Monday, June 27, 2011

Life Is An Adventure

This Scraps Of Darkness layout features some photos I took of my son Draven back in 2004, around the lake at our house.

I based this layout on a Page Maps Sketch that is being used by Paper Secrets for their June Challenge. My base layer is a kit pp by Bo Bunny. I did some machine stitching, then cut a second layer from some BB pp, I distressed, stained and machine stitched it. The third layer behind the photo is a kit BB pp that I cut, distressed, inked and machine sewed. I took the photos of my son, distressed the edges and stained them.  I machine sewed the edges of the larger pic, and did some eyelet setting on the smaller one, adding the "explore" BB Sticker, layered onto pp with foam dots and popped in some eyelets.

I made a paper strip from some cardstock from the June add on, distressed, inked, and attatched one of the kit BB sticker borders down the middle. I took a Tim Holtz Word Stick and embossed it with distress powder from the color add on, popped it onto one of the little BB stickers, took a piece of rope and attatched the stick to one of the kit BB Trinkets and attatched it with foam tape.

I took different strips of  the BB pp's and distressed and stained the edges, ran another one of those sticker boarders down the top strip. Took some of the kit BB decorative stickers placed them on pp's and cut them out stacking them and attatching them with foam tape for dimension.

I took a Dusty Attic Lizard, painted it with Distress Paint that was in the color add on, dried it with a heat gun and then "tatoo'ed him with Rub Ons, and attatched him to the corner of the photo.

I took an Art Parts Chipboard branch, painted it with T.A. Glam then embossed it with some of the embossing powder in the color add on. I cut out a BB Cutout, set some eyelets into it. Took some Chipboard flowers and embossed them with multiple layers of the add on embossing powder. Popped in a TH button and a brad into the centers. 

When I glued the BB cutout piece, I glued it so that I could slide in some hidden journaling containing the date and place.  I created it using another BB Cutout. I then set an eyelet and put some rope through to have a handle with which to pull out the journaling.

Life is an adventure! I am sure glad to have friends like you to share this end of it with! ~Renea


LISA said...

Beautiful layout Renea!! I am loving that lizard!! So cute!!Love the whole design!

Carol said...

Fabulous layout! Great lizard! TFS

Cindy Gay said...

I love the lizard and the chippie flowers with charm centers.

Shona said...

great layout love the layers, stitching and that lizard..gorgeous

Micupoftea~ said...

Super layering and distressing, love the lizard and how you raised the smaller photo on foam dots. :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

So FAB! Your detail work is INCREDIBLE!!!