Hello Scrappy Folk! Hope you are well!! I am still playing catch up
from when I went away overseas for a month and was offline most
of that time (thanks to ridiculously prohibitive mobile phone connection
rates). I'm working through everything I prepared in advance & that
got posted on the blogs I work for, making sure I don't forget to get it
up here too! Here is one that went up at Purple Pumpkin recently HERE.
I created this layout with my son's recent bullying incident in mind.
He rose to the occasion when his younger brother was being victimised
and that is what led to his downfall at his previous school. I was so
proud of him standing up for his brother, as well as for what is right!
It just shows that, despite their love/hate relationship, when it comes
down to the wire, he knows where his loyalties lie & how to behave.
I used some Purple Pumpkin doilies, which I inked with dark brown ink to
grunge them up a bit. I also used 4 fabric buttons & a
'round' flower that I mounted onto a Purple Pumpkin doily
die-cut circle, to create my own unique embellishment.
I painted the central area of my layout with gesso before I began
placing my elements - I love the vignette effect that it created.
I used an old credit card instead of a paint brush. Cheaper, less
clean up & more effective. I clustered the fabric buttons & doilies
together with some metal findings, flowers and die-cuts, pushing
the buttons under some of the items to create different, interesting
partial circle shapes too.
See the punched strip across the bottom of the photo? That is
actually ALSO from Purple Pumpkin - It's a film strip die-cut that
I cut up and used as a punched strip instead. I added some
Burnt Sienna and Dark Brown ink to it for a more 3D look.
Supplies List for 'Bruvvies' Layout
Paper - 7 Dots Wonderland - Wonderland & Follow the Rabbit
Gesso - Pro Art
Circle Die - Spellbinders Shapeabilities no. 6
Leaf Die - Cheery Lynn Olive Vine
Chipboard - C'est Magnifique
Paints - Decoart
Coarse Glitter - Twinklets Diamond Dust
Velvet Ribbon - Chatterbox
Flowers - Manor House Creations
Embellishments (Fabric Buttons, Flower Round, Doilies
& film strip border) - all Purple Pumpkin
Gauze - stash
Alphas - Webster's Pages
Numerals - Glitz Design
Inks - Burnt Sienna, Dark Brown & Ocean - Color Box