Sue Plumb here today to share another design team project with you. This one was a true "stash-busting" layout for me, in every way. I was recently inspired by a comment made by Krisy Podolak about scrapping "old" photos. (You know the ones that you print, don't scrap right away and then they get put aside in a growing pile?) Well this collage, featuring a shot of my Scrapbooking Memories cover from a couple of years ago; along with photos of my boys seeing themselves on the cover was one from my pile.
I started this layout by creating my background on a sheet of cardstock. I sprayed Saffron Colour Spray through an old stencil from my stash. (Whilst the stencil was wet, I also created a reverse monoprint by laying another sheet of cardstock over the top to soak up the excess spray; which I will use for a future project.)
The next step in my process was to add some contrasting colour and texture; which I did by applying some Envy Colour Paste through star stencil from Flutterby Designs. I also smeared the excess paste from my palette knife directly onto my page.
To add further contrast and interest, I took some Road Base Colour Spray and Lipstick Colour Shimmer Spray and splattered them both around my page. I then set my page aside to dry thoroughly.
Once it was dry, I then continued my stash-busting efforts and began adding the other elements of my page. I took the opportunity to use up some old papers, ephemera and washi stickers to create some layers. I then pulled out my sewing machine to add some stitching, which provided subtle texture.
Once my photo was in place, I added my title using up some older Thickers from my stash. (I had run out of the letter 'S', so I improvised by cutting up a 6 and an 8 instead.) I jazzed up my alphas by adding some faux stitching with a Sharpie pen.
Finally, I added a few stamped phrases and my handwritten journaling and my page was complete.
Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you. I hope I have inspired you to grab an old photo or two, some neglected supplies from your stash, and to breathe new life into them by mixing them with Colour Blast products.