It’s Trudi back with you today sharing a project created from the Workshop Collection. This collection does lend itself beautifully for masculine themed projects but I have gone for a ‘feminine spin’. I just love the grungy tonings and mechanical elements and they worked really well with the photo I had of my two girls and the sentiment was perfect!
Here is my layout:
KC Papers: Workshop Collection: P2793 Tough, P2797 Gallant, P2799 Strapping, P2800 Handsome, P2801 Chivalrous, PP1073 Paper Pad
KC Products: Workshop CR213 Curios, Wroskhop CT967 Collectables, CS371 Grid Texture Stamp, DD473 Texture Hexagons, Black Ink
The base of my layout was created from Handsome and Strapping papers. Removing a small amount from each of the edges of the Strapping paper creates a lovely framed effect. Roughing up the edges with a distressing tool (or the blade of a pair of scissors) and inking with black ink, adds a distressed, grungy appeal which works great with the Workshop papers. I also added a little random tearing around the outer edges of the Strapping paper and stamped detail with the Grid Texture Stamp (before attaching to the Handsome paper).
Background stamped details were added the background paper, again with the Grid Texture Stamp. Randomly stamp around the outer edges of where the main design will sit.
The layers behind the photo were built up with pieces of papers and fussy cut elements from the papers Tough, Gallant and Handsome.
Attaching some of these elements with foam tape/dots adds depth and dimension and makes tucking the Collectables and die cut Texture Hexagons in around and under the paper elements easier.
A light covering of ink splattering finishes it off.
**Tip – cover your photo with some paper before adding ink splats**
Instructions for this layout can be found HERE