Getting ready for ScrapFest
by Karen Ellis
I know you know me as an “off the page” kind of girl, but, like you, I have been known to complete a layout or 20 – hehe.
I’ve been having fun in the studio creating samples for ScrapFest (which will be held next month in Kitchener) and I thought I’d share one of my creations with you!
This is “Live, Play”. Kind of a life philosophy of mine. *smile* It features some of my most favourite new items from Prima, 7 Dots Studio and the Crafter’s Workshop – and a smattering of things I had in my scrapping stash – not to mention one of my most cherished pics of my kid and I.
The background paper is from 7 Dots Studio. Love the textural feel of this paper line. But, as I like all things layered, I added some layers to it with Crafter’s Workshop templates, PanPastel, Distress ink, some paint and a new Donna Downey Poppy Branch Foam Stamp. You can see the layers in the close up view.
- The first layer was the Violet Pan Pastel through the Stars and Circles Crafter’s Workshop template. I used my bar sponge to smudge it a little…especially around the picture.
- For the second layer I used my Ranger Ink Blending Tool to add Tumbled Glass Distress Ink through the Reversed Chicken Wire template also from Crafter’s Workshop.
- Third, I stamped the Donna Downey Poppy Branches Foam Stamp with a combination of Turquoise and Green Gold Acrylic Paint (I used Stevenson’s paint but any acrylic paint will do) – put a little bit of each colour on a craft sheet and tap the stamp in it. to get a combination of the colours – almost batik looking, don’t you think?
Nothing left to do but embellish…. LOVE LOVE LOVE the lumps and bumps!
SUPPLIES: 7 Dots Studio – Dreamer Line, Prima [Donna Downey Poppy Branches Foam Stamp, Poppies and Peonies Canvas Banners, Sun Kiss Butterflies and Wooden Buttons], Jute Ribbon and Misc. Lace, Tim Holtz Adage Tickets, PanPastel, Distress Ink, Crafter’s Workshop templates Stars and Circles and Reversed Chicken Wire , twine.
Have a creative day everyone! Hope to see you at ScrapFest.
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