Once again I am blown away with how the Creative Team at Get It Scrapped takes a single idea and comes up with so many different ideas and techniques. Today an article featuring using stencils on layouts posted. Each Creative Team member used 3 different stencils OR 3 different layers of the same stencil in order to create a background for their layout. The art work is beautiful! Here is the layout I contributed;
Grandma I Remember You by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; Kraft, stencils; antique doily, The Crafter’s Workshop and Ranger, letters and dominos; Jenni Bowlin, wood veneer; Crate Paper, ink; Dylusions, gesso; Golden, flowers; crocheted by friend Dawn, twine; American Crafts
I had a lot of fun playing with stencils and creating this background. Here is a close up so you can see it all a little better;
I really love how the gesso looks as the top layer. Because it is a wet medium it get the spray inks wet again and the spray inks pull up through the gesso. In some cases some people might get frustrated with this wanting an opaque white but I knew how these mediums would react with each other so was hoping for the effect. I found wonderful finds in my embellishment stash, the crochet flowers are from my friend Dawn and had been sitting quietly waiting for the perfect layout and the Jenni Bowlin dominos are just perfect for the page. Who knew I needed dominos? The journaling was printed out on cream card stock, cut into strips and attached to my layout. The black border is hand stitched with thicker floss to give a substantial border and the wood veneers are from Crate Paper but one was a natural wood color, I “stained” it to match with a Copic marker.
The layout itself was inspired after sharing the photo on a podcast with Debbie Hodge at Get It Scrapped. We were talking about photos with Grandmas. I had a great time sharing about the photo and got helpful suggestions of ways I might want to take the page when I got it scrapped!
Hope your week has started well, happy Tuesday!
The third of my mixed media classes is going to start next Wednesday at Creative Passion! This third installment is all about scratch art, and I have to tell you this one is HANDS DOWN my favorite of the 3. I like both the painting and the mosaic/collage, but the scratch art lessons are the bomb! If you love getting messy and trying new things this class is going to be for you! Check out a few of the techniques we are trying!
Do you like texture?
How about hand created details?
Maybe whimsical is more your style?
Come by and check it out HERE! We are going to have a BLAST!
I completed a fun assignment that had me getting inky for Get It Scrapped. The Creative Team was asked to use patterned paper with a Bokeh pattern on it. I decided to create my own paper and used tracing and Copic Ink to create the effect.
I See You by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; Kraft, patterned paper, twine and sticker letters; American Crafts, burlap elements; Little Yellow Bicycle, ink; Copic and Sharpie, Washi tape; Scotch, other; tracing paper
The process was extremely easy to create the Bokeh print. I dripped 3 colors of Copic ink from the various ink refill bottles onto the tracing paper. As the ink bled it ran into the drips next to it, blending and filling the page. To finish I added a few drops of colorless blender solution which pushed the ink away from where it dropped and added some nice white areas.
Here is a close-up of the effect
When I added my photos they blended in with the paper so well that I was loosing the edges a little. I decided to matte them but the mattes were too distinct and took away from the beautiful Bokeh paper so I slid the mattes under the Bokeh tracing paper and then sat the photos on top of them over the Bokeh paper. The effect is subtle and effective. I added some small touches of red Washi tape and twine to add contrast and highlight the red and orange that my Dad and Sara are wearing in the photos. I also used burlap banners and corrugated cardboard letters to add to the feel of the jungle page. Just a touch of journaling under the title finishes the layout off.
To see more of the wonderful layouts and inspiration by the Creative Team make sure to check out the article HERE
Now what I am sure you really tuned in for is an update on my Calvinball game I am currently at 12.5 points. ( I have been awarding myself 1/2 points for my crafty endeavors. It is NEVER to late to join in the fun of a Calvinball match so come join us HERE!
Happy hump day all!
Friday was a catch up day at Get It Scrapped. Several articles went up including one using a bracket foundation for page layouts. I contributed a page to this particular piece:
State Fair by Michelle Houghton | Supplies: cardstock; American Crafts and Bazzill Basics, mists; Heidi Swapp
I had a pile of photos from this trip to the state fair. And what I realized as I started to pull them all out is that they are not very good. The only one I really love is the one at the corner of my bracket, or the L shape that runs across the bottom and up the right hand side. John and the girls smooshed together watching the sheep shearing. We are funny that way, I am not sure the attraction but we are huge fans of the sheep shearing competition. We could sit for quite a while and watch.
The other photos on the page I wanted to include but got cropped significantly so you can focus in on the action. Lori “talking” to the pigs makes me laugh. They kept responding to her and had us all laughing as she snorted away and they snorted back.
I had a great time with my newest toy on this layout. All the lettering was cut out using my new Brother Cut and Scan machine. The “State Fair 2012″ was a font included in the soft wear, but the other lettering is my own handwriting. The cutter can scan anything and then cut it! It will cut outlines, outer edges only, leave borders or not, it is amazing! And for doodle me so fun! I am ready to try some borders and doodles. It will do direct cuts or cut my design out of a different piece of paper. It is just plain fun If you would like to see some other wonderful bracket based layouts check the article HERE
Well I am not sure what my plan is but Calvinball is in full swing and the competition is going to be fierce! I am just playing for fun and knowing that I might get a couple days this month to just scrap for myself. I will post how I am doing once a week (since that get’s me a point and besides it is fun to share).
I hope you are having a warmer than me, happy weekend!
Do YOU know what Calvinball is?
The Get It Scrapped crew is holding a full out Calvinball throw-down!
This month, March 1st-31st there will be a heap load of scrapping, trash talk, rules changing, point adding and laughter in general at the GIS site. Come one come all and join in the fun! You do not need to be a member to play along and whatever your crafty preference you can be included. There are points for just being there!
The festivities kick off tomorrow with a live, on-line crop, and yes, you get a point just for stopping in and saying hi! So kick off your month right and keep playing all the way through to spring it is going to be the best! OH and tell them I sent you…you each count as 1 point ha ha!