Monday, November 18, 2013

3 kids ROAR

Aug 20 edited to add...
Double page layouts can be tricky sometimes. With this layout I loved the left page and I loved the right page, but once I put them together I felt like the layout was missing something. I was in Unforgettable Memories yesterday and I spotted some new stencils. Tim Holtz stencils. I had to pick up a few.  Three of them, to be exact.  I decided to use the 'clockworks' stencil to add some more design to the background.  Then I used the rest of my inked cheesecloth across the top of my page. 

I think it works much better as a double page layout now.

Love the clockwork stencil.  I used my felt pad and handle to pick up black ink off the stamp pad and patted over the stencil to show the design. 

Scrapfriends has an interesting colour combo challenge this month.  Yellow with different shades of black/grey.  Check it out on their blog...

The colours were perfect for the Halloween photos  had of my three scary monsters.

I had fun with the drips.  I was debating about doing the drips all the way across the top of the page, but the hubby put in his two cents with the opinion three drippy splotches were enough.

Here are some close-ups.

I sprayed the Maya Roads fabric flowers with 'soot' Glimmer Mist. The same colour was sprayed on the cheesecloth.  The stickers are Echo Park.

'ROAR' is made with alphabet masks and ink. Random stamping adds texture to the background. Strips of washi tape underline my title.  Maya Rds felt birds, Webster's porcelain flowers and cheesecloth embellish the page.

I sanded all sides of the photos and tore a couple edges. I matted with vellum, patterned paper, and some netted product.
Cheesecloth and drippy paints and inks are perfect accents on  Halloween layouts.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Blue Halloween

The November challenge at White with 1 is Blueberry. 
Here's my layout...

My background was a lot of fun to make.  I started with white cardstock and sprayed blue chalk mist over a 12 x 12 leaf mask.  Then I used texture paste with a 6 x 6 stencil I picked up at Unforgettable Memories last week.  I know I'll be using this zigzag stencil lots.  It creates great texture on a page.
I've also sprayed a darker blue Maya Mist and dribbled some blue ink around the edges.
I used a small lid and Making Memories blue paint to create some circles on the background.
The blue jewels are Bazzill buttons.

 Here are some close-ups...

 The Halloween stickers are Echo Park.

Washi tape, Kaiser jewels and Prima flowers are some of the embellishments I've used.

The title is made up of a My Little Yellow Bicycle rub-on (Devil) and small square alpha stickers.

I tucked some black feathers in amongst the flowers.

My journaling is on a little note page from My Little Yellow Bicycle.

Blue is not a traditional Halloween colour but it works with my photo. 

Saturday, November 9, 2013

Haloween sketch challenge

There are loads of great scrapbook challenge blogs out there. Many of them are sketch challenges.  I love scrapbooking from a sketch.  Half the work is done for me so I can concentrate on the creative part.  I used the sketch at Sketchabilities this month. I hope you will give it a whirl.

My kids are teenagers now and so didn't go trick or treatin' this year.  In fact, I didn't even decorate apart from a couple of new purchases.  The Halloween boxes under the stairs stayed stored away. 

So I found some old photos I hadn't scrapped previously.  My soon to be 19 year old when he was in kindergarten. Love that look of concentration on his face as he works on class projects.

Here's my layout.

Unforgettable Memories has all their Halloween papers and embellishments in one spot.  I chose a couple of Carta Bella pattern papers. My background is the text patterned paper with a skeleton in one corner. Love it!
I used some yellow and green acrylic paint as well as some 'soot' Glimmer Mist to further colour the background.
The stickers are from an Echo Park Halloween pack.

Cheesecloth has a great texture and is perfect for Halloween pages.  I sprayed mine with the 'soot'  Glimmer Mist and used under and around my photos.  I also used some black Prima flowers as embellishments.  

There are lots of layers under my photo.

My title is Doodlebug alpha letters and a big red Bazzill brad heart.
Check out sketchabilities for some great sketches and play along.

Saturday, November 2, 2013

One final October challenge

I completed a fifth and final October challenge.  I entered it just under the wire. Didn't have time to post it here during the week, so I'm taking time out of my house cleaning chores to do it now. Any excuse... LOL

 The Kraft It Up challenge.

October's challenge was to use blue, orange, white/cream and, of course, kraft.

I used my ray mask again.
The big flower is BoBunny.  I pulled up the center bling, popped in the small blue flower and glued the center bling back in.  I used my Kaiser stamp and 'pinecone' ink for the journaling columns. And I stamped some little stars in orange from a mini stamp that came with one of my mini alpha sets.

I used stickers and orange patterned paper from the Echo Park Halloween pack I got at last winters Unforgettable scrapbook retreat.  The stickers are the triangle pieces I used on my mini banner below. 

One of the Smash pockets is tucked under the photos on the right hand page to hold extra photos. I embellished my layout with printed kraft flowers by Graphic 45, some mini orange blooms and the wood veneer camera by Kaiser.

I used another of the clear frames by Harmonie to frame my little guys while they watched Papa chop wood for their bonfire.  Nice to know Papa didn't hand the ax to one of my little hooligans! I pop dotted the photo to bring it forward a little.

I also pop dotted the photo of Pysanka's big egg and wrapped twine around the bottom, embellished with a mini orange bloom.

Kraft It Up is a fun challenge blog. Novembers challenge is to use flairs, wood veneers or enamel dots on kraft.  I have wood veneers, though I think a shopping trip to Unforgettable Memories is in order to beef up my stash.