If you know my work at all, you will know I mostly do vintage looks, so deciding to apply to join the Scrapaholix team was my way of challenging myself to broaden my horizons as not every kit will suit my vintage style. Although I’ve no doubt I will give it a good try lol.
My other challenge around scrapbooking is… I’m not really able to travel far which is not useful when it comes to scrapbooking really and certainly not useful for a travel themed kit.
Lucky for me my son does travel and was quite happy to give me copies of some of his photos to use with the idea that I might frame the layouts and give them to him.
He gave me photos of Prague, France (I forgot to ask where exactly) and London (particularly useful for this kit).
I do love the retro grunge feel of the August kit so I was keen to get started. I was drawn mostly to the circles on one sheet so used that as my main background.
I used some of the coloured card (included in the kit) to cut out various sized circles and hoops as I wanted to make circles a big feature. (I may have overdone it).
I also cut some pieces from two of the other papers to break up the background a little.
I laid my background pieces, circles and embellishments, out on the desk and gave them some grungy splatters of paint in matching colours and then when the splatters were dry I dry brushed everything, very faintly, with white gesso. Now all my components were equally grungy.
I also saved the cut away strip from the bottom of the papers as I really wanted to include the little colour palette circles.
Then it was just a matter of deciding on the layout composition before glueing things into place.
As well as the components from the kit, I’ve added some dusty attic chipboard (circles again), which I painted in a brick red colour to blend with my background. I also splattered and dry brushed them. And I’ve used some of the little file frames from 49 and Market.
So I think this might be my first “non vintage or steampunk” layout ever. I have much to learn!
On to the next layout using the August kit.
As well as various items from the monthly kit, I used the following...
slightly watered-down acrylic paint in colours matching the paper to add some grungy splatters .For example: Mustard yellow, brick red, white.
I painted some of the circles made from grey card found in the kit with Prussian Blue liquid acrylic
The Dusty attic chipboard: designer disks #4 number grid
49 and Market: 3x4 file frames