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SK8R GIRLZ by Amanda King
Hello Mad Scrappers! It’s Amanda again with another page made using the Legendary papers from Cocoa Vanilla Studio, but this time I’ve used them with inks, stencils and stamps for a mixed media style page.
I mentioned last time that I wanted to use both sides of the Offbeat paper as backgrounds, and I’m using the front today, a white paper with multi-coloured distressed patterns around the edges. I love the grungy look of this paper and paired it with a photo of my daughter and her friend on roller skates at sunset.
I built my background up in layers, starting with Stormy Sky Distress Ink which I applied through a hexagon stencil with a blending tool (similar to this one in the shop). Any regular pattern would have worked here, and I particularly like the Addition, Dots and Geo Star stencils from Dusty Attic. They are all about 4”x6” in size but the regular pattern means that they are easy to move and line up again to repeat the pattern over a larger area.
I used a star stencil next with Carved Pumpkin Ink, running the stars into the original printed pattern in opposite corners of the page and adding them to the area where my photo was going to go. I would suggest an irregular pattern for this, such as the Confetti #2, Mini Heart or Starry Night stencils, again from Dusty Attic.
My next step was stamping in green ink, using a starry circle behind the photos and arrows and stars in amongst the orange stencilled stars.
Returning to the photo, I matted it on pieces from the blue Brave Heart and orange One Way papers, and layered it over a strip of the arrows print on the other side of One Way. I cut up the branding strip from the Offbeat paper (blue stars) and tucked pieces in top and bottom, adding a Tim Holtz sticker at the top of the photo. These stickers are fantastic value for money with versatile phrases in four different colourways.
Finally I added my title beside my photo. I cut the word ‘SK8R’ five times on my Silhouette, once in blue and four times in white, and layered them up to be as deep as the Maggie Holmes Thickers (sadly now discontinued) which I used for the word GIRLZ.