Thursday, March 3, 2016

Masculine layouts with the 'Heirloom' kit

Good morning!
Kathy and I both created very masculine layout about the guys in our life using the Scraps Of Darkness

I love this photo of my hubby and our boys and the timeless papers from the kit were perfect to create a grungy guys layout!

I wanted to create a grungy guy layout with the awesome Blue Fern Studios Timeless papers.  I started by using the stencil Crafters workshop 'receipt' stencil from the elements add on 
and some black molding paste from a previous kit, dried it then added some watered down gesso.  I then added the Tim Holtz tissue tape, distressed the edges and started layering my papers
I bought the Blue Fern Industrial Corner chipboard from the SOD store, Tim Holtz wings and Prima metal clock are from previous kits.  I covered the piece in black paint (also from a previous kit) then added a crackle medium, and some Prima crushed black glitter glass (previous kit) and some US Artquest Power Outage prills (also from a previous kit)
When everything was dry I brushed over some watered down Silks Acrylic Glaze in Silver Bells (from a previous kit) to highlight the cracks
The Blue Fern Studios lightbulb is  also from the SOD store
and I treated it the same way  as the corner piece
The title piece 'cherish' is from a previous kit and was blue...I sanded it a bit, added the black paint and some Silks Silver Bells acrylic glaze
I also sprayed some cheesecloth with the Lindy's Stamp Gang - Starburst Mist - Black Orchid Silver from the color add on
and tucked it in places.
Kathy has created this awesome layout about her hubby

She started by ripping 2 different 7 Dots papers included in the Coordinating Add On.  She wanted to create the illusion of mountains.  She tucked in corrugated cardboard pieces, joint paper, and a Blue Fern Studio chipboard piece coated with Ranger Black Archival Ink.  
She stamped some mountains and trees along the edges of some of the ripped edges. 

She stamped the top paper around the area of the photo mat...she used black modeling paste and a Tim Holtz stencil to get a real grungy look.  She also splattered around the areas with white ink to tone down the black and intense black and to look like snow. 
She created the focal part of the layout by using tags included in the Elements Add On, paper from the Coordinating Paper Add On, a mailing envelope and chipboard.  Along the edge of one tag on the left, and the bottom mat she  used zipper pieces.  
She stamped the top corner of the envelope and used the Tim Holtz Industrious Stickers along the photo (included in the Main Kit). 
She knotted on both ends 3 pieces of twine which was included in a previous kit.  She stapled down the middle piece and glued the other 2. 

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Two very gorgeous and wonderful masculine layouts - I have such a hard time doing masculine projects.


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