Sunday, July 26, 2015

Archiscraps Jully challenge

So this is a new challenge site that I found after seeing a link for it from another blog that I follow - Scrapping Outback - who are sponsors for the July challenge. The challenge at Archiscraps is to scrap our pets. I don't do a lot of pet layouts, but did have a cute photo of our cat Tess, that I wanted to scrap, so this was the perfect challenge.
I started by spreading gesso over Kraft cardstock, then spread a variety of paints over the gesso. I added some texture paste through stencils, and some stamping, then some mica flakes to create this background. I matted the photo over a doily, project life cards, and a variety of patterned papers. Then I added transparency over the photo. I embellished simply with a D-lish Scraps flair, some recycled Making Memories ribbon slides that had the slide part removed and they just became flowers. I also had this wood veneer cat from Corbett Creations that topped it all off.
I am so happy with the result of this layout.
Thanks for looking and for any comments you may leave.


  1. Delighted to have you join us this month at Archi-scraps! Your layout entry is amazingly creative, and what a beauty Tess is :~) The write up of your techniques was very inspiring as I am beginning to dabble in more messy scrapping!

  2. Wow, what a beautiful layout! The background is awesome and the way you did the flowers on the page too. Thank you for playing with us at Arch-Scraps.

  3. Great animal LO,thanks for joining in at Archiscraps this month

  4. Simply lush, thanks for taking part this month.

  5. Congratulations on your gorgeous layout of Tess.Could you please contact me on to organise your prize as you have won this month!!!!