Happy Monday CE Friends!! Wowza I am enjoying seeing all the talent from everyone who have applied to our DT call already. Truly inspiring and it going to be so hard narrowing it down to 7 peeps.

Today I am sharing a layout I created a layout around Kayla girl’s graduation. The ceremony was a little long but I was so happy to see her smiling from ear to ear as she crossed the stage at John F. Kennedy High School. Now onto a new chapter of her life. She is a bit undecided but I am hoping she doesn’t take to long to decide what she wants to do.

IMG_7294   I started by stamping a bunch of different images to the background paper. The stamps used were Distressed Brick, distressed grid, Distressed text and grunge star stamps. I applied TH brick red distressed paint for the brick image, black soot distressed stain for the grid and grunge stars and distressed ink for the text stamps.


Distressed Brick StampDistressed GridDistressed Text Stamp   Grunge Stars Stamp

IMG_7289   I applied prima chalk edger in ladybug red for the rose chipboard pieces. For the stem I applied a dark brown color with a faber castell pitt pen. The leaves I used a dark green color with a faber castell pitt pen and then applied a little yellow highlight to the center of the leaves with a prima chalk edger. I altered the corner flourish with maya gold in in grey.   Long Stem Roses  Photo or Page Corners Set 2 IMG_7288   I altered the wood veneer numbers with a yellow color faber castell big pitt pen. The wood veneer pencil I use TH pewter distressed stain or the piece that attaches the eraser to the top. For the body of the pencil I used a faber castell pitt pen. The ruler I left natural. For the My Graduate chipboard title pieces I applied gesso for the base and then used prima chalk edgers in yellow and black to create the gradient effect.  Lastly I added a piece of Graduation flair to the top left corner to create the cluster. My Graduate  Pencil (set of 6) Ruler (set of 6) NumbersGraduation 2014     Thanks for stopping by the blog! Have a Creative Monday! signature-stamp