Sunday, July 18, 2010

Farewell, Nilda

This layout was for a Bingo challenge at Scrapbook Central to be inspired by something from Donna Downey's blog.  I was immediately drawn to this canvas heart, especially since I knew I had some year-old sticky-back canvas that I have never used!

Here's what I came up with:

Products used: Bazzill Cardstock, Scenic Route patterned paper, American Crafts Thickers, Claudine Hellmuth sticky back canvas, Making Memories paint, Hero Arts stamps, Clearsnap ink, Pagemaps sketch.

The photos are from my friend and colleague's retirement party.

The canvas accent was initially going to be a diecut flower, but I couldn't get my Big Shot to cut all the way through the canvas (if anyone has any tips, please let me know!) so I cut out the heart by hand instead, stamped it with black dye ink, and dried it with a heat gun. Next I covered it with some watered-down paint, and zapped it with the heat gun.  Last step was just to fray the edges and add some more ink. Here's a close up:  

Thanks for looking!


  1. No advice on the Big Shot but I like what you did with the challenge and all the layers on the heart - it's perfect.

  2. Love these colors and the way you used patterned paper! Great layout - thanks for sharing.

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  4. Hi Rebecca, Love the layout for Nilda. Nice to know there are others out there who share a love of crafting. Hope you are enjoying your summer. It's going to fast. See you in Septmeber.