Thursday, February 26, 2015

W*A*S*H*I - Challenge #23 from Scrap Our Stash!

I just LOVE the challenges over at Scrap Our Stash!  
I've got quite a BIG Stash,
and I am so happy they "Challenge" me to use it!!

I decided to use this month's STASH Challenge #23 which is to include elements on my layout that start with each of the letters in the word "WASHI!"  

This was a FUN one and I had a blast making this layout!!  I decided to go "a little crazy" and use quite a few products from my stash - some that haven't been touched in a while!

Here are the items I used for the challenge:
W = White Gesso / Wire and Washi Tape
= Acrylic - Sticker and Embellishments
S  = Snowflake / Stars / Stencil / Stickers
H = Honeycomb (paper)
I   = India Ink

Here is my finished Layout:
The photo is of my "SILLY" Portuguese Water Dogs,  "Valentino" on the left, and "Maggie" on the right.  
They LOVE the snow!!
I guess since they are "Water Dogs," 
any type or water will do - 
after all, SNOW is just frozen water!  
They love to play in it every chance they get!

Here are some close ups and details on how I made this:



I used a white cardstock base that I inked the edges, using chalks and Distress Stains.  I then added the black and white Honeycomb patterned paper after tearing off 1/2" on all four sides.   I took some Tattered Angels Dark Blue Glimmer Glaze and applied it over the torn edge, and onto the white cardstock, using a Q-tip.

I laid out the other patterned papers that I wanted to use. These are from the Winter Twig Collection, by Little Yellow Bicycle - LOVE THEM!! I tore those edges and either inked or chalked them in aqua/blue, silver or black.  I used Mat Medium to adhere them to the base page, once I was happy with their placement.

I wrapped the wire/acrylic snowflake embellishment around the chipboard die-cut snowflake, and also used the mat medium to adhere the chipboard snowflake, and the silver stars to the layout.  I then painted over all of them with white gesso, and also used a star stencil in a few places with the white gesso too.

After the gesso dried, I sprayed the snowflake with Teal High Heel Chalkboard Glimmer Mist, along with spraying it "here and there" on the layout, and through the star stencil as well.   I then used a fine point black Sharpie marker to outline the snowflake and the gesso stars.

Here you can see the fully outlined snowflake and stars. I love how it makes it POP!  I doubled matted the photo, and inked the edges of the mats with Distress Stains and Chalks.  I also painted the Glimmer Glaze around the edges of the photo itself too.  I also added three different patterned Washi tapes too!

Here you can see the bottom right corner of the layout - where there is lots of gesso, Glimmer Mist spray and splatters and some of the black India Ink that I dropped/splattered over the layout.  I added some Red "Bling" to the center of the stars too!  

I picked the Red Bling and Red Washi to "compliment" and draw your focus to Tino's tongue that he is sticking out!


OH MY - there is A LOT going on in this little photo snippet!!
Here is a close up of the Acrylic Elements.  I had these left over from a Christmas decoration garland that I cut up and used on a canvas project/class, a few years ago.  I like how they got splattered with the Chalkboard Glimmer Mist too!  I used the 3 different Washi tapes here too, adding them under the pop dotted and matted snow sticker.  You can also see how I added black and white bakers twine by looping it around the layout and stapling it with my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher and then added pieces of silver star Washi tape here and there too.  Oh, and don't you just LOVE the Tim Holtz film strip frame die?!  I am so happy that I purchased that die - I've begun to use it more and more and love how it looks cut in half and added on each side of the photo too!

As always, THANK YOU for stopping by!  I hope this layout and and product list below challenge YOU to go ahead and Scrap YOUR Stash - Trust me - it is LOTS of FUN!
((HUGS)) ~ Sherri

LONG LIST OF ITEMS USED:
White Cardstock
Tim Holtz Film Strip Frame Die
Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Washi Tapes
Bakers Twine
Winter Twig Paper Collection by LYB
Tattered Angels: Teal High Heel
Tattered Angels Dark Blue Glimmer Glaze
White Gesso
Ranger Distress Stain - Black Soot, Picket Fence, Brushed Pewter
Bombay Black India Ink