…well, my little guy was…
After much sweat and tears, rather paper and paint, I finished a new layout, once again featuring my little guy. I’m entering this into both ScrapFriends Sketch Challenge #23 as well as the first collaboration between CSI and Archi-Scraps.
Like a few of my projects lately, this started out as something else. The background patterned paper is from DCWV Tattered Time, which looks like aged book paper. I sponged white paint over most of the background to start fresh, then painted the background in patches of watered down paint in different colors, making sure that they didn’t overlap. I also used gesso through chevron stencil to leave small zigzags around the page. I also used paint for a lot of other bits. I used watered down paint in mini misters to make paint spatters, as well as some freehand circles of color. I also stamped with paint using a circles Inkadinkado stamp set, and used green paint to coordinate part of my title to the color scheme.
I used paper from Amy Tangerine, DCWV Far East and Rock Star, and We R Memory Keepers White Out, along with some fabric with an apple pattern. I cut out the words “cookies” and “great” from a sheet of patterned paper I got on clearance. I used word ad shape bits and bobs from a K&Co. ephemera pack.
I like using staples, so there’s a few on this layout too. They’re awesome for holding clusters together and to the page. Here’s one where I added some tissue tape and then used gesso and paint to match the star sticker to the color scheme. Following the Visu-words cue from the Testimony, I used mini yellow letters for all the different words.
The camera tag, as well as the small frame tag are from Amy Tangerine, while the heart and leaf die-cuts I made myself from my stash. the leaf/feather shape behind the AT tag I cut from a baby wipe I used to clean the paint off my stamps 🙂 I do my best to recycle my leftovers, heh. The green circle is old paper from my stash that I doodled on, then added a rub-on from my stash.
I used my American Crafts 03 black pen to outline/doodle around a bunch of the elements, and I had fun with it.
Evidence: paint, zigzag, clouds (stamp with paint)