Hello, it's Anita with you today and I thought I would try something different with my latest piece for the DT.
I am working with some of the new Chesterville Collection from Blue Fern Studios....it's a rather lovely masculine, grungy collection and it makes a really nice change from the floral and pretty paper ranges that are more often about..
I am a huge fan of the rock band The Foo Fighters and I am particularly fond of the lead singer, Dave Grohl....a hugely talented man who writes a lot of the bands songs and music.....and I just really have a *thing* for him! It also made a change to scrap a 'non family' layout
I planned using a standard 6 x 4 photo of him, but wanted also to make a big impact. Years ago I used to print a lot on acetate/transparencies and use on a layout and thought I would try that again for a change. I printed a close up of his face onto an a4 sheet and used it as a background for the layout. I also printed some of the lyrics from one of his songs onto acetate to use.
I had some chipboard edging and used some cosmic shimmer in Black Pearl and some Distress Stickles to grunge it up. I used the same colours to distress the edge of the photo, which I layered over part of the acetate.
I poured some blobs of Cosmic Shimmer Inks and let it run down the layout and also dabbed some Distress Stains in various areas. I then layered up some tickets and a chipboard frame and finished the layout with a metal bookplate and some metal letter embellishments
I really enjoyed making this, its made a nice change to branch out and do something different.
You can see the whole Chesterville Collection here in the shop along with lots of other delightful Blue Fern Studios products.