"In doing a little online research I learned that the month of August was re-named for Augustus Caesar. He was the first Roman Emperor and was very proud of the influence he had on the architecture of the country. For this challenge I am asking you to be inspired by marble, arches or columns. You will need to create a vintage or shabby chic project using some type of marble effect, arches or columns."
I'll admit, I was thrown by this challenge at first, and instantly went to Pinterest to find out how to marble paper. Some techniques seemed quite complicated, but the shaving cream technique is so easy they showed kids doing it. So I purchased a can of shaving cream...
I ended up opting out of the messy technique when I saw some beautiful pink marbled papers in my Prima Marketing Love Story and Cherry Blossom paper pads. I had another change of plans, though, because I realized I could get similar results from my crafty supplies in colors I really wanted to use. I reserve pink for special occasions, and this is not one of them.
I applied Wendy Vecchi Crackle paste through a Tim Hotlz mini stencil and allowed to dry. Once dried, I smudged with Distress crayon. I also did some background stamping with the columns of numbers from Tim's old School Desk set.
I die cut the arch using Stacked Arches and a cat food box panel. I applied Prima Stone Effect paste in Limestone to the die cut and sprinkled with Dirty Sand Baked Texture while the paste was still wet. I allowed it to dry overnight, and then heated to melt the powder. I colored with Black Soot Distress stain and crayons. I added an Ideaology Index Clip colored with Picket Fence Distress paint to break up the darkness. I like to think the arch looks as if it's been roughly cut from granite.
Scrapy Land Challenge #95 Anything Goes I used a Sizzix die set.
Stamping Sensations Use your 'current' favourite stamp That's not even fair! They are all my favorites! But I do gravitate to the Etcetera set often.
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