Wednesday, March 30, 2016

Adventure Layout with Katelyn Grosart

Katelyn here, I'm back on the blog today featuring a beautiful  "Adventure"  scrapbook layout featuring a photo of myself when I graduated in 2010. I thought that the "Adventure" word would be the perfect word for the picture. Make sure to check out our current Monthly Challenge which features anything Easter as there is only two days left to enter. If you haven't added your project yet, you still have time to add your link to your piece. To view all the details about the Monthly Challenge and how to enter, head over here. With that, I'm excited to share my "Adventure" scrapbook layout, so that you can create it at home.

To start my layout, I needed to get my chipboard pieces ready. The first set of chipboard pieces I worked on were the keyholes. I applied a layer of Black Soot Distress Ink over the entire surface of each of the keyholes. Once I was happy with the coverage, I applied a layer of Brushed Pewter Distress Stain over top of each keyhole. Before the stain dried on both keyholes, I wiped some of the stain off with a piece of paper towel.

The next set of chipboard pieces I used were the Plain Tags. I took some of the Graphic 45 "Cityscapes" paper that I used on the rest of the layout and covered two of the plain tags. I also added a black bow to the tag and an ornate key from Graphic 45.

The next piece I used on my layout was the Adventure Word. I covered the Adventure word in a layer of Black soot Distress Ink and then sprinkled on a layer of Onyx Frost Embossing Powder overtop. Once the embossing powder covered the entire word, I embossed it with my heat tool.

The last set of chipboard pieces I used was the Honeycomb Pattern and cut it up into smaller pieces for two corners of my layout. I didn't want to leave the honeycomb pattern in it's raw chipboard form, so I painted them with a layer of Black Gesso.

Once the chipboard pieces were done, I placed each of the keyholes in the ripped areas on my layout, only showing half of them.

Before I started layering the Graphic 45 "Cityscapes" onto my layout, I figured out where I wanted my honeycomb in the top right hand bottom left hand corner. Once I adhered them down, then I could start layering my paper pieces on top.

The finishing touches to my layout were adding the flowers around the picture and the "Adventure" word underneath the photo.

Here is my layout with all of the chipboard pieces added to it.

Southern Ridge Trading Company Supplies Used:
- Keyholes
-15mm Red Roses
-15mm Black Roses
-15mm White Roses

Other Supplies Used:
-Ranger/Dina Wakley: Paint Brushes & Black Gesso
-Ranger/Tim Holtz: Distress Ink: Black Soot, Distress Stain: Brushed Pewter
-Emerald Creek Craft Supplies: Onyx Frost Embossing Powder
- Hug a Bug Seam Binding Ribbon: Black
- Graphic 45: Staples: Shabby Chic Ornate Keys, Cityscapes: Street of Dreams, Grand Tour, Passport to the World, Global Odyssey, Map the Past, Crossroads, Well Traveled & Ephemera Cards

Remember to play along in the monthly challenge over on the Southern Ridge Trading Company blogEach month enter for your chance to win 4 designs from the online store - -$20 (before tax) retail value of YOUR OWN CHOOSING! 

Until Next Time!


  1. Fabulous layout, Katelyn! I love those keyhole chippies and how you finished them. Oh, this page makes me feel like scrapbooking again! Gorgeous photo, too! Hugs!

  2. I love this layout! Great job.