Friday, August 30, 2013

Awesome August

Hi everyone and welcome to my August post from Susan.
This layout is all aabout my husband David. I printed out a large photo (A5 size) because at times he is larger than life. He loves his shed and invents, designs and makes many things there. He is an electrician by trade so the ladder and lightbulb fitted this project to a tee!

The viewfinder was coated with Distress Stain in Black soot with black Kindy Glitz spread over the top. A brad was inserted throught the center.
The Sparky Electrician was coloured with Distress Stain in brushed pewter and black soot. The pole was coloured with Radian Rain in nutmeg. The fan was top coated with Kindy Glitz in antique silver to give it some texture. The cogs were coloured with Distress Stain in copper.
The tag ticked was coloured with Distress Stain in tarnished brass with black soot around the edges. A tag was glued onto the top and brads were inserted into the ends.
The light bulb was coloured with Distress Stain in brushed pewter and Smooch in gold lame. The inner tree was coated with Plaid glitter paint in silver. Dimensional Magic was applied over the bulb to give it some shine.
Light Bulb (Tree) so779
Micro Film Reels so762
Tag Ticket
Sparky Electrician LO173
Other Products Used
Senic Route paper, Tim Holtz Adirondack Collection-meadow, texture paste & gold acrylic paint.

Here is my husband's second home! It is definately a boy's playground, complete with toys and his "fish fridge of fame" where all the big catch photos well as beer! I wanted this layout to reflect the shiny toys as well as the grungy shed stuff. 
The fob watch "shed time", was painted with Smooch in silver, blue and bronze. When dry, Distress Crackle Paint in clear rock candy was painted over the top for an aged look.

These tools were left unpainted but had clear crackle paint on them. I covered cardstock with silver foil tape then embossed it.
These smaller tools were painted with Smooch in silver and bronze.
Phoebe Watch so613
Tool Set so497
Large tool Set so792
Other Products
Ruby Rocket-Vintage-flourish, stickers, twine, corrugated cardboard, foil tape, cardboard.
I find that Memory Maze has such a good range of chipboard for the boys( young and old alike!)  and it makes it easier to embellish my layouts to create the feel that I want to convey in them.
Happy scrapping



  1. I love your Layouts and what a cool idea with blowing his photo up for larger than life :-)

  2. Fantastic, love what you have done. So great to see some of boys designs