Monday, November 19, 2012

OUAS - November 'Read it Again Grandpa!'

Good Day Scrapbookers,
Tonight I have a fun layout of my son and his grandpa, my dad. Grandpa George has the most beautiful, peaceful bass voice, and Mitchell just loved to hear a story read by him. This book "Trains" is a book he read to his own son, my brother.

I used the sketch from Novembers Once Upon a Sketch Blog (I flipped it horizontally) as a jumping off point. The theme was 'Anything Goes!' They have the most amazing design team and I always go their to drool over the pages submitted to their site.  I am going to enter this into there monthly challenge!
I used some fun BasicGrey 'Out of Print' paper with lots of fussy cutting. The colours are beautiful and I wanted them to really show up against the black background.
To really highlight the photo I used some white acrylic paint on the patterned paper. Then I used crosshatch brush stroke with a almost dry brush to extend the white onto the black paper.
I mimicked some of the funky edges of the cutouts on the perimeter of the black background. I attached the patterned pieces in all different layers using lots of pop dots.

The train travelling along some of the pieces was done with a train edge punch. I edged the black paper with a white pencil and the white background with some book and train themed stamps and a black marker.

Have a great evening! Hope to hear from you.


  1. WOW!!!! What a gorgeous page with so many techniques, perfect fussy cutting and wonderful details!!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at OUAS!!!

  2. This is such an eye catching page filled with the magic of the story your brother is reading for your son. Absolutely wonderful details and the colours are smashing! Thank you so much for sharing this with us at OUAS!

  3. Explosive! Fantastic fussy cutting. Thanks for playing with us at OUAS.

  4. So gorgeous! Love everything about this layout! Thank you so much for playing with us at OUAS!