Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Motivation Challenge 12/30

For this challenge I went with a Basic Grey sketch from I didn't use any Basic Grey paper though! WEIRD HUH!! HA HA HA

Here is the sketch I posted for the challenge. I really liked the idea of framing the middle photo in a circle and that is why I chose it. I did add some other elements to my LO which will be explained with the pictures.

Here is the main LO. I decided to use pictures from my oldest Goddaughters gradutation for this one. LAYOUT INFO -
- Title is George
- Basic shapes are George and welded
- Patterned paper is DCWV Black and White Paper Print Stack
- Plain paper is Prism Cranapple Red *if okie remembers correctly*

- Flourishes are Prima, I cut the flourish apart to get more bang for my buck *yeah yeah yeah okie is a cheap azz*
- Eyelets are Making Memories
- Bling, clear is a tube of bling I got at Wal-Mart in the wedding se
ction, cheap way to get some bling I tell ya!
- Ribbon is from either England or Maylasia, my friend Theresa-Marie sent a bunch of beautiful ribbon to me to use on cards, I told her it was going on LO's that will last forever!
- Journaling is done with a Zig Pen, black .05 in size. I used a Bloom's ruler to keep the writing straight.
- Inking is with Cat Eye pigment ink, white and black

Here are some close up shots of the page.
I took this picture so you can see the dimension that is on the page. I know it is sometimes hard to tell how much layering is done with a flat front shot.

I cut a chipboard circle to match the pattern paper and then pop dotted, well didn't use actual pop dots but some cheap foam from the bargain store here in town. I was able to get packages that had two rolls in them for $1.29 and I can cut the foam to what ever size I need!! I LOVE THIS STUFF!!

I cut a silhouette circle from George out of chipboard and then with black paper. I inked the edges in white and them attached the bling with Super Glue........YES I KNOW IT ISN'T ACID FREE! But it isn't touching the picture so I should be okay. I thought this was a cheap way to make a bling circle since I didn't have one handy. This is that bling I was talking about, it comes in a tube that holds hundreds of little bling and you can glue it on however you want. I have been using this same tube for quite some time. I think it was like $3.97 or so for the tube. I have also used Glossy Dimensions in the past to adhere it to objects.

Hope you like it! And if ya don't....well.....don't tell me, it might hurt my feelings! HA HA HA


  1. OMG! This layout is fantastic! One of my faves of yours! EVER!! And that's saying alot! I'm hoping to work on this one tomorrow or saturday! : ) Happy New Year!

  2. I just love it Okie.... great lo. I wanta join in.... looks like you are having sooo much fun.

  3. Okie, this is a beautiful lo. I love this pagemap sketch. The circle bling is amazing. where did you get the tube of bling and in what department.

  4. I got the tube of bling at Wal-Mart. It was hanging on the back wall in the craft department where the wedding stuff is, there is a lot of bling in that tube for $4!!