Sunshine & Scratches

Sunday, August 10, 2014


The Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge this week is "All scratched up..."
Scratches can be bad for furniture, but they can be fabulous when you're creating! From rubbing with steel wool to sandpaper, giving an aged look with a brown ink pad to crumpling and then flattening back out some paper, or even using a scratched up looking stamp – this week we challenge you to embrace imperfection and get grungy.
This week, I used vintage photos in a "Pocket Scrapbooking" style of layout. I embraced the scratches and imperfections photos and enhanced the scratches with stamps from Paper Artsy by Ellen Vargo. I love these stamps. To me, they look even better when I do second-generation stamping. A really cool effect!

Love those scratches!

Get creative and embrace imperfection! Join us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog and your project could win a $50 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp.  We draw a new winner each week. Your project could also be chosen to be featured in our weekly designer spotlight.

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21 comments:

  1. Love the mix of the images with the framed stamped images. Beautiful colors and texture! Always something inspirational here!

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  2. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the photos and the colors!!!!

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  3. Wow Michelle! What an awesome collection! Love the stamped images! I thought they were personal photos!!! All the scratched up detail looks fabulous!

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  4. I love these pocket pages! The stamp set looks so fun. What a great combination, thanks for the inspiration!~kim

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  5. This is so much fun! Love the green color! And the vintage pictures look amazing! Hugs, Sandra

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  6. These are absolutely GORGEOUS, Michelle! Love the photos with the stamps and colors and scratches!

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  7. WOW!! Fantastic layout and fantastic photo! Love it all!

    *mwah*
    Steph
    Simon Says Stamp!

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  8. Beautiful creations, Michelle. Love those fabulous photos. :)

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  9. Love how you embraced the scratches! This looks awesome! :)

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  10. Awesome! I love the scratches, thanks for sharing :-)

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  11. Brilliant pages Michelle - love how you have added the scratches

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  12. What a wonderful page! I love the contrast of the vintage photographs with the artsy stamps and the green!

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  13. Michelle I adore your way to play with our challenges! You are so original, I love vintage black & white photos and the green used together! Barbarayaya

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  14. What fabulous fun, Michelle ... such cool photo's with the gorgeous green ... so classy! Anita :)

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  15. You've given these photos such a beautiful place to "live" with this pocket layout! I really like the arrangement of elements and those photos are incredible. I also thought the color palette was totally refreshing.

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  16. I love the theme, the concept and your pages are absolutely divine!
    They look so hip and trendy!
    Thank You~

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  17. Wow! This project is fantastic and I love the combination of the black and white photos against the green backdrop ~ it's really lovely Michelle! :)

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  18. This is gorgeous Michelle! Love those cool scratches and the colour combo is great. Fabulous photos!

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  19. Wow what a fabulous lay out :) love the green look !

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