I was able to stay at home all weekend, so I got both Heather's and Pat's challenges finished way before they are due.
Heather's Spark for this week is to make a card using homemade "aged paper".
I have included pictures of my attempt at "aging paper" I sure didn't want to cheat like some others might, Pat. *wink*wink* I tried 3 different techniques, with 3 different outcomes. I ended up choosing the one "aged" with strong coffee. The one I inked came out way too dark. I then printed my picture onto the piece aged paper, cut it out leaving a narrow border of the aged paper showing. I then placed this on a layer of double sided paper by K&Company (Ancestry) that I got at Mine By Design this weekend. After that I pasted the whole thing on a card I made using the patterned side of the layered piece. I then cut out a piece of the aged paper and put it inside the card to stamp my sentiment on.
Make sure to go to the Mine By Design link, and watch the short video about her store. Jill has got her shoppe in one of Downtown, Lenoir's Historic buildings. She has kept everything the same and not modernized the shoppe. It gives it such a welcoming feeling when you enter the shoppe with the high ceilings and wood flooring.
Also, if you haven't done so yet, go to Pat's link and then click on the shops link on the left hand side. She has her shop really coming together. It's beautiful. Her Grand Opening is scheduled for Oct. 18th.
Thanks for letting me share this with you, and thank you Heather, for encouraging me to try a new technique with your challenge.