Monday, September 3, 2012

October Afternoon Obsession

Hi all! Happy Labor Day to my fellow Americans.  I hope you are also enjoying a day off today!  I've been super MIA due to school starting back up. For those of you that don't know, I teach third grade. Teachers went back a couple of weeks ago and the kiddos came back last Monday. I really want to get back to my regular blog features with some consistency, but as I'm getting back into the swing of things, I'm just going to post a few layouts these next couple of weeks.

If you are a regular reader at all, I've no doubt you know that my absolute number one favorite scrap manufacturer is October Afternoon.  I love all their papers and little bobbles and thingamajigs and I think it's pretty evident on this layout.  If I were to assign a percentage, I'd say this one is 85-90% OA's 9 to 5 line.  I also have to say it is a rare, rare, RARE layout that I don't use at least one thing from OA.

Now that I've gushed about my adoration of this company's products, here's my layout.


This layout features a little toy that Lisa and I acquired with our ticket winnings at a trip to Dave & Buster's a couple of years ago.

I had so much funning layering these papers a la Jen Jockish!  The vast majority of which are from October Afternoon's 9 to 5 collection.  I also threw some Bella Boulevard, Echo Park, Basic Grey, and Cosmo Cricket in there for good measure!
I used lots of circle shapes in this layout.  Most of them from Ormolu or October Afternoon (surprise, surprise!)
I spent lots of time inking the edges of pretty much every piece of paper on here!  lol  I used some Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Tea Dye.  I've had it for at least 7 years and was concerned it would be all dried out.  Nope, it was juicier than most of my newer ink pads. 
My new embellishment obsession are the little wood veneers from Studio Calico.  I've collected a variety of these from their kits over the past several months and am using them on pretty much every layout I do lately.


Supplies: patterned paper - Basic Grey, Echo Park, October Afternoon, Studio Calico; die cuts - October Afternoon, Ormolu; wood veneer - Studio Calico; flag, letter stickers - October Afternoon; flair pin - Ormolu; spray ink - Studio Calico, October Afternoon

Thanks so much for reading!