Tuesday, August 13, 2013

My Summer Vacation challenge

This month at the Inspiration Journal, the challenge is all about travels and journeys. You can create projects about specific trips or just traveling in general. I decided to catch up a bit on some scrapping of our summer vacations. Last summer we went to Legoland with the whole family and had a blast. My Lego loving eldest son was especially enthralled by the experience and wants to go back of course.

The main photo is one of my favorite pictures I took there. I love how excited Jon is and that we also happened to get Greg and my brother and sister-in-law in the background. Greg looks pretty excited too! This was the Bionicle ride (Lego robot characters) so I wanted to have lots of metal and gears on the page but still make it bright and cheery. I put metal foil tape onto paper and embossed it. I painted it with various colors of Distress Paint (love how it goes on metal!) and then gave it a light sanding when dry so the metal would show through. The chipboard gears I painted with Brushed Pewter paint and then applied Distress Stains over the top. I sealed it all in with a coat of clear embossing powder.

For the background, I used Super Heavy Gel and a stencil to make the raised punchinella pattern. After it was dry I brushed on the Silk Acrylic Glaze and added some misting and spatters. Fun stuff!

You can join in the challenge too and have a chance to win $50 to spend at Inspiration Emporium! Just link up your project here by August 30th and you'll be in the running. We can't wait to see what you come up with!

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  1. Such a fun day that was! How did you get that faded image of Greg in the background? I love it!

    1. Thanks! The faded image I did in photoshop - lowered the opacity of the layer and also softened the edges using a layer mask. I printed it out in position on 12 x 12 paper and used that whole piece as the base of the layout. =)

  2. What a gorgeous guy page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

    Garden of Grace


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