I'm thrilled to be the guest designer for the Craft Room. This is my second and final GDT piece for them. I hope you join me in the Craft Room for this Challenge #48 In the Library.
As you can tell by looking around my blog, I'm on the Rogue Crew at Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC. So I was very excited to see that they are the sponsor for this challenge. It made it obvious then that I would use the RRD Relish Reading stamp plate --- this was the very first stamp plate I got from RRD -- because we are a family of readers. As a matter of fact, our entire third floor in our Victorian home is my husband's (Frank Lloyd Wrightish) oak library.
A few of the details:
I created a little scene. Looking out the window you see two children on a swing reading a book. To anchor them, I used the leaf vine so it looked like the swing was in a tree. I used the cloud embossing folder to add some interest in the sky. And of course I added a little lace valance to the window.
Inside the room, the patterned paper is to be wallpaper which I overstamped with script. I created a floor with the wood embossing folder and the rug is a label from the paper pack. I didn't need to distress the window because it is in the design of the paper. The base board (dividing the wall from the floor) is ribbon and crochet lace which I wove together.
The woman reading in the chair is stamped twice, once for the chair on patterned paper, again on white in order to color the image. They are fussy cut and layered together with pop dots. I have acquired quite a collection of the Ranger Distress Ink markers. I love them for edging my images. I also used them along with some Copics for coloring the stamped images.
Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC Relish Reading stamp plate
Rogue Redhead Designs, LLC Behind the Scenes Handwriting background stamp
Archival Jet Black Ink
Ranger Worn Lipstick Distress Ink
Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage Collection: Classic Paper Pack--all papers used in this project and the label are from this paper pack
Stampin' Up Whisper White paper
Stampin' Up Sissix Cloudy Day embossing folder
Poppy Stamps, Inc. Grand Madison Window steel die
Tim Holtz Sissix wood texture fade embossing folder
Crochet trim from Really Reasonable Ribbon
Green ribbon from Stampin' Up
Lace trim from stash
Variety of Ranger Distress Ink markers and Copic markers.
I'm entering this in the following:
Heartwarming Vintage/Crafty Secrets April Linky Party:
all papers and label (used as rug) are from Classic Paper Pack
Simon Says Stamp and Show: April 1 Very Strict--Just Kidding April's Fool--Anything Goes
Fashionable Stamping Challenge #44 Paper Piecing: two step image sitting in chair, then put on rug; window with scene behind it
Card a Day Blog: This is a new challenge site for me. There are four themes each month. In April, one of the themes is Teacher Appreciation Day. I'm entering this theme challenge because, after, all, who teaches us to read, appreciate reading, and connect reading to the real world? Teachers of course! They play a primary role! (Spoken like a true family of teachers! By the way, not only do I have a teaching certificate, I also minored in library science!)
I think you are beginning to see the full circle of this project and the challenges entered. My humble thanks, again, to the crafters in The Craft Room for allowing me to be their guest designer!
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