I am having so much fun playing around with the techniques in May's class. I had fun with mists in my first project for The Curious Scrapbooker's Field Guide, but wanted to push the concept a little further. So, I grabbed some tags and set out to mist, spray, stencil and paint. All with the goal of a finished layout.
With my tags in hand, I grab this older than dirt stencil and apply some white acrylic paint:
My master plan is to use this photo, so I choose my inks based on the colors. No, that is not another bowl of chocolate chips. What do you think, I munch on those every time I scrap or something? Tee hee.
Time to start playing:
Oh yes, I am having fun now - look at those fingers! LOVE it!
Time for some stamping with the Pitt Pens:
And some doodling (sorry about the shadow in the pict - it was late at night):
Now for a background paper. I am thinking the magenta of this Amy Tan paper pulls in the stamping nicely and is a great contrast that will make the photo pop:
Yeppers! I like that!
Now to add some little bits...Up and Down...
Side to side? Oh yes, that is better:
And now some chevrons:
For once, I landed that title in the right spot in one try! Then, some pen lines and journaling at the bottom. The journaling is about this funny thing my daughter has started saying: "One time, when I was a little girl..." And then, she will tell quite a tall tale. So funny, especially since she is still a very little girl!
I think it's done. But, wait - one look at the photograph of it and that journaling just isn't right. Back to it...
Let's chop it off and grab some cream card stock. Better already.
More mist - oh yeah!
A little distressing with those fingernails:
Now I am done. No, I am not - the subtitle isn't popping enough for me:
Time for take three. I write the subtitle on a little pop of green and YES - NOW, I shall call it done!
I am having fun challenging myself with new and different things! Tags are always a challenge for me as I never quite know what to do with them once I have them made. By creating 3 similar tags and using them as a backdrop to the photo much like a patterned paper, I was able to get them onto that layout. Challenging, yet doable! What do you challenge yourself with? Do your challenges make it to the point of completion? I would love to hear from you!