Sunday, July 14, 2013

eP "Bring it" challenge

The eclectic Paperie "Get Altered" Challenge is being hosted by fellow team member Mary Ann who primarily creates scrapbook layouts but has recently been dabbling in mixed media. 
She is challenging us to 
"Bring It (mixed media) to a Scrapbook Layout"

Well, it's been a while since I've created a scrapbook layout so for me this really was a double challenge! I went looking for a sketch to use since I was always successful producing layouts that way and found this cool one by DeeDee Catron at UmWow Studios. It is for the July sketch challenge which I am entering
The polaroid style frames around my pictures are chipboard from the UmWow Studio store. On my background I've used Tim Holtz Distress Stain to make splotches in the color "broken china" and Ranger Perfect Pearls mists in "blue raspberry". These splotches are reading very bright in this picture, they are actually the same color as the base paper. I saw a technique on Ronda Palazzari's blog by Denise Morrison to use modeling paste on a transparency and wanted to try it out. The dark red paint you see in the herringbone and chicken wire patterns is Liquitex "cadmium red deep hue" paint mixed with Golden Heavy Gel Medium applied through The Crafter's Workshop stencils on to clear plastic cut from packaging. I am super happy with how this came out!
The designer papers I used are by My Minds Eye from the 6x6 "Remarkable" collection. The base piece is also MME from the "Good Day Sunshine" collection and the white paper is Canson 150lb illustration paper. I used this because I knew I would be using wet mediums on it. The word "fun" and the chipboard dots are by Crate Paper from the "wildflower" collection. The word Knoebels (which is the amusement park we were at) is Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type. In the upper left corner, the flourishes are a Sizzlits die and the date stamps are by Close To My Heart.

I apologize that I am a bit late to the party with this one as the challenge ends on July 17th but if you have a little time to "Bring It" to a layout I hope you'll join in the fun by linking your project at the eclectic Paperie blog here.

Thank you for stopping by today!
I appreciate your comments!


Anita Houston said...

Beautiful layout! Love your photos!

Ronda Palazzari said...

Very cool! Isn't it a fun technique!

Micki said...

Ohhhhh love those splatters. And of course I love all the white space. Love how this turned out. (you know, this is how I had envisioned mine.....)
And yes, that modeling paste on plastic turned out fantastic. Must try that myself. :-)

Tracy said...

Hi Teresa..thought I had left a your splattered layout and adore the look with the richness of the chickenwire..a technique I will be trying for sure!!
Big hugs
Tracy xxx

Ruth said...

I just love the chicken wire and herringbone on this LO!

DeeDee Catron said...

this color combo is stunning! great job!