Wednesday 25 October 2017

"My Fave Stars" layout by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
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.
Until next time, happy scrapping! 

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