I did this layout this last weekend, at a lovely retreat with friends from UKS. I decided to scrap the birth announcement I made and sent out to people who had sent cards and gifts when the boys were born.
I had no intention of making an inky, arty layout, but when a very old rub-on I decided to use disintegrated all over the page, I had to fix it somehow. A very team effort, this - Washi tape from Tara, scraps from Jules, a white pen from Lee, Mr Huey's mists from Jess and I also borrowed some masks from Lisa to make the splodgy bits!
I used a stamp and masking technique to make a double image on the birth announcement and then used Promarkers around the edge for the gingham ribbon look.
Mr Huey's misters - white and blue
Fiskars punch for the stitching effect
The blue fabric photo corner from a free gift from Scrapbook Inspirations, many moons ago
Blue punch outs using my Cropadile
Uniball Signo White Pen
Patterned papers: Three Bugs in a Rug April Showers "Chickadee"; Echo Park Splash "Big Stripes"
When speaking to Krafty Karen on the weekend, she said that some of her layouts that had used rub-ons had lifted off the layout and onto the page protector. What I will do before putting this layout away is that I will secure the rub-on title by using Glossy Accents over the top. That will fix it!
Not the elegant, clean layout I was envisaging, but creating is an organic process, and sometimes it just doesn't end up the way you imagined ... sometimes maybe a good thing!