So... I've been trying to think of something to scrapbook. And I went and visited The Paper Trail Makers Challenge Blog, and I saw that their new challenge was Vintage. I thought I would give it a try, even though I really have no idea how to pull of vintage. And once I got started, it was even more difficult because I realized that since I don't really think in a vintage way, I had no embellishments really to go with 'vintage.' So I had to improvise a little. Anyway, as always, there is the finished product picture, and then some close ups with explanations. This is only a one page spread.
The word 'friends' and 'smile' was cut using the Designer's Calendar Cricut Cartidge. I cut them out on white paper, and used stamp ink pads to color them. 'Friends' as well as the corner pieces at the top, which came from Story Book Cricut Cartridge, are a red color with a golden yellow color on top, resembling a faux finish texture. The 'smile' is light blue and a light turquoise, with a golden color on top for the same effect.
There are also the two flowers that I didn't take a close up picture of. They were from the Serenade Cartidge, and I used the golden yellow stamp coloring on one of the layers for each to give it a little texture and help it look a little Vintage, and to soften the colors a little so they weren't too bold against everything else. Oh, and I popped them up with some foam squares on the back to add dimension.
And then I went back and used some yellow glitter glue to add some dots along the edges of the picture strips in various places just to give it a little something extra.
It's not totally vintage, but I did my best with what I have. And of course, being a broke college student, I can't afford to go out and buy a bunch of vintage stuff, especially since I probably won't use it much. Vintage isn't really my style. But I hope you like it. Leave some feed back if you want.