I discovered the Simple Stories range of Scrapbooking papers last year, they are suitably grungy with a vintage look so naturally a selection of their papers found their way into my stash! I used some of the Life Documented range to complete the NZ Paperchase Monthly Challenge - where the focus of the layout had to be on the words rather than the photo. To boot, the journalling had to represent a recipe of some kind.
I used loads of stucco texture past, Lumiere Acryllic and distress ink on this layout. I created 2 pop-up cards (a la Karen Burniston) that when opened reveal a photo of my mother. The journalling is a 'recipe' for the things my mother taught me. And lots of fussy cutting of the teeny paper doillies around the edge!
I also dipped some small white roses into the Lumiere paint and let them dry. Really cool effect - almost like a metal flower. There's one on the top of each card.
Busy today finishing a layout for the Scrapaholics February Kit club. All will be revealed later!
Have a great day.