Happy Fall all you CE chipboard fans!  I’m Kathy with a layout of my 2 grandsons on their first day of school.  School starts early in the end of the first week in August here in Alaska, just in case we have lots of snow days.  Chase, the oldest started 5th grade, and Cameron started 3rd this year.  I did a pretty simple layout this week with lots of stamping and inking.  I wanted to reach back to my grunge arsenal.  It’s been a while and my skills are really rusty.  I know that I have lots of little “guy” or masculine embellishments tucked away all over my craft room, but it’s been a really crazy week at my “real” job and I’m toooo tired to scavenge for them.  Thank goodness for Creative Embellishment Chipboard.  This company has the best by far grunge chipboard on the market, not to mention their steampunk!!!! And, I shop ruthlessly for this stuff since I only have gentlemen to scrap.  Back to the layout.

I just realized when looking at this layout that everything but the background paper, photo mat and inspirational stickers is CE chipboard!!!!!!!  Yep, I stamped, splattered, like crazy to get the paper really grungy.  Oh, the background paper is 7 Dots Studios and is from the “Hazy Days” collection.  I started with lots of acrylic paint in bright blue on the large chipboard piece Checkered Border at the bottom of the photo.   Then splattered it with lime green and red.  I was having a blast!!!

Next I matted the photo in a lime green then used the Grunge Circle Frames to surround the photo.  That chipboard I painted in a bright yellow and splattered with a bright blue and red.  CE also makes fabulous Flair pieces for all occasions.  The set I used has different grades so I was able to use the 2 different grades for both boys.  The Flair is called Elementary Set 2.

Here’s the one I used for Cameron

Since the title is You Color My World I wanted to use one of the globe chipboards, however, I like the globe shape in the Round Distressed Stamps better for the layout.  I simply rubbed it into the Ranger’s black Archival Ink Pad.  It really works well with chipboard, and doesn’t leave paint brush strokes.  I painted the title a gorgeous orange acrylic paint and splattered it with yellow paint.  And finally I added a Grunge Arrow which I used the Ranger’s Black Archival Ink on as well.

I do have a couple more photos to share of the layout to share.

That’s all I have to share today.  I sure hope that you will stop by again.  There is always something to feast your eyes on and be inspired by here at Creative Embellishments.  Until next time, here’s a Big Alaska Bear Hug!

Kathy Mosher