Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Its Ducky Weather

This page was so much fun to do! It is for the current challenge at 'Scrap the Boys'. Here is the challenge: 

You need to use a photo of your boy(s) getting dirty, this could be anything from mud, paint, dirt, cooking, eating and so on...I also want your photo to inspire your layout is some way.

I thought of these photos of Benji playing in the mud at our local park right away. I set about 'grunging' up my background cardstock to resemble mud. I used spray ink, masks and of course my new Tim Holtz texture stamps. I brushed bronze 'perfect pearls' powder onto my stamped images to give the effect of 'wet puddles'. 
I picked out a Kaisercraft chipboard branch to frame my photo block, but it looked too heavy and made my page seem top-heavy. I decided instead to use it as a mask and spray over it with green ink. I think theis worked well as it gave the look that I wanted without the visual weight.
My papers are from the Simple Stories 'Awesome ' collection. Their earthy colours matched my photos perfectly. I added a little corrugated cardboard to grunge it up a little. I typed my journaling and cut it into strips because I wanted to say quite a lot (don't I always!!) and it takes up less room that way. Oh, and check out those cool mini-letters on my chippie tag. They are new in at Scottie Crafts and are by 'Lilly-Bee designs. They come in a range of colours and designs (including polka-dot) and are totally awesome!


Georgia Heald said...

This is gorgeous Sarah! I am in love with your background. And a boy not wanting to get dirty? Lucky you, it is normally the opposite lol

Lizzy Hill said...

LOVE the cardboard & those coloured papers....he's soooo cute here with the boots on....this is a really really great page...new fave:):):)

Karen said...

How cute is he in those gumboots!!!!
Love the background Sarah, looks amazing!!
Thanks for joining in again this month at Scrap the Boys.
I love your style!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

What a fantastic layout, Sarah! I love how you've matched the colours and theme so well! Brilliant!

lindy said...

Awesome page Sarah! Love the background and the embies...thanks for playing at STB

Kathleen Blommestein said...

AMAZING page!!!

Kathleen Blommestein said...

AMAZING page!!!

Aga said...

Such and awesome page Sarah!! Love your gorgeous pics and love how you have grunged up your background :) Thanks for playing along at STB!

Renee Aslette said...

Sarah, this layout is amazing!!! I love all the work you put into the background, misting and stamping. So cool. Thanks for playing along with Scrap the Boys.

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