Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Castle Queens Layout

I just love being a part of the amazing Scrapbooking community. I have met some really wonderful people both at crops and on-line and the support and encouragement is incredible! When I heard my friend Pinky was going to be taking over the website Tally Scrapper I gave some thought to joining up. Then when she announced Tally Survivor I decided to join up and play along. Basically every week they present a challenge and you make a layout to fit those requirements. I thought that it sounded like a lot of fun and would help me to experiment with my art in a new way. I don't normally create one page layouts but I think I will do an album of my layouts for this challenge!

This is what I came up with to fill this week's requirements which are:
Must have at least one Photo with MORE than one person in it.
Must have Tan/Brown AND Blue!
Must have at least 2 staples and a piece of recycled scrapbook packaging.

I used a sheet of Glossy Cardstock for my background. Then I took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam in Tide Pool and kind of just dripped it all over my paper. It's funny, I was going to just brush it in "waves" randomly on my paper and then before I could even start it went, "drip, drip, drop" and I said "COOL!" and kept dripping it all over my page. Then I grabbed my Puerto Rico and Sapphire Glimmer Mists and spritzed them on my background. I sped up the dry time a bit by using my heat gun carefully. I didn't want to blow the drops around... just dry them quicker. Once it was dry I grabbed the packaging from my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and trimmed it a bit. I was going to mat my photo on it but decided that the flourish looked like waves so I just offset it a bit. I decided to use my brand new D'Stress Tool by Imaginisce to distress my photo and the packaging piece. Then I used my Tiny Attacher to add the staples to my photo and fill that requirement. I love the way that it just added a little something to it! After adhering the photo and packaging to my layout with my Pink ATG gun I cut my title. I used some Kraft Cardstock and cut it using the "Skinny" font feature on the Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut Cartridge. Next I added my ribbon to to bottom with some Scor Tape. The ribbon and the flower both came from my Precocious Paper March Sampler Kit. After adding a tiny bit of journaling (hey, I've gotta remember where we were) I used my I-Rock tool to add some bling to the flourish.

I'm so proud of this layout! I didn't start with a sketch like I normally would. I just sat down with my stuff and started playing.... I can't wait to see what our next challenge entails!!! Don't forget to come check out Tally Scrapper sometime soon!


Lori said...

Love this! Wish I had had time to sign up.

Tanya said...

LOVE LOVE this LO!!! You totally ROCK!!!!

Julie said...

love it!!! go team rob!!! lol

Sharon said...

So very beautiful!!! :)

kraftywifey said...

Love your profile!