Friday, January 27, 2012

Live in the moment . . .

I make a lot of layouts for friends and family so most of my layouts don't have pictures on them.  One of things I want to do this year is to show you the layouts that I make for myself.  I first sprayed my cardstock with an acrylic paint and water mixture and then glimmer misted it.  I wanted just a little highlight on the background.  I then stamped the Clock from the {take your time} set across the top and towards the bottom.  I punched a strip of paper and layered that at the top and on top of my bottom stamping. My stamping is not perfectly straight and that is fine as I'm also covering a lot of it up with the pattern paper.


 I printed my photos out in black and white. I found it was easier and the background colors just wasn't working with any papers I was trying to use. I printed them out at 4x6 then layered them on my layout and finally cut them down to size. After I had placement down I added a ribbon to the top and bottom of the pictures.

I stamped "What I know ... about you" from the August KOTM onto white cardstock and journaled a bit about that day.  From the July KOTM I used the "on this day and flag", stamped on orange cardstock, cut the flag out, attached it to a toothpick and placed that behind the bird.  The date was punched with the word window punch. I have a couple of pop up dots behind the flag to help hold it in place.  From the December KOTM I stamped the "Dream Hope Believe Live" onto cream cardstock.  This stamp has a grungy feel to it and works great on guy pages.  The "live in the Moment" stamp is stamped onto white cardstock and layered onto a piece of green cardstock. 

The chipboard bird was rubbed onto my ink pad, the edges sponged, after it was dry I used the Clear Rock Candy to distress it. 

I made this layout 12x12 for my album and my son's is at 8 1/2x 11.  I will post a picture of the 8.5x 11 later as I am having problems with my camera. 

Thanks so much for stopping by. 

Challenges:
I am entering this layout in the Unity Friends with Flair.

Disclosure: I am not affiliated with any of the products mentioned.

Recipe:
Paper: Basic Grey Cherry Cobbler; Little Yellow Bicycle - Blue Sky and Leaves; Recollections Cardstock - Kraft, scraps of white, cream, green and orange cardstock.
Stamps: Unity - Augutst KOTM {What I Know} - What I know ...about you; July KOTM {better together} - on this day and flag; November KOTM {take your time} - clocks; December KOTM {...filled with love}: Tim Holtz - Stampers Anonymous Collection - Urban Chic "live in the moment"
Ink: Stampin' Up - Poppy Parade and Basic Gray
Glimmer Mist - Antique Brass and Pearl
Punch: Stampin' Up - Scallop Edge Border, word window punch
Misc: distress crackle paint - clear rock candy; adhesive,  Scrapbook Heaven kit - chipboard bird and ribbons, unknown red twine, pop up dots.

13 comments:

Jen said...

Nice layout! The black and white photos work so well with the rest of your elements!

Jingle said...

Very nice!

Ruby said...

Very nice layout. I like all the stamping on it.

Crystal said...

Great layout, I love all of the stamping and your clock border is fantastic!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Great layout!

Sarah said...

What a great layout-- I hope to become a scrapper one of these days :) Thanks for the inspiration!

Linda said...

great picture and layout.

JPScraps said...

Very creative layout.

Natasha G.P. said...

I like the postage stamps!! Nice job.

Emily Keaton said...

Very cool! I love all the great Unity elements you added to this page. :)

jennifer mitten said...

Love this layout. I have several sheets of that beautiful fall leaf paper you used so it really caught my eye!

Danie May said...

Such a wonderful combination of paper and stamping to create this beautiful layout. I love the colours against the black and white photos.

~Tammy~ said...

Terrific layout! TFS!