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!


  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.

    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.

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