As you can see from Tammy’s layouts in the previous post the January kit is very sports themed, but what I really like was that the B sides of all the papers was either a solid or a fun generic pattern. For this layout of my son I used all the B sides of the pattern papers.
To create the wood effect on the chipboard letters I used the Rangers crackle accent over the top. I didn’t coat them thoroughly just some quick lines in an up and down motion. After it dried I went over the top of each letter with a little Distress Ink making the areas that didn’t get covered with the crackle glaze darker.
Through some trial and error we have come to the realization that our oldest son just isn’t a sports fanatic. This was his last time playing any kind of organized sport and so it was a little sad documenting it. I pulled out of my own stash some yellow cardstock and vinyl stickers to play off the colors of his uniform.
The baseball I cut from pattern paper and added Rangers crackle accents to the top. The paper curled a bit, but I loaded the back with some Tombo glue and it adhered well.
Enamel dots are such a big trend right now and so easy to replicate (I used this on both of my above layouts). Using a confetti border punch I punched circles with pattern paper and glued them onto my layout. I then went back with Rangers glossy accents (from December kit) and applied a thick layer over each circle. The glossy accents keeps it’s dimension after it dries and resembles those little enamel dots.
I’ll be back later in the month to share more:)