Wednesday, September 19, 2012


Good morning!
Hope you're all having a fine Wednesday.

From Screen 2 Scrap is having a movie poster 'The Last House on the Left' challenge and I decided to enter.  The challenge runs until Sept. 30, 2012.

The criteria:
1.  Black base.
2.  A house somewhere on your page.
3.  Title must have one word in RED letters.

I chose a sketch from here:

And here's my layout:
When my sister and I saw this in a store we both started laughing so hard!  Everyone in the store kept looking at us.  I finally had to take a picture to remember this fun time we had.  My sister kept saying, "Oh look!  A starving piggy... that's my piggy bank!"  And I would say, "No!  That's my starving piggy!"  And the laughing would continue on.  You see, we both can relate to this piggy in the photo!  Maybe one of us should have bought it!  :)

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok, DCWV
Sanding Block
Square: Hand Cut
Font: Cricut Stamped
Rub On (house): Time 4 Crafts 
Folk Art Paints
Sponge Brush and Toothbrush
Sharpie Marker (for journaling)

I started with sheer ribbon and layered another ribbon on top, then added the large brad with a flower on top and a gem in the center. 

 Since I needed to include a house somewhere on my layout, I chose this "skinny" house rub on, which I
think fits the whole "skinny" theme going on here!  :)

The square was measured and cut with an Exact-o knife.  You can see the brush strokes with paint and also
the paint speckles.  

This photo shows the paint speckles.  I smeared a toothbrush in paint and and ran my thumb along
the bristles to create this look.  This was a super messy technique, but I really like how it turned out. 

Three brads along the left side of my journaling. 

You can really see the paint strokes in this photo.  I used a sponge brush and starting in the
off-center of the layout, brushed out towards the edges of the cardstock.  I used a gray paint for
the speckles.  I kept the "the" smaller and made the other letters in all caps, but still keeping
them "skinny!"  

This was a super fun layout!  Thanks for the challenge, Shazza!  :)

Have a wonderful day!
Libby  :)


  1. Hey Polly! Love your skinny piggy layout! what a photo! You have covered everything required... well done and thanks for joining in this month at FS2S!

  2. Great humour and artistry here. Well done on the toothbrush technique. I've not had any success with that. Thanks for playing along.

  3. lol - this is certainly a very different take on the challenge :) Great work Polly.

  4. Ah Libby (you have two lovely names) - what a great page about something that gave you such a big laugh! That's what scrapping is all about - the memories big & small!
    A fabulous page - love your misting & hand cutting. Top work! Thanks for playing along with us FS2S.

  5. Oooh! So much to look at in this one! Love it all! Thanks for playing along! :D