No worries here though...the rejection doesn't bother me...I'm not 13 anymore...I can handle it without crying and/or buckets of ice cream. I will admit though I was really hopeful though cause I was super proud of how this layout came out...and why shouldn't I be...it's got lots of cool things going on.
First of all it's got these awesome tags...of course made with ink. They were super easy to make and I love how they turned out. I just stamped the tree image and tag frame with some staz-on on the front of a piece of transparency and then flipped it over and used alcohol inks to add all that vivid color...after it dried all I had to do was cut out the tag shapes and voila! Awesomeness!
Of course since the call was for ink I wanted to do even more fun stuff with ink so I sprayed the background with some glimmer mist and dribbled some alcohol ink to add some color. After that I used black pigment ink to stamp a ton of leaves all over and embossed them ... haven't done that in ages... really love how they came out...I thought doing them in black was very striking and a little different.
Then I used some orange stazon to stamp some uber cute polka dots on the ribbon and used pigment ink to color my chipboard title. Lastly I used my fave Creative Memories marker to outline around the pictures. If you've lost count...all together I used ink in 5 different ways! It was such a fun layout to work on...although I had to be patient for all that ink to dry...which was a mega feat in itself...that and I was so worried about getting ink on something that I was constantly wiping my hands and put everything I used away as soon as I was done with it. It was worth it though...I can proudly say I finished it with zero smudges! Hooray me.