I've scrapped a photo of my boys doing what they love - getting messy in the backyard playing with water, dirt, and inevitably mud! Any opportunity to play outside and they gravitate towards the water and the dirt. I do love watching how they play together and have so much fun, and the mess can always be cleaned up afterwards.
Here is my layout-
I really enjoyed getting messy to create my grungy mixed media background. I gessoed my page then applied some grey gelato with the packaging technique for my base colour. I then applied some black acrylic paint through a Kaisercraft crackle stencil. My next layer was some Colour Blast colour paste in Stormy Weather through a Dusty Attic checkerplate stencil, then once that was dry I used the grey gelato again mixed with some texture paste through a different stencil.
I've used the a couple of cards from the 'Super Cool' Everyday Etc set from Flutterby Designs, as well as a ticket. I have also used a Charm's Creations star, a D'Lish Scraps flair and some Studio Calico tiny word stickers.
I have added a couple of Kaisercraft die cuts - cogs in black card stock, and interlocking circles in white cardstock for some contrast. I have also added some washi strips.
I added some ink around the edge of the page, and I double-matted my page in two different shades of grey card stock for a strong border.
I really loved getting messy and grungy with all my layers of mixed media, definitely echoing my 'messy' subject!