Tuesday, May 29, 2012

One Awesome Layout

I love this picture! I had it printed forever ago...but it just kept knocking around unscrapped. It's of Gabe and Ben when Ben was just born. For a long time Gabe didn't really want to go anywhere near Baby Ben...then he started to creep up and leave toys scattered at the edge of Ben's blankets like tiny little offerings to the baby...and finally he was convinced to give the baby a kiss!

I used a sketch from an adorable Scrapbooking blog called Scrap Much? They actually have weekly challenges and sketches for scrapbookers - woo! Go check them out - lovely pages, great sketches!

For this page I cut a big 8" Cricut flower doily off my Art Philosophy Cartridge. I dabbed adhesive here and there lightly on the doily and laid it onto my base CS for the LO. Then I spritzed it with a combo of Creme Brule reinker and water...plus a few light puffs of glitter spray...I like-a the glitter you know!

You want to use a temporary bond adhesive on your die cut so you won't mess up your layout base...or I used regular Monoadhesive and just stuck it to my shirt before sticking it to my layout so it wouldn't be too sticky! The adhesive will give you a crisp image with the spray pen ink.

I added a row of buttons topped with Sparkles, but left off the flowers from the sketch, since these are my boys...and I didn't want to hide all of my pretty spray work in the background!

Can you see how I added glitter glitz to the stripes on that sassy Chevron print from the Dotty for You paper? I can't believe that paper will be GONE in just a couple of days...Did you get yours yet?

I'm also linking this to the Heart 2 Heart Add a Photo Challenge!

Alrighty...I've got LOTS o' posting to do this week to catch up from NOT posting so much last week...and blog hop is coming on June 1st too. See ya tomorrow!


Unknown said...

This is just lovely. The masking is so pretty and effective, your colours are so cheerful and lively and that photo is too darling! Thanks fro playing along with us at ScrapMuch? Just an FYI, play along with one more sketch challenge this month for your chance to win a prize.

Eileen said...

Wow! I love that photo too ... and your colour choices for the photo and embellies is just perfect. What a great take on the sketch!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at ScrapMuch?

Lynn said...

wow, I love this layout. Your idea of creating a mask with doily cut is so clever! The photo is adorable.

Amy Moore said...

What a darling photo, a great moment to capture! They grow up way too fast! The layout, especially the masking, is fabulous. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

Joelle H. said...

Wonderful layout! The background is great and the photo really stands out. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H!

Paige Dolecki said...

Wendy -

Your picture is priceless and your layout design showcases it beautifully! Love all the technique details you used here especially the diecut negative spray technique!

Thanks for sharing your art with us this week at Heart2Heart Challenges!

Paige - DT


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