Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Fall Fun

This is my last challenge for the weekend crop. The challenge was to get dirty - with paint, inks, etc. I don't use paint on layouts...ever. I have used white pain to distress but I think that's only been on mini-albums. And I've painted on altered items...just not layouts. Until now! 
I used a paint dauber to create the red splatters, then I dipped several different round items in purple, orange and yellow to mimic the little circles on the green patterned paper (plus the colors that the girls are using to paint in the pictures). 
 I accidentally did too much black when I first started so I added the white circles to help balance the black. The spider webs are rubons, and I had a few other rubons that I placed on the chipboard and a couple of pictures. The pumpkins have google eyes so I added a few of those in some of the random circles and on the chipboard pieces to cover the holes.
I was having way too much fun with this - the splatters are SO FUN to make! Because of drying time though...I was up way too late getting this finished ;) I used a PageMaps sketch to get me started and the papers are OLD from Stampin' Up!.....5 years old! Sometimes I wonder why I hold on to papers for so long but they really couldn't have been more perfect for this page!

The challenge at The Paper Variety for week 45 is to use circles...so I'm submitting this layout for the challenge :)


Heather Landry said...

I really love all of the paint and the googlie eyes are such a cool touch!

You're right that I'll have a lot more time to scrap but I'm going to miss my baby! I can't believe that he's already old enough to go. It seems like he was a baby yesterday.

Izzyb said...

You "got dirty" in the cutest way possible! Love the way you used paint. Terrific layout.

Zackalor said...

LOVE this, Karen! All the paint circles and black inking is so fun!

mustangkayla said...

Love his layout Karen1 All the paint and splatters are so fun!

Sandi said...

Love your creative take on this challenge....your layouts ROCKS! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Variety.

Suzy said...

Loving this 2 pager! Great use of circles! Thanks for coming "around" to TPV this week :)

Nicole said...

Very creative layout and what a fun innovative way to make circles! Thank you for playing along with us this week at The Paper Variety!