Friday, August 31, 2012

Earth Friendly Friday - with Authentique

Hi Everyone - did you miss me?  I took an unexpected bloggy break over the last week or so.  Busy with getting my little critter ready to start school, and just squeezing in as much last minute summer fun as possible.  I think the little break did me good (and the kids certainly weren't complaining, ha ha!)

At any rate - I would like to share with you my first "Earth Friendly Friday" Authentique project.  Anyone who knows me, knows that I have a Starbucks addiction.  I generally bring my own travel mug with me, but when I forget, I make sure to save the coffee sleeves. 

They have a great texture - I really like the small-scale corrugation for using on scrapbook layouts.  It's a very boy-friendly colour too, and turns out it goes perfectly with the Authentique "Curiosity" collection.

The coffee sleeve adds some depth, so I added Helmar Zap-dots to some of the sticker Elements to make them stand out more.  Adding height to the Elements I want to emphasize, makes the cardboard visually recede a bit (you don't want it to be the first thing you see).

The thick Authentique papers really stand up to distressing, so I like to take advantage of that.

Having a variety of sizes in the sticker elements makes it easy to create embellishment clusters.   I slipped in a little more of the coffee sleeve here, too.

Thanks for visiting!

Supplies (Authentique):
Curiosity "Studious", "Determined", "Learning", "Academic", Details stickers, Elements stickers

Helmar Adhesives:
Premium Craft Glue
450 Quick Dry

Other Supplies
trim - Green Tara
ink - Ranger
staples - Tim Holtz
marker - Staedtler
other - coffee sleeve, denim


Maya said...

Love this layout! Sweet but still boyish!

Tracey Sabella said...

Gorgeous page and such wonderful layering!! ~ Blessings, Tracey