Monday, June 21, 2010

Get messy with paint!

This month over at 3 Scrappy Boys the DT was challenged to use paint in an interesting way. I love to use paint on my layouts and I use it like paint the edges and give my layouts just a little extra something. But for the 3 Scrappy Boys newsletter, my paint technique was to create a painted frame.

I have an 11x11 piece of cardstock that I put on my background paper. For this layout, I used kraft cardstock as a base. I took some cream colored acrylic paint and painted around the 11x11 cardstock. I made sure to get some of the paint on the background kraft. I let it dry and created a new painted frame on my layout. Then, using the June Add-on kit from 3SB, I added my photos and paper and embellished!

I added a banner (I know, shocker!!) and some clouds that I cut on my Cricut and then stickled around the edges. The butterfly was in the kit, isn't it cool! I also added a big journal tag that I cut on my Cricut and I used the Thicker phrase stickers in the kit for my title.

It was so amazing to watch this sunflower grow over the summer last year. My daughter loved watering it and it grew waaaaay past our back wall. The kids would point to it while we were driving down the street! We even harvested and roasted the seeds. Very cool garden project!

So the next time you are stuck in a scrappy rut, reach for some paint and have some fun on your layout! Thanks for stopping by, friends!!


Lora Oliver said...

Great inspiration. I have been stuck on a LO for a few days and this just might be the ticket. These are such awesome colors!

Joni M said...

That is a seriously TALL sunflower! LOL! Great layout, Mara! TFS!!!

Leah said...

What a fun LO! Love the painted frame and that is uch a neat picture of the sunflower:)

Rebecca Keppel said...

oooh, love the painted frame, the clouds and of course the pennant and your cute girl with that giant of a sunflower!! 12'--holy cow!