Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Little Earthquakes

I created this layout for my Stalker Challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness using the June Kit, and the June Dusty Attic Sketch.  The challenge is to scrap a person (famous or non famous), poem, book, movie, or song that got you through a rough time in your life. I chose to scrap Tori Amos and her album "Little Earthquakes". This album came out at a time in my life where I was struggling to break from my past, and finally learn to love myself. Every song seemed to be written about the girl that I was, and the person I longed to be. Little Earthquakes represented the constant tremors that had run through my life, and threatened to break apart my very existence. Tori is an amazing artist, who was the front runner for all those piano playing gals who came after her. She blazed the way for a whole new genre of female artists, and healed my heart in so many ways as well. This is my tribute to her fabulousness.

The base layer is a piece of the kit Bo Bunny pp that I distressed, stained and machine sewed. I then took a Dusty Attic Bracket frame, and painted it with some Tim Holtz distress paint, heated it up with a heat gun to get that deep crackled look, and then filled in the cracks by rubbing some of the kit distress stickles into them and then wiping the excess off.

For the layer behind the photo, I used a piece of  cardstock from the add on, some Lindy's mist , and a dusty attic piece to create the masking. I then gathered  a piece of trim from the kit and  took a Prima metal trinket from the kit and embossed it with some TH distress embossing powder from the color add on, and made the side piece. The dragonflies were from the kit and I painted some transparency with micas to simulate dragonfly wings, painted the dragonflies with micas and attatched them to the transparency and fussy cut them out, placing them on the photo to bring dimension to the one's in the photo.

I created the flower layer with the Petaloo flowers from the Flora & Fauna add on.

  Crafysprinkles amazingly beautiful stick pin, and some flourishes that I cut out with my Sizzix from the BB pps and stickled.

I took 2 Dusty Attic Flourishes, painted them with Black Acrylic paint, then added accents with Tulip Puff Paint that I heated up and got puffy then added stickles to. I punched out the circles with a Fiskar's circle punch then printed some of the song lyrics onto transparency and attatched everything.
The last step was putting Tori's name at the bottom with the kit alpha stickers.

I hope that you will come join me for this challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness for your chance to win your choice of  a Sizzix Flourish Die (cuts 3 different flourishes including the one in my layout), or  a $10.00 gift card for the Scraps of Darkness store.

Thanks for visiting!! ~Renea


Carol said...

Gorgeous layout! Love this one! TFS

Sarah-R said...

Love this LO - I'm a fan of Tori's also - she is amazing in concert!

Lisa aka Raining said...

That photo is awesome with this paper! Great job!