Sunday, August 12, 2012

Dog Days of Summer

Right when I started following Punky Scraps they went on vacation. Who can blame them? But now they're back and I got to take part in my first challenge with them, which is to use this sketch:
If you know me you know I can't just put 1 picture on a page, so I turned the sketch into a 2 page layout:
left page (the sketch inspired me to add the doggy paper clip by Karen Foster Design which was Corey's favorite detail):
right page:
The sketch suggests some type of paint splatter, which is what influenced me to pick these photos in the first place. I thought of the messy swim party we had when Joe and Jon brought their {giant} puppies over for the first time.

First I sprayed my paper with Tim Holtz alcohol ink (it's called Sail Boat Blue). Then I flicked it with some watercolor paint. I decided slinging paint is fun! I also used my watercolor paint to add some flair to the snips & snails & puppy dog tails badge I cut out of some patterned paper:

I inked the D with a stamp pad because the blue looked a little sad compared to the rest of the layout. I love those Summer Lovin chipboard letters by We R Memory Keepers!
And I want to thank Shazza for sending me the patterned paper by Basic Grey! I used only 1 sheet of paper on both pages by matting the pictures on the left and using the remaining strips for the border only on the right. Bet you couldn't tell!


yyam said...

OOoh...Love your multi-photo layout! Love the effect of alcohol ink spraying too....I want to try it out!

WillieburgScrapper said...

Thank for visiting my blog- your comment on the Fierce One page made me smile. :) Great page design- I will have to try this alcohol ink technique- I have a couple of bottles but have left them sitting in their package as I have zero idea how to use them properly. Thanks for joining the Punky Scraps challenge!

Kat said...

fun layout! 2-pagers are nealry impossible for me, so i really like how you pulled it off! love the pup pictures, too. thanks for playing along with PS!

Natalie Jane said...

wow!! i never two pagers...i tried once...hahahah!!
Love the spraying and the design :-D
Thanks for playing along...this is too hard!!