Wednesday, February 08, 2017

#Italy - a Challenge YOURself prompt

Hey everyone!

Today I'm bringing you a new layout inspired by a challenge over at the Challenge YOURself blog. The challenge is to use RED and STAMPING on your layout. As always, you're also required to scrap a photo of yourself!

I thought this would be a great challenge for a photo of my mother and myself from our recent Disneyworld trip.

A trend I have been seeing more of lately is non-white backgrounds, and I'm LOVING it! I have never adhered to the mostly white background layout exclusively, so maybe I'm just happy that my style may be starting to trend? Haha!

I softened the black background paper with some silver texture paste and a heart stencil, as well as some new white HS color shine I just got (although it looks silver to me!).

We took this photo in "Italy" in Epcot. I thought it was just such a pretty display. It was a beautiful day as well.

I incorporated the stamping aspect of the challenge with this Tim Holtz Rome landscape stamp that I embossed on some vellum & fussy cut.

B&W polka dot paper - Becky Higgins
Buffalo check paper - American Crafts
Star paper - Pink Paislee
Doily - Michaels
Red Chipboard sticker - Me & My Big Ideas
Stamp - Tim Holtz
Metallic texture paste and Color Shine - Heidi Swapp

Thanks for looking!


  1. Love it! Your polka dot background makes the red pops and this stamp rocks! Thanks for joining us at Challenge Yourself!

  2. I love your beautiful page and wonderful photo, Natalie! The creative way you used stamping her blows me away! Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself this month! YAY!!!!

  3. Absolutely love your page!!! Love that you only use 3 colors! Thank you for joining us at Challenge YOUrself! Hugs Åsa

  4. Awesome page! Thanks for your playing with us at Challenge YOURself!

  5. I am still trying to scrap my beautiful Italy photos! Love your layout and photo. Your title is just gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us at Challenge YOUrself.

  6. WOW!! Love the layout and the embossing / stamping are AWESOME!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Challenge YOUrself Blog!

  7. Amazing layout love the way you make the stamping. Thanks for playing along with us at Challenge YOUrself