Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Finally Free!

Hi everyone! I really hope everyone had a fantastic holiday last week. I had really hoped to post over this last weekend but things were just too busy and I didn't get any time to scrap. I finally had a moment to throw together a layout fairly quickly Monday night. It was only quickly because it was part of a scraplift challenge that I took part in over at sb.com. I lifted Janet F, you can see her layout here. I love joining the challenge because like sketches, it takes the guess work out of coming up with a design, so I can spend more time trying to find a creative way of making it "mine".

This page is of my sweet nephew. I titled it "finally free" because he has been freed from a very destructive hand in his life and it has liberated he and his sisters to live life again and return to innocence...giving them a chance to be kids again.
This was originally a white piece of cardstock.  I have to thank Kat P., because I am...how you say...financially challenged, and I received the most Generous R.A.K. ever from her and her blog!  I was down to some not so inspiring colors in my mists and recieved 3 TA mists along with tons of papers and other awesome miscellaneous goodies!  Please stop by her blog...she is an amazing scrapartist and you will love gawking through her pages!

Used modeling paste and a Scrapfx brick wall chippie as a stencil.  The finally letters are also scrapfx.

Thanks to the wedding depts in most craft stores I have tons of doves, and plan on using them often. The sword is actually an olive pick that I painted.



Thank you so much for stopping by.  I appreciate all of the support!  Hope you have a great hump day!



11 comments:

Shona said...

oooooo LOVE this! Dont ya just love modelling paste :) this is just such a stunning layout loaded with texture and goodies. And how wonderful for them to be finallly free :)

Sara said...

Omg, this is stunning! Love the brickwall, I've never tried working with modeling paste, but it shure looks cool!

Cheryl said...

misty that brickwork is awesome!!

Cindy Gay said...

I like all your title alphas and how you used the parenthesis. Very nice.

Amy Lynne said...

Ah, those bricks are soooo awesome, misty!! I love the pics, too...so stinkin cute! I really, really love this...what great work.:)

Miae said...

Always love all the dimension in your layouts and this is no exception!! How cool that you literally added chains! And yes! love me some modeling paste:)

carlies said...

Heyy Sweetie what have you as always so stunning dessign made WOW

Big Hugs xxx carla

Tineke de Raat said...

YOU are so talented! What an amazing layout. Love the bricks and the colors.And what a beautiful blog! Thanks for sharing.

WillieburgScrapper said...

Hi Misty! I really love what you did here! The chain is fantastic as is the brick background- you got just the right amount of detail without crowding the design and the photos are FANTASTIC- you really have an eye for natural portraits-I like the touch of youthful rebellion without anger or attitude that I see in your teen and child portraits. Hugs from Brooklyn my lady!

Zima said...

Amazing layout! Love the texture of the bricks!!! And the smartness of using the chains as a metaphore for what has been going on.

This is my first visit to your blog, but certainly not my last! I have found so many great layouts to look at here! Thank you for sharing! And thank you for your comment in my blog!

Scrappegal sørlending said...

AWESOME!!!! :) :) :)
Lovely grunge! I can't seem to get my head around how you manage to make these beautiful masterpieces! Absolutely stunning!