I was really excited about this challenge, because after recently doing (yet another!) springclean of my scrapping room, I came across a batch of glossy postage stamps that I'd bought way back when I started scrapping (2008) - of all places, I think I got them at Game!
Anyway, so when I read about the challenge, the image of what I wanted to do burst into my head - I just needed to find an appropriate photograph.
However, this morning when I sifted through my mounds of pics on my hard-drive, I couldn't find one that would match my LO title. I kept on going back to the one that I eventually used, and when I locked myself into my room, it just didn't work with the initial LO I had in mind.
After quite a bit of huffing and puffing, I eventually abandoned my original idea and this is what I ended up doing. I am EXTREMELY happy with my result - so much so that I think I'll pop it onto a canvas to hang on my photowall!
I distressed the edges of my backing page to within an inch of its life and then I inked the bottom right hand corner of the page and I dropped blobs of Dazzles here and there - to get the 'running' effect that the Dazzles has given, I held the page upright and blasted all the blobs dry with my heat gun.
At Christmas last year, my sister-in-law made us each a cracker; hidden inside mine was a packet of these wax seals. How appropriate they were for this LO! The flowers are from Prima.
I found this gorgeous fabric stamp at one of my local scrapping shop and it was the basis of the colour scheme I used; the letters are added from a sticker sheet. I wanted to stick with an antique post office feel; I think that I managed to succeed!
I absolutely adore this image of my daughters' hands as she picks berries and leaves. It was taken in colour, but I decided to change it to sepia, as it just looked better with the overall colour scheme.
Thanks yet again Scrap Africa for a fabulous challenge! I LOVED putting this one together!