Saturday, July 26, 2014

Rock Star Layout by Tonya Gibbs

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Hi everyone Happy Saturday!  I hope everyone had a great time seeing projects from our Team this week with Die-Namites, Canvas Corp and Tattered Angels products.  I know I have been inspired all week!   Today I'm sharing a masculine mixed media layout that I have created of my Nephew, Cooper. He recently started taking guitar lessons, and a few weeks ago he was showing off his skills.

I used the following products from Canvas Corp & Tattered Angels
 in my layout to create the grunge effect. 

Red & White Reversed Dots Paper
Mini Clothes Pin Red
Pure Mistable: Patten Leather
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist: Marmalade 

Just look at all that yummy texture I created with just mediums!   All you need are a few colors, some stencils and a little Whipped Spackle!  

I love to look at my dies and think of ways to use them other than their intended purpose. Like I did with these Heart Doily Die and the Spring Grass Die from Die-Namites.    Let's start with the Heart Doily die.

 Heart Doily Die

I used the Heart Doily in 3 different ways on this layout. First as a stencil to add to my grunge background.   Then I used the hearts that were in the negative space and drew little flags on them to mimic music notes.  Thirdly,  I tucked the other piece of the die around the photo to give a layer of depth.  

I was inspired to use the Spring Grass die as flames around my photo by a sticker I found in the scrap pile.  I trimmed away the eggs from the die, and tucked it around the photo.  

Here is a process video of me creating this layout. 

I had so much fun working with these products. I love the finished look of the layout, and the Pure Mistable papers are FAB for your mixed media layouts. I hope that I have given you a few extra ways to look at your dies.  Don't forget to share you projects with us in Social Media outlets using #DieNamiteDies   we would love to see your creations.

Thank you so much for stopping in today. 

Tonya Gibbs

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  1. What an awesome layout! I love how you used the dies all the different ways!!

  2. Love the way you used your dies! Very creative! Awesome layout!

  3. Amazing layout. Tonya! You have an uncanny way of layering on texture and depth into your backgrounds. Just beautiful!

  4. Gorgeous Layout, I love so much the colors and I like the use of "Spring grass die"

  5. Tonya your layout is awesome love the grunge look! The textures, colors and dies you used are stunning! The video tutorial was a big help showing how this all came together!! Thanks for sharing another great project! :)

  6. beautiful layout, lots of detail which I love!!! very cool!!

  7. I love all of the reds used in the page.. I'm a big fan of bright and bold. The layout is beautiful. I've been using the Tattered Angels on a project of my own and love it.
    It's been a great week of wonderful inspiration. thanks to Die-namites and Canvas Corp.

  8. LOVE these colors and this layout! Have to pin it for future inspiration!

  9. Great looking layout
    and a brilliant use of the
    dies as stencils and
    cutouts. Love the
    heart notes!
    Carla from Utah

  10. Love all the texture on this canvas. I like how you used the die as a stencil too.

  11. "Rockin"layout Tona! I like all the layering and color that you used; makes for a great project!

  12. Tonya, You are my Rock-Star! This is one gorgeous layout and I love love the color scheme and all the texture!! Your nephew is awesome. The Die-Namite Heart Doily Die is so fab and so is the way that you added it to your L/O. Thanks so much for the video!!

  13. What an amazing way to use the dies. Super project!!!

  14. Fabulous layout! Love the colors and the way you used the dies!

  15. Amazing work and thanks for the step-by-step video.

  16. Amazing LO. Love the dies you used

  17. Thanks for the video, it is fascinating to see your process. This is a Really Great page. You are very talented and Creative