This is a more recent creation, I made it just last December.
Ok, I admit, it's a little sad that the Flashback is pretty short and one of the photos is the index card I did for the Splitcoast gallery.
|Also features Broadsheet Alphabet & Array of Sunshine|
Ok, so there's one more project I used the alphabet for. Clearly I needed the reminder to use it again, and I'm super excited about what I made!
These photos are from way back in 2006 when the hubs and I lived in North Carolina and we had a go at growing flowers in our backyard, no mean feat for me who has two black thumbs. The layout is very, very simple, so to make it a little more interesting I matted half the pictures with different colors and left the other half unmatted. So let's take a look at that title:
Your eyes do not deceive you, I used a different alphabet for the capital letters (Empire Alphabet). I just love mixed font titles and I love how those two looked together! I will admit, though, that it took For.Ev.Er. to stamp the title on here. I always worry I'll do something like drop an inked stamp on the cardstock and I'll have to start over, but I managed to get through that entire very long title with no oopsies. Even spelled it right.
And I finally used the largest of the Butterfly Thinlits. This is a flashback for color too, that lovely shade on the butterfly is the long-retired Marvelous Magenta. It's such an 80s color, am I right? It retired shortly after I started stamping, so I only have a few pieces of 12x12 cardstock this color and no 8.5x11 and no ink pad. If you want to get technical, the cardstock I have is from before Stampin' Up! went to "true" 12x12, it's about a quarter inch shy of twelve inches square. And now I have three pieces of it plus some scraps, but it was worth it to use one piece for this layout.
There's my color palette: Pistachio Pudding, Garden Green, Marvelous Magenta, Ballet Blue, and Elegant Eggplant even though it looks black 'cause it's not. So that's it for me this week, peeps, hope you have a marvelous weekend, whether or not it's magenta ;)
Supplies, scrapbook layout only:
Stamps: Sweet Shoppe Alphabet, Empire Alphabet, Embrace Life
Ink: Garden Green, Ballet Blue, Elegant Eggplant
Paper: Pistachio Pudding, Marvelous Magenta, Ballet Blue, Elegant Eggplant
Accessories: Butterfly Thinlits