Saturday 18 December 2021

Girls Just Wanna Have Fun by Tracey Campbell

 Hello everyone, it is Tracey Campbell here today to share my latest creation using the Electric Dreams Mini Collection. A bright, bold, fun collection that is the perfect choice for those photos that are a little bit crazy!! Are you like me? When you take photos of your kids they start hamming it up and you take multiple photos just trying to get one nice photo? On this particular day a few times I ended up with at least 100 photo (thankfully we have digital photos now not still film) and I only got 1 nice photo. But I have all these extra ones of the girls being crazy but nice to each other...... which as they are going through the teenage years now it doesn't happen that often. 

Anyhoo enough about my girls, lets scrap!


I have absolutely loved this collection and am down to a few full sheets left and lots of scraps, so I decided to pull the scraps and see what I could come up with.

I cut the scraps into various sized strips and cut a "V" into each small end of the strip.

Using one of my full sheets left from the Electric Dreams Mini Collection for the base, (the B side of the colourful doodled circle paper) this sheet is mainly white with large colourful script around the edges. I stamped the base sheet with the bubble stamp form the Bokeh Stamp Set and a waterproof black ink. You can use any background stamp that you wish to help emphases the subject in your photos. 

This is the finished shape of the stamping that I have created for my background. A large stamped image on the left of the background and a small shape in the top right hand of the paper.

Next I mixed some pink Neon Colour Mica Powder with some water and splattered it across the stamped shapes with a paint brush.

At this stage I had found three 6.5 cm square photos of my daughters that I knew I was going to used in a portrait photo stack. I wanted to use a bit of the pink Neon colour as the mating for the photo stack but I didn't have any pink neon paper in my stash so I used the pink Neon Colour Mica Powder mixed with water to paint the edges of some white Card Stock. When it was dry I adhered the photos in a stack running down the mat.

Once the Colour Mica Powder slashes were dry I started to layer and over lap the paper strips across the left-hand side of the base.

Next I adhered the mated photo stack down over the top of the layered strips. 

For the finishing touches I fussy cut some of the shooting stars, the hearts and a camera from the "B" side of the paper with the large black and white zig-zags from the Electric Dreams Mini Collection. Then I adhered them in three positions on the layout - you can see the positioning in the final layout. Lastly I used some foam letters to create a title that ran down the right-hand side just under the shooting star. 

Thanks for stopping by and I hope I have inspired you to use those not so perfect photos and to use you scraps from one of you favourite collections. 



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