This month the three challenges are:
Challenge #1 One Layer: No paper layering, just embellishments!
Challenge #2 Sketch Challenge: Can you stretch this card sketch to suit?
Challenge #3 Vellum: Find a way to incorporate vellum.
I chose to complete Challenge #3 Vellum: Find a way to incorporate vellum.
I started by finding a photo I wanted to use as my main focal piece. I adjusted the Opacity setting and changed it to 60%, then changed my paper setting to Other Transparency Films for printing. I printed my photo and walked away to let it dry. It takes the vellum a little bit longer to dry so printing and then leaving it for awhile is a great idea. I then cut the white cardstock just a bit smaller than the vellum photo so that there is a border around the pictures made with the vellum.
I sized the photo down for my 81/2 x 11 layout. (you can click on the picture for a close up)
The second way I used vellum is to emboss it. I used the Tim Holtz Mini Ray folder and cut a strip of vellum and emboss it then used ink pads and a baby wipe to apply and move the ink around.
I did the same thing for the 8 1/2 x 11 layout, but used a smaller strip of vellum.
From here you should be heading to Lisa at Recklinghausen Musings to she what she has created for the Challenge. I have the whole hop posted below if you want to start at the beginning or just get lost along the way.
Cindy http://www.cindyscreations-cinmfoster.blogspot.com (you are here)Lisa http://lisahausmann.blogspot.de
Counterfeit Kit Challenge - August Summer Collage
9 - 12x12 Layouts
6 - 12x12 Layouts (1000th Blog Post Challenge Kit)
1 - 8 1/2 x 11 Layout
Thanks for stopping by.
Paper: DCWV - Chalkboard stack (gray background), Ultimate Premium Stack - Blue Denim paper, white cardstock; Recollections - Vellum;
Alphabet Stickers: Piggy Tales - Georgie Porgie Collection (orange and blue); DIY orange mini alphabet
Ink: Colorbox - Canary, Marigold and Orange
Embossing Folder: Tim Holtz - Mini Rays
Misc.: Adhesive and foam tape.