Me and You

We celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary on 7 April … a celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The years flew by, all filled with shared memories from big events and holidays to simple daily events.
This layout was published on the Fancy Pants Designs blog on Monday 7 April…
… what a way to announce being part of the 2014 Design Team!

me and you

Visit the Fancy Pants Designs blog to see more.

“The real soul-mate is the one you are married to” Tolkien
- Glenda

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Family Traditions – Configurations Book and Distress Paint

Here is a technique with the three metallic Distress Paints: Antiqued Bronze, Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass. Distress Paints are fluid water-based acrylic paints for multiple surfaces. The paint is designed to be reactive with water just like Distress Inks and Distress Stains. They have a convenient dabber system for easy and mess-free application. For this project I used the Configurations Book, various idea-ology Findings, charms and letters.


Distress Paint Letters

Dab Brushed Pewter and Tarnished Brass Distress Paint or Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Brass to letters. Allow paint to blend. Spray water with Mini-Mister to facilitate blending. Set aside to dry.




Distress Paint Metal

Dab Antiqued Bronze and Tarnished Bras Distress Paint to metal embellishment. Allow paint to blend and set aside to dry.



Close Up of Box Insert with Painted Heart

A close-up image of the box insert with the painted heart embellishment. Adhere paper to box insert base and to side walls of box.  Adhere diamond Tissue Tape to box border. Tie a string bow to top of heart and adhere the painted heart to box base.



This was a fun project that inspired creativity – hope you are inspired to alter embellishments with metallic Distress Paint.


A family is a gift that lasts forever.’


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Life is Good

Life is Good

The As You Wish collection from Fancy Pants Designs offers plenty of fun colours, which are great for scrapping any occasion. The inclusion of Decorative Bags, Patterned Photo Frames and Fundamental Stickers make this collection easy to create with.
The Decorative Bags are perfect to emboss!

See more tips and techniques: Fancy Pants Designs Blog

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