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our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun and lots of inky techniques for your scrapbook pages!
just hop through and leave a comment on each post. each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop!
entries close on monday may 6, 2013 at 12:00am…
hi! welcome to my blog!
i have a layout to share with you that features LOTS, and LOTS of inks and more from ClearSnap as well as several techniques. my layout started with 1 sheet of white cardstock, scrap kraft cardstock, manila tags, raw chipboard pieces, and some ribbon, twine and bits from my stash.
my challenge to myself was to turn plain unadorned pieces and papers into a colorful, collaged, nature-themed layout.
here’s the finished layout…
the white cardstock background was transformed into a bright, blue “sky”, by lightly spritzing it with Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz at the upper left and lower right hand corners, then filling in with ColorBox Sprays! in Sky. the combo of the aqua toned spritz and blue spray makes a very pretty sky, plus you get just a touch of shimmer from the spritz…
next, i wanted to add some tone on tone images to make the background more interesting, so i used the Rollagraph and Jumbo Say What? Stamping Wheel along with ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Ink in Sky to add a very subtle script pattern
and Mermaid ColorBox Archival Dye Ink was used to stamp some aqua dragonflies …
then the leaf pattern was added using Mint ColorBox Pigment Ink, which was heat set…
and a distressed design was added at the right side of the page to balance the leaves using ColorBox Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. a handy tip here to avoid having sharp edges when stamping a design like this is to only partially ink the stamp. this is easy to do using the ColorBox Stylus & Tips tool…
the edges of the background page were inked using both Chestnut Roan and French Blue Chalk Inks.
with the background done, it was time to move onto embellishing! i started with the photos, they were matted in kraft cardstock and the edges were inked using French Blue Chalk Ink. next, they needed a background to “rest” on, so i took a piece of kraft cardstock, added a pattern using the Rollagraph and Jumbo Mixed Dot Design Wheel with Watermark Ink. the design was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder, then when cooled, was sprayed lightly with ColorBox Sprays! in Artichoke…
the manila tags were spritzed using Sea Kiss Smooch Spritz, then when dry, were stamped using Chalk and Pigment Inks. using several types of inks in layers produces an interesting contrast. for this tag, the clock was stamped with Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink, the watch in Mint Pigment Ink and the sentiment using Iris Pigment Ink which was embossed using Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder. a good hint when layering inks like this is to heat set as you go – especially if you plan on embossing a layer, otherwise, the embossing powder will stick to any ink that is still wet…
the border under the photos was made using the Rollagraph and Standard Design Wheel in the Chinese Noodles Pattern. one of my favorite things to do with the Rollagraph is to roll multiple images with it, sometimes in different colors as was done here. the design was rolled once using ColorBox Premium Dye Ink in Sky, then again using ColorBox Archival Dye Ink in Moody Blue…
the raw chipboard leaves were first inked using Mint Pigment Ink, then after heat setting, the script design was added and embossed using the Jumbo Say What? Design Wheel, Patina Mix’d Media Inx and Top Boss Embossing Powder. a little distressing around the edges using Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink finishes them off…
some baker’s twine and a charm finish off the layout…
i used a LOT of different products and a LOT of different techniques on this layout, but don’t feel you have to do the same! pick and choose what you like best and what works for YOUR layout! but the next time you can’t find “that perfect paper” for your project, think about making it YOURSELF!
- Smooch Spritz: Sea Kiss
- ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Dye Ink Sprays!: Sky and Artichoke
- Color Catcher
- ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink: Chestnut Roan and French Blue
- ColorBox Pigment Ink: Turtle, Iris and Mint
- Donna Salazar Mix’d Media Inx: Patina
- ColorBox Stephanie Barnard Premium Dye Inks: Sky and Blueberry
- ColorBox Archival Dye Ink: Mermaid and Moody Blue
- Watermark Ink
- Top Boss Clear Embossing Powder
- Rollagraph: Standard Handle, Jumbo Handle, Chinese Noodles Standard Design Wheel and Say What? and Mixed Dots Jumbo Design Wheels
- ColorBox Stylus & Tips
- Hampton Art: Time Pieces Clear Stamp Set and Weathered Background Wood Mount Stamp
- Artemio: #10001140 Postcard Clear Stamp Set
- Woodware: English Leaves
- My Sentiments Exactly: Multi Collage and Schoolhouse Lower/Number Clear Stamp Sets
- Bazzill: White and Kraft Cardstocks
- Beacon: Zip Dry
- The Twinery: Baker’s Twine
- 2 Small Manila Tags
- Vintage Blue Seam Binding
- Chipboard Leaves
- Dragonfly Charm
- Jump Ring
- Small Safety Pin
- Heat Gun
- Jewelry Pliers
- Double Sided Tape
i was the last stop on this HOP; but just in case you were visiting my blog by way other than the hop, you will want to start at the top of the list and work your way down so you can see ALL the terrific projects and ideas!
Clearsnap Blog http://clearsnap.blogspot.com/ – start here
Megan Aaron http://thoughtsoftraveling.blogspot.com/
Suzanne Austin http://whatsinalousyananut.blogspot.com/
Sabrina Alery http://sabrinaalery.blogspot.com/
Jennifer Priest http://hydrangeahippo.com/
Tami Sanders http://tamisanders.com/ - you are here now
don’t forget to leave a comment at each an every stop as EACH CT member will be selecting their own winner!
and of course, please visit us on the ClearSnap Blog!