Friday, October 21, 2011

Fall colors, beautiful light

Ok I can dig this Fall season- 78 degree weather and rain at night? It's perfect! We went into tree country last weekend to pick apples but the fall colors are not showing fully yet so I decided to get warmly cheerful in my current Punky Scraps layout:
MATERIALS: Gauche Alchemy woodgrain punchinella (that's right WOODGRAIN) and Lady Marmelade orange mixed media color kit, Dusty Attic chipboard, Hambly Studio tranny, Studio Calico paper and tag, Mister Huey Hot Dog, Making Memories metal letters, Basic Grey brads, Mesh origami paper (!!!) and black acrylic paint.
The prompts were many and diverse for this "Get Picky" challenge so I procrastinated LOVELY the entire week. Finally, last night, after 2 bottles of Pacifico beer and a bag of Blue Cheese Kettle Chips I was ready- who cares if it was 1am?
The Mighty List:
Tamara - Hessian/Mesh

Kat - A Tag
Cheryl - steam punk imagery
Kerry - your own handwriting

Marie - black mist
Jolanda - a picture of your eye(s). what do they say/mean to you?
Celina - lace of any kind
Ashley - Doodling

Misty - metal

I was supposed to go deep with my journaling but what I really needed was a page I could hang on the wall and use as a touchstone while I worked- it reads: Do what you want- people will decide they don't like you anyway.
Not to sound like Michael Jackson who I thought spent entirely too much time being defensive (and dangling babies off hotel balconies) instead of concentrating on HIS WORK.
Thank you Shelley J for the beautiful Studio Calico paper!
I took a photo of an image I had opened on my computer desktop using the Hipstamatic app on my iTouch and my favorite lens filter- Watts. 
I then changed the contrast, color and added a round blur using 
The paint splatters were made by watering down some acrylic paint and using a mascara brush to sprinkle tiny dots all over the page- I don't trust the spray nozzle on those bottles one bit.


'I also wanted to repost these tags that I linked over at Flashback Fridays. Amy sent me a nice email reminding me I'm not supposed to backlink an older post since the whole point is to show how much you have improved- yikes- sorry about that. I love these so I'm glad to have a chance to show them off again.
I made these for a tag swap over at Kreatorville Krafts using some old office folders, some scraps of
favorite prints from Sassafras Lass and Girl's Paperie, Making Memories metal tag rims and some buttons-
it took over a week because I kept over thinking the process but I loved the final product.
You can check out the original post here: Going Tag Crazy

Please swing by Punky Scraps and join the challenge- there are 2 prize packs available this month and only 1 person in the running for both- does that sound fair to you? Go up in there and give her some competition!
This year she actually rode the pony AND I managed to get an
eating apples shot where she didn't look like a zombie.
I can't believe that beanie still fits- It's 2 years old!
MuChOs SmOoChEs!


  1. Oh Michael...woops! I mean Michelle...I love this layout! I really can't believe that you put it off til last night, sounds like something I would do! I'm totally diggin the colors you have here too!

  2. Ok, I am running out to get some Pacifico and Blue Cheese Kettle chips! Maybe those are the ingredients I need to embody your seriously cool, Punky style! Love the idea of making a page like this to hang in your creative space as a touchstone, as you say. Awesome!

  3. I'm a big fan of creative photography so your LO really caught my eye (sorry for the bad pun). lovely the way you combined patterns too.

  4. Your layout is fantabulous! LOVE it!!!!

    Your tags are tagalicious...excellent schtuff....such a fun collection! Thanks for linking up to Flashback Friday:)

    You've gotta cutie pie:)

  5. Ohhhhh Michelle, I love love love love all your layouts this month.....awesome, stunning and cool! Blogger did'nt like me the latest times I was here...thats why you did not got any comments from me....but I've had hang around:)
    The way you did the "LOVE"word on the card is sooo cool, have to try that!

  6. love, love, LOVE that layout - the colors are totally fabe...and you make me really want to buy some punchinella. like really, REALLY bad :)

    those tags are also totally fab. they're so creative and so detailed...i am just in love with them.

  7. This layout is smokin' hot Michelle! I love all the paint distressing, those gorgeous red doilies and your beautiful eye! Amazing work!!!!

  8. I like the frames being offset on your tags!


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