Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Original -Twisted Sketch #120 Twist-Button **Scraps Of Darkness**

Twisted Sketches just unveiled their sketch for this week and I was so happy to be playing along. If you would like to join us for Sketch #120 with the Twist-Button, just hop on over to and join in the fun. Here is my take on this weeks sketch that I created with my Scraps Of Darkness September Kit-Passages. It features some photos of my son, Draven when he was around 2 years old. The photos are a little grainy, but I just love the tough guy look he had going on-he really is such an "Original"!

I was trying to get the worn, vintage look of denim on this layout, so I started with a piece of the  Teresa Collins pp from the kit and then started layering on top of it. I took a piece of the Bo Bunny pp from the kit and randomly punched it, distressed it, tore, inked it and then hand stitched it in places. I then took a Prima Mask and layed it onto the pp then misted the pp with some of the Colorinz Mist from a previous kit and then gesso'ed on top of that, then randomly stamped on top of that. (Wow, did that piece of paper get a work over! )

I then took a stash piece of pp and created the navy layer and then another piece of kit pp to back the photo. I distressed and inked the edges on those 2 pps and then took my larger photo, gesso'ed and used a paint dabber on it to soften the background.

I then took some chipboard stars that I had hand drawn and fussy cut out, and gave them the grunge treatment to get lots of dimension and then stickled the edges and popped one on each opposite corner of my photo.

Next, I took some of the Prima Canvas Mistable sheet from the color add on of a previous month's kit and misted it with the Colorinz Mist that I used on the pp and then cut it out in the shape of a pocket and hand stitched the detail. I then tucked a small photo of my son, along with a train embellie and a Tim Holtz ticket, into the pocket and foam taped it onto my photo for dimension.

I took a zipper that I had in my stash and cut it down to size then opened up one end and arranged some of the wooden buttons (the twist) from this month's kit into it, putting string through some of the buttons and wire through some of the others for texture.

I then took the leftover part of the zipper and glued it around the tear at the top of the page, tucked in some of that misted canvas and popped one of the buttons laced with wire in the peek a boo. I then finished out my layout with the title, by taking some stash corrugated alphas and inking the edges, then staggering them on the bottom.

Sketches are a fun way to get your groove on, and it is amazing how many different ways they can be interpreted. Just take a look at all the different layouts that the DT came up with from that sketch at and you will see what I mean! Thanks for dropping by! ~Renea


Cheryl Nelson said...

So FANTABULOUS! LOVE all the texture, use of denim, and those oh so FABBY zippers!

Sharon (Fritchey) said...

Oh my goodness, Renea! You rocked this one right out of the ballpark!

Chaton_13 said...

Ha! How awesome is this page! I'm just now seeing it and the funny thing is, I JUST did a zipper thing like that in a mini album I'm working on! How funny! Such a great mind!