Monday, April 1, 2013

Fancy Dragon on Sale {Soul Scrappers Guest Designer}

Shazza Bishop, from Soul Scrappers, invited me to be a guest designer this month. Look at the cool graphic she made for the front page of the site:


Shazza asked me to make a special Case File for Soul Scrappers. April is National Humor Month, so the Case Files at CSI, and the one at Soul Scrapper, are all inspired by images I found humorous. I found the Scene on this Case File from illustrator Nuria Diaz:


And here is the page I made. Clues I used...Evidence: banner, gingham, polka dots, stripes, birds, mixed letters, paint drips, scallops, decorative punch, something transparent, white background; Testimony: journal as an advertisement. This is Godzilla, a bearded dragon we bought after Leo, my older beardie, died. I take my beardies to school because they're such sweet, docile pets. Unfortunately, Godzilla wasn't so good-natured, hence the name! So instead, he lives in my husband's shop, and I'm making an album for him. Here's the other page I made.


Here are some details: Since I was making my journaling to read like an advertisement, I thought it would be fun to add a price tag to the title. It didn't show up in the picture, but those black letters are sparkly. I chose to use pinking scissors on the red paper to symbolize the spikes on my beardie.


Here's a little bird I used--a wood veneer piece by Studio Calico. The transparent circles are cut out of a Hambly overlay. I stapled them on with my new Tim Holtz tiny attacher.


I rarely handwrite my journaling, but I decided to give it a whirl. I've always admired the paint drips on other people's pages, but I was always afraid to try because whenever I try out those artsy things on my background, mine always looks like a mess, but I like the way this turned out. I added water to a yellow Making Memories acrylic paint--the color was just perfect for the Case File. I applied some with a paint brush and then blew it across the page with a straw. Then I just plopped some drops here and there.


I used a bunch of older papers for my page: BasicGrey (black stripe), American Crafts (yellow stripe), Pink Paislee (red gingham), Lasting Impressions (really ancient pink polka dot--I outlined the dots). I also used some red rice paper and pink vellum. That chevron stamp is by Creatiate.


I hope you'll come play with this Case File. I've got a prize from my stash up for grabs. Come see the details here.

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13 comments:

Juliana said...

What a great layout! I love the paint drips and your handwriting! You should definitely do more of both in the future! And what a great case file!!!

BabyBokChoy said...

Your case files are always so brilliantly done and your layout is very lovely. He's a cute little guy but my gosh the prospect of growing into godzilla, lol.

sandi said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Congrats on your GD spot....yeah! Wow! Love your fabulous lo! Awesome!

Lynette said...

Your layout is totally adorable. Love all the little touches...and the cute circles.

Lynn Murphy said...

I love your pages. Totally adorable. And the embellies. Yum.

Denise van Deventer said...

Great page Debbi and love that photo! Your handwriting is really cool....would love to have a beautiful handwriting like that! Gorgeous elements on the page! Love it! ;-)

Christy said...

I LOVE the splatters and the handwritten journaling!

Kelly Foster said...

This is SO awesome, Debbi!!! LOVING this color palette, so bold and eye catching!

Heather Jacob said...

woweeeeeeeeeeeeeee Debbi , love this , so much xoxo

Helen Tilbury said...

What a wonderfully vibrant layout Debbie!! Soooo digging that hand-writing of yours too - you have been hiding that uneccesarily - it looks amazing!

Helen Wallace said...

The paint work looks such fun Debbi, I love the way it turned out. Insired use of the pinking sheers to mimic the dragon shapes....and the hand writing look great :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Congrats on the GDT!! This LO ROCKS!! I loveeeeeeee the colors and love love love love the mists in the background! WOW!!!

sarah martin said...

Gorgeous layout Debbi! I love your paint work and your beautiful handwriting! Fabulous layering too x

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