Sunday, 7 July 2013

Scrapology - July Layout Challenge

This month on Scrapology we are scraplifting layout made by our own design team member Linda, which uses  many different mediums together on one layout. Linda's layout was inspired by a sketch by Emilie Chamel for Merly Impressions so we challenge you to create a MIXED MEDIA layout taking inspiration from Linda's layout and Emile's sketch. 

I will confess, Mixed Media doesn't really rock my boat and I struggled with my layout but now it's finished I sort of like it. It's very simple but that's OK by me.

Last year, my daughter took part in the Red Cross 'Dance Make Your Move' Dance Competition. Her small village school got as far as the Regional Finals and I decided to use one of the professional photos taken at the competition on my layout. The dance had a military theme and I thought this would suit a grungy layout.

I used white Bazzill cardstock as my background and as I didn't have the right colour of glimmer mist needed for the layout I created my own mist by mixing some green acrylic  paint and water in a spray bottle. It worked perfectly creating just the right amount of mist and paint drips I wanted. I also stamped a chicken wire design using black ink onto the layout and dry brushed some black acrylic paint round the edges. The photo was inked round the edges and mounted with 3D foam on top of a small piece of camouflage paper. Title lettering cut from black cardstock on the Craft Robo, alphabet stickers and a scattering of a few sequins finished the layout.

Here's Emilie's original sketch .....

..... and Linda's layout.

Hop over to the Scrapology blog to see all the teams layouts and to find out how you can take part in the challenge.


Anita said...

Super page Karen! I LOVE that you made your own mist for it! I remember you blogging that photo of Lara after the comp, it's lovely. I really like how you used the camo paper and how it echoes the headband she is wearing. Fab page Hun xx

Lynn said...

This is great Karen, all works so well together. Lynn x