Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Then...Now | Simple Stories | Secret Not Secret Kit Club

    Hey friends.  Can you believe I have two posts in one day!?  This layout was inspired by two things.  I recently joined The Secret Not Secret Kit Club and the owner Khristina  posted a challenge to created a layout inspired by your favorite tv show.  I paired that challenge with the November 1st sketch from Stuck?Sketches.
      I have to say this was a really hard challenge for me because Supernatural isn't a happy happy show, but I didn't want to make a dark layout and I honestly don't have anything I would consider dark.  
     I ended up using the So Rad collection by Simple Stories.  I used pieces of the 12x12 collection, some of the 4x6 cards, some self adhesive brads, die cuts and enamel dots.   
     I think with what I picked wasn't happy per se, but the colors brought some life to a darker theme show.  I also added some things from my stash to complete the look I was going for.  The washi tape was from an old Freckled Fawn kit, the twine is from My Mind's Eye and I inked the edges of the paper with Pumice Stone Distress Ink.
     One tip I have is if you want to add small journalling strips like I did is to use a xyron machine to add adhesive.  I used the small x shaped one for these so it didn't use up my nine inch machine cartridge.  I have previously used a glue pen, but every layout I used them on the strips have fallen off, but I haven't had any trouble with the xyron.
    To finish it of I added some of the best quotes from the show.  One from each of the main characters.
     Okay, enough rambling for now - let me get back to creating.  Until next time...stay crafty!
     





4 comments:

  1. Love your take on the sketch! beautiful design. I love how the bright colors pop up against the gray backgroudn.
    Thank you for playing with us at Stuck?! Sketches.

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    1. Thank you so much. I wanted to start with the grey to at least try to work in the darker images of the show.

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  2. This is fantastic! Way to go! Thanks for joining us at Stuck?! Sketches!

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