Saturday, February 23, 2013

Playful pockets at Lasting memories

This weeks challenge is to add pockets to your layout.  I had a hard time coming up with a good pocket as I just used a photo sleeve pocket on the last layout and I didn't want to revisit the pocket I created to hold brochures and maps for my 15th anniversary trip.  So this is what I came up with using CM Halloween paper pack, home made texture paste and February sketch with a twist

I added a few more photos and left out the burst in favor of my journal pocket.
To create the pocket effect I fussy cut the photo of us dressed up and adhered it to the raised banner behind the photo, then added a few more foam dots to the journal tag to make my ragged faux pocket.

First attempt at making my own texture paste. 
I couldn't wait for it to dry so I used a heat gun to set it, which caused my whole room to smell of warm baby powder.  I found a great D.I.Y video on you tube that uses one part talc powder, one part paint and half part glue.  I applied it over some hand cut chevrons that I peeled off after the paste dried.  I also tried splattering the paste on the layout.

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  1. This layout is amazing Haven! I will check out that diy video when I have a chance, home-made texture paste sounds like great fun x

  2. Haven this rocks! Love how you made the pocket! Great take on that sketch!

  3. HI..This looks fabulous! I love your chevron in paint down the side.. and thanks for joining in at SWAT!

  4. Where do I begin? Love this!! Family in a pocket... Ha Ha! ;) Your chevron painting down the side is awesome and your spider web on the banner really stands out. It's all perfect!!

  5. OOh this is great!! I am loving this page! the chevron paint is very cool.. and the photos are adorably "scary" too.. :)
    Thanks for sharing.. Toni.. xoxo

  6. This is SO cool and fun!! Look at those costumes!! I'd be like you as well and have to dry it myself! Looks awesome!