Loved this sketch. It screamed WASHI tape to me. Too bad I didn't actually USE this sketch. I know, it appears I did, and I will tell you that was completely by accident.
The truth is funnier.
Which is different than the one that my mail program gave me to use. Mine only had that single strip of crinkled tape at the top for some reason or other. I really can't say honestly why. I even showed THE MAN. I said, Look ANNE IS CHALLENGING US to come up with something creative. He backed away from the crazy scrapbooker slowly. No need to alarm her when she has that LOOK in her eyes.
Anyhow, due to the fact I was channeling my inner Another Freaking Scrappy, this here is what you got. A layout where I made the background myself and added washi tape and used a circular type element.
So, the background was actually printed off Wikipedia on a 12 by 12 sheet of cream colored cardstock. I then inked it up with various ink pads I had and then spritzed with alcohol. Wanted that water colored look.
SINCE my ink cartridge is nearly dead, I got some lovely colors I did not expect but made me happy.
Here is a close up of my flowers and title. I liked how wet the letters ended up. Covered them with dimensional Modge Podge.
Last week I blogged a bit about our first and second days in Peru. This page accompanies that write up .
Our first full day involved being sold Coca leaves to help us endure the elevation. Lest you think we are druggies, let me paste here a little excerpt from Wikipedia.
Coca may refer to any of the four cultivated plants which belong to the family Erythroxylaceae, native to western South America. The plant is an important cash crop in Bolivia and Peru. It also plays a significant role in many traditional Andean cultures as well as the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta (see the Traditional uses). Coca is best known throughout the world for its psychoactive alkaloid, cocaine. However, the alkaloid content of coca leaves is low: between .25% and .77%, and production of cocaine from coca requires complex chemical processes. This means that chewing the leaves or drinking coca tea does not produce the high (euphoria, megalomania) people experience with cocaine.
They did honestly seem to help!
I could use some today to get me acclimated to Monday since I'm having a bad case of the MONDAYS.
Try to have a good one, OK?