Thursday, June 17, 2010

Getting funky!

The layout below must be my funkiest to date. While the end result is pretty and girly, the process wasn't. This is one of those projects I dreamt about and then tried to recreate in reality and I am happy with it. First, I splatter painted the hot pink card stock. Not a new technique, but the first time I have done it. Then I cut the four strip of gray, heat embossed that awesome wood grain stamp on them, and distressed the edges. My final unique touch was the twigs. I soaked them in bleach water just in case of bugs and once dry, covered them in two coats of glitter Modge Podge. The phrase block and the pink phrase chipboard stickers are from the awesome Melody Ross, Homespun Chic, the roses are from The Art Life, and the pink flocked paper for the two mats is scraps of Doodlebug.

This layout was so close to fitting a recipe challenge at Scrap-Friendzy, so I added the last two required ingredients. The journaling spot under the photo and the word rub ons in the grain of the gray strips. I wanted the words to look like they were a part of the grain, either as if someone had carved them or nature was giving us messages.

I also finished a canvas project that I have been working on for two months, but it is an entry for a design team and I have asked them if I can post it prior to the end of the team call. If they say yes, then I will have it to show you too.


  1. WOW, I {heart} this!! I absolutely love the pink and gray, and the woodsy-theme you have going on here is fabulous. The rub-ons on the trees are an awesome idea too!

  2. Laura this is totally gorgeous!!! Funky is good for you!!

  3. I love funky and I love this page! It's just full of so much awesomeness! The rub-on are just brilliant!