Hi, Patti here with another Scrapadabadoo design team layout. I used the beautiful Somewhere in Time collection by BoBunny http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_6993/BoBunny-Somewhere-In-Time-Collection.htm. I trimmed 1/4” off of one horizontal edge and 1/4” of of one vertical edge of the paper then matted it on a piece of black cardstock from the coordinated cardstock collection http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_7021/BoBunny-Somwhere-Cardtock-Pack.htm I heavily distressed the edges of the patterned paper with the Prima Distress Tool http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_5301/Prima-Distressing-Tool.htm.
I distressed deeper in a few spots to expose more of the background paper but to add more interest and dimension, I added strips of drywall tape. I love using drywall tape on my masculine pages…there are a lot of feminine embellies in the market, but not as much for the men in our lives so drywall tape has become a go to for me since I have 2 grandsons.
Next, I mixed some silver acrylic paint with some Goldens light modeling paste and used aTim Holtz stencil http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_5661/Tim-Holtz-Measured-Stencil.htm and a Crafter’s Workshop mini stencil http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_4912/Crafters-Mini-Tiny-Circles-Template.htm. I then randomnly on purpose stenciled around the page…if there is such a thing.
I also misted around the page using Ranger Perfect Pearls mist in pewter and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Piece of Heart both of which I’ve had in my stash forever.
Next, I randomnly on purposed stamped in Black Archival in by Ranger http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_2447/Ranger-Archival-Ink-Pad-Black.htm using the Indigoblu bubbles stamp http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_6782/IndigoBlu-Bubbles-Background-Stamp.htm which is my new favorite background stamp.
Now that my background paper was all prepared I was ready for the photo and embellishments. I mounted my 4 x 6 photo that I double matted exposing a 1/8” border on a scrap piece of chipboard so I have room to tuck some embellishments under the photo.
I diecut 2 gears from Tim Holtz gadgets and gear die out of chipboard http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_7063/Sizzix-Bigz-Gadget-Gears-Die.htm and painted them in silver acrylic paint, topped it with a flower made with the Tim Holtz tattered floral die http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_219/Sizzix-Bigz-Tattered-Florals-By-Tim-Holtz.htm and http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_3167/Sizzix-Tattered-Flower-Border-Die.htm. I misted the flowers with the same Pewter and Piece of My Heart mist I used on the page to masculine them up and because flowers have to have leaves I stamped and hand cut them out.
To complete the page and reinforce the masculine look, I added some Tim Holtz mini gears http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_3328/Tim-Holtz-Mini-Gears.htm and some jewels from the collection http://www.scrapadabadoo.com/item_6996/BoBunny-Somewhere-In-Time-Jewels.htm
This was my attempt at making what I call an artsy, fartsy, mixed media, collage type page. I need some more practice but I didn't do too bad for my first time if I don’t say so myself…LOL
Thank you for looking. ~Patti~