I had a wild Saturday night alone while Jayden went to hockey with his mom. It included a bottle of red wine, Olivia Pope, and scrapbooking this layout. It was pretty fantastic, really. I had planned to go out both nights this Halloween weekend, but opted to stay in instead. The rain is in full force and it's getting colder every day, which means I've begun hibernation.
This page was inspired by so many challenges. Seriously, I kept toggling between a bunch of computer windows last night as I was working on it. First, there's the Scrappy Friends challenge trifecta. I used the second sketch of Brenda's Sketch Challenge, flipping the photo horizontal. I used two rows from Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe Challenge: journal cards/4+ patterned papers/button and alphas/talk bubble/button. The colors were inspired by Kelly's Color Challenge.
I participated in the Scrap Our Stash Countdown Challenge. I used 5+ patterned papers, 4+ stickers (alphas), 3+ numbers (chipboard stickers), 2+ stamps (and a rub on!), and 1 paint or miss (I used both!). I joined Scrap & Play's Challenge #13 to use something in your project that represents every letter of the work, Thankful: Tag, Head (word), Arrow stamp, Nine patterned papers, Knot (in twine), Four (chipboard sticker), Underlined journaling, and Letter "L" embellishment. Lastly, I was inspired by Scrap Around the World's November Challenge, specifically the music sheets, the twine, the colors, and the vintage feel. Whew, that was a lot of challenges for one page!
This page is almost entirely from Crate Paper's DIY Shop collection, which I've been hoarding for awhile. The colors and feel were perfect for this photo and these challenges. I started by adding gesso to the page before adding a layer of modeling paste (that I had tinted with red mist), and applied through a circle stencil. On top of that, I added some stamps and messily applied orange and black alpha rub-ons. To get even more of a vintage look, I inked all the paper layers and embellishments edges in brown and gray. The title was created with alpha epoxy stickers and thickers that I tinted with a layer of brown ink and red ink. I also added lots of zigzag stitching, twine, a button, and journaling. I love the L and B ephemera, which represent Lulu Belle's name. Here's the close-ups.