Friday, July 23, 2010

"My Boo Crew"

As promised, here is the next installment of sharing artwork I created for teaching at Extravaganza!

Of course you already know I was given the Mix & Mingle mini album to teach. My goal in creating artwork was to try and come up with some creative ways to use this 'little gem', rather than just creating the standard mini album. Along in my supplies for teaching I rec'd the new Halloween stamp set Fright Night (B1359). I am not able to show you a picture of the actual stamp set - so you will just have to see if you can pick out the stamped images from my artwork! But it is a "Frightfully Delightful" 10 piece stamp set with the perfect images to put the finishing touches on all your 'Spooky' creations!

Here is the two page layout on my first board. At this time, Close to my Heart does not have a specific Halloween themed paper pack. However, not to worry! There are several paper packs in our collection which are perfect for this event! Here I have used the very versatile "You Rock" Level 2 Paper Pack with its 'perfect for Halloween' colors of Sunflower, Pansy Purple and Garden Green.

For incorporating the use of the Mix & Mingle album on my layout - Here I have used one of the bracket shaped acrylic pages to create a unique 'dimensional' embellishment for my layout. First, I distressed the acrylic page with black Stazon Ink - in order to really make the shape of my acrylic piece 'pop'. Then I mounted it to the layout by using brads, attached directly to the layout, as spacers and covering the pre-drilled holes with our new Licorice Opaques (new black pearls!!). By placing some of my stamped and cut-out elements on top and behind the acrylic enabled me to make my witch appear as though she was flying over the moon. I was really delighted with the way this technique turned out!

All supplies used are Close to my Heart:
*NEW* My Creations Mix & Mingle Mini Album
STAMPS: Fright Night (set of 10) B1359, Beware (Set of 8) D1381
PAPER: You Rock Level 2 Paper Pack, Autumn Harvest Textured Cardstock (retired)
INKS: Sunflower Exclusive Ink, Archival Black Exclusive Ink, Black Stazon, Black Marker
DOODLES: Designer Ribbon Rounds Black Collection, Licorice Opaques, Basic Brad Assortment, Fresh Shapes Dimensional Elements, Monograms Dimensional Elements, Color Ready Alphabets - Bold

TOOLS: Corner Rounder, Cutting Knife, Piercing Tool Kit and Sanding Kit


Stampin Lucy said...

This is beautiful. What layout did you use? Is this from one of the books? I would love to duplicate it =}}

Kelly Triggs said...

Thanks so much for the compliments! I did not use this from one of our idea books...just from my lil' ol' brain! :)