Rose Red layout. I created this layout for the Darker Side Challenge at sb.com. The topic for this month is Fables, Fairy Tales, and Nursery Rhymes. I chose Rose Red and the journaling reads, "Just once... I'd like to have my own story. Just me and not my sister!" This relates to how I always wished they had written a story of Rose Red on her own, without having to share it with Snow White. The photo is of my second daughter, who I think sometimes wishes the same thing. I am also entering this in the D.I.Y. and Monochrome (Week 1 - Red) Challenges at scrapbook.com. I used ribbon for the roses, chipboard flourishes, Stickles in Christmas Red and Black Diamond, Bazzill Glazed Cardstock, and Distress Ink in Black Soot.
All Aboard layout. I created this layout for the Steampunk Challenge for November. The topic for this month is Travel. I chose some photos of my second daughter on her first train trip. I used masks and Distress Ink in Vintage Photo, Stickles in Copper, Tim Holtz Gears and Adage Tickets. I am also entering this challenge in the Compendium of Curiosities Challenge #20 which is using the Industrial Grunge technique (used on the alphas in the title).