Today, another layout made using my CKC kit. This time I wanted to use the colourful watercolour paper which would work perfectly with my photos. The photos capture this lovely moment of my grandson working away on another masterpiece. He is at that development stage where his drawings start to look like actual representations of objects and he spends lots of time adding details to his illustrations. This masterpiece is of a boat, a Viking boat of course, with all those oars. He loves to tell great stories about his drawings and explain every little mechanical detail about how it works, not surprising though, weren’t all the great artists scientists?
These are the papers and embellishments I had decided to use, I wasn’t sure if that grungy, green polka dot paper was going to work with the gorgeous watercolour paper.
I started off by tearing up some border strips and layering them together to create the background. Then, some stencilling with my favourite green ink, Tim Holtz’s ‘Mowed Lawn’. I use this green ink a lot, it is lovely and juicy and vibrant. The stencil came with my WRMK stamping platform kit, it was my first time trying it out. I selected this stencil because the triangular shape was similar to my grandson’s boat image.
Then, a little splatter of watercolour paint in two different blues.
I spent a lot of time building up layers of patterned paper to place my main photo on, distressing the edges of each piece with my fingernail. I wanted to include some of my hand coloured butterflies, so fussy cut a few out. The Live Colorfully title got lost, blending into the background of the watercolour paper and I had to place a piece of the grungy green paper underneath it to make it stand out.
Forty minutes later, after fiddling around and making many changes to the layout, I finally started to fix everything down. The title simply states what he is doing…drinking Milo and using markers! An ordinary day at Nanny’s house.
I do like how the layout came together. I managed to balance the grungy green with all that pretty colour and sneak in some butterflies. I used up a little more of my supplies from my CKC kit and captured another moment in time. The journaling and date will be added to the layout before I pop it into his album.
Happy scrapping x