I think I am suffering celebration withdrawls! July in our house is bedlam with a number of family and friends celebrating birthdays - me included! My middle son Tom turned 16 and got his L's and an apprenticeship!! Look out world!
Our August kit was simply stunning and I might add that it suited me to a T!! I began with a layout of my Mum & Dad on their wedding day in 1965. They were so young! I tried to keep the page very simple as the paper was the star. The fabulous chipboard in our kit was my inspiration for this page. I painted the chipboard with texture paint and left it quite rough to add depth to the chipboard. I inked over the top of the paint and voila!
My second layout was my attempt at sticking with a male theme.....sort of! Our brief was to have a masculine theme if possible and these photos immediately sprang to mind. As the background paper had a Fleur De Lis on it, I used the chipboard shape to tie it all together. The chipboard shape was sprayed with mustard glimmer mist to give it a pretty sparkle. To give a bit of interest to the bottom of the layout, I added some tiny flowers entwined in the string .
Finally, I was inspired by the sticker in my kit that says "a father is someone you look up to, no matter how tall you are". I found an old Kaisercraft mini album kit in my stash and decided to take just one part of it to turn it into a mini wall hanging. I used the measuring tape element from the kit along with more chipboard. This chipboard I stained with the Tim Holtz distress inks and edged with a brown ink. The doily was sprayed with glimmer mist to make it sparkle ever so subtly and then I scrunched it up to give it character. Being that I am so finicky with my work, I painstakingly covered the back of the wallhanging as well as the front and then inked the edges to complete the look.
Almost forgot about the cute little tag and card I made with the paper that was left over....the tag is just a standard shipping tag that I attempted to decorate with the concertina style paper folding.
The card was made using some leftover papers from our kit along with some items from my stash.
Thanks for the wonderful inspiration again this month Tracey.....it makes me look good!