Scrapping 4 Fun Anything Goes Challenge: Gratitude

By | 11/05/2020

The theme for the next Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge is a Gratitude/Thank You/Thanksgiving challenge.  As always, it is an anything goes challenge, so you can create any project you want!

I love that these are anything goes.  Sometimes you just want to make something besides a card!  Today, I created a scrapbook layout!

We have 2 sponsors for this challenge!

Digi Doodle Studios is sponsoring some of the digital images used by our design team.


The second sponsor is PolkaDoodles and that is the one that sponsored the adorable digi that I used for my project today!

I used a little Earlie Hedgehog digi and created a scrapbook layout.

gratitude scrapbook layout with polka doodles digi and printables

I’m not going to fib…I love PolkaDoodles so much that I browsed the store and purchased a set of fall printables that I could cut out with my Brother Scan-n-Cut and use as die cuts for this layout. That gave me some adorable ephemera that worked really well with this little hedgehog.

gratitude scrapbook layout with polka doodles digi and printables

I colored in the little hedgehog holding the dandelions in fall colors and die cut it with my largest circle die.  I then cut an orange, metallic yellow, and metallic copper circle and distressed the edges before layering them all together.  You can see the gorgeous leaves, pumpkins and acorns that are just a few of the goodies in this autumn digital collection.  I actually got the bundle that had the set pre-colored and the black and whites so I can color them in myself.  Today, I used the pre-colored ones to keep my project moving along!  Aren’t they pretty?

I used a lot of mixed media on this project.  Here you can see the gouache and black ink spray I used to create splatter.  That was actually my final layer!

In the photo above, you can see how beautiful those die cuts are layered together.  I added a wood veneer and some yellow sparkle enamel dots.

My main mixed media portion of the project was something that I’ve been wanting to experiment with for a while!

I ripped a page out of one of my old physics lab books and covered it in gesso.  Once that was dry, I dragged some speckled egg distress oxide ink over the top.  When that was dry, I stamped on the I’m Thankful For stamp with the lines (that’s where my journaling will go) and  then used a stencil with some rub on luster medium.  I added that page to a few scraps of patterned paper left over from my Hip Kit Club scrapbook kit for October.  I tore the edges and layered those together.  I added the mixed media page using clear matte acrylic gel which is like Mod Podge.  Once that was dry, I began layering all my goodies on top.

thankful scrapbook layout with polkadoodles digis

You can see my 3rd ephemera cluster to the right of my photos.  I didn’t even add a title.  I felt like the stamping was the perfect title and it was right in the center of the page.

The entire page is built on a soft brown 12 x 12″ piece of Coordinations cardstock that I had in my stash.

This was a really fun experiment!  I love how this page came out and it is going to be so pretty in my album.

I think that little hedgehog was the perfect detail to complete the page and make it a fun fall story!!

Those pictures are of my son and my daughter with her beau.  I am most definitely thankful for these wonderful people!!  I will add my journaling after I am sure everything is dry!  I’m a lefty so things get smeared pretty easily when I write and drag my hand across it all!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed my experiment.  When I have time, I hope to get the video of this put together and added to my YouTube channel.  Alas, I am packing up and cleaning the house for our move to Florida in a few days.  I’m looking forward to having that trip over and getting things unpacked.

I hope all is well in your corner of the world. Be well my friend!  Thank you for spending part of your day with me!

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