What are Little Boys Made of? – dt layout for SWAT

Okay, so the 1st SWAT challenge for November is to create a layout incorporating a recipe or a food pic. For my take on the challenge, I kept going back to this photo of my youngest son, Christian that I’ve been wanting to scrap for quite a while now. I knew exactly which Creative embellishments chipboard pieces I wanted to use (including a special request item they sent me in my last dt package) and I knew I wanted to use Prima’s Craftsman papers with it. Soooo I couldn’t resist. To incorporate the challenge requirements, for my journaling, I added a tag that has the word from the poem, What are Little Boys Made of, so it reads, “snips and snails and puppy dog tails” and to make it more like a recipe, I added gather ingredients and blend well. I combined the SWAT challenge with the current Monday Mojo sketch at Flying Unicorn. Here’s what I came up with:

What are Little Boys Made of

Here’s a close up of the fabulous details on these chipboard pieces. I altered them with acrylic paint, Tattered Angels glimmer mist and distress paint:

Little Boys detail 1

I added a couple of metal Tim Holtz embellishments to my page, so here’s a close up showing those items arranged with the chipboard:

Little Boys detail 2

Materials:

Creative Embellishments custom made frame that matches this one which is normally sized to fit a 4″x6″ photo: Steampunk Frame
CE Clock
CE 0.75″ gears
CE 1″ gears
CE 1.5″ gears
CE Wing set 2
Prima Craftsman papers
Scrapfx stencil
Modeling paste
Liquitex coarse pumice
gesso
acrylic paint
Distress paint
Tattered Angels glimmer mist
Tim Holtz ideaology embellishments
MME tag

TFL! 😀

Steampunk Debutante Mini Album – dt project for Creative Embellishments Oct challenge

The Creative Embellishments October challenge is to create a layout, card, tag, art journal page or altered project (really anything you want!) with a steampunk theme! You do NOT have use CE products in order to play along and this challenge is open to everyone, everywhere! This challenge also runs through the end of the month, so all entries are due by 11:59 pm EST (USA) on October 31, 2013. One randomly selected winner with receive a $20 gc to the CE Store! 😀

For my example, I used their gorgeous steampunk butterfly, a set of wings and one of the gear corner pieces that I cut pieces off of in order to decorate a steampunk mini album. Their fabulously detailed, laser-cut chipboard is so much fun to alter and work with! I’m not going to post pics of the whole album, just the cover and 2 spreads that use CE chippies so you can see. Here’s what I came up with:

This is with the cover closed:

Steampunk cover

With the flap open:

Steampunk open

First inside spread:

Steampunk 1st spread

The left page:

Steampunk 1st left

The right page featuring the CE Steampunk butterfly:

Steampunk 1st right

A close up of the altered butterfly:

Steampunk detail

A 2nd spread in the album that uses CE chippies:

Steampunk 2nd spread

The left page:

Steampunk 2nd left

The right page using the CE chipboard wings and gears (cut from a Steampunk corner piece):

Steampunk 2nd right

TFL! To enter the Creative Embellishments October Steampunk Challenge, CLICK HERE!