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What About Wednesday: Mixed Media Layout

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Aloha!! It’s Hannah here today!!

How is your week going? My hubby had a 4 day weekend and that always throws my week off. But I thankfully got an extra day off to scrap all day. As much as the week is all crazy, I can never say no to an extra day of all day scrapbooking. I know I am lucky to have a spouse who kicks me to my scrap room.

Since I had all day to play I decided to play with some mixed media. I like to my time and really play. I used to use media a lot more than I do now, and when I pick up my paints it’s like riding a bike. I love the ride playing with mixed media takes me on.

I started with some clear gesso on white card stock. I wanted a little protection since I really didn’t know what I would end up using on the background. I like to go into my layouts open to whatever feels right. Sometimes this works well for me, sometimes it doesn’t turn out quite right. I am ok with this journey though. It helps me learn and grow as a crafter and scrapbooker.

I grabbed some acrylic paints and cup of water. Typically on a canvas you wouldn’t want to mix water and acrylic paint. The water effects the structure of the paint. On a canvas this could mean the paint could not adhere properly. I think in the case of paper though, water mixed with the acrylic paint it really helps it be more fluid, and dry quicker. I haven’t noticed that the water has affected my paint on the paper in the layouts I have made in the past. ( I say this as a warning, that any media that isn’t photo safe, could have an effect on the photo if you don’t use enough layers between the paint and the photo. Use your gut, with this info. If you feel weird and wrong for any unknown product and it’s ability to effect your photo, don’t do it. For me I make many of these layouts for my enjoyment and it doesn’t bother me. That is just me though.)

I used my paint brush to add drops of the watered down acrylic paint. I do this technique often. It is easy, and it’s hard to mess up. You can add as many or as few droplets to your page for the look you want. I like to mix big and small paint drops.

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This is an image I took while my paint was drying.  I added each color. Then dried it for less than a minute with my heat tool. I then let it air dry for about 15 minutes. I added blue plus signs with a thin watercolor brush. I thought this would be fun. Seeing plus signs sticking out throughout the layout. I also added paint lines on the corners of the layout. To tell you the truth this is part I wish I would have left out. I wished I would have hand drawn lines with a black ink pen. But I didn’t and This is where you have to decide to keep going and see how the layout will turn out or stop and toss it. It really is a personal thing to choose. Some days I have been known to start pulling things off a layout in the middle of making it because I hated it. It again is part of this process of learning and growing and becoming the scrapbooker you want to be.

Once dry I started to build my layers. This is my favorite part. I love finding, searching for all these bits and pieces and fitting them in like a puzzle.

For this layout I used one 4×4 square photo. I really enjoy this size for building layers. I really try to switch things up and not use it all the time though, because it is easy for things to feel the same when I use this size all the time. Even though depending on the papers you layer each layout can look completely different.

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I love this photo of my puppy!! At the time of this picture (when I took it) she was about 5 or so months. So curious about everything I was doing in my scrap room. One day I was trying to take pictures of my layout with her inside. She wanted to be in on the action. I am so glad I took this image while trying to hold her in my legs to keep her away my layout. It really makes my smile. Having a small puppy can be so much fun, even though it really makes everything much more difficult to get done. Haha!!

While building my layers I grabbed papers I thought would match the photo and papers that I had laying around. I love mixing sizes and fitting them in around.

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I added a white doily and a medium shipping tag in my layers. I love the texture they add. Also the shapes are much different than the strips of patterned paper which works really well the pull everything in, but make it unique.

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I tucked die cuts in my layers too. This is the fun part of layering, finding pieces that are odd and  making them fit. Sometimes all it is a color that works. Like this die cut.. Hello.

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The color worked and I love how it just fits.

I added some grey feltie hearts on this layout. They are my favorite!! Literally they are amazing. Paired with some white thread and a flair badge from The Spiegel Mom Scraps collab with Accent Scrapbooking. I love how the green in you is picked up by the strip of green paper I used.

I scattered some Holly Berries Sequins around the whole layout. I really like how this holiday inspired mix works because of it’s nature feel.

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Especially with these wood pieces that I picked up in the clearance part of the shop.

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I really played up on the fun and silliness of the photo with this layout. I really like when the tone of the photo matches with the layout.

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I love using stickers for titles especially when I mix that with Thickers. These white ones are so puffy and fun.

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Here is the whole layout.

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Look out for the Process Video on my personal Youtube channel. You can see it below.

Also don’t forget to head over to the SpiegelMom Scraps Facebook group to share with us the layouts and projects you are making with the products you get from the Store. There is always so much inspiration there!!

I hope you have an excellent and inspiring day!!

Hannah

What About Wednesday: Using the negative of a cut file

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Aloha My Scrappy Friends!! How is everyone’s winter/summer going? I live in Washington State and this year has had some really crazy weather for this area. Usually rain is the norm, but we have actually had snow quite a few times already this winter.

A bit of it is pretty nice, since it has been seven years since we have seen more than a dusting of snow covering the ground. Though I am not gonna lie though that I have been thinking about Hawaii quite a bit when my fingers and toes are freezing from the cold.

Just this past weekend we got about a foot of snow. Which is a lot for our area. It literally snowed for 24 hours. It was quite beautiful for a while, though my heart still cried out to another time just last year where I sat on the beach enjoying and taking in the waves from the North Shore. The sand warms your toes, the sun kisses your cheeks and the breeze has this special smell of tropical flowers and salt mixed together.

That is what this layout is all about. I used a picture from this weekend and a picture from last February. I printed them off at 3X4 because I knew I was making a 9X12 layout. I really wanted my background to be visible.

I used a cut file that was designed by Laura for January. If you check out the cut file section you should be able to get it on the blog.  it reminded me of shells so I really wanted to use it.

I decided to cut it out of striped colored pattern paper, I do this from time to time. especially with a paper like this bright colored from Cute Girl. It’s super fun but not knowing how to use it can throw you off. Using it with a cute file allows you to get all the colors on a layout but in smaller amounts.

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When I pulled it off the mat I really was inspired by the negative space of the cut file, or the inside of the cut file. I used liquid glue to attach the negative pieces down to some modeling paste mixed with Shimmerz Dazzlerz in Licorice Stick.

At this point I didn’t know if I was just plain crazy for spending twenty minutes glueing down the cut file until I pulled off the main part. It looked so cool.  It definitely reminded me of tropical Hawaii. I knew my pictures would be perfect.

I backed the white card stock with modeling paste and the negative cut file onto a dark gray patterned of stars. I really wanted the color to pop. I outlined with black pen around the white card stock. 

I tucked in a shipping tag with blue baker’s twine at the top of the layout. Later I ended up sticking a feltie cloud and small clothespin at the top too. The first current picture I held onto with the clothes pin. I also added a frame and some cloud puffy stickers.

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I added the date in pen on the photo at the bottom. I also used a flair bottom that we got last month from our collab from Cuts 2 Luv that said Baby it’s cold outside. It was perfect for that photo, because it was cold this weekend.  I splinted some sequins from Let’s Be Mermaids and My Clementine sequin mixes.

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I added a couple of other clothespins at the bottom of my layout. I really love the way this adds interest and dimension to the layout.

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To better see the cut file I put the second photo one the left side as far over as I could. IMG_2617

I layered behind the photo a white doily spritzed with Shimmerz Vibez Eggnoggin’ and Razzleberry . I wanted a bit of color that you might see in the sand and sun on the doily. I layered some ephemera with hearts on it above the picture. The wood chips used to be in the store and were from Studio Calico. They are super fun to layer with, and have a natural feel.

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I also added a feltie cloud to mirror what I did to the top photo. I added more sprinkles of My Clementine and Let’s Be Mermaids sequins. I love how these colors really play off of the bright colors in the Cute Girl Collection from Crate Paper.

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The colors are so bright and inviting. They worked perfectly with my ocean photo. The waves are so inviting too. Especially with a day filled with snow.

To match the brightness I used some really old Thickers from an old Dear Lizzy Collection. This made for a title. Mixed with the puffy stickers of the Cute Girl Collection and the sequins scattered around it really tied together the feeling I wanted to share.

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Even though my feelings about the snow and the beach are shining through on this layout, I still added a few sentences and tucked them behind the tag, in-between the white card stock and the patterned paper. I didn’t want to write on the negative cut file, I really wanted that to be the focal point. I did however want a few words somewhere about how I felt. Hidden journaling is a good way to do that.

Here is a look at the whole layout.

Look below and you can watch my process video from Youtube.

I hope you are inspired to try to use the negative of a cut file. I know I save them on occasion,  (I have a drawer full of them actually). This kind of layout is perfect way to use them up and tell a fun story. Because times and things change. You move, the weather patterns change, our routines change and the things of last year my be so different from this year! It was fun to see this difference side by side.

Have an inspired week!! Don’t forget to share with us the layouts you are making with your SpiegelMom Scraps products in our Facebook Group.

Hannah

Love by Evi

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Hello Scrapbook friends!  Welcome to the SpiegelMom Scraps blog and its already February.  My favorite month of the year because I simply love anything Valentine’s Day.  From the colors of pink and red for everything to the heart shaped designed on many products.  I have heart eyes for all scrapbook related Valentine products.  Today, I am scrapping a recent picture of me with the Valentine leggings from LuLaRoe.

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I started with white card stock and layered the black scribbled heart patterned paper from last years Hello Love collection from Crate Paper with a special piece of acetate with pink glittered polka dots.  I edged the papers with red card stock and a tiny heart paper.

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I used the tags from the Crate Paper collection as well and arranged them staggered for added interest.  I used the Rockin Pink Ombre sequin pack with is one of the new releases.  I also used two sizes of confetti cork hearts available in the shop for added contrast.

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We have swapped product this month with Accent Scrapbook and added two flat back flair buttons to this layout.  The pink one reads ‘Happy Moments’ and the yellow one says ‘Funny Moments’.

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If you would like to make a purchase at the shop remember to use code Evi15 for a discount.  Thank you for stopping by.

~Evi

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Today by Evi

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Hello scrapbook friends! Welcome to the Spiegelmom Scraps blog for today inspiration layout.  I was able to incorporate a few great products from the shop in this layout including some Shimmerz mists, a gold dollie, and A Mermaid’s Tale sequin pack.  The colors in the sequins played off the colors in my great photo of my mother and I during Thanksgiving.

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I started with a beautiful cut file that has multiple 3D flowers on it.  I backed it with a bright blue colored card stock.  The blue leaves pop against my photo.  The painting in the photo my mom and I created to replicate on from Z Gallery.  Its has rich blue colors as well.

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I then took Jeni B Bleu Shimmerz mist and splattered the ink on some of the flowers along with Gold Color Shine.

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I then used a print and cut file from Wilna, that was sitting on my desk.  I layered the pieces over a gold dollie.  The florals in this die cut were a great contrast to the blue and white base i was working with.  I then used ephemera from Open Book by Maggie Holmes to fill in some the space.  I also added a few chip board elements from the Confetti line by Maggie Holmes as well.

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My title was from a phrase thicker pack in my stash along with the two thin blue ribbons I used in opposing corners.  Added more detail to the layout with the addition of purple and blue sequins from The Mermaid’s Tale pack.  Those details finished off my layout.  If you would like to make a purchase at the shop remember to use Evi15 for a discount at checkout.  Thank you for joining me.

~Evi

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Hello Scrapbook friends!  Welcome to the Spiegelmom Scraps blog for daily inspiration from our amazing design team.  Today, I have a Christmas themed layout using star cork pieces, gold dollies and Holly Berry Sequins featured on this layout.

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I am scrapping a fun photo from Christmas day.  We had the self timer on and everyone had to make a funny face.  I love each and everyone of these funny faces more and more everyday.  I am thankful for my family.  I used scraps of paper from doing my December Daily.

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Details were added with sequins on the vertical strips of paper, Holly Berry.  I layered a gold dolly behind my photo for more gold details.  I loved the kraft colored tag and thought the star cork pieces would bring more of the kraft color to my layout.

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Happy Holidays.  If you make a purchase at the shop, use Evi15 for a discount off your purchase.  Thank you for stopping by.

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#spiegelmomscraps #earthy #moodboard #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerzpaints #sequins #exclusivesequins #pinkpaislee #paigetaylorevans @spiegelmom_scraps @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaints

Earthy Tones & No Title (Oops!)

Good morning, y’all!

I absolutely love sharing my creations online – what a blessing to have such a supportive community of crafters who share in our creative accomplishments! Thank you to everyone who supports myself, my fellow DT members, and SpiegelMom Scraps!

Recently, I’ve run across a little problem. I honestly can’t keep up with the amount of gorgeous product releases from the shop. I truly want to incorporate everything and I just can’t. But I’ll keep trying – and Saturday we’ll have even more products available to us. So stay tuned for that!#spiegelmomscraps #earthy #moodboard #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerzpaints #sequins #exclusivesequins #pinkpaislee #paigetaylorevans @spiegelmom_scraps @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaintsThis layout came together inspired by the coffee shop where this picture was taken, in downtown Greenville, SC. I got to spend the day with some friends who I hadn’t spent much time lately – so good! Anyway, I was so excited with how the layout came together that I completely forgot to add a title. And didn’t notice until I was saving edited images from Lightroom onto my computer – I realized there was no name to name a folder. Oops!

To begin, I spritzed some Shimmerz Vibez onto a plain olive background. I stamped a few triangles also and once that dried, I began layering my scraps. I included a frame, vellum, and Pink Paislee C’est La Vie ephemera from my stash. I glued and stitched and added my picture matted on white cardstock. #spiegelmomscraps #earthy #moodboard #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerzpaints #sequins #exclusivesequins #pinkpaislee #paigetaylorevans @spiegelmom_scraps @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaintsOnce I had my layering the way I wanted, I tucked a silver foil doily underneath my picture to finish it off.#spiegelmomscraps #earthy #moodboard #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerzpaints #sequins #exclusivesequins #pinkpaislee #paigetaylorevans @spiegelmom_scraps @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaintsI stitched a “3” over top of it and added some wood veneer pieces for some additional texture. One of my favorite things to do with sequins is to individually stitch them onto my projects. I love the effect this has when I have the patience to do this! The exclusive sequin mix Evergreen Bough coordinates perfectly with my page! #spiegelmomscraps #earthy #moodboard #scrapbooking #papercrafting #shimmerzpaints #sequins #exclusivesequins #pinkpaislee #paigetaylorevans @spiegelmom_scraps @paigetaylorevans @pinkpaislee @shimmerzpaintsI finished off my project with a few stitched scraps at the top. Sometimes I’m happiest with my projects when I don’t use perfectly matched pieces from collections. This was one of those.

Thanks again for reading! Don’t forget about all the exclusive releases this coming Saturday.

-Rachel

December Daily Days 4-6

Hello friends! Katty here. I hope everyone had an amazing Christmas. I can’t believe this will be my last post this year. Today I am sharing my December Daily Days 4-6. I have made another 6×6 double page spread. Just like my previous spread for days 1-3, days 4-6 were very uneventful so I was able to fit all three days in this double page spread.

I used two matching pieces of patterned paper which I cut down to 6×6. It is a grey patterned paper with small white bows on it. I also used a fuchsia chevron patterned paper, I cut along the chevron and added it to the top and bottom of the spread. My numbers for each day are from Freckled Fawn and I embossed them with white embossing powder. I used  a scallop circle punch and  teal and white stripped patterned paper behind the numbers. I printed some photos in black and white and some in color.

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On the left side I decided to use some corrugated red foil letter stickers which have been in my stash for quite a while. I added some rows of sequins on both pages as well. I used the Fuchsia sequins from the Amore mix and the red ones from the Believe in You mix.

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I added a red doily and some thin teal foil wash tape from my stash.

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I also used the Teal Heart Felties and Cork Stars to finish off my page.

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I love how it turned out. I’m excited to continue working on my December Daily!

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I would like to wish everyone a Happy and Prosperous New Year. See you in 2017!

Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty