Welcome to week twenty seven and off we go into the latter part of the year.
I went back in time about 30 years for this weeks photo.
My dear old Dad on water ski’s for the first and last time! The photo is blurry and wonderfully imperfect. That imperfection captures both the fact that I took this from the back of a boat and that technology had come a long way. I love that and wouldn’t want to make the shot perfect.
The blue life jacket spoke to me so I picked out a paper to match.
But I tried another favourite paper just in case.
I liked both but went with the blue stripe.
I bought a new stencil last week. I love it,
Along with the stencil I bought some ink.
Everyone seems to be talking about Dylusions so I got three little bottles – direct from Dy herself. Art from the Heart, her shop is in Harrogate so I popped over there for a shopping trip. When I got them home I played about with the stencil and cardstock and I created this background on some kraft card.
Getting used tp the stencil and ink takes a while and makes for good messy fun. On the top left I sprayed the ink through the stencil and then turned it over and pressed the negative image onto the card again. Like I say fun.
I pulled out a few other supplies to coordinate.
And then placed the photo onto the stripey paper and selected a more solid paper to matt them on. I placed the paper to the left where there wasn’t much inky pattern.
Tried the photo off to the left.
But prefered it central.
Can’t get enough of that stencil so I went to work on a tag. I sprayed the ink directly onto the paper first and let it dry then placed the stencil over and sprayed water through then blotted the water off. It removes some ink giving a subtle effect. I have seen this done quite a bit with various inks.
I placed the tag onto the layout put three square brads on the bottom edge and adhered part of the title. I really like the idea of tags but never make them work. This time I had the idea to use the tag as a base for the title, like another piece of paper.
Those alpha tiles made me smile when I spotted them in my stash as my Dad liked a game of scrabble.
A few more embellishments and a sub-title – the name of the lake we were on.
Just the journalling and a couple more elements – the Tim Holtz metal tag and the little addition to the tag that was a rub on and my hand writing. And I also added a drawn border to the tag edge.
And that was it finished. As usual I really like the results. I scrapped an old but good story and used two new products. I think they’ll be making numerous appearances and the weeks go by.
Weekly Layout is a series of blog posts that I am doing every week in 2012. I am walking through the process of putting the page together with a bit of background to why I picked the design and embellishments for the page. I hope to develop my style and push myself by taking on this challenge. You can see previous weeks here.