Thursday, July 04, 2013

Flutter ~ eP Get Altered challenge

Since it's the first Thursday of the month, it's time for the Get Altered challenge at eclectic Paperie. This is an opportunity for you and for us to be inspired by the creation of one of our design team.  It's also about exploring your creative journey, stepping out of your comfort zone, experimenting with new products, and creating altered or mixed media art. I enjoy these challenges because they give me that nudge I sometimes need to try something new. This time, it's our talented Mary-Ann's turn to set the challenge and she has challenged us to "Bring It" (mixed media) to a layout. I haven't done a scrapbook layout in ages so I was curious to see how I would approach it in a mixed media way. I was, however, so engrossed in the process that I forgot to photograph the steps...sorry.

 I started with this butterfly close-up photo that I took in my garden last summer and meant to scrap but never did. For the background to the layout, I chose a cream paper with some inky splotches on it from DCWV's Garden Tea Party Stack. It was lovely and neutral and I knew that Vintage Photo Distress ink and I would have a great time playing on it. I applied the Vintage Photo through the TCW Harlequin stencil in several places. The same ink was used on the Tim Holtz ink spills stamp. More ink splotches were added by flicking some VP reinker across the page when tapping a loaded brush. Bits of washi tape were added both on this layer and on other layers once they were adhered to the background in order to blend the layers.

The next paper layers were torn black cardstock, a golden toned paper from Authentique's Strong Collection, a black and white zigzag paper from Park Bench 6 x 6 pad, and barn board paper from the same Authentique pack. The gold toned paper was stencilled on one side using Vintage Photo DI and the Dylusions Luscious leaves stencil. The other side was fussy cut after tracing a template. Doodling was done on both sides and the edges were inked around. The barn board paper was torn, inked around, and given four metal stickers for accent. A piece of cheesecloth was added to one side before the paper was adhered to the other layers.

The scalloped border was cut using an MFT die and then accented with Bo Bunny brads (say that 3x quickly). 

The corner cluster of embellies consists of two Maya Road butterflies stamped with script and layered with Idea-ology game spinners and brads. The large cream button came from my stash and was threaded with tan coloured seam binding.

The lettering  for Flutter was done with Idea-ology Ransom Alpha Parts which I adhered with Glossy Accents to make sure they stayed put. 

An Idea-ology word band saying Capture Life's Moments was threaded with the same crinkled seam binding before it was Glossy Accented to the black. The seam binding tails were stapled with my tiny attacher.

To complete this layout, lots of doodling was done with brown Micron pen. The edges of the background were inked with Vintage Photo DI, then Black Soot, and then lined with Black Big Brush pen. Golden Titan Buff acrylic paint was pounced through TCW's Mini Punchinella stencil in order to tie some of the background papers together. And there you have first mixed media scrapbook layout. Definitely not my last though. Loved it!

Thanks so much for joining me and hanging in for this lengthy post. If you get a minute, pop over to the eclectic Paperie blog to see the amazing inspiration pages created by Mary-Ann as well as those by the rest of the DT. Great stuff! I hope you get a chance to join us for this layout challenge. I love visiting and learning from you.

You can get instantly connected (magic) to many of the products used in this project by clicking on the thumbnails below:

Life is good; so is art.


Mary-Ann Maldonado said...

I love it! Great job. I truly love the coffee stain in the upper right. I think I need to learn how to do that.....wanna teach me?

Kim said...

Awesome, Bonnie! What a beautiful page...great stuff!

Teresa Jaye said...

such a pretty photograph and you've showcased it beautifully!

Redanne said...

A really gorgeous layout Bonnie, I love the Tim ink spill stamping and your butterfly photo is wonderful. Hugs, Anne x

Patricia said...

Your project is so wonderful it should be hanging on someone's wall. I surely wouldn't mind if it was mine! lol. Fabulous. Just fabulous.

Words and Pictures said...

So effective Bonnie - the neutrals framing that glorious burst of butterfly colour at the centre - great layout!
Alison x

Tracy said...

Well I can tell you right now your MM layouts are just as good as anything else you've done. That flutterby is absolutely gorgeous and deserved to be showcased. You did gooood GF. :-) Hugs!

ParkNSlide said...

The photo is stunning and your pages design accents it beautifully.

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

Oh this layout is gorgeous! I love the background stamping! The butterfly photo is gorgeous too! Beautiful!

Rea' said...

Fabulous layout, I might have to join this challenge... I'm inspired !!

Erin Smetak said...

Oh Bonnie! Your page just ROCKS! I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the embellishments and how you created your page! It's absolutely a stunner!

Tracy said...

Oh my giddy aunt did such beautiful layering and the stamp and that picture you took so close!!
Tracy xxxx

Micki said...

Oh I love how this turned out. I had a "slap my forehead" moment - never thought of adding paint to scrapbook paper (duh). I love how it turned out. And definitely love all the layers. Oh and that's an awesome picture of the butterfly.