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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
http://shop.canvascorpbrands.com/collections/pure-mistable-paper/products/pure-mistable-paper-12x12-leather
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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17 comments:

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

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

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

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

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  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! :)

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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

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  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!!

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

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

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

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  16. Amazing LO. Love the dies you used

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

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