I took foil, glued it down to cardstock and ran it through my embossing folder, then punched out this banner and the strip at the top left of the layout. I was really happy with the result! It reminds me of a tin ceiling tile. Then I used a Quikutz embossing folder that I've owned forever and never used to create my journaling block. I also embossed the purple paper you see throughout the layout with swiss dots. Plus I die cut/embossed the butterflies and even created a few stripes on the top left using my envelope maker by Martha Stewart. I had tons of fun with this challenge. Here are a few closeups:
Fingers crossed I'll move on for next week, though who knows...the competition is really tough. I'd love for you to stop by and vote 2/22 and even play along in next week's challenge for a chance at the weekly drawing. Thanks for stopping by!