My entry in the ‘Mixed Media Layout, any subject’ for the 2017 Adelaide Royal Show in the Open Art and Craft scrapbooking section was … um … about me. It’s not often that I scrap a photo of myself. But when I do … well, there’s a whole lotta stuff going on!
Not that I need to say it but the colour scheme of the layout was, obviously, inspired by the photo.
There are 3 papers which I used as background papers. The dark black paper (Toile) and the musical notes paper (Musical) are Bella! papers from the Celebrate collection.
The main paper used – Teresa Collins Designs – Timeless – Pink Journal paper.
Once all the papers were sorted, the messy fun started :) I sprayed the papers with the following spray mists:
Mister Huey’s Color Mists – Silver
Heidi Swapp Color Shine – Gold
Kaiser Mists – red and orange
I stamped the background with:
Kaisercraft – Texture Stamp – Edges
and a script stamp. Unfortunately I can’t recall where the stamp came from. It’s been in my stash for a long time. What I can say is that the script stamp came as a set of two stamps.
For something different, black paint was used with bubble wrap and a paper towel roll.
Translucent texture paste + Prima mask
Once the spray mists, paint, texture paste and ink had dried I decided to add strips of paper across the length of the layout. I used 4 different strips of black and white paper. On top of those strips of paper I added cotton, bling and a painted chipboard.
The chipboard was Dusty Attic – Swirly Vine
and the black and white flowers on top of the vine were fussy cut from a KI Modern Elegance paper pack by Mary Beth Freet.
Then came the photo and everything else with it.
I matted the photo on different black and white papers and a red star patterned paper. To add dimension to the papers, corrugated cardboard was added underneath. Striped washi tape and fussy cut stars (also used elsewhere on the layout), red staples, a ‘This is me’ dymo label, a ‘Right now’ flair button, red beads, silver micro beads and the cat completed the look. Why the cat? Because it was just too damn cute not to use :)
The fussy cut stars are from a paper called Stellar from Cocoa Vanilla’s Totally Rad collection.
Can I just say that the cat embellishment is THE cutest embellishment that I have ever used on a layout? I stumbled across this packet of embellishments in The Reject Shop. Saw the cats, had to buy it! You get 3 cats in the packet. I had already used one on a birthday card. I’m saving the last cat …
I received a 2nd prize ribbon for this layout. I think the cat earned it.
“I’m working on myself, for myself, by myself.”