The red, grey, and black theme is stunning and so much fun to work with. I think my interpretation of this month's inspiration photo was as literal as possible without having an actual picture of my son in rain. I know I am missing the umbrella and trees, but at this time in our life we lived in the desert so the closest thing my son got to playing in the rain was playing in the splash pads, which we visited on a weekly basis during the warm months (yes there are cold months in AZ). I used a lot of little techniques to make this page my own. I used traditional and non-traditional prints in my paper layering to add a touch of fun to the page. I doodled in the title mat to bring some black to the already red and white paper, then outlined the red stickers with a thick black marker to help it stand out.
I fell in love with this sheet of rub-ons at this years' Scrapbook Expo in WI. Rub-ons have not been super popular in the last 5 years, they are still out there but not like when they first came out several years before. So when I see them I tend to grab them, and this sheet was so COOL! This was one of the choices, and fit the flowery fun summer feel that I was going for.
In this shot you can really see them dimension the glitter gives off the photo. This technique is created by using a glue pen to trace the lines of the water. The trick for success is to dump the glitter on while the glue is still blue, which will give it a permanent bond. If you wait until the glue goes clear it is only a temporary bond, and that does not work on glitter.
I don't have any cute photos of my son on a rainy day, but as you can see the inspiration photo can take you in different directions, that's the beauty of this contest. I look forward to seeing what everyone creates for this month's challenge! Head on over to Pixels and Paper Challenge Blog to see the rules and enter.