August is here already and here is the sketch Lucy prepared for us:
I often do flip the sketch or switch out elements, but this month, I stuck pretty close to the design of the sketch - I loved those hexagons!
Another warped page that I couldn't crop more closely. I'm going to have to read up on how other mist-crazy scrappers are able to photograph their curled pages. Anyway. I had this lovely nighttime photo of Epcot that I still wanted to get into my Disney album and I thought those hexagons are a perfect way to play up on the shape of the Epcot dome. To further play on the shape, I used a stencil/template called chicken wire - funny how chicken wire and hexagons are pretty much the same shape. I have 2 chicken wire templates - one is the negative and one is the positive and I used both. By laying the positive down on the white cardstock and misting through it, I created the background where the hexagons are white through yellow, purple and blue mists (those colours were pulled from the photo). I used the negative template when I placed it on black cardstock and smeared texture medium all over it. The texture medium seeps through the cut out shapes in the template and when I lifted it up, voila, I had the chicken wire outline on the black paper. Once it was dry, I cut around out the hexagons by following the outlines.
Instead of using ribbon, I used thin strips of cardstock to replicate the framing on the sketch, and then continued my journaling on them. Sequins are scattered on the misted background to add a little twinkle.
My titling is a combination of alpha stickers from Momenta (aren't the dotted letters just perfect for Disney pages?), Kaisercraft (the small letters that I use for connecting words), and American Crafts. I altered 2 different fonts for this layout. The word Disney is fuzzy, can you tell? I did this by using AC letters that peel, and I sprinkled flocking on them. I then burnished it with my finger because I wanted to make sure it was going to stick for good. The word magical was a perfect font for this page, but the letters were white. I painted them with my watercolour paints and once dry, painted on a layer of Crystal Effects that I added some glitter to.
Do you see the star shaped punchinella I layered over the striped Echo Park paper? I thought the stars were perfect for the night theme, and the punchinella layer muted the bold stripe nicely, too.
I created a funky accent with purple punchinella and topped it with a coordinating button.
You can see what the rest of the team created by clicking on the their blog links in the sidebar or by visiting the MSW blog here.