March 4, 2009

Amplified by American Crafts

"The Color of Memories" is American Crafts' slogan... and that it is! The Amplified paper line takes me back to the great 80s. The specific paper names are Breakdancing, Cassette, and New Wave. Isn't that just fun?

It also took me back to last Easter-- of which I had photos but not layouts. That's been fixed! Here's three different layouts I created with this line of papers.

I used a couple of the "remarks" journaling stickers that match this paper line and had fun duplicating some journaling block sticker doodles up under the title at the top. I'm learning to love doodling on my layouts.

On this second layout I used filing label stickers as masks. I painted over them, removed them, and then had some great little journaling spots. This is just another way to use things you have sitting around the house. The "cassette" striped paper has the fantastic subtle varnish on it, so I mimicked it by using diamond glaze to put polka dots on the title lettering and around the journaling blocks too.

This last layout includes paint stamping (I used a glue stick lid to make the little circle stamps) and the use of Liquid Pearls (you can find it near the Stickles at the store). I think the pearl look really made the ampersand and the butterfly wings stand out nicely.

I may have to purchase this fun line of papers for a second go-round and scrap some of my classic 80's photos from high school. Those photos, however, will not be posted here for your entertainment! :)
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1 comment:

Anita Cory said...'ve done it again...great photos, great use of skills and paper....I love all of these layouts!