Hello again :) Back with my first layout for My Creative Scrapbook this month (see yesterday's post for all details & links). I recoloured & textured this background paper using Studio Calico mists (Mister Huey's) & one of their masks, together with stamps from the kit (the butterflies & the scroll edge design) as well as some black splats of Maya Road charcoal mist.
If you're like me & don't like wastage then
turn your mask over once you have finished misting through
it & use the back side (now full of mist) as a STAMP.
It adds a funky 'messy' effect & ensures every drop
of that precious mist ends up on your page.
I fussy cut the frame-work for these photos out of a sheet of Prima
patterned paper & overlaid it on top of my mixed media background.
You can't go wrong with fussy-cutting & it goes a long way towards a polished looking layout. You NEED these tools if you want to do a professional looking job!
Neither of these items come cheap but both are great value for money as you will never throw them out when destashing like you will with paper & embellishments - these will serve you for life.
When fussy-cutting you may get to a point on the paper where there is no definable edge to the design, as below. In this case make up your own design as I did with the pennant banner design.
No need to cut perfectly around every tiny element - sometimes you
can get away with cutting more generally around the design.
Remember to check your Prima packaging before tossing it. See that
doily behind my photos? Fussy-cut from the Lyric packaging!
Adhering flowers is often tricky & glue can be messy so I use 3D
glue-dots, glubers or hot glue (the most economical option).
I also used the words 'Delightful' & 'Smile" from
the Prima packaging as part of my title.
Waste not want not :)