Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Heartbreaker Layout Berry71Bleu August Challenge

Good afternoon fellow scrappers!  I'm up on the Berry71Bleu for the month of August.  For this month the challenge is simply to follow a sketch created by fellow DT member Sandra Przybylska.

This little 'heartbreaker' is my son at about 6 months of age.  He's wearing one of my husband's baseball caps.  This particular photo is one of my faves where the hat fell to the side of his head & he's peeking out from behind it with one eye!  :-)
Here's the sketch provided by Sandra. It's simple but very versatile.  The elements can be interpreted in so many ways.  Take this sketch & make it your own!
 I've included many embellishments, bits & bobs that go with the theme of this page.  I wanted a couple of embellishments such as the yellow elephant to represent him as a baby & the more masculine embellishments such as the bow tie & mustache is to represent the 'little man' he's growing up to be.
 Here's a close up of the the steampunk hot air balloon chipboard by Creative Embellishments.  All of the paints & mediums applied to the chippie was done with my finger.  I've been without a scrap room for over a month right now since it's being renovated & I didn't have any brushes of any kind available to me.  I'm currently scrapping out of my dining room & have access to a limited amount of supplies...so finger it was!

I first applied a coat of white gesso, followed by red acrylic paint.  I finished it up by adding a coat of transparent glitter paint & crackle paint.
 Layering several elements has lately been my go to technique.  Punchinella is slowly starting to become one of my fave background elements.  I've used a piece of bright red punchinella in the background of all my layers & I love the effect it adds as it peeks out from underneath all the layers.

Supplies: Paper - 7 Dots Studio, Chipboard - Creative Embellishments, Embellishments - Chantal Vandenberg, Freckled Fawn, Punchinella, Panda Eight Designs, Flowers - Prima, Kay's Kreative Korner, Other - Mini Wooden Fence, Sequins, Doily

Thanks for stopping by & don't forget to visit the Berry71Bleu blog & play along with this month's challenge for a chance to win one of several fabulous prizes that are up for grabs!

Enjoy the rest of the week...