|Loving that Simple Stories chevron paper so so so much.|
Also, can I say how glad I am I finally broke down and bought distress ink in Vintage Photo and that silly little tool that has foam on the bottom for aging up my paper. When I got it part of me was all like, "Laurie, you do not like faux-vintage stuff*, are you really going to use this?" and then I went on my internal tyrade about letting things be what they are, which is not-yet-vintage, and I probably stood in the store aisle for 20 minutes staring blankely at the wall as this whole internal monologue was going on. But I did it, and I find it to be a great tool for roughing things up just enough to look a little dirty but not "old". The inked edges really work on this desert layout. So thanks, Tim Holtz, I guess.
* I mean, I like it if you do faux-vintage, but when I try something like that it just feels like a huge lie. My pages are not vintage. My pages were made in 2012. My pages are like a fine wine, they have to age to a perfect vintage; they don't come that way pre-made. Vintage on other people's pages is great and I love it, but it just isn't true to the style of that weirdo known as laurie danielle.