Big Bro – layout for Paper Stories June sketch

So I’ve been trying out new things again and this time the Paper Stories June Sketch (created by Pagedrafts) inspired me to create a different kind of mixed media background for this page. The 2 photos I selected have a crisp image of Christian lounging in his ride-on car while Alex, who is pulling it with a string, and everything else around him is a blur. That inspired me to create a blurry, painted background. To achieve this affect, I used a Gelli Arts Gel Printing Plate and used the 3rd print on a sheet of textured white cardstock. Here’s what I came up with:

This is the awesome sketch I worked with to create it:

Materials:

American Crafts white cardstock
Webster’s Pages Sweet Notes paper
WP Palm Beach paper
WP Citrus Squeeze papers
Acrylic paint
Unity Stamps
Freckled Fawn wood hearts
Freckled Fawn star and arrow clips
Prima wood gears
Dusty Attic chipboard title
Tim Holtz washi tape
Darice washi tape

Adhesives:

Scotch ATG
Helmar 450 Quick Dry

TFL! If you’d like to check out the challenges or other entries at Paper Stories, CLICK HERE.