Wednesday, 14 November 2012
I'm just back from a lovely scrapbooking weekend in Devon. I love the creative atmosphere that is generated when people all come together, as my art is usually such a solitary activity. I also cherish being able to craft for as long as you want without having to stop and make meals or do the laundry!! What a luxury!
We were concentrating on using game pieces and so this layout features large jigsaw pieces. I used these pieces to link into the photos I had taken of two of my boys who often fall into step together when we are out for family walks.
I started by using acrylic paints on my card and then I used shabby ivory embossing enamel on the opposite corners and embedded Frantage gilded micra fragments whilst it was still hot.
The jigsaw pieces were covered with old dictionary paper and an old map which I then distressed and stamped onto. The boys' initials were cut from a vintage pictorial alphabet book. The little metal number was tinted with pesto acohol ink, as was the small sprocket.
I stamped the sentiment using individual alphabet stamps from 4 different packs onto some Kraft Resist paper which I then distressed with Shabby Shutters. A few more cogs and sprockets and one of Prima's gorgeous lightbulbs completed the layout.
Hope you are having a good week ... thanks for stopping by! x