Saturday, February 9, 2013


Hi there,
Well, we've been getting "the snowstorm" but definitely not what other states are getting.  The 3-5 inches of snow predicted is now 6-8 inches.  What's horrendous is that wind... which is whipping the snow around and it's drifting... which is very deceiving to the eye.

This is our dog, Zoe walking along our garage... and very close to the building I might add, because of the drifts which made a convenient little "tunnel" for her!

And now for the layout I want to share today which was submitted at ARTastic Challenge Blog for their February Inspiration.
Here's the inspiration photo:
The criteria:
Free choice.

This is what I created using a sketch from Scrap-a-Little (#28 by Helen Croft).
I drew inspiration from all the people and the colors.
This is our Boy Scout Troop from several years ago while at Scout Camp.  For 7 days we had to keep track of 14 boys, which wasn't that bad, considering there were over 400 boys at Camp this particular week... that the Staff had to keep track of!!  So many fun events for the boys and they leave camp with all sorts of Merit Badges and little trinkets from the camp store.  It's always a quiet ride home... because they're all sleeping!!  

Supplies used:
Paper: Paper Pizazz, Other
Cardstock Die Cuts & Letters
Paint Splatters/Toothbrush
Distress Stain: Tim Holtz
Sharpie Marker
Hole Punch

 The die cuts were distressed along the edges and with distress stain.

I smothered a toothbrush in paint and using my thumb splattered it on my background page... occasionally shaking the toothbrush so it splatters in larger spots.
The tag is tucked under the photo.  I roughed up the edges a bit and added twine for a more "outdoorsy" feel.  Since Archery is a popular sport at Camp, the target and arrow die cut were perfect.
After cutting out the cardstock letters I added distress stain to them.
Each strip of paper under the photo were distressed.  The edges were left raised a bit.

I couldn't resist adding this mosquito to the page.  What's camp without BUGS?  There sure are plenty of them there!

My journaling tag.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. Great work Libby looks like fun :)

  2. Love how you thought left of field and went with something a little different as your theme. The colours work so well for an outdoorsy type of photo and your embellishments give it that special rustic feel. Well done Libby.

  3. I found the colours really inspiring too! Love the layers and embellishments you have included!

  4. Love the toothbrush technique...must try that one day myself, thanks Libby. Great colours, photo, title & love that mozzie too!
    Thank you for playing along at ARTastic with us!

  5. What a delightful interpretation of the challenge Libby. You nailed it too! Thank you for joining in at ARTastic this month. I hope spring soon comes for you!

  6. Great take on the challenge. Thanks for joining in.

  7. I love all the details you put around your picture (like the mosquito...) and the letters you used for your title

  8. A great take on the challenge, well done. The earthy colours certainly suit your photo. I love all your layers and the distressing. Thanks for joining us at ARTastic this month.

  9. Libby, so glad you have joined us in another challenge. I really like your take on the challenge. The colours you have chosen are just perfect and I also like all the extra details you have put on the page.

  10. Great idea to use the colors for inspiration, love the earthy look to your page! Thanks for joining in again this month Libby!