I’m really excited to show you this layout as its my craziest and most grungy one up to date. I was able to use so many embellishments and materials on this layout. I used the sketch below for a challenge at Our Vintage Affair. The theme of the challenge was birds. I like my 3 blue birds because they fit this theme. The two birds on the cage remind me of my two kids and the bird flying on top is their father protecting them. Therefore what better title than Father.  I used a picture of my husband with our 2 kids because Fathers was the theme at the challenge blog Scrap for Help. Although this is the first time participating in one of their challenges, I’m very impressed with this blog.  Not only are the founders doing it for the love of Scrapbooking but they are also raising money for charity. I don’t think there is a better way to do it or a better cause. The main challenge of this blog and it must be in every layout is to use recycled material on your creation. I’m very proud of the amount of recycled embellishments I used.

I rummaged for scraps all over my house and used them here on my layout. I used a piece of cardboard and a piece of burlap as backgrounds. Then I sprayed them with Tattered Angels mists as well as, the whole page.  

Then I found old broken necklaces and charms, coins, a button and a bottle cap. I also used a lot of old scrapbooking metal embellishments that were just sitting at the bottom of my box.
 I used Turquoise stickles on the birds.
And crackle accents on the frame, the photo and the background to give it a vintage-grungy look.
Finally I really like the feather accent that I added. Not only does it follow the bird theme, but it’s also a soft accent to the grungy/metal look of this layout. It acts as an antagonist.
I really enjoyed trying out all these mediums and techniques. It was so much fun!!!
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  • Reply Mitralee August 16, 2011 at 1:52 am

    Great job!! Love all the elements and the color!

  • Reply Ruki August 17, 2011 at 6:46 am

    wow, awesome distressing!! love the color!

  • Reply downrightcrafty August 17, 2011 at 6:15 pm

    stunning love the colour and all the little details so beautiful, thank you for sharing it with us at Our Vintage Affair
    Hugs Kate xx

  • Reply Annar August 17, 2011 at 6:42 pm

    AWESOME !!!
    Thank you for joining in with us at Our Vintage Affair

  • Reply ARTful Wings August 18, 2011 at 11:06 am

    Fabulous layout – Wish I could do 'grungy' – wouldn't know where to start! Thank you for joining in with us at Our Vintage Affair Polly x

  • Reply jeanie g August 18, 2011 at 6:34 pm

    I love this LO there's so much detail but you've managed to tie them all together. Excellent and thank you for your comment on my blog.xx

  • Reply Lean August 22, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    stunning page you have made with lovely colors and details.

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