I used my December kit from the Flying Unicorn. I just love their kits, so full of yummy goodies. And some close-ups to walk you around the page...
I distressed my background, then inked it and gave it some random punching. Then I adhered it to the piece of corkboard that came in the kit. I plan to hang this in my scraproom next to my other cork board panels. Anyways, then I used a Crafter's workshop tile mask and gesso on the background, inking it when dry to highlight the texture. I also used postage stamps here and there on the background. I put my journaling on strips because sometimes my handwriting looks terrible.
You can see the cork peeking through my distressed punch work. I used cheescloth in my clusters for a little softness. And added seed beads in random groups to the backround for just a bit more texture and color.
So grab your not so perfect photos and have some creative fun. And feel free to use a sketch to give you starting point. This is the wonderful sketch I used designed by Michele Singh.
I look forward to seeing you link up your creation with us at LGS! Hope everyone has a remarkable New Year! Thanks so much for stopping by and your comments!