Wednesday, April 10, 2013

It's my birthday, I'll get messy if I want to, messy if I want to...

Kudos to all of you who sang that title. You're welcome. ;)

So here's how I had a messy-rriffic birthday:

Okay, that's actually where I started,  I whitewashed some gesso onto this MME Good Day Sunshine paper. 

And the next step takes some explaining. My desktop is made from particle board that I painted before I set it up in my space. When things get messy I don't worry about keeping the board clean - I can always repaint it after all! So I took the damp paper and rubbed it on the desktop which pulled up some of the dried on mist projects AND tore up the paper quite nicely.

Now, I don't normally design on double pagers but I happened to have two of that bicycle paper and was wanting to use them up since they are the last of their kit. To help me, I pulled out some of my Kiwi Lane Templates. 

Part of why I wanted to use up that paper was S.W.A.T. asked us to dig deep into our stashes and use hoarded items. Things that I used that have been in my stash for over a year: MME Andrea Victoria (gold paper), Paper Studios Affinity ribbons (Family and stripes), brads (I bought on Scrapbooksteals so long ago that I can't tell you which company they're from!), Fancy Pants Rough & Tough (trees), BasicGrey Origins (star).

Other supplies used:
sewing machine
Amy Tangerine Thickers
AC chipboard Thickers
Girl's Paperie brown ribbon
WRMK Sew Easy Twine
WRMK sparkly eyelets
MME Indie Chic and Kraft Funday
Ranger Distress Rusty Hinge
Kiwi Lane Templates Adventure 2, Tags 5, Clara Lane 3B, Holiday 8T


  1. Great background! Happy Birthday!! Thanks for joining in over at S.W.A.T.!!

  2. Happy Birthday, friend! What a great way to spend it.. getting messy if you want to. I totally sang your title ** and it will probably bang around in there all day. I love the distressed background. It worked nicely in the layout. Great two pager.

  3. You have some fun techniques working on your page here! Great job! Thank you for joining us on the SWAT blog! :)

  4. I don't know how you pull off all of these interesting techniques and then combine them so nicely onto a LO. Seriously in awe here. So glad to see you again at SWAT!

  5. I confess, I sang it! LOL!
    What a great way to spend your birthday! sounds like heaven to me!! Love how distressed your paper became! Thanks for playing along with us at SWAT!

  6. I sang it, too! LOL!
    What a great 2 pager! Love how you got your distressed look! Thank you for joining us at S.W.A.T.!

  7. Look at you getting all crazy with the gesso! I still haven't tried the stuff. Thanks for linking up with SWAT.

  8. Super Cute!! Thank you so much for sharing with us at SWAT

  9. fabulous double.. really great photos.. thanks for playing along at SWAT

  10. Awesome layout! Love the titlework. Thanks for playing along with us at SWAT!

  11. Great job. Love that you made the double page. The most recent SWAT layout is a double sketch. Come try it out :)


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