Friday, March 20, 2015

Mr GQ {A 12x12 Layout}

UmWowStudio is sponsoring an awesome Online Crop with our friends @ Paper Issues this weekend. 

 Prize : Winner will receive a $30 gift certificate to UmWowStudio ( open internationally!

The 7 pm EST challenge is ours to the community and we challenge you to...


Create any project of your choice and use a STENCIL. It could be in the background, on an embellishment or even as the sentiment/title. Just make sure your stencil is PROMINENT. 

I have scrapped my little guy in this deliciously hilarious pose on a 12x12 layout. The stencil is an UmWowStudio chunky circles stencil used in the background with a nice heavy gesso. 

I haven't SCRAPPED anything using my Destination Unknown line for 7 Dots Studio yet and it seemed like this photo was just CALLING for it. So the background piece is the backside of Walk The Plank. 

Here's a closeup of the background word including gesso through the Chunky Circles stencil by UmWowStudio, and the Handwriting Triangles stamp I designed for Viva Las VegaStamps!. I stamped in Archival Ink by Ranger. There's also some Charcoal glimmer mist by Tattered Angels.. it's a nice dark black with a hint of navy blue mica.

There's washi tape in the background and over the photo as well as a Tape X from Viva Las VegaStamps!, Nautical Star and Star Confetti chipboard pieces from UmWowStudio. The chipboard has been covered in the same gesso that was used in the background. The Arrow and striped Frame are from Heidi Swapp -- both picked up in the Paper Issues online store.

The title is also from Heidi Swapp's collection and the date stamp is American Crafts I believe. 

The last little bit of this layout is the bottom corner put together using pieces from a Paper Issues Swag Bag, Fancy Pants corrugated cardboard, Tim Holtz/Sizzix Mover and Shaper die, Tim Holtz Arrow and Tiny Attacher, the Writing Triangles stamp,  and the other half of that Heidi Swapp frame.


  1. I love that picture!! And of course the layout is awesome too!!

  2. I love that picture!! And of course the layout is awesome too!!

  3. Fantastic layout, Dee Dee... and a darling photo!!!! Been missing your post and videos.
    Have a restful and happy weekend!!!!

  4. I love your scrap pages Dee Dee. And what a fab pic!