Thursday, August 6, 2009

The Goofiness That Is Mo

I've been wanting to get DOWN AND DIRTY for the longest time!!!! With paints, that is! I'd been planning a layout in my mind...you know, the ones where you know there's something special brewing so you kind of hold off and see what surfaces.

It started the day I got the Shimmerz in the mail. I won them at Vintage Plum, and it had been so long ago, that I don't know what for! It was a drawing for the product, I believe! Anyway, I wanted to do some masking with all those die cuts I've been making for my MoMoStamper Etsy Shop! I've been playing with techniques so that I could come up with some cute examples to post in the store.

Well, I was surfing the blogosphere and there was mention about The Dares, and I'd been wanting to check that place out for awhile now. It's really intriguing over there! Wouldn't you know it, the dare involved getting messy! I could finally put something together...this was my cue! Messy...like PAINT kindof messy...not really my style! I don't mean that I don't like it, but it's not something I usually do in my layouts....though I've admired MANY layouts just like this!

So this page was born after Dare 143. Basically it's getting messy with ink, paint and masks!
I got to do some real playing around on this one! I felt like I was in grade school again!!! I used my die cuts as masks and sprayed on some Shimmerz in 2 colors to create the effect on lighter cardstock. First I sprayed on the blue/green color and when it dried, I removed the masks and sprayed again with the pink color Shimmerz. I love how this layout is kinda off centered....kinda GOOFY looking!

Here's the INGREDIENTS:

Flower Embellishments by Prima - Petal Palette Mix #7
Adhesive Felt Borders - Darcy Collection Anna Griffin
Chipboard Stickers - Remarks Series - Thickers by American Crafts
Clear and Mirrored raindrops and circles (manufacturer unknown)
Love & Happiness Rub Ons - black - Stampin' Up!
Rhinestone Brads - Stampin' Up!
Signo Gel Pen in white - UniBall
Stickles - Black - Ranger
Cardstock Stickers - Sassafras
Pigma Micron 03 Journaling Pen - black - Sakura
Shimmerz in 4 Leaf Clover and Bed of Roses
Flowers - Making Memories
Pixie Pink Classic Stampin' Pad - Stampin' Up!
Scallop Edge Punch - Stampin' Up!
Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon - Bermuda Bay - Stampin' Up!
Vintage Butterflies - MoMoStamper Etsy Shop
Vintage Flowers - MoMoStamper Etsy Shop


I outlined the butterflies with some Stickles. The clear adhesive circle came from that pack with the raindrops.....I wish I had MORE! I took a turquoise marker and placed 3 dots down the middle of the butterfly. Then I placed the clear circles on them. To give the butterfly a pink tinge, I just took my Stampin' Up! ink in a shade of pink and pressed the butterfly into it.

Again, I was lacking in the Thickers "E" department, so I used a "3" and thought it went really well with the goofy theme I already had going on!

I used more Stickles to place dots on the left edge where I used my scallop border punch. Okay, story on the photo: This was taken during my sister's Graduation Party....um....after few drinks. I did a goofy pose for the camera. This was the result!


Here I used some of my Vintage Die Cut Flowers. One was used as a mask. I then added a couple die cut flowers in my flower cluster. I thought that big flower needed some definition, so I traced along the outline with a black journaling pen.


Here's a close-up of the raindrops. I love how some of them are mirrored! I thought they were a nice representation of how I love rain. Especially with thunderstorms! You can see how I went in with my gel pen along the scallop edge. I love the imperfection of it!


I added some rub ons and the parts that were on the photo, I outlined again with the Signo Gel Pen. I'm not a good doodler AT ALL. So, this was how I cheated! You can't really tell that it wasn't a freehand doodle! I just traced the rub on!

Here's what the journaling reads:
"silliness is what keeps me going through the good, the bad, and the boring times! i'm sillier now @ 33 than i've EVER been! a direct result of hanging w/ a 2 & 6 yr old!"
I love GOOFY....it keeps me going! To get through a 13 hour day at work I do a lot of goofy talking, dancing, and sometimes even pranks! I sneak up on my co-workers...even some of the docs....either behind them or around a corner! One time one of my big burly guy co-workers went upstairs after closing...when it's dark and deserted...and we were trialing these headphone devices....and I started saying creepy things like..."Are you in the elevator?"...."Remember that scene from The Grudge when the ghost was behind the lady in the elevator?" He didn't say anything at the time, but when he came back down I asked "Did I scare you?" and I was surprised to hear that I FREAKED HIM OUT! I've scared myself a few times...my imagination ALWAYS freaks me out when I find myself in a part of the department alone....in the dark! I work in a Clinic....but HOSPITALS ARE SCARIER! He he he....

Okay, back on track....After I spelled out my name with those turquoise letters....it seemed too plain...so I Stickled around them!

I love this layout because it's sooooooo different from what I usually do! It's one of my FAVES! And it's about MOI~!
Hope you enjoyed my out-of-the-ordinary layout! Have a great weekend Bloggy Gals!
I hope to do more like these!







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