Hello Dear Friends!!
I am so excited to share with you my layout using the Scraps of Darkness May Kit featuring 7 Gypsies.
This kit is all about vintage, junk, and fun goodies, which is why it is call "Attic Finds". My layout showcases my daddy when he was only 2 sitting on top of a Ford Coupe around 1934. My dad became a mechanic and fixer of all things. He was always visiting the junkyards, flea markets, etc., looking for that perfect part for an old car or "great deal". He was quite a haggler, lol. So, when I found this paper in the Main kit, I knew it was perfect for this photo.
I first fussy cut around the top layer from a 7 Gypsies paper included in the Coordinating Paper Add On and glued it to another 7 Gypsies paper for the background. I matted the photo with some ripped cardboard and inked around the edges. I had a piece of steampunk chipboard in my stash that I thought would look perfect around the photo. I used the Color Philosophy from the Color Add On first on the chipboard and then used the rust pastes from the Creativity Add On.
I wanted the base of the photo to look like a pile of junk, so I started adding various bits of pieces from the Tim Holtz Ephemera die cuts included in the Main Kit. I used more of the rust pastes on clogs from my stash.
I put the light hanging down on the right side of the photo, which is the same kind I often saw him use in the garage when looking under the hood of a car.
How can you have a key hole without a key? There are antique brass keys in the Elements Add On which just fit, that I popped on at the top of the photo mat.
Last, I created the title "1st Car" using the chipboard letters from the 7 Gypsies included in the Elements Add On.
This was such a fun layout to create, and I hope you enjoyed looking. Stay tuned for more fun from the Scraps of Darkness and Scraps of Elegance Design Teams. Till next time......