Monday, January 2, 2012

Messin' Around
Today I am taking on a challenge from Cocoa Daisy Scrapbooking
The challenge is "Layer Cake" & the goal is to create a layout (LO) using the 10 suggested "layers" in the design.  It is a perfect jumping off point for me to dive in & play with my new Crafters Workshop stencils (mine are all from Julie Balzer's new line for them)
& Ranger Ink Colorwash Sprays by Tim Holtz plus Perfect Pearls mist

Here is layer #1 for my challenge LO-mist the page:

Close-up view; the camera really doesn't do justice to the beautiful colors.  I sprayed the leaf stencil with the Colorwash in "lettuce" & "espresso" then sprayed a layer of Perfect Pearls mist in "bronze".  Love this combo!

And, here are some other results I got from messin' around with the Colorwash sprays & the templates:

The color combo used with this stencil is "red pepper" & "wild plum" Colorwash plus "heirloom gold" Perfect Pearls mist.  This one was sprayed directly through the stencil & the others are the result of laying plain colored cardstock on top of the stencil after it was sprayed; the colors & design then transfer onto the cardstock.  It's a great way to use the leftover ink that's been sprayed onto the stencil.

And, here is the result of laying a piece of colored paper onto the leaf stencil after I had sprayed it for my challenge page LO.  This rocks!

Now, on to layer #2 of my LO-add some paint:
Acrylic paint color is a mix of sky blue plus tan; my sky blue paint is really blue so I used the tan to soften it.  I think this color works so well on the page!

Layers #3, #4, #5 are:  a bit of sparkle, some patterned paper & add a sticker on the patterned paper.  Layer #6 is the photo, which I don't actually have yet so am skipping this for now.  Layer #7 is to add a bit of ribbon.
Layer #3-the glittery word "beautiful", layer #4-the brown patterned paper in the center of the page, layer #5-the phrase at bottom left of the page, layer #7-ribbon tied at the top of the brown patterned paper.

Layer #8-add stitching:
This was the hardest part of the challenge for me.  I love  the look of stitching on scrapbook pages but never do it because my sewing machine is not convenient to get at & stitching by hand on a page layout always seems to be difficult.  Nevertheless, I did manage to add a wee bit of hand-stitching with some twine.

Layer #9-a little stamping:
Stamped some lovely butterflies near the bottom left & top of my page.

Layer #10-add a title
My title is "Enjoy the Beauty of Nature"  So, no need to add anything else; I am done & here is the final page:
Such a fun way to spend a relaxing afternoon!

Sunday, January 1, 2012

Wishing you all a beautiful 
creative year!