Wednesday, August 08, 2012

the night reader sleeps with words

This page was inspired by Wilna's awesome speech bubble sketch for the weekly challenge at 2Peas. My layout started out as a much more literal interpretation of Wilna's sketch, but ended up not looking much like the sketch at all once I was done moving everything around.

I cut the speech bubbles from an old sheet of embossed paper by Elsie from KI Memories. Funny how that old sheet of paper can become just what you need sometimes! The two small pieces of patterned paper behind and above the photo are from the Studio Calico Heyday 6x6 pad. 

I love the way this title block turned out. It reminds me of a book cover. I stapled a punched heart onto a speech bubble with my Tiny Attacher. The ink splats are both October Afternoon Sprinkers: the grey is Icebox from the Farmhouse collection, and the aqua/blue is Miss Mary Mack from Sidewalks.

I journalled on the speech bubbles using Making Memories tiny alpha stickers. These are from when they first came out, like four years ago! There are so many versions of these teeny alpha blocks available now, but the Making Memories are my favourites. 

Another stapled heart punchie layered over some tape. The yellow chevron is from Bella Blvd. Under it is a awesome thin neon green by Heidi Swapp, and a woodgrain by an unknown (to me!) company. The neon green and woodgrain are both transparent, but the Bella Blvd. tape is a thicker weight and more similar to a masking tape, but with a smooth slightly shiny finish.

The background paper is a really awesome neon green damask from a new pad by MAMBI that I just bought. The whole thing is pretty awesome. It came from Hobby Lobby and has no name on the front, but here are some of the cool patterns:

Supplies: patterned paper (MAMBI, Studio Calico, American Crafts); cardstock (KI Memories); tags (the Paper Studio, Ranger); ink (October Afternoon); letter stickers (American Crafts, Making Memories); photo corners (Canson); tape (Bella Blvd, Heidi Swapp); die cut (K&Co); staples (Tim Holtz).


Jill said...

Gosh, your pages make me so happy. :)

Laura said...

Love this page!