I'm still plodding my way through the Birthday Stash-a-Thon challenges from Scrap Our Stash, and wondering if I can complete them all by next Friday's deadline. This page was made for Challenge #8 which was to use gesso or textured paste on a page. I've seen some beautiful pages online where other people have achieved stunning effects with gesso, but whenever I try it I find that the page warps too much and I never like the results. With that in mind, I used a simple polka dot stencil to create an all-over pattern on cardstock as a basis for my page.
Once I had my textured background, there were no other requirements for the page so I turned to my list of sketches and picked 'Inspired By' Challenge #3 from Sketch-n-Scrap. In these challenges, a DT Member's page is interpreted to create a sketch. I just used the sketch and the page it came from as inspiration rather than sticking to it faithfully as is the case sometimes.
Cardstock - Papermania
Paper - Studio Calico Snippets, Studio Calico Sundrifter, Studio Calico Atlantic, Dear Lizzy Neapolitan
Vellum - from Stash
Letters - American Crafts Thickers
Texture Paste - Farrell & Gold
Tag - American Crafts
Sticker - Studio Calico Snippets
Butterflies - Prima
Gems - Papermania
Dreamweaver Stencil - Background Dots
Fiskars Postage Stamp Border Punch
Woodware Postage Stamp Punch