My son Morgan loves to hunt and find little critters everywhere he goes from mammals, bugs, reptiles, fish, birds, and crustaceans it does not matter.  He turn over rocks and climb into streams and ponds to find fun new “friends”.  He is a true naturalist!  On this occasion he found a little garden snake in our backyard, it is really small and called an earth snake.  Morgan was beside himself and ecstatic that he found it and that I let him hold it (snake eats only small bugs and is completely harmless).  So for my little rugged boy Morgan, here is my “M is for mischief” layout just for you!

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Here is the process video for this fun layout.

I used the CSI (Color Stories Inspiration) Case File 198 as the inspiration for my layout being a Special Investigator for them this month.  I used all 5 colors, 3 evidences are stripe, mesh, and string, and the testimony is documenting something about nature.



I used the most amazing chipboard from Creative Embellishments for this layout including Circle Chain Frame and Social Hashtags (#happy).  I used lots of mists to get the fun grungy colors on the chipboard.

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Here are some up close pictures of my layout.

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Thanks for looking!!  Now go get grungy 🙂

Supplies Used

Papers – 7 Gypsies, Canvas Corp, DCWV, Core’dinations, Bazzill

Chipboard – Creative Embellishments

Mists – Tattered Angles

Burlap – Canvas Corp

Stickers – 7 Gypsies

Mesh – Other

Ink – Prima

Heat Gun – Marvy

Tape Runner – Scotch

Distressing Tool – Zutter & Prima

Glue – Beacon