Friday, 18 January 2013

Scrapbooking with Mists

Happy Snow Day! We've had lots of fun in the snow this morning with lots of photos taken and I was inspired to try different settings on my camera by the lovely photo on this gorgeous layout by the talented Katherine Sutton. Love it!

I have been continuing to watch the videos in the Creative Jumpstart series and I have been playing with my mists combining them with the techniques I have been inspired to try out. This is my first one, inspired by a video by Heidi Swapp, where I cut out my own stencil from scrap card in a starburst shape. It wasn't totally clean as I had some escaped mist in places around the edge but I think it worked well, particularly on Heidi's own Color Magic paper (which has a resist pattern printed on it).

The next technique I tried involved stamping into moulding paste, inspired by a video by Louise Nelson, which I then coloured with mists after the paste was dry. Louise's technique used a crackle effect stamp but I didn't have one so I went for circles instead using my circle stamps by Basic Grey. I used the lovely chevron tape again too (it makes me happy!). I also used lots of small silver brads - I still have a lot of brads from years ago!

Love the texture xxx

The third technique was inspired by a video from Nathalie Kalbach, who runs Creative Jumpstart. She used Gloss multi-medium and a stencil to create a resist pattern which was then coloured with mists.

This worked out to have a much subtler effect than the two other pages, although that may just have been my colour choice. There is a nice bit of thrifty scrapbooking on this layout too. There are two doily transparency pieces which are actually packaging from some Prima flowers.

If you are looking for a creative jumpstart for the beginning of the year, check out the Scrap365 blog party. It's starting today and runs for a week with lots of inspiration and prizes. There's a Facebook page to join too.


  1. Great pages, I've been following Natalie too! I love that textured background :)

  2. amazing layouts, love the misting on the first one. I have some of that resist paper and been a bit scared to use it but think ill dig it out now :)

  3. Love all the different effects you have . My personal Fav ids the delicate pastels on the last one but they all look fun to do and you have three gorgeous pages :)

  4. These are fab. Love the mist you have this a spray on one? Just wondered whether it 'buckled' your paper or not? Fancy trying it but was worried about that!x

    1. Hi Arline
      I used Glimmer mists by Tattered Angels on these pages. They do buckle the page a little but The pages flatten out a lot when they have been inside a scrapbook for a while or you can leave them under a heavy book overnight ( when they are completely dry).