Friday, May 29, 2020

Boys will be boys!

Our new challenge over at Cut It Up is Boys will be Boys!  Come share your interpretation of this theme and don't forget the die cut!

I chose to use the Steampunk papers to make this layout.  This was an older pic and the car has been sold in lieu for something more practical, but that is why we have pictures, right?  

I started with some digital work with the gears and paper for the first layer.  Then I did some stamping/heat embossing to create the "splatter" look.  I inked and heat embossed some gears.  Some of them were done with very imperfect embossing to get the textured look.  The very black gear in the upper left corner was done with multiple layers of black embossing powder and has a very shiny look in "real life."  

I layered up the papers and gears, added the metallic tape up the side and finished it with a strip of black tape and a metal stud.  
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Material List: 
Papers from Digital delights by LoubyLoo Steampunk
Embossing Ink
Embossing Powder
Silver Pigment Ink
CTMH Pigment Ink
CTMH Black Shimmer Trim
CTMH Metal Stud (Retired)
CTMH Stamps (Retired)
CTMH Silver Metallic Tape (Retired)
Cricut Standard Mat
Cricut Blade
Cricut Access Most Gears from CTMH Artiste
Cricut Maker

When you visit the Cut It Up blog, have fun viewing the DT projects and check out the rules and prize info.  Then be sure to share your project with us ~ don't forget the die cut to have a chance to win a prize from our amazing sponsors. 

This layout is off to the following challenges: 
Try it on Tuesday:  Cut It Out
ArtsyStamper:  It's a Guy Thing
Heart 2 Heart:  Scrapbooking use at least one CTMH product
Crazy for Challenges:  Include something that relates to photos
Crafty Catz:  at least 2 layers

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  1. OMGoodness this is a fantastic page layout! You used the digi paper perfectly and with all of the added gears you created it is really something special! I love how everyone interpreted this challenge so differently!
    Hugs - Rachelle : )

  2. What a great layout! Hope you have a great weekend.


  3. Beautiful! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Designer for Try it on Tuesday {My Blog}

  4. Love love this layout!! Those gears are so perfect! Thank you for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  5. WOW on this page! It is phenomenal and perfect for the photo!

    Thanks for playing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

  6. I always look forward to your layouts. This one is wonderful and such a nice memory of a super fabulous car!