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Start to Finish: 3 Boys

This weekend when I sat down to do some creating, I asked my dear scrappy friend soapHOUSEmama what challenges were going on in the world of blogs since I had been missing for about a week. She told me about the challenge of creating with a “found object” from Second Story Challenges.

I wasn’t up to going outside and look for something on a farm so I looked around the RV to see what was around. I found a paper towel roll that was recently finished and decided I could do something with it. I didn’t want to just use the circular shape so I went ahead and bent the roll into a heart shape.

First, I dipped the end in white paint and stamped it randomly around the page. Once the white was dry, it was time for a fuchsia color paint. I did have to cut off a layer of the paper towel roll and create a new heart for the new color.

While the background was drying, I pulled out the Crate Paper that I had cut down to hold the four photos I was using and used the excess paint to go around the edges. I also put a bit on the corners of the photos so they would pop.

Once everything had dried, I placed things down and started to adhered the photos to the Crate Paper. I then cut a few different 1 ½” strips into banner shapes that I then tuck behind the photo mat on both sides.

I began to layer on top of these with other embellishments (flowers, buttons and twine) as well as the title using Thickers and Creative Imaginations foam stickers.

With a bit of the excess scraps, I wanted to create a visual rest at the top of the page. I used some punches, Tim Holtz Chit Chat stickers and brads to make a resting place for a subtitle.

Everything was topped off with various forms of pen work using my Uniball Signo white gel pen and my Bic Ultra Fine Mark It in Tuxedo Black.

The only thing left was to add a bit of journaling about the boys in our wedding. Added a few lines with a silver Sharpie paint pen to highlight the words that meant a lot to me.

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