Scraps of Darkness, May - Attic Finds

It's me again with my last layout using the Scraps of Darkness May Kit "Attic Finds".  I wanted to create a Clean and Simple (CAS) layout to showcase this precious photo of my Grandson, Chase, age 3.  Such a photogenic child, and adorable as he can be. 

I used two Authenique papers from the Coordinating Paper Add On for my background, perfect for the photo.  I stenciled and splattered ink around the focal area to add some brightness and depth.

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I cut a large mat from the 7 Gypsies paper from the Coordinating Paper Add On (light blue).  I just adore the Tim Holtz Ephemera die cuts from the Main Kit.  I decided I wanted to play with them all around the photo and layout.  The air mail theme worked really well for the colors and masculine feel.  The number 3 represents how hold he is in this photo and was fussy cut from a 7 Gypsies paper in the Coordinating Paper Add On. 

The circle chipboard at the top left of the photo is from Creative Embellishments.  I painted it with Garnet paint from Art Alchemy from a previous kit. 

Here is a side view of one of the collages where I tucked in a little twine bow to add some movement.

And last, I used a 2 Crafty chipboard for the title, which I painted in a lovely shade of pearl.
 

I don't usually buy any paints, inks, embossing powders, etc., I always get them in my kits.  I have quite a collection, and you can too by subscribing to the Scraps of Darkness or Scraps of Elegance monthly kits and Add Ons.  You will be so happy you did.  Till next time! 

Kathy