I cannot tell you how awesome it is to be creating recently! I’ve continued to be super busy stocking and packing new goodies for my Etsy Shop and designing some more fun stuff coming in May. I’m also continuing to burn through my scraps of left over kits and other purchases I made before Two Peas in a Bucket closed their cyber doors.. so sad!
And so now I digress to tonight’s layout! I used a hodgepodge of papers here from Echo Park, Dear Lizzy and another I’m not sure of anymore!! When I mix up a few different papers, sometimes I find it easier to scrap with a black and white photo. This doesn’t get much easier that a simple filter in Instagram! I have to say I have the best little models 🙂 Here’s a picture I snapped with my iPhone of Abby ‘reading’ us a bedtime story a couple weeks ago.
I’m always excited to create on a white card stock background too! A clean slate. This allows me to really stretch those scraps of patterned paper to the max! Take a closer look at the white card stock….
Yes, you see it now don’t you 🙂 I used a fun Kesi Art stencil with some Gesso and Distress Ink mixed together. I love how this turned out, just a hint of texture in the background without being overwhelming! Here are a couple more pics.
Another thing I really love to work into my layouts is some contrast. It doesn’t have to be black on white or anything that drastic.. but just some nice contrast. That’s where my love of cork and wood veneer comes into play. I’ve created a few new cork embellishments (some of which are self adhesive) like these fun cloudswhich will be in my shop this weekend!
Hello my scrappy friends! I’m sharing my last layout using up nearly all of my November Clique Kit, Homecoming. I used the pretty floral background from Lemon Owl and added a pretty pink ink to the edges from Close To My Heart. Yes, that is a lot of pink…. but think about what it would look like on a boy page in blue, yellow or gray! Doesn’t that look cool!
Next, I wanted to tone down the middle of the paper so I added some Gesso by painting across the section I wanted dulled down. After letting it dry, I began adding some layers of papers I had left over from other layouts. When I was finished adding my layers, I decided to add some more inking in the form of masking! I used these fabulous gold leaf stickers from Pretty Little Studio and included in the Homecoming Kit! They are awesome! To use them as a mask I stuck my finger on the back a few times to reduce some of the stickiness then put them onto my page where I wanted to use them as a mask. After doing so, I used my Tim Holtz ink blending tool to rub the ink over the stickers, pealed them off and ta-da!! You can do this with any type of sticker in your stash!!
Here are some more close ups for you! At the angle below you can really see the gold leaves and the masked areas on the layout. This is a great way to add more visual interest to your layout or even a card without adding a lot of extra embellishments.
Thank you for spending your time with me today! I hope I inspired you to create a project and use a mask!! Try it out!!
Here is a link to our Clique Kits November Kit ~ Homecoming... HERE. Also, did you know that all of our past Clique Kits in stock are currently available for purchase at an additional 50% off now through December 1st!! Just use coupon code CKSANTAKIT at check out my friends and grab one or two of these before they sell out!!
Tomorrow is also the last day of my Etsy Stop wide 60% off Holiday Sale! Just use code HOLIDAY60 on any order $15.00 or more to get a whomping 60% off!! That’s including all holiday items like Advent Calendars, sequins, treat bag kits and more! Don’t delay, some quantities are getting low! You click HERE to go right there.
Remember even during this super busy season, do something creative today!