Sunday, March 11, 2012

My rejected layout...

Since it's been 3 weeks since I submitted it and I haven't gotten an email I am pretty sure it's safe to say that CK didn't want to publish the layout I sent in for February's page call for layouts with ink which means two things...1) no extra scrappy money for me...phooey and 2) I get to finally show it to you all.

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'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.


  1. This is a super cute layout and so creative! Love the alcohol ink trees, what a great idea :)

  2. I'm pretty much used to rejection fact if I ever did receive good new, I'd probably fall over in shock LOL.

    The leaves are beautiful!

    BTW - Thank you for formatting your text this way, with the breaks and hard returns. It is MUCH easier to read the previous blog....Yay!!!!

  3. I love the trees! I know how you feel too.