Monday, June 13, 2016

Let the Adventure Begin Layout with Charlene Byrd

Hello Everyone!

Thank you for checking out my first design for Southern Ridge Trading Company. I’m so excited to be a part of the team! I am the mom to 2 teenage boys so I knew creating a masculine page for the challenge would be right up my alley! My oldest son Hunter aced his driver’s road test on his first try with 100%! So now he can drive the roads all by himself, which is why I titled my layout ‘Let the Adventure Begin’.

To begin creating the layout I first used a honeycomb stamp and randomly stamped around the edges of the paper.

I then added some Light Modeling paste with a gear stencil. I like to use an old gift card to apply my paste. This allows me to evenly apply the modeling paste and scrap off the excess.

Then a boy layout just wouldn’t be complete without a bit of distressing! I love Ranger’s edge distressor for this!

To create the Adventure title I simply stained the chipboard with Tim Holtz Walnut Distress Stain. I then added VersaMark and ultra thick embossing powder. I didn’t want a heavy coat of UTEE so I gently brushed off some powder with my finger before heat setting.

To create the chains and the gear I used Tim Holtz metallic paints. I simply dabbed the 3 colours onto the chipboard until I was happy with the coverage. I then rubbed Tim Holtz Walnut Distress ink over the top of the chipboard to blend it all together.

Southern Ridge Chipboard Used:

Other Products Used:

-Light Modelling Paste
-Tim Holtz Walnut Distress ink
-Tim Holtz Walnut Distress stain
-Tim Holtz Distress Metallic Paint
-Basic Grey pattern paper, sticker letters and diecut pieces
-Prima Marketing metal embellishments
-Tim Holtz key
-Washi tape
-Honeycomb stamp
-Black ink
-Ranger Edge Distresser

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! 

Thanks for joining me,
Happy Creating!



  1. Wow love this layout & what a great tutorial! Congrats to your son & welcome to the team!

  2. Oh my, this layout is wonderful!!! Great treatment of the chipboard. You design well !!!