Thursday, September 17, 2015

I Did Not Know That!

So, with the kids back to school I was able to find a little bit of time to play with my September Kit, "Fern Gully".  I decided to make use of the forged Studio Calico polka dot paper I whipped up.  You remember the one, don't you?

Ahhhh, yes!  Now you know the one.

Hmmm...should I cut it up?
Is it too much to use whole?

I was a little bit stumped, so I decided to head over to Pinterest and see what was on the boards under "Pop Art" by Studio Calico.

And guess what I discovered?

The original version of this paper is actually a scratch off sheet!

Did you know that?
I totally missed that feature!

So, I took my forgery one step further (using some inspiration from the SC blog) by making it look like some of the gold foil dots were scratched off, revealing a message behind.  Just a quick dab and smear of white paint that I even scratched with my fingernail and then some rub-ons and handwriting to complete the look.  
Haha!  That's funny...I used rub-ons on my scratch-offs!

And here's how I ended up using the paper...

And some close-ups...

Some gold stitching detail ties in to the gold foil dots and some gold splatters for good measure.

Check out the Studio Calico blog post that inspired me HERE.

So glad to have used my hand forged paper and make the scratch-off discovery!  

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Beautiful layout ... I love how you added some journaling and info to the circles.

  2. Love it! And I missed that feature, too!

  3. This is fabulous on so many levels - wonderful picture!

  4. Great layout. Love the picture. I think it is so neat when there is pictures of just feet or hands. Love your counterfeit dots and also the scratch offs.

  5. Using the "scratch-off" dots for your journaling was SO genius. I just love absolutely everything about this. The sweet yet sophisticated blossoms with their gorgeous stitched centers, the stunning photo & the perfect title are all classic Lynnie creativity. xo G

  6. Very clever touch with the scratch-offs - they look great! I also love those beautiful flowers with the gold swirl centers. Perfect title to commemorate such a meaningful event too.

  7. I had NO idea that that paper was originally a scratch off - aren't you clever finding that out? Your layout is darling of course with the scratch off effect and the gold stitching is just fabulous! Great page