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pumpkin princess

i started this one with black cardstock for the base, and then layerd an orange trimmed paper across the middle, which i chalked and inked to alter the color tone slightly.the chalking was done using a bright orange, a pale orange and bright yellow chalk. i applied darker to the outside, and blended toward the center, adding the lighter colors as i went, using my fingers to blend them together.the border trim around the center is from DCWV's Alphabet Stack with Glitter, one of my absolute favorite new purchases. I trimmed some 2 inch strips and laid them horizontally across the page. The torn paper on the bottom of the center is from Me & My Big Ideas, a Black and White metallic paper, which i tore by hand.All the white strips along the borders were done with a Deco-Color Opaque white Marker (Broad Tipped).the embellishments along the left side of the photo are flowers, which i inked and chalked, felt fusion (a very cool ream of felt swirls that you can trim to your liking), ribbon, stickles glitter glue gel in Gun Metal, Hambly Screen Prints journaling bits, and Glitz Design Icing Dots.The large orange flower was folded in half, and i applied some metallic gold ink to it using my fingers, and secured it with a black and white brad. i also applied distressing ink and chalk to it. I peeled some little pieces of metallic paper and wrapped them around a q-tip to create a ribbon curl, and used a dot of glue to secure them around the large orange flower.finally, i downloaded a font to create the title using MS Word, and printed it on a self-adhesive ink jet transparency film, available at any office supply or craft store.


  1. I just wanted to stop by and say "Hi" Rachel...
    `Thankyou` for adding to my friends list:)
    I noticed your LO On Inspirational Blog...They are sooo beautiful ...
    This one is `Gorgeous`what a great photo...TFS!!!
    Have a lovely Weekend:)
    I will be back for sure~X~

  2. Hi RachelK
    Just had to tell you that your layouts make me smile. Beautiful works of art and memories you have! Very inspiring for a scrapbooker who seems to have lost her creative flow.. thanks for the up lift! I'll be back to admire more!