Sunday, June 11, 2017

Ready to Face the World for the Swirlydoos "Spring Grunge" ATF Challenge

I'm now hosting the ATF (All That Flutters) Challenge at Swirlydoos.
Each month, there is a different theme; this time, it's all about men!

This is my father's high school yearbook photo, taken in 1936, scrapped with the new "Spring Grunge" kit and add-ons, full of pinks and grays and black tones, perfect for a more masculine layout.

I've added some background interest by applying the DecoArt wax through the Tim Holtz Harlequin stencil onto the Wood Background paper. Next, I tore the Stone Quartz sheet. A full 12" strip was adhered just above the center of the page. I further tore some of the remainder to create several layers of matting beneath my photo. I added some drywall tape from my stash down one side and on the bottom and embellished it all with flowers, stickers and a pennant from the Gems and Paper Clips package.
I took one of the two dangles from the chipboard package and primed it with black gesso. When it was dry, I lightly went over it with the same DecoArt wax that I used with the stencil, being careful to let a lot of the black show through. Lastly, I glued the necklace from the main kit on top, drew the chain up and over the paper and taped it to the back. (I cut off the unused chain, saving it for later.)
Here are a few closeups:


*Swirlydoos May 2017 Spring Grunge Kit*
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Stone Quartz #848040
Ella & Viv Paper Company - 12 x 12 Single Sided Background Cardstock - Wood Background #4
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Flower Embellishments - Black Marble #595067
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Gem and Paper Clips with Foil Accents #593025
Darice - Good Words Necklace - Love - Rose Gold

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Cardstock Add-On*
Core'dinations - 12 x 12 Foundations Cardstock - Elephant

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Flower Add-On*
Prima - Rose Quartz Collection - Flower Embellishments - Travertine #595142

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Project Add-On*
Stampers Anonymous - Tim Holtz - Layering Stencil - Harlequin #THS016

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Embellishment Add-On*
DecoArt - Metallic Lustre - Wax Metallic Finish - Rose Gold - 1 oz
Blue Fern Studios - Laser Cut Chipboard - Happy Accident Dangles - 2 pcs
Mark Richards - Scrapbooking Embellishments - Metal Stickers - Nailheads - 5mm - Round - Silver #3859

*Swirlydoos May 2017 Die of the Month*
Poppystamp Dies - Monterey Vine

Other Supplies
Liquitex - Black Gesso
Drywall Tape

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