I really loved this picture of the mountains and the lake. The ice was still on the shoreline and the mountains were reflecting on the lake. It felt like a scene out of a movie! So when I was printing the photos, I knew I really wanted this photo to be the focus so I took a page out of my freind Haley's book and printed it in 11x14 format. Really draws your attention doesn't it!
I picked up this grungeboard set design by Tim Holtz called Iconic and have been hoarding it for quite awhile. I pulled it out because I didn't have any Thickers that really went with the colors of this layout, shocking I know seen as I think I own almost every set of Thickers! I'm a bit addicted ... I admit it. Anyways, because the letters were grungeboard, meaning naked, I painted them using my Memory Makers paints mixing 3 different colors for the perfect match. After they dried, I roughed them up a bit with a sanding block. To my surprise I also found the cute little mountain range in the same grungeboard set so I decided to ink it up and use it too! See that cool mesh material, I bet you won't guess what it is! It's actually drywall tape found at any hardware store. Cool isn't it! I love the stuff and use it all the time. In fact, I am already on my second roll of it!
I have been going through this phase where I need to do a little something extra to almost all the embellishments on my layouts. It's kind of my way of making it my own. The chipboad circle was perfect for my layout but I felt it needed a little more dimension so I added some glossy accents to give it that epoxy look in the center. Also, my journalling die cut had flourished border that I found too fancy for the layout so I covered it with some ribbon that went better with my layout. Now both pieces fit perfectly with my layout and are unique too!
Supplies: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey - Archaic Collection; Cardstock: Bazzills; Alphabet Stickers: Tim Holtz Gurngeboard - Iconic; Embellishments: Basic Grey - Archaic Chipboard, Tim Holtz Gurngeboard - Iconic, Making Meories Paint, Ribbon, Glass Beads, Drywall Tape, Karen Foster License Plates, and GCD Studios - The Great Outdoors Chipboard; Tools: Sanding Block.