Monday, October 22, 2012

Cuz We Know Everything about Scary Movies

The busy Holiday Season is fast approaching. It's time to start thinking about ways to make time for memory keeping. One of the quickest ways to do that is by using pre-made page bases. We can look to our daily activities to find inspiration for our storytelling. Today's layout features the use of both.

Our whole family loves watching Regular Show. We especially love when Mordecai and Rigby break out into silly songs and chants. A family favorite is the scary movie chant. Why? Because my son and I both love scary movies. We especially like the ones that have zombies in them. So what better way to title a layout than to use the scary movie chant from Regular Show.

Cuz We Know Everything About Scary Movies by Christy Strickler Supplies| Cardstock: Colorbok: Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Webster's Pages; Stencil: Studio Calico; Modeling Paste and Gesso: Liquitex; Markers and Ink: Ranger; Buttons: Basic Grey; Stickers: Making Memories; Brads: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee; Other: Letter stencil, acrylic paint, electrical tape

Submitted for Child'splay challenges October movie challenge

This layout was created on one of my spare page bases. I made it out of scraps and had been practicing with black gesso for the Gesso: It's Not Just a Primer class at the Art Studio. The gesso had caused the patterned paper to curl. I had not quite done the gesso technique properly either. Still,  I hated to discard supplies. Instead,I randomly sewed squares and rectangles all over the paper with my sewing machine. At that point, I still did not know what I would use this base for. It was a week or so later before I decided to use it to scrap this photo of my son watching a scary movie.

By using the chant from our favorite cartoon and pairing the photo with a ready made page base, I was able to quickly complete this layout. So long story short, look to favorite songs or TV shows for title inspiration. Keep ready made kits and page bases on hand and completing layouts is a snap. You just need to add the right embellishments.

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  1. ohhhh wonderful page and love all the layers and those chevrons are soo cool!!!!! thanks sooo much for joining us at Child's Play!!!!!

  2. Ahhh, regular show, on constant rotation with gumball and adventure time here. All quite different from the cartoons we had growing up, but love them so much!

    great LO, lots of fun, always a sucker for chevrons and gesso.
    Thansk for playing with us at Child's play x

  3. we're big Regular Show fans here too- fun to have a crazy show that agrees with our oddball sense of humor in this house! Thanks for playing along at Child’s Play Challenges =) Tiffany

  4. Thanks for joining us at Child's Play and you layout is just wonderful for the challenge.

  5. What a wonderful way to use scraps and experiment. Glad it was handy for this Layout. Thanks for joining us at Childs play challenge

  6. Holy Moly Christy, this is incredible!great idea for the movie challenge at CPC!