Friday, November 13, 2015

Robin Hood Layout ~ Red Rubber Designs DT

     I just love my son's Robin Hood costume from a couple of Halloween's ago, and had a blast scrapping these photos of him, featuring some stamps from Red Rubber Designs!

     My design inspiration came from this beautiful sketch no. 62 used for this month's sketch challenge at Scrap Africa. I finished just in time, and was so excited to finally use my wood grain stencil to create the background wood planks, which just screamed out to me from the sketch. I used most of the elements here including the vine and leaves, strip of smaller pics, and the bullseye.

     But all of the colors were inspired by this month's Color Challenge at Lindy's Stamp Gang!

     I love this gorgeous fall color combo, and used it to make the background wood planks, with the Tim Holtz Woodgrain Stencil and some gesso applied to white textured cardstock. After it dried overnight, the fun began with all of these Lindy's Stamp Gang Sprays! I also used these for some of the green fibers, the cardstock circles to make the bullseye, the brown felt under the big photo that started out tan, and the stamped frame that I made for the date, which I colored with a paintbrush.

     All of the cool metal effects on here came from Lindy's Stamp Gang Embossing Powders! I used Midnight Copper Obsidian and Twilight Bronze Slate to emboss all of the brads, the frame and date, arrows, around the inner circles for the bullseye, and to cover the Thickers that spell "take". I used some more sprays to make the background for the arrows which were stamped and embossed with the Elegant Arrows stamp from Red Rubber Designs.

     To make the bullseye I cut come circles using every color from the Lindy's Stamp Gang photo, with my Cricut Expression. Then I distressed the edges, added embossing powder to the inner circles, and Stickles on the outside for some shimmer. I finished it off by hand stitching the black circles in the middle.

      For the date I used the Mini Bet stamp, onto black cardstock, framed with the Rose Wine Labels stamp, which I hung with some striped ribbon and a brad.

     To make the vine I used some fibers and yarn and twined them together. Then I embossed the leaves with the Place In My Heart stamp using Rangers Topiary Embossing Powder. On about half of the leaves I applied Lime Stickles, for some more sparkle, which just doesn't translate as well in these photos as it does in real life!  Thanks for taking a peek!


Have a great day!


  1. Oooohh this is lovely
    Thank you for joining us at Lindy's Stamp Gang!!

  2. Wow...such a super and creative layout! Love the interpretation and the theme is just fabulous! Love the vines and leaves too! ;-) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap Africa! ;-)

  3. Wow!!!, impresionante trabajo!!, con tantas texturas, los colores, el niño tan guapo!!!. Muchas gracias por acompañarnos en Scrap África!! :)

  4. Lovely take on the sketch! Thanks for playing with Scrap Africa!

  5. Great background work and a fun photo. Thanks for joining in at Scrap Africa :)

  6. Very nice work! Wonderful background and idea! Thanks for joining in at Scrap Africa :)

  7. Wha t a great & fun page!!!! Love your background & picture!!!! Thank you for joining us @Scrap Africa!

  8. SUper cool! And the topic of that page is really great shown here! Thank you for playing wth Scrap Africa!

  9. Such and awesome layout and a great design! Thank you so much for joining us at Lindy's Stamp Gang for the Color challenge!!