Sunday, November 13, 2011

History Lesson!

Last fall we took a trip to Gettysburg Battlefield.  It's always fun to go there!  (I think!)  My husband and I are history freaks, so we take every opportunity to go somewhere historic!  The kids just love it!  NOT!  Haha!

Anyway, this layout and the colors are based on Swirlydoos' Swirlyhues Second Challenge.  I did half of it by the deadline, so I completed it tonight!  Whew!  I'm completely exhausted!  I baked cookies and worked on this at the same time!

Ok, for the swirly challenge (even though I'm not in the running because I'm late), the tutorial I used was sugar letters.  However, when I created my chipboard letters, I didn't follow directions.  I took Crystal Effects and adhered on each letter.  Then I took microbeads and poured and pressed them onto the letters.
Then I took Dazzling Diamonds, and sprinkled just a little bit onto each letter to make them sparkle.

I followed the sketch to a T.  And added a few things here and there.  In the bottom Left corner, I made a rosette w/ ribbon.  I attached a couple Kitchen Sink Stamp leaves around it.  The banner is from My Favorite Things, and I attached each flag w/ brown thread which I made rosettes on either side.  Underneath it all was a plain piece of 12 x 12 which I sprayed with several Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.  I used Tim Holtz's swirl mask.  I used vellum for the journaling, as well as the thin layers beneath the pictures.  I didn't really want them to show up, and I wanted my plain piece of 12 x 12 that I sprayed to show up wherever it could.  Behind that piece of 12 x 12 is a piece of Cored'nations Cardstock, sanded and distressed.

Thanks!  Have a great day!


  1. I think that these kinds of trips would be GREAT... I never paid attention in History class... ;) You did a FABULOUS layout here!!!

  2. Beautiful Erin!!

    Crafty Hugs!

  3. What a great layout, I would have loved to take that trip.

  4. what a great page...and you finished it while baking cookies? go girl!
    Have to take the younger kids to Gettsburg that we are so close :)


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