March 6, 2014

You Only Live Once: A Layout for Visible Image Stamps



This week I got my grunge on for Visible Image stamps using their very versatile Time after Time stamp set. So far this year I have done a vintage card, a canvas and now this grungy mixed media layout!! I found this photo of my daughter Aisling in my files and just had to print it out! It suited this stamp set perfectly.


Above you see the gear stamp, number stamp and one of the sentiment stamps from the set, there are so many in the collection!! I also had fun adding some ink splats and some gesso and some cool embellishments like the spark plug that says fun!!


Her is my little girl ready to ride and some more of the stamps, the cracked glass another sentiment stamp. You can see the cog and barbed wire chipboard pieces from Molossi here.  I embossed the cogs with copper embossing powder and simply inked the barbed wire in black.



I'd love to enter this into the Once Upon A Sketch March challenge. Here is their gorgeous sketch:



We are supposed to use this quote for inspiration and the sentiment on my layout, "you only live once, make it count" could fit more perfectly. I have journalled on the back about my youngest girl here Aisling, pictured on the motorcycle...she is quiet, shy and stubborn, so doesn't get as often noticed as her more extroverted older sister, but she knows what she wants and she knows what she likes, and I encouraged her to grab at her dreams, but to not get too serious about things, remember to relax and enjoy the fun times too!!!!

10 comments:

Maremi's Small Art said...

Oh how wnoderful page ! Love the composition and colours. Photo is so cool :*

Demi said...

lovely page!!!!!!good luck!!

Val Thorpe said...

Lovely layout Cathi and it has your signature style. I love the photo and such lovely work on the background. Beautiful colours and great advice for your little girl. Thanks so much for playing along with us at OUAS this month. Don't forget to load your layout onto our OUAS FB page for another chance to win.

Peg Hewitt said...

Totally gorgeous page!
I love the layering under the photo and the grungey background.

Lizzy Hill said...

ADORE this....that touch of blue...YUM!!!! And that bg work, is just amazing....sooo glad you joined us at OUAS this month:):)

Wilma Voermans said...

A super boy page Cathi! Love the picture :) Thanks for joining in again at OUAS!!

Matilde said...

It's gorgeous!!!!!!!

Tracey Sabella said...

Cathi, What a gorgeous page! Love the grunge and this is such a precious photo!! Thanks for sharing about your hidden journaling. I’m so glad you have joined us for the March Once Upon A…Sketch Challenge and for sharing your layout on our Facebook page! ~ Blessings, Tracey

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Patricia said...

I truly love this page of yours...you did such an exceptional work of the back ground! So much texture and goodness in all the different layers!!! I am so happy that you played along with us here at OUAS!!!!

Zanka said...

Your stamping collage is amazing, what a perfect grunge, vintage page! Thank you for playing along at OUAS.