Hello friends!  This is a layout I created for the "Stick with Helmar in September" Challenge.  I loooove this awesome sketch!  I was inspired by the lovely Jenny Burns to create a grungy layout using Dusty Attic Cogs.  I also used Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive and papers by Tim Holtz. 

This is a 'redo' layout of one of my very first layouts.  I don't know why lately I have had the urge to redo past layouts.  Maybe because I look back at them and think 'ewwwwww'.  LOL.  I did change the photos and tweak the title a little.
 These cute flowers were hand-made using Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies. 
 I remember being age 20 and feeling a little lost.  I didn't know what I wanted to do with myself, and I was at a point in my life where I was comfortable but I wasn't moving forward.  In a way, I was unhappy, and I needed something to fill that hole in my life.  Not long after, I discovered I was pregnant with my first child, my son.  I was excited and I didn't feel that emptiness any longer.
As my son grows, he always thinks of me as his hero.  "Mommy can do (and fix) anything."  Little does he know that he is my hero.  That is why I chose this quote.
(In the photos he was only a few months old.  He is nine now.)
 The title is made of Grungeboard that I painted and inked. 
 I also added a few eyelets to the letters.
 There are two different sets of Dusty Attic cogs on this layout-Jumbo Cogs (DA0232) and Cogs #1 (DA0001).  To achieve this grungy look, I did the following:
  1. First I dry embossed the cogs with a Texture Fades embossing folder.
  2. Then I dabbed on some copper paint.
  3. I misted the cogs with Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.
  4. And then I rubbed on some Truffle Mix'd Media Inx by Donna Salazar.  Her Inx are soooo amazing!
  5. Last, I added a few eyelets to one of the cogs and floss to the other.
The result is an awesome grungy texture!
 Behind the design, I added a little hemp cord lacing.
 The stitching took me hours, but I can't lie... I find it relaxing.  :o)
 I didn't have the right size tab, so I cut this out myself.  I sanded the edges to make it look worn, and I decorated it with a clip and some hemp cord.

Behind the photo I cut a circle out of corrugated board that I painted and inked.  This layout has a lot of dimension to it... just my style!

Thank you for stopping by!!!  Have a beautiful day!

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In His Eyes