emboss on canvas but it can be done... make sure you wipe it with an anti-static powder (I used ScraPerfect pouch on it).  I really used a lot of VersaMark too! It picks up the texture of canvas!

  I needed a bit more bling around the flowers so I used VersaMark again over the flowers and then pressed them into a pile of Angel Wings Embossing Glitter.  WOW!  This stuff is gorgeous!  Sparkle galore!

 I hope you enjoyed my blast from the past page!  I can't believe it's been 20 years since high school but I can't wait to catch up with my old friends (okay we aren't THAT old!)...

WOW Supplies:
Suzy West Wow Bubble Gum Regular Embossing Powder
Suzy West Wow Cotton Candy Regular Embossing Powder
Suzy West Wow Earthtone Olive Regular Embossing Powder
Suzy West Wow Angel Wings Embossing Glitter
WOW Bright White Regular Embossing Powder
WOW Copper Metallic Regular Embossing Powder
"Call Me" Stamps

Other supplies:
Patterned papers: Sassafras Lass for Studio Calico
Packaging from Prima Marketing
Donna Downey Stencil
Basically Bare (Oh So Mini in Stamp & Frame)
Letters, bling, photo corners, butterfly, and flowers: Prima Marketing
Seam Binding
Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive

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