Back again with some fabulous Prima Craftsman from My2angels. You have to love it when Prima who are SO fabulous at girly pretty papers turn their skills to boyish papers and totally ROCK IT!!!
I have used a Kraft background for this layout as I wanted to create my own grungy look background. I have done this using Tim Holtz Distress inks and some glimmer mist and some Kaiser stamps.
First of all I have used a Crafters workshop mask and some blue glimmer mist .
Then I have added some random sprays of Granite glimmer mist .
Once these are dry I have taken the top of my Mels diner glimmer mist and used the nozzle to drip some more mist down the page. Because I am impatient I use my heatgun to dry the card between layers!!
Finally I have used the Kaiser checker plate stamp and black soot distress ink for some funky ink marks. Layering the different textures and techniques is a fun way to create an interesting background on otherwise boring Kraft cardstock.
I have then cut a square of Tools of the Trade Craftsman paper and stuck this to the left side of the layout. I have used a small strip of Prima black box and tucked in under the top right hand corner. I have also used this same strip to make a skinny banner overlayed over the journal box with the train on it. I have inked all edges as Ive gone to add to the grungy look. That includes the edges of the cardstock!!
Ive then taken the chipboard cogs and inked them with Tim Holtz distress inks and over lapped before applying a random string of twine.
In this photo my son is actually on his bike so I have tied a gorgeous little bike charm on to the end of the string.....
I have then cut out some of the words from the Engineer paper and raised these on adhesive foam for the title.
Add any journalling and Voila - you are done..