I have grabbed my new Miss Caroline collection from My Mind's Eye. So pretty:
I have been eyeing the new file tab punch from Jenni Bowlin and it dawned on me recently that I have a file folder die cut! Surely I can use this in the same manner. So, I cut some strips to lay across and run through my sizzix:
Well, lookey there... file tabs! Yeah!
Now for that stamping. I love these doily stamps. Even searched high and low for them on ebay. Let's give them a whirl:
Oh, lookey there. It appears the one and only time I have ever used this stamp before, I used red. Oh, well... it'll work :)
Working on a nice background and foundation for the layering of the file tabs:
Oh, I am having fun!
Let the layering begin!
Now for some embellishments. I would really like to try altering some chipboard as shown in the latest video from Glitter Girl - she made it look so fun! I grab an assortment from my stash:
Out comes some tape:
Kraft doily found, now I am playing with the layering:
Now, at the risk of overloading this post with pictures (I have about 10 more showing my shuffling of bits), I will now admit - I am stuck. Totally stuck. Perhaps a night's sleep and an early morning trip to the craft store will do the trick...
I don't know yet. But, what I do know is that I want to stamp some dots around to give the page some movement. Think faux confetti. To the pencil eraser I go:
Oh, fun - let's do some more of that!
I like it! But, I still feel a bit stuck.... drat!
Pretty, but too small: grrrr...
Ah, there we have it:
Oh my, I reach for my letters and find this. I suppose this is what happens when I'm stuck and too many supplies are pulled, then rejected. Moving on...
I did manage to find the letters in that mess:
Oh, they are just not right...
Forget the birds. They will be fabulous on some other project. Back to the butterfly. I like that. But, I still feel like this is lacking something:
I reach for a chipboard sticker sheet and like the circles. But, I only have one left. It makes it on the page. Then, to create more circles, I cut around the outline from the chipboard sheet. OOOH FUN!
Now to stamp the date with my new Dear Lizzy stamp:
There we go:
And, done. Finally!
Despite my struggles, I am super pleased with how this came out. I had some words with the chipboard elements and as you can see, most of those did not make the final cut. So sorry, Glitter Girl. However, I do believe in forgiveness, so they have been set aside for another project. Do you get stuck mid-layout? How do you forge ahead to the finished project?