Sunday, May 17, 2009

Lime Rickey

It's bright...oh yes, it's bright...but the new line by Basic Grey is really lovely to work with. Even better though, is that it matches my kids' school uniforms just nicely with all that red and yellow, and that's an unusual thing to find in scrapbooking paper :)

So here is my first (of many I am hoping) LOs using Lime Rickey...


This is my attempt at the last of my challenges over at Scrapsidaisy...use a technique on your LO that is new to you and that you've been wanting to try. See the white background? This is a technique that I saw quite a few months ago here which is the blog of the talented Leeanne Pearce. She was guest designer for Tomorrows Memories a while back, and has some really great ideas. The technique involves creating a background with your leftover chipboard alphas, then painting several layers of paint over the top. It felt so great to be able to use up a couple of packs with no "e"s or "r"s or whatever letter I am usually chasing :)

It also gives the background a lovely raised texture. I kept the rest of the LO quite simple. The circles are cut out of the back of the background paper (shhhh...don't tell anyone)
and raised on foam tape. The stickers and brads are Lime Rickey, the ribbons are from my ribbon jars (ie...no idea who made them) and the journal card is Collage Press. The month ticket is Creative Cafe.
OK...I had better scoot! Trampolining comp today :)
TTFN xxx

1 comment:

texmorg said...

Nice one Susan, I love that paper range and still havent got it. I will have to try that new technique (is that how you spell it) out looks good. Love the different textures. I cant believe that you only purchased one piece of fabric. No kits or anything?
xx