Monday, July 30, 2012

Starting Point Layout

Last week, I saw a starting point from Sue Althouse, and I decided to use it as a base for my page below. I kept it as is, except I flipped it to the left side of the page.


I wanted to use only a paper collection without any embellishments other than the cardstock stickers that were in the kit. I used modeling paste that I dyed with re-inkers to match the color of my bricks. I then stenciled the bricks over the layout. Once dried, I applied white paint with a dry brush to mimic the white painting of the bricks in the photo. I inked all of the edges of my papers with brown ink and distressed stained my letters to match. Simple strip journaling was added and done!

Thanks, Sue!
And thank you for visiting!

Dani

13 comments:

Johanna said...

This LO is awesome! Something great came out of the back pain : your fantastic use of modeling paste!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

looks awesome dani!! greatjob

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Dani - this is gorgeous!
Pretty layering and I love the bricks!

Arlene said...

This is simply beautiful! I love the layering along with all the white space. Beautiful.

Jingle said...

Awesome layout! Absolutely awesome! I LOVE how you did the textured brick background on the page!

Elisa K said...

Love this layout and the texture is awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Becky said...

This looks amazing! Those bricks are so cool!

laura said...

I love how you added the paint ad texture. Very cool idea. I love starting points.

Madeline said...

Love how you added your own bricks to mimic those in the photo!

Sylvie said...

Oh what an awesome layout!! I love the "bricks" and that photo rocks!

soapHOUSEmama said...

The brick work is so amazing! I love the mixed media you are using!!!

Amy said...

This is such a fun layout!

Sue Althouse said...

You are very welcome! Thanks for the link back to my blog, that is so kind of you! I love your take on the Starting Point, you really ran with it! Great design ideas and techniques to make it your own!