Things have been crazy busy here lately with school holidays, then School went back, I've been doing business paperwork, and I've been catching up on my Christmas SMASH*ing and scrapbooking - which is finished now, and I cant wait to show you ... soon. I've been trying to write this post for 2 days now and I cant seem to get it finished!
But back to this current project, I really enjoyed finding a non-Christmas photo and trying out some different mixed media techniques on a scrapbook page. I have been inspired by a number of amazing online Scrapbookers - one of which is the talented Christin. I love the pretty backgrounds she creates, the way she layers lots of patterned papers, and the white space on her pages.
To make the background for this page I started by painting Gesso over my entire page and letting it dry. I then sprayed some green Dylusions over a large section of my page and in the bottom corner then tipped the page so the spray would drip/run. Once this was dry I randomly added a few sprays of yellow Dylusions then tipped my page so the spray would run also. I then added some spats of red and pink Dylusions randomly across the page. Once this was completely dry I sponged over a stencil with a grey inkpad in a few places. Then I stamped a few background stamps randomly.Next it was time to layer some papers. I delved into my paper stash and chose some October Afternoon Sidewalks papers - I love the colours and patterns on these papers! I also added some paper doilies.
The next fun part was to add lots of yummy D-lish Scraps embellishments. I wrote my journalling on a chevron Journal Spot and clustered a yellow fancy edge pick 'n' place bow, a yellow Crocheted Mini Bloom and a white Forget Me Not. I added an adorable wooden deer button near the photo and for my title I used a Heidi Swapp word sticker and some alphas from my stash.
In the bottom corner of the page I added a micros feathers (sprayed with blue Colorshine), a white Forget Me Not, a blue Cherry Blossom, a yellow polkadot button, and a green resin mini daisy. I also added a coloured doily from my stash and I used a Pebbles roller date stamp.
Near the photo I clusterer a large seagreen Old Fashioned Rose, green polkadot button, cream Cosmos Daisies, blue Lillies, a blue Resin Flower, and another micros feathers (sprayed with blue Colorshine).
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