Sunday, September 16, 2012

Paint War {Creative Scrappers Sketch #226}

A new sketch has been revealed at Creative Scrappers! It's a really cool one:


I made another page for Monica's bookIf you know Monica's story, skip ahead. If not, read on. Monica is my best friend's daughter.  Her 23-year-old husband just died in July after a 6 year battle with bone cancer. Monica and James have thousands of photos on their Facebook pages, and I've been grabbing them from there to make Monica a book so she'll remember the many happy memories in their short life together. 

I found these photos of Monica and James when they went to play paintball that I thought had the right vibe for that sketch, and I was so happy when I thought of using my old BasicGrey Obscure papers. My page really is straight in real life. Not sure why it's looking so crooked.



Here are some details. I was so tickled to figure out how to make these paint splats. I used an old tinted walnut ink dauber and just banged it on the paper and it made these cool splotches!



I mounted my chevron arrows on pop dots. I used some really old brads that I've had in my stash from back when brads started appearing on layouts in Creating Keepsakes magazine, and I bought them at the office supply store.


I crumpled some old plain vellum and added that as a layer and at the last minute decided to add a bit of the tear strip to my page. I grunged it up a little. The black border peeking out at the bottom is a Stampin' Up notebook paper border punch. I have just the edge of it showing.


I tucked a little strip of one of the Obscure patterned papers with some edgy-looking numbers and also an ancient Pebbles word sticker. Everything on my page is super-old. I love using old stuff!


Lots of awesome layouts by the rest of the team. You'll have to go over and take a peek. I hope you'll play along. This was a fun sketch!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and reading about my page!


15 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is AWESOME!! I love love love love the colors, the FUN photos (love the kissing thru the mask one!!!) and loveeeeeeeeeee the chevrons!!!!!

Tracey said...

What an amazing thing you are doing for Monica. Definitely something she will treasure!
This layout is AMAZING!!! I love it!!!

Lynn Murphy said...

Love the spats - TFS!!! This page rocks with fun!!!

Helen Tilbury said...

Some great detail here Debbie & LOVING the paint splat!

Ashley Horton said...

Awesome page Debbi!! Love the paint splatters you added and the pop dots under your chevron arrows!

Christy said...

That turned out so awesome and I love all the touches you added that totally made it GO with the photos!

Lizzyc said...

This looks amazing, I love the paint splats, fabulous photos, chevrons, it all works perfectly!

AnnieC said...

Love this fun page - the colours, the splats, the title - all of it, FAB!

Lynette said...

This is gorgeous Debbi...I would never get those splotches so perfectly;-)

Kerryn said...

This is a fabulous page. Your paper choices etc are perfec!

Parvati said...

Beautiful page Debbi ! I'm sure Monica like it.
And thanks for comment to my blog !^^
Have a nice WE, bye.

Eila Sandberg said...

Wow this is really so bold and fab! love the splats! xoxo

sarah martin said...

Fabulous page Debbi! I love the splats, the layering and the chevron

Sandie Edwards said...

Monica will treasure with all her heart these special pages you are creating of her and her husband... so sorry to read he passed away at such a young age. Life can certainly be cruel. You can see the love you have for this couple, your creation of this page is beautiful.

Tamika said...

This rocks and Basic Grey Obscure is perfect for this! You're so wonderful for doing these pages for Monica!

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