Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Happiness Is This!

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).
Lastly I added a yellow Forget me nots  and a  white bitty blooms at the top.

Thanks so much for stopping by
Crafty Hugs xx

1 comment:

Kellie said...

I hear you! January is a blur! And I am hoping that February goes slow and I manage to get things done.

This layout is beyond amazing Karyn, I am just blown away, I love every element about it.