Saturday, August 16, 2014

CKC Challenge #3 - Using Vellum

A few months ago, I received a wonderful package chock full of scrappy goodness from my fellow Master Forger and good friend, Lisa.  This was not just any package as it traveled all the way from Germany and included lovely doilies, sequins, rare papers I couldn't find here in the US and luscious gold foil vellum!  I am such a lucky girl to have so many scrappy angels in my world.  Thank you, Lisa!

So, when it came time to complete Challenge #3, I knew I had to use my gold foil polka dot paper that I had added to my August Kit, "Red Geranium".  It mimicked a paper from the Studio Calico kit and would more than satisfy the vellum challenge, but what would I do with it?

I thought and thought.

I searched Pinterest.

I perused galleries.

I punched circles from it.

I thought about making a pocket.

And then I realized, after all that thinking, that the vellum was gorgeous enough on its own.  Truly.  So, here you have it.  My vellum challenge.  Just a simple photo mat, but it adds so much to the layout.

My scrap bestie, Leslie always says, "Let the patterned paper do the work".  So I'm tweaking that mantra to "Let the luscious vellum do the work"!

No sense in re-inventing the wheel.

Have fun scrapping and remember not to over think it :)


  1. guys... <3
    Adore the stack of trunks & luggage, and the golden touches make this extra special.

  2. Vellum is precious on its own.Why hide it?
    Your layout looks wonderful! Fun.

  3. Pretty layout and very special vellum.I like the bright holiday feel on this too.

  4. Gorgeous layout I always struggle with vellum for some reason! Love what you've done though!

  5. I agree that is a beautiful sheet of vellum. Love it as a photo mat.
    Cindy F.

  6. exactly! Just wish I had a piece of that! Beautiful layout-gold is awesome!

  7. it makes me happy to hear how my package brought a smile to your face and even found its way into your kit! and yes, it's gorgeous right there on its own to highlight this wonderful photo. the two of you look so great and so much in love. very romantic and what a wonderful theme for the page! it's funny that you called it luscious vellum as many moons ago, in my first office job, Luscious was my nickname!! Made me double smile. I need to do a page about that. I now know that I must make a page using vellum for the blog hop - you know how much I love it!

  8. Beautiful layout, I just love that vellum you will see it used on one of my layouts too and your right it's just fine on it's own I do like the way you used it here

  9. Luscious, indeed. Love your page.

  10. What a stunning page, with lovely details!

  11. Lynnette, what a beautiful layout! Live that photo and those suitcases! Thank you so much for sharing!

  12. this is gorgeous Lynnette!! I love the vellum you chose to work with, and those suitcases really add to the layout. Great job!