Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Memories in the Making...

Good morning, friends! Is the weather changing where you are at? Are fall colors around you? Are changes in the air? There are indeed some changes taking place in my house lately, one of the most important being my growing, growing, belly with our 4th child. Today I thought I would attempt to scrap his (yep, another boy is blessing our home in February!) ultrasound pictures.

I love grungy type photos for boys, so I thought I would kick off his memory book with a grungy boyish, type layout. I know it isn't very "baby"-ish, but aahhhh, well... you know me, themes are a bit hard for me to work with! :) 

With fall colors in mind, and lots of white gesso to mute and highlight the colors, I created the layout using an autumn Shimmerz palette!

That is, Spritz in Olive Branch and Mudpie, Coloringz in Mandarin Mai Tai and Tropical Tanline, and Shimmerz in Choc-o-lot and Butter Cream.

After applying gesso, I layered the Olive Branch and Mudpie onto my background paper and let dry. I then added the Mandarin Mai Tai and Tropical Tanline, applying both together to mix a bit for the right color. 
I then reapplied some gesso and molding paste to add dimension, along with my pictures and embellishments, and then spritzed a bit more color on top for shimmer.


Lastly, I added the Shimmerz paints in Butter Cream and Choc-o-lot, dripping and painting wherever my hands took me. :) It might not look baby-ish, but I love the blending of all these colors and I SO plan on using them together again soon, in fact, I see some pumpkin patch pictures coming up...

Have a beautiful day!
xx Heidi

4 comments:

Holly* said...

congrats on the little one. we're expecting a girl in feb and i'm still searching for a non-gag inducing album for this little one! might borrow your grunge idea for her too...

Stac said...

GENIUS!!! Absolute genius. What an outstanding page.

Lydell said...

This is gorgeous. I think I like the 'non-baby' style a bit too!!!! This little man's album has a great start!!!!

Lene - Nabon said...

Gosj, just love this! Great idea!

(where's my ultra sound pics...???)