Saturday, November 10, 2012

I'll Force A Laugh To Break The Silence

Sometimes you just need one little push in the right direction
Just one little thing to get you inspired
The lovely ladies at Escape2Create (A scrap retreat held in South Australia) have challenges from time to time.
I’ve always thought about joining in but haven’t (too shy lol)
But when I saw Amanda post a new one last night it was just the push I needed
So I created this page


the challenge was to use old rubons
So I pulled out an old favourite, Gin-X alpha rubons
I’ve had these…. forever! and I just love the font and how amazingly easy they are to apply
I “filled” in the empty space with a blue texta


the other rubons I pulled out was this one from Studio Calico 


I have had them a while and always had plans for them but hadn’t used them
Till now!
And I also used the stick, that comes with the rubons
You almost always get one of these in a packet of rubons, so why not use them!


I also added some paper scraps and stitching to the top of the page


and, as per usual, played with a Crafter’s Workshop stencil and some texture paste


Materials List:

Pattern Paper: Studio Calico and  October Afternoon  
Alphas: Studio Calico and American Crafts 
Rubons: Studio Calico and Gin-x
Stickers: American Crafts
Mist: Dylusions 
Chipboard buttons: My Minds Eye 
Flair: Greatest View 
Die Cut: October Afternoon
Pearls: Prima 
Stencil: The Crafter’s Workshop 
Other: Dymo labeller and tape, texture paste, pen, staple, rubon applicator, twine and machine stitching

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  1. ooooh i love this Sharmaine. Those yummy green rub-ons and ohmygosh using the rub on stick on the page is just so clever!

    Your use of inks and paints is always an inspiration.

    Glad you could play along with our challenge :)

  2. supah cool Sharmaine! I really really like how you think about using up ALL your stuff! I see you didn't even cut off the bit with the bar code off your background ppr! tee hee hee!!!

    happy weekend!!!

  3. fantastic layout Sharmaine :-)I agree - great idea to use the rub on stick! And I too love you use of texture - something I must try soon :-)

  4. Wow much to look at, and good use of those rub-ons!! love your textures and dimensions!! very clever! Great layout!


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