Another challenge - this time I took on the XOXO Girls Blog Challenge #1.
This is my take on the layout by XOXO Girl Lynnette Davis.
I decided to do several layers for this layout - yellow cardstock, drk-brown cardstock on top, then the patterned paper, then I started to layer the photo, ribbons/fibers, etc. This image of my cat "Skitty-Kitty" I felt really showed his beautiful yellow eyes. I wanted to bring that color out even more in this photo with the highlights of yellow.
I didn't want to make the photo too "heavy" with a large mat so I just sanded the edges of the photo to give a think white outline, then I took brown paint and did a quick faux frame on the left side of the photo. Some people might not even notice it, but it brings emphasis to the main photo.
I roughed up the drk-brown cardstock quite a bit on this layout - first with distressing (literally ripping the paper edge) then with distress inking the paper before layering on the pattered paper.
The strip of Provo Craft handmade paper (the drk-brown almost brick pattern behind the photo) is actually flocked. Between flocked paper, dew-drop pebbles, and the fiber on the page - you just want to reach out and touch it!
Here is a bit more detail for the Tim Holtz Grungeboard hinges:
- Drk-brown cardstock
- Yellow cardstock
- Cosmo Cricket, Haunted: Ominous
- Provo Crafts, Handmade Paper
- KI Memories Alphabet Soup Acrylic letters - Mac-n-Cheese
- Tim Holtz Grungeboard, plain elements
- The Robin's Nest Dew Drops, Cowboy
- Ranger, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Vintage Photo
- 24 gauge gold wire
- Mini brads, gold mat
- Lace, off white
- Fiber, drk-brown
- Ribbon, yellow
- Zig Calligraphy Pen, Black
- Kaiser Colour, Crafters Acrylic paint, Raw Umber
Here is Lynnette's original layout: