Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Boys will be boys by Judith Armstrong

Morning everyone. As soon as I saw the Kaisercraft Scrap Yard collection I knew it was something I wanted to have a play with. I love the grungy feel to it. So here goes:

My husband and son are always pulling faces when I want to take photos so I thought why not use one of them. This is taken at Movieworld with the Joker.

Here is how I created it:
  1. Use Scrap Yard Copper for the base.
  2. Stencil using Tim Holtz Typo stencil and texture paste randomly around the page.
  3. Stencil using Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil and Distress Ink - Black Soot randomly around the page. 
  4. Cut a large section of the Brick Wall to surround the photo and cut a few other bits to place around the page. Ink the edges with Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
  5. Place the photo in the middle of the large piece of Brick Wall and add a sticker at the top.
  6. Cut a piece of reverse of Brick Wall 15cm x 3 cm and place at bottom of photo to anchor it.
  7. Use the largest circle from the Dusty Attic String Circles - Small and select a three of the Dusty Attic Cogs. Ink with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Stamp over them with Versamark ink pad and then sprinkle Dusty Attic Rusting Powder over them. The powder should stick to the ink. Spray with white vinegar. This causes the grey powder to go brown. Using your finger smear a bit of orange paint over the rusting powder when dry and wipe the excess away. This leaves a hint of orange that looks like orange rust.
  8. Stick the string circle over the photo.
  9. Place two of the cogs to the bottom right and add a sentiment from the Scrap Yard Collectables.
  10. Use the other cog and a label from the Collectables to journal and place below and to the right of the other cogs.
  11. Cut the chevron piece from the Collectables into individual chevrons and place on foam tape and add three either side of the photo.
  12. Cut the title from the Garage paper and stick alternate letters on foam tape.

Here are a couple of close ups:
 This one shows the stencilling using texture paste and the way I have created my title by lifting every second letter up on foam tape.

This shows the Dusty Attic chipboard I have used and the rusting powder. 

Hope this inspires you to have a go with Scrap Yard and the rusting powder.

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  1. Fab collection and great layout showcasing it Judith. Perfect for this fun pic:)

  2. Fantastic page - I really like how you cut some of the bricks out of the wall

  3. Amazing layout Judith! Love your choice of colours, bricks to match the photo background, and all the various stamping elements - they all complement your photo so well. The Dusty Attic wreath is perfect for such a strong arrangement!


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