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Jul 24, 2012

The Beginning & Beyond Layout

Good evening fellow scrappers!  Today's page is for one of the latest Bird is the Word (BITW) challenges.  The challenge is to use the word 'Beyond'.  I've incorporated it as part of my title.

This photo was taken on our first wedding anniversary.  We were married in the Fall which is both our favorite season & also makes for some colorful scrapbook pages!  Since this was our first year married I titled it 'The Beginning & Beyond' which is how I felt at the moment.  It was barely the beginning of our lives together and we were both anticipating what was beyond this first year together.
I manually tore a piece of corrugated cardboard and went mixed media crazy with it!  I gave the corrugated cardboard lots of texture by combining a bit of molding paste, mists in shades of browns, oranges & reds and randomly heat embossing with some gold embossing powder by Stampendous and Fake Bake Enamelz embossing powder by Shimmerz.
I've once again stored my journaling in the form of a scroll. If interested on how I went about creating this scroll--find the tutorial for it here.  This has quickly become my favorite way of storing lengthy journaling.  Instead of hiding my journaling behind my page like I used to--my journaling is now a unique embellishment to my page!
The large chipboard tree is by Dusty Attic.  Just like the background I used a variety of mixed media to give it texture.  It was first painted with dark brown acrylic paint then randomly heat embossed with a bit of mahogany distress embossing powder.  With my finger I spread a bit of Vintage Photo Distress Stickles randomly on the branches and finally with my finger again I added a bit of Martha Stewart brown leaf glitter here n' there on several of the branches.
Finally my cluster of 'Autumn' themed flowers, bits & bobbits.  Many of these items are from my own stash.  The large brown fabric flower is actually a left over from a kit I bought from the Funtoolas Etsy shop.

The transparent butterfly resting on the Prima nest is a butterfly from my small Etsy shop--you can find this butterfly & many more in my shop here.  I tucked a bit of tulle underneath my large brown fabric flower & the bright yellow bird is also from my stash.

Thanks to all of you who stop by for a visit!  Have a great rest of the week!


Alyce said...

WOW! Kay this whole creation is simply amazing!! That effect on the corrugated cardboard is really nifty and that tree is too cool! What a really beautiful job :)

Sandi Smith said...

Just beautiful Kay and that Chippie looks amazing!

Erin Blegen said...

What an amazing page!! The tree really caught my eye- incredible work there. Love the closeups and details :),


Andrea Slee said...

This is just stunning!! I LOVE that tree and what you did to it!!Fabulous work!

Cindy Gay said...

The scroll is very intriguing (do you let your husband read it?) Love the picture.

Debbi Tehrani said...

This is amazing, Kay! Your attention to detail just blows me away! I always love how you hide your journaling--so creative! Gorgeous, gorgeous page!

Marília Lopes said...

I love...loveeeeeeee this!!
Thanks for playing along with us at BITW

Keren Tamir said...

Wow this is truly amazing!! the texture on that tree and the cardboard is amazing!! I'm in love with it. I have the same tree and haven't used it!! that was it looks awesome!! Thanks for joining us at BITW

Lizzyc said...

HI.. This is wonderfully creative and I love all the details, and that tree is magnificent.. and thanks for joining in at BITW!!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous! Love all the textures and colors! The tree is simply awesome!

Wendy said...

Wow, does this page rock! I just want to study it up forever! Love the layers, the colors...all of it!! Thanks for submitting it to BITW.

Sharon Fritchey said...

I saw your page on and just had to stop by your blog and tell you again just how much I love it! TFS how you made it, too!!! Your blog is beautiful!!!!!