I wanted to enter the Sketchabilities challenge to use sketch #26 to create a layout and for a chance to win a wonderful paper collection kit. I pulled out some vacation photos from 1995 what a blast from the past!) and papers from LYB's Boardwalk collection. While I was creating I decided to go for the "Use Your Stash" paint challenge at The Scrapping Spot also. The next couple of hours entailed a lot of mess, a little frustration, and three tries at making my own background paper, until finally I came up with this:
I used bubble wrap to "stamp" around the layout with white acrylic paint, and then with both blue and green glittered paint. he two-tone alphas were stamped first with a lime green and then a blue lagoon cat's eye inkpad; then I stamped over them with Staz-On ink in teal and glazed them with Glossy Accents.
You can find Karan Gerber's fantastic sketch here.
I couldn't help but scrap that photo of the giraffe from last week's post:
Sometimes scrapping is a good way to record the not-so-happy memories and coming to terms with them. The 25th anniversary of my dad's death passed recently, bringing with it a lot of long forgotten emotions. To deal with those thoughts and feelings, I created this:
Eric' Clapton's beautiful "Tears in Heaven" came to mind and really fit the way I was feeling. And scrapping this really did help me come to terms, once again, with some hurt and to remember the love and good times.
The Spooky Blog Haunt is coming!!!!!