Rockstar Attitude – dt layout for the SWAT neon challenge

Each month, SWAT (Scrap Warriors Advanced Training) offers 2 “Drills,” which are challenges that are posted on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays, a “Basic Training,” which is a tutorial, tip or technique post on the 2nd Saturday, and a “Special Op,” which is an off-the-page project posted on the 4th Saturday. All challenge entries are due by 11:59 pm EST on the 28th of the month the challenge is posted.

For Drill #11 the challenge is to use NEON colors on your layout, card, tag, altered project, etc. Even if you don’t already have a bunch of this trendy color range in your existing stash, you don’t have to run out and buy a bunch of stuff. Just check your supplies and you might be surprised by what you find! πŸ˜€ I didn’t think I had anything neon except for 1 neon orange washi tape that I received in a Freckled Fawn grab bag. I was surprised to find that I also have a white and neon yellow striped one and a neon green acrylic spray paint sample that was sent to me from Liquitex. πŸ˜€ I also found a variety of neon trims and a few patterned papers but did not end up using those on my project. Sorry my pic didn’t capture the colors just right, but here’s what I came up with:

I took a piece of white cardstock and layered the orange washi tape in strips across it, then trimmed to size. I repeated the process, but made sure to match up the stripes for the yellow and white tape, so now I had created my own neon papers. πŸ˜€ I used those 2 pieces to mat my photo of my oldest son, Taten. Isn’t he cute? This pic was taken a couple of years ago at his grandmother’s house. He’s now a full blown teen with the attitude to prove it! πŸ˜‰ lol

Materials:

American Crafts black and white cardstock
Prima stencils
TCW stencil
Liquitex acrylic spray paint
Liquitex white acrylic ink
Liquitex silver acrylic ink
Dusty Attic chipboard title piece and winged guitar
Viva Decor Inka Gold
Webster’s Pages trim
WP dazzle me gems

TFL! To see the other dt projects for inspiration and to enter the challenge, which is due by 11:59 pm EST July 28, 2013, CLICK HERE!

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4 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Deborah Johnson
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 10:33:24

    I love this!!! I have the same Webster’s Pages trim and I’ve been trying to figure out a way to use it!! Rock Star Neon!!!

  2. Nicolle Kramer
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 12:03:33

    Awesome neon layout! i love all the stamping and fun techniques used on your background paper. Super cool! ❀ it!

  3. Alison Day
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 12:10:05

    Great way to use those neon tapes! LOVE the hand made patterned paper idea!!

  4. Michele (by belle)
    Jul 06, 2013 @ 14:07:35

    I love all the spraying and background layers!!

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