Monday, 23 December 2013

Old Tin

Today's layout is the first layout I am creating for Once Upon a Sketch where they offer a monthly sketch challenge.  I believe this site is Australian based (please correct me if I am wrong). 
I started by turning the sketch once anti clockwise as this suited my photo better.
I have used G45 paper from the Ladies Diary collection, which I distressed the edges, then stitched around.  Next came some lovely texture.  Out came the stamps and stencils.  Spots around the edges, script stamping under the inside edges, and some texture paste script in between.

Believe it or not the blue doily is actually only scraps from the Martha Stewart circle punch set, which has been inked, I also tucked a little bit of muslim under this layer.   More stitching on the next layer, then a couple of small doily's.  Lastly comes some script paper and a black photo matt, which really didn't look right being straight and 'proper', so its been put at an angle.  I've finished the layering with the photo which I've distressed the edges also.
Dusty Attic hinges were painted brown, then distress embossed for a bit of a grungy look, handmade flowers, some little die cut branches, little cones and random cogs finish the embellishing.  The journaling was done on my little typewriter, then stacked up on foam dots for added interest.  The title lettering was painted brown, then finished with crackle accents.

I thoroughly enjoyed making this page, and as usual tried to used different techniques and colour combinations.  I like the look of the stitching with all the distressed edges.
(NOTE TO SELF:  I will have to do more of this)

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  1. Beautiful page - love the colors and embellies you picked for the photo.
    Thank you for joining us at OUAS in December.

  2. Beautiful layout so full of texture and I love the TH hinges... That photo is just amazing ... I love old tin too... Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Please load your layout on to our OUAS FB page too....

  3. What a beautiful page, Brenda!! Love the mix of flowers and gears and your journaling strips!! Thanks for joining us for the December Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge! Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace