Monday, 3 October 2011

Playing at the crop

This weekend presented me with the rare opportunity to spend a whole day scrapbooking at my local crop. I went loaded up with all my paints, inks, mists, brushes, rollers, palettes, pens and an assortment of papers, stickers and embellishments. I'm very grateful that I can park just outside the hall! When I have a big bit of time like that I like to get a bit experimental.

I stayed fairly safe with my first page and included a fabric embellishment from Ikea.

I had a play with my Maya Mists for the next two pages. I sprayed some colours onto this page and didn't like too much and so I stencilled with gesso all over the top of the colours. I like the background now.

I used a couple of circle stamps from Claudine Hellmuth's Creative Layers collection and some circle stickers from Scenic Route.

More experimenting with mists on the "Sisters" page. I sprayed the mists onto my Teflon craft sheet and then used a brayer to roll over the mists and then lay the cardstock over the top.. I've watched other people do this online and it seemed to work better for them!

I wasn't very keen on the effect I created but then I added a heart mono print and a flower with a foam stamp and the background made more sense to me. I also included a brooch too ( an Ebay purchase).


  1. These are gorgeous, so creative

  2. amazing layouts. Love all the misting and how you've used 'non scrapbook' things. :)

  3. Pretty layouts Emy. I must get me some mists! *Ü* TFS. ~Glen~

  4. gorgeous layouts think the blowing bubbles one is my favourite :)

  5. Really inspirational have open my eyes to other ways to scrapbook. I just need to find some time and confidence to take some paint and messy things to my layouts!