Tuesday, August 31, 2010

The remains of the June Kit.....

Here are the other two pages that I created using the June kit from Sarah's Cards....

My niece has a weird obsession with shouting “rock and roll!” at the top of her voice at the moment, so these snaps of her paying with a guitar seemed a fitting way of recording this phase!

I wanted to try something a little different for my title, so used the alphas as masks for some red acrylic paint. Once the paint was dry, I stamped a vine-like rose tamp over the centre of my title in Stazon. Once dry, I carefully peeled away the stickers to reveal the grid pattern of the Club paper underneath. I then very carefully applied a layer of glossy accents to the letters to make them stand out more form the paint and to give a contrasting texture. When this had finally dried, I added a few black adhesive crystals from my stash to give a true glam-rock feel! I also transformed one of the chipboard buttons in the pack my covering it with red paper from the kit, and stamping it with the rose stamp I used on my title, before adding a layer of glossy accents and a bit of sheer ribbon.

I loved this off-the wall quick snap that we caught of ourselves larking about with ice-cream in the mirror, so I wanted my page to have a fresh summery feel with a bit of a chaotic twist to reflect the fun of the afternoon!
The Sunset paper made the perfect summery themed background, and I loved the way I could use the alphas straight on top of this for a subtle effect, ensuring my photo remained the focus of the page. I added a quick flash of colour to the page by layering small strips of the Club and Merriment papers as a mat for my photo. I used the swag Bazzill trim underneath these, but as I didn’t want the bright red to overpower the page I wiped it with white paint, which also served to highlight the Swiss dot texture. Using the plain side of the Adventure paper, I stamped a small barcode and cut out a butterfly, which I also ran through a dotty embossing folder and wiped with white paint. I finished my page using one of the journaling spots, AC badge and bling embellishment.


Now that I've started working through the back log of stuff I haven't shared on my blog I'm looking forward to showing you what I've been up to most recently! Will be back with more layouts from Sarah's latest kits in a few days :) xxx


Louise said...

I loved the look of that kit... wish I'd got that one to play with! Great LOs as always

Rachael said...

Gorgeous pages Nat :)

Emma said...

Wow I admire your pages and style. Love the grunge and the class you achieved - very special :D