Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Smashing Sisters 'Stache' SMASH Bash!

Woweee, It's here

Welcome to our "Moustache" (or "Mustache" of you prefer) themed SMASH* Blog Hop. Why dont you make yourself a coffee/cuppa or pour yourself a drink and sit back and enjoy!

If you've come from the amazingly creative Angie then you are right on track! If not then you might like to go to the start with the beautiful Lizzie.

I have never used Moustaches in my SMASH* books before so of course this meant I had to go online shopping ... a number of times. I ended up with quite a bit of stuff (as you do hehe) so I've made a few pages for this hop!

My first pages, called "All about the mo", use the super cool "Manlie Moustache" images from Angie Delarie. My family reluctantly went along with my crazy idea for the photos - I thought it was funny!

Lately I've been having fun experimenting with using paints and mists on my pages. On this page I've used a bright pink Chalkboard spray and I love the effect of the random blotches as well as the fine mist!

I've also used a heap of October Afternoon "Midway" products (washi, stickers, alphas, papers), Amy Tangerine camera embellishment and alphas, SMASH* date stamp, Martha Stewart doilie, Typo heart,  Studio Calico wood veneer star & word bubble, Greatest View flat backed button, and a doilie, button & tag from my stash!

All of these pages are in my blue Retro SMASH* book. I just love this book - many of the pages are too funny to cover up, including this one with the horse! I have 2 horses myself (I have always been horse mad - but of a childhood romance thing I think!). As soon as I saw this page I knew I had to use my horses photos - in disguise of course! My family just looked at me and laughed (again) when they saw these pages - soo my sense of humor! These pages are titled "In Disguise".

I've splattered white paint on this page. I just loaded up a paintbrush with water and watercolour paint (those solid paint blocks in a set that kids love to use, see below) and then tapped it (with my fingers or a pair of scissors) to splatter across the page.
This is one of my favourite paint effects to use - and cheap too!

On these pages I've also used The Beary Scrap Mustachio stamps, WOW Chipboard mini mo's, October Afternoon Midway chipboard shapes & alphas, Amy Tangerine stamps, alphas & stickers, Typo measuring tape ribbon, Studio Calico wood veneer apple, Stampin' Up! lace trim, Greatest View flat backed button, and a doilie, fabric yo-yo, washi, word bubble sticker, chevron bag & tag from my stash!

After finishing these pages I still had lots of "mo" stuff left so I wanted to make a page all about famous "Mo's". Funnily enough these pages are in a row in my SMASH* book - can you believe it! These are titled "Motel Moustache".

I've used a variety of sprays on this page, I've even tried making my own. I have a heap of ink refills already (Stampin' Up! and Tim Holtz) so I just add 5 or so drops to half a small spray bottle - very easy and cheap too!
Here is a photo straight after spraying. 

For these pages I've used Angie Delarie "Manlie Moustache" images, The Beary Scrap Mustachio stamps, KaiserCraft wooden moustaches, October Afternoon Midway stickers, papers & alphas, Martha Stewart doilie, Typo tag, and washi, flat backed button & chevron bag from my stash!

Phew, you've nearly made it to the end of my post ... but wait there is more ...

I have some fun digi's to giveaway thanks to the generous Angie Delarie. One lucky person will win one of these sets of images (either coloured or b/w). Arent they fabulous!
To be in the running to win this candy you need to
- be a follower of this blog, and
- leave a comment on this post
 Too easy!! I'll draw a winner on 17th October.
Now you can continue this fun blog hop with the gorgeous and talented Cathy and see some more mo-mazing inspiration!
Here is the Hop list if you get lost

Karyn  <--- you are here
Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty hugs xx


alethea said...

All your pages are fabulous!! Love how you can fit so much onto a page! Love that your family amused you for the photos. lol! Hugsxx

Diana Fernandez said...

Love your pages! It's so fun when you can get the family to play along with the schenanigans! Love all the mo's

Maria Therese said...

Cool page!!!

Kellie said...

WOW Karyn, WOW girl where do I even start, you went all out and I have loved reading your post from start to end! Your pages are amazing I am loving the family photos and then your amazing and creative idea on how to use the horse page, I so have to keep that one in mind and your last one is AMAZING, loving the use of chalks and sprays! I just started to use some the other night on a LO and now want MORE! All in all you BLEW me away and left me inspired xx

Anonymous said...

super cool smash book pages, love the photo ideas! i'm a huge lover of the spray mists too and love Greatest View goodies, thanks for sharing!!

Frea said...

Hi Karyn, I just love your pages!! The look brilliant and great idea with the paint splatter! Those manly moustache digi's look fabby! I'vejust started using the Dylusion sprays and these will combine beautifully! Hugs Frea

Yani said...

Karyn, your pages are freaking cute!! Loved that you added a mustache to the horse hahaha. Glad to have you in this blog hop... it was tons of fun! ;-)

Maymee said...

Love the horse and all of your fun mo pages! Plus I became a follower of your blog!

Christy said...

Oh my goodness Karyn! Your pages are so much fun! I love every single one! I love the look of the different sprays and ink in the Smashbook too!

Jacquelyn Snell said...

Your pages are too funny!! The horse ones are pretty hilarious! Thank you for sharing!

Auror Willow said...

Your pages are awesome! I love the motel moustache lol I can't wait to get the blue retro book! Thank you for the amazing hop!
Kayla Marie

Wendi said...

Super cute pages!!! Such a fun theme too! Thanks for the blog hop!! It's a blast!

Carol said...

Fabulous smash pages, love it all!

Rhonda Miller said...

I just love your pages. The family photo is soo fun. TFS.

Damaris said...

That's so cool that you used the digi in your layout. I love the colors and washi you used too!! Thanks for sharing your creativity.

x0, Damaris

Jessie said...

What a cool collection of smash pages, love them!!!!!

Maria said...

OMG! These pages are fabulous! Thanks for sharing.

Angel said...

have been your follower :) haha ! how cute is that with your whole family waering a moustache!! :D

Angie Delarie said...

All these pages are wicked Karyn! love them