Tuesday, May 14, 2013

The Perks of a High Rise

Hi there,

I have a fun layout to share that was submitted at From Screen 2 Scrap for their May Inspiration Movie Poster Challenge.  You can see the challenge here.

Here's the movie poster:
 And the criteria:

1 pt. = A bit of green cardstock somewhere on your page.
2 pts. = Black title.
3 pts. = Bricks (Stencil, mask, hand made, from pp, painted).

I wasn't sure about this challenge... until I found this photo of our cat and I knew it would be PERFECT for my layout!

Here's what I created:
This cat was always looking for something HIGH to climb on, so when this makeshift plank was made so I could paint the walls, Tom was lovin every minute of it!  On another note, I was NOT!  I was a bit nervous (actually down right scared) about standing on this plank!  Good grief... I was happy to finish painting this very high wall!!  Phew!!

I used all 3 of the criteria listed above.
1 pt. = The cardstock background is green (a light green... but it's still green).
2 pts. = My title is black.
3 pts. = Bricks

Supplies used:
Paper: Colorbok, My Mind's Eye
Clear Black Sticker Letters
Prima Flowers
Black Cardstock Title Letters
Sharpie Marker
Die Cut Cat Face: Home Made
Gems: Home Made
Metallic Rub ons
Bricks Stencil: Home Made
Mister Huey's Color Mist: Dewey
Sketch: Page Maps (Oct 2007)

 I made these cute cat faces some time ago and found them in my stash!  I used the metallic rub ons around the edges and rubbed some onto the flowers too.  The larger flower was tucked under the "ear" and a gem was also added, which left the ear standing out for some dimension.

My journaling was added below the photo.

Since the mist I used for the bricks were a bit light... I used the metallic rub ons (a variety of colors) and randomly brushed them onto each brick.

I was hoping to get a photo of the slight shimmer from the rub ons.

I decided on a similar title as the movie poster, which I thought was perfect for my page.

I lightly rubbed metallic rub ons on each letter.

Here's my flower grouping with the home made gems.  I used various colors of the rub ons for each flower too.

 Here's a closer look at how the rub ons add a bit of fun color to the flowers.

A closer look at the flowers and gems.  I used metallic paint on the gems.

Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a wonderful day!


  1. What a fabulous page and you're right, the photo is just perfect. It is a long way down isn't it? Great techniques with the bricks Libby and your gems are pretty.

  2. Lovely flowers Libby. The metallic color really adds a bit of flair to them. Fun page for the challenge :-)

  3. Great title and love your 'I'm not scaredy cat' feline! Great work Libby!

  4. Cats are amazing creatures aren't they? They have a mind of their own - if you had actually wanted Tom to go up there he would have looked at you with a "What! are you mad?" expression and stalked off! Terrific page Libby - it all works brilliantly.

  5. Great page Libby..love your photo..perfect!! I understand not wanting to go to any heights..but cats do the darnest things hey!
    Lovely flowers & coloursing. And thanks for playing along with us at FS2S!

  6. Wow Libby great work, thanks for playing along at FS2S