Monday, August 20, 2012

Weekend Recap & A Layout Share

Weekend Recap...
1. My husband was my assistant at the football badge session I did for a little league 
2. Got to do a little school clothes shopping 
3. My 17yr old is going to be a cashier at a local grocery store and she made a 100 on her TABC training. 4. I did a "MR 1- DERFUL" cake smash session with my nephew for is upcoming 1st  birthday. 
5.Spent the day with my family for my brother's 32nd birthday.

Layout Share...
This weekend just came and went so very fast, it's such a shame, I need more!!  Last week I finished my 6th and 7th layout using my August Studio Calico kit.  I'm running thin with it,I have only one or two full sheets left and I managed to use only a couple of things here and there from my stash.  Now it's time to start adding in extras from my stash to finish out this kit.  I am really hoping to get it all used up before my next one gets here in September.  

Here is layout number 6, I used the wood grain cardstock as my background and some metallic rub on ink to give it some color and to show the lines.  These metallic rub ons are from my stash, from back in 2004, I believe.  Yeah way back, they look sort of like watercolors but they are more like a paste, very thin.  I just used my finger to rub it all in and smear it back and for.  It almost looks like a vivid chalk with a shimmer.  I really wish I could find these some where again, I loved them back years ago.

I liked the silver letter stickers that came in the kit but I didn't have much to add that matched so I took some of the chip and stick banner and button pieces and painted them silver and then added silver stickles to the them that way I could accent around and pick up the silver glitter color.  I think it worked well.



Here is a look at layout # 7....




15 comments:

beckynoelle said...

that cake smash sounds fun!
- love how you painted the chipboard to make those letters match, i might have to do that as i haven't even touched that alpha yet :)

Jingle said...

Very nice layout! I like the bit of banner accent in the top corner!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

your layout is awesome! great job and i lov ethe sneak peek at the second one! very very fun!! you sure are using up your kit!!

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Wonderful layout! I love how the paint brings out the woodgrain!

Sherry C said...

Gorgeous layouts! I love how you worked the woodgrain paper.

scrappymo! said...

Great layout...thanks for visiting my blog today.
I am your latest follower...
I am off to grocery shop etc as just home from holidays and cupboards need filled! LOL

I will page back tonight...I love what I saw of layouts so far!

Sparklin said...

Great pages.. Especially number 6! Love what you did with the woodgrain!

Patricia Roebuck said...

You have gotten a lot done with the kit. Love the idea of painting over for a different color. These are awesome, well done!

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Sounds like a busy and fun weekend!
Pretty cool that you have gotten seven layouts out of your kit so far.
Love the tag!

Christina said...

Your layout looks great-love those silver accents! Can't wait to see the second layout!

laura said...

Looking good. I found I had to add a lot of my stash this month...loved the papers. Alot of "circle" embelishments and alphas.

Claire T said...

I love how you emphasised the wood grain on your layout! That is such a great idea. I am impressed with how much you have made with your August kit!

Nirupama said...

Oh my gosh, that layout is so awesome. Love the photo! The paint really works well on the woodgrain. Great trick!

Fleursbydesign said...

Love that wood grain paper and the layers behind the photo

angie gutshall said...

You did a great job with kit! Love the stitching!