Hi there!  Today I have a layout to share that is somewhat a Part II of my 'Angel of Light' canvas.  Both were inspired by my recent life struggles and my journey to overcome the worst.

My goal for this layout was to create something edgy but with a soft side... kinda like my personality at the moment LOL.  So I decided to go with papers from 7 Dots Studios' Nature Walk collection and Maja Design's Vintage Summer Basics and Vintage Autumn Basics.  All of these collections are older lines.  I've been on a mission to use up all of the patterned paper that I own and, at the moment, this works well for me because I tend to be choosing papers based on my theme and colors instead of printed designs.

My style of crafting includes a love for depth and dimension.  This is why you will normally see a lot of layers on my layouts.  Beneath the photos I added layers of torn, crumpled paper scraps that were leftover.  Beneath the paper scraps I layered two chipboard designs by The Dusty Attic - DA1185 String Frames Small and DA0737 Cyclone Wire

The little flower blooms were handmade using Donna Salazar's Bitty Blossom dies and the metal gears are made by Advantus.

Here I added a little stitching around the quote strips for added texture.

The larger flower was cut from Donna Salazar's Rose Creations dies.  I love making my own flowers because they are guaranteed to match my layout when cut from coordinating papers.  The chipboard flourish is DA0628 Corner Flourish #1, and the black border was punched from scrap paper using Fiskars' Threading Water Border Punch.  I set eyelets into each hole because I felt it added to the grungy/edgy theme.

The metal alphas that I used for my title have been in my stash for over a decade!  Sorry, but I don't think they even make these anymore.  (I believe they were by Making Memories.)
Hope you like my layout.  I really enjoyed making this one!

You can purchase Dusty Attic chipboard HERE, and if the design you are looking for happens to be out of stock, you can place a special order HERE.

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Thanks for stopping by.  See you next time!
7 Dots Studio: Nature Walk - Winged Vines
7 Dots Studio: Nature Walk - Gray Day
7 Dots Studio: Nature Walk - Songbird
Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics - 1923
Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics - 1933
Maja Design: Vintage Summer Basics - 1922
Maja Design: Vintage Autumn Basics - No. V
Metal Embellishments:
Advantus: Idea-ology Sprocket Gears
Metal Alphas
Misc. Embellishments:
Embroidery Floss
Lindy’s Stamp Gang: Dark Chocolate Truffle
Lindy’s Stamp Gang:Phantom Fuchsia
Lindy’s Stamp Gang:Passionate Plum
Tattered Angels: Chalk Glimmer Mist - Charcoal
Ranger: Distress Stain - Picket Fence
Ranger: Distress Stain - Walnut Stain
Ranger: Distress Ink - Walnut Stain
Fiskars: Threading Water Border Punch
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Designs - Bitty Blossoms
Spellbinders: Donna Salazar Designs - Rose Creations
Fiskars: ProCision Rotary Bipass Trimmer
Sizzix: Vagabond
We R Memory Keepers - Crop-A-Dile II Big Bite
Art Glitter: Designer Dries Clear Adhesive
Beacon: 3 in 1 Advanced Craft Glue
3L Scrapbook Adhesive: 3D Foam Squares
Scotch: Clear Glue