Thursday, April 13, 2017

Monthly Challenge and grunge mixed media layouts by Laura!

Good morning!  Laura here....
Every month I host a challenge over at Scraps Of Darkness Facebook Community
This month I decided to have a mood board challenge!

*create any layout or altered art using This mood board for inspiration
*must be new and created for this challenge and uploaded before April 30th midnight est
*paper only please (no digital)
*please upload your layout for this challenge into this album
*if you create a layout using any of our kits you will receive an extra ballot
*Melinda will be providing a $20 Gift certificate for the randomly drawn winning entry!

Here is the layout I created being inspired by this moodboard and using the Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys Will Be Boys' kit

I was inspired by the textures, colors and quote so I created a layout using the browns and blues, lots of texture and that quite had to be the title for the layout with this photo (by Breaultography)
I love the Cody marches to his own drummer and does things his own way.  He is such a fabulous kid and I really wanted to celebrate it!
I started by layering the awesome Chesterville papers by Blue Fern Studios and inking and distressing the edges

I created the cluster using the flowers from the main kit, floral add on and from previous kits

The denim stars are fabulous!  They are part of main kit...I added the denim button from elements add on.

The arrow is also part of the elements add on, I inked it and added blue embossing powder from a previous kit.
I LOVE this quote.  I think everyone she embrace their individuality and be as awesome as possible!

This is my second layout with the awesome Scraps Of Darkness 'Boys will be Boys' kit!   
It is jammed pack full of awesome stuff that is perfect for the photos of my guys!

The Blue Fern papers are perfect for this layout I wanted to create using a stuck? sketch! I started by tearing the papers, then added a bit of texture by using a stencil and texture paste, and misting with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabios Mist from the color add on

in a previous kit was this wonderful Blue Fern Studios chipboard piece...I inked it and then added some Blue Fern Studios Sage Embossing Powder from the color add on.

I added the Papermania Denim Blue Metal Buttons from the elements add on along with some gears from a previous kit, the sequins from the main kit and some beads from my stash

 I added a heart doily from my stash that I misted and inked with the Lindy's Stamp Gang Sandra Dee Sepia Flat Fabios Mist from the color add on and some black mist from a previous kit.  I did the same technique to the arrow that I did the other blue fern chipboard.  I added my title and a chipboard heart from February's kit.

To create the bricks I covered a sheet of cardstock with texture paste, then red paint, then black mist.

Thanks for stopping by


  1. Laura, each of these are just so inspiring and wonderful.


  2. Awesome pages! I love soft layers of the 1st page, and the dark colors of the second page!


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