Friday, August 6, 2010

August THAW layouts ... week #1

I've been a member over at Willow Traders for several years now, but this is my first time participating in this type of challenge activity. You're challenged to do three layouts per week and each week is sponsored by a different kit company. As Up The Street took the first week, I came up with a sketch and two challenges. You would think that I would have been a little more organized and had my layouts done ahead of time. If only.
Anywho ... this is the sketch (also being used for the August Contest at Up The Street) ...
And this is my layout from the sketch ...
I used my leftover from the April kit and add-ons, as well as the Black Soot Crackle Paint from the July kit.
The second challenge was to use a base of neutrals with just a dash of one other colour. I've had the My Minds Eye Life Stories kit for several months and have been waiting for an excuse to use it ...
The vintage Scrabble Tiles are from August's project kit. The Prima leaves and Basic Grey stitched brad are from June's main kit. And the nifty vintage ruler was picked up at a yard sale this spring :)
My final layout was completed for the third challenge ... to use a movie as inspiration. In this case, I used "Where The Wild Things Are" for my title.
After having Michelle Clement guest design with the July kit, I was inspired to use some of her techniques on my layout.
Journaling with stickers ...
Lots of little bits clustered and stapled ....
And although I don't have walnut ink, I splattered around a bit of alcohol ink ...
The ribbon is the yellow that came in the kit, but I sprayed it with Before Dawn Shimmerz (from March's add-on "Pretty Bits") to get this beautiful smokey gray colour.
Now I'm ready for this Sunday's challenges. Hope I can keep this up for the rest of the month :)

2 comments:

Danielle said...

HOLY GORGEOUS layouts!!!!!!! I love them all ~ they are superb <3

~Sasha Farina~ said...

beautiful.. beautiful.. beautiful! you're on a roll!