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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Betsy Ross

Paper Wishes Message Board held several challenges for National Scrapbooking Day.  I did two of their "Pick and Create Challenges".  This is my 2nd one - I'll post the 1st one in a few days. I must admit that this page looks much better in real life because the picture doesn't show the glimmer & shine that's there.

Anyway, for my pick #2 I chose: Lake, Sailor, Fish, Picnic - which meant I needed to do/use:

  • Specialty Paper - I used red foil card stock from "50 Shades of Mirri - Festive" from PW, and dark blue glimmer paper from "Masculine SaraPapers".  These were used to mat my focal photo - both the smaller mats & the larger angled ones.
  • Military or Patriotic - Background paper is HOTP "Patriotic Blue Border" which has the red white & blue border - theme also carried out in the basic color scheme & paper pieced butterfly
  • Sequins or Rhinestones - stars on the butterfly are sequins from my stash
  • Paper Piecing - Paper-pieced butterfly made using my Silhouette - I used white gel pen to outline it & on the antennae, so that they could be seen against the dark background.
  • Other - "BETSY ROSS" title was made with alphabet stickers from my stash, journaling was hand-written on white paper used to mat the focal photo & on little "tag" on the black & white photo.

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