Sunday, December 29, 2013

Your Story Together!

I finally got a little time to myself yesterday and decided to do a little crafting! This sketch from 'Sketchabilities' cought my attention:

Isn't it cool! I liked it so much that I stuck quite closely to it for my layout. I chose this photo of my eldest son and his lovely girlfriend taken a couple of weeks ago on our pre-Xmas trip to the Gold Coast. They looks so happy and relaxed together.
I love the 'newsprint' like background of the sketch. I tried mimic this effect by using gelatos as water colours and painting them through an alpha stencil then stamping over the letters with a tiny alpha stamp.

I then used a 'splatter' stamp and walnut ink to make the ink blodge and created the rings using distress paint and various sized container lids.

I layered on the rest of my elements according to the sketch. I used the 'Story' banner as part of my title.
The cute chippie chevrons are a 2Crafty product.

Thanks for visiting my blog today - hope you had a lovely Christmas and all the very best for 2014!


Erica said...

Beautiful layout!! Love the colors and your mixed media elements. Thanks for playing along with us at Sketchabilities!!

Lizzy Hill said...

Love this one!! That splat stamp is fab!!!! I really like how you used the gelatos too:):) they do look so relaxed together, too.....sounds like you had a great time:):)

dlwidder said...

Wonderful layout! Love the bg work, banner title and inky goodness! Thanks for playing along w/sketch #105 at sketchabilities!

Lizzyc said...

Fabulous layout, love so much to look at. and I wish you a very Happy New Year too!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Oh yeah this totally rocks! Love the corrugated cardboard - your work is so awesome! We keep telling that to each other don't we?! Lol! Yay! Happy New Year!!! :D


I love this layout! love the use of ink and splatters :)
thanks for playing with us at Sketchabilities, I hope you will join us again for sketch 106 :)

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