Sunday, July 24, 2011

You Are My Best Daddy | Creative Scrappers #166

Good Morning!!It's time for another Creative Scrappers reveal. . .and it's a super-good one!! So, let's not waste time :)
I think the layers and little embellishment cluster on this sketch are awesome!  
Here is my layout:

I'd like to share with you how I created it.  While brainstorming, I got it in my head that I could do this challenge with one piece of paper. . . .crazy huh?  I also knew that I wanted to use a cheveron pattern and lots of mist. :)

First, I had to create my own mask.
I used a piece of cardstock, measured out and blocked off the section where I wanted the cheveron pattern.
I stamped the image repeatedly onto the cardstock.
Then I started cutting. . .
And I cut, and cut, until it was all done :)  {The fun part is next!}
Here, I've set my homemade mask on top of my layout background paper and taped it down.  I used a couple pieces of scrap cardstock to hide all but the single cheveron row I planned on misting.  And I sprayed away.  Once I was done I removed the mask. . .and went to wash my rainbow colored hands! :)
This misted cheveron pattern serves as the large rectangle section of the sketch.
Here, I've stamped a border through the misted area.
Added a title using a variety of stickers, and doodled on/around them to make them stand out a bit more.
Adhered the matted photo of my hubby and youngest son. . .along with wood veneer circles and baker's twine for texture.  The little heart is puffed up with a teeny-tiny piece of foam square adhesive.  Oh, and you can't see it. . .but next to the photo I've date stamped the paper. . .you know how much I love adding dates, initials, symbolic numbers etc! :)
I'm just loving how the mist looks in person.  Kinda fuzzy and warm.  :)
And there you have it! :)  {You can click on any of the images to enlarge} I think it was well worth the time and patience it took to create the mask. . .and I almost met my other mental challenge of using only one sheet of paper (that was hard!!).  I succeeded until I used a scrap piece of kraft cardstock to mat my photo. . .it just needed something to make it stand out against the other elements.  :)

I am *LOVING* being a part of the Creative Scrappers Creative Team.  The people and sketches are fabulous!!  I hope that you've enjoyed my take on the sketch, and will head on over there to gather up some more inspiration for yourself! :)

Have a wonderful Sunday!!

love, lisa


Michelle said...

this is so darn cute!!! I love your misting!! I am glad you are having fun at CS.. I am enjoying your take on Kristine's sketches! :)

kim c said...

fabulous layout and great tutorial....well done

Sarah Webb said...

Fantastic tutorial! Great take too! Thanks so much for your kind words on the CS blog! You made me blush :) So glad to have the chance to meet other scrappers like you!