03 October 2015

Dem bones...

I'm getting braver with mixed media, and making an effort to be a bit more adventurous each month, even if it's just for one or two layouts.

Over at Mixed Media Monthly, the October challenge is really fun!


I have chosen BONES, ORANGE and BLACK to incorporate into my layout.

I'm also playing along at Creative Embellishments with the Halloween themed picture and the addition of something metal.

So... this is what I did ~

1>  I stencilled all over the patterned paper with texture paste:

2> When it was dry, I brushed on some bright orange acrylic paint:

3>  I assembled my layout,  then inked up a CE chipboard shape and added some metal keys:

And this is my finished layout:

Mystical Scrapbooks is hosting a Tic Tac Toe challenge this month, and I'm joining in with the criteria of STENCIL + PAINT + CHIPBOARD.

October Afternoon Sasparilla - Dash Dalton patterned paper
Teresa Collins Basic Essential stencil
Making Memories Scrapbook Color - Eat Your Carrots acrylic paint
Creative Embelllishments Branches chipboard
CTMH Exclusive Inks - Black pigment ink
Sassafras Lass Serendipity - Woodland Whimsy - Rose Thicket patterned paper
Bella! Journalling Tagz - Black & White journal spot
Micador Collected & Co - Black Text alphabet stickers
Paper doily
Key charms

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  1. All I can say is WOW Karen ! This is such a fun layout... The use of the stenciled paste provides such yummy texture. Thank you for creating with us at Creative Embellishments !

  2. What a fun layout!! I love the background. I'm glad you enjoyed our challenge. Thanks so much for joining us at The Mixed Media Monthly Challenge.

  3. The BD background is an awesome idea, love this! Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishements!

  4. I love what you did with the mixed media, great LO. Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Embellishments this month!

  5. Oops, really sorry I am so late with commenting.... this is amazing, what a wonderful project! Fantastic spookiness! Thanks so much for adding it to our challenge at Mixed Media Monthly!

  6. super spooky and very cool....thanks for playing along with us at Creative Embellishments

  7. Wow!! Love love love this layout! So much fun texture, layers and alterations to the chippy.Thanks for playing along with us this month at CE.

  8. what a fun pic and layout. awesome , background too. thanks for participating in our CE challenge.

  9. I have so much respect for people who do layouts and yours is amazing!! Love how you created your background with the texture paste. And your chipboard pieces look fabulous! Stunning layout. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mixed Media Monthly. xo

  10. gorgeous background work, love the bright colours, Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishements!

  11. Whoa! Fun layout and creepy image! Wonderful details! Creepy layout! That photo will haunt me for days! ;) Wonderful background work! Thanks for playing along with Creative Embellishment's October Challenge! :-D

  12. fantastic page!! that photo is NUTS by the way lol! Thank you so much for playing with the Mixed Media Monthly Challenge!



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