Thursday, June 15, 2017

Studio Forty CT | Two quick layouts

Hi there! A while back I made two quick pages in my TN with Studio Forty products and I thought I´d share them here today!

For this first layout I used my watercolors to make a background. It is one of my favorite ways to play with watercolors! I don´t use a ton of mixed media in my scrapbooks but a little color is always fun!

I use a few different ways to watercolor a background. This time I used my acrylic stamping block. I just painted with a few different shades of green on the block and then pressed it down on my page. I did this a few times until I was saticfied with the shades. Try it, it´s fun!

Be sure you let it dry before you stamp or write on it!

For this page I used the YAY stamp from the Wow coffee set. It is so fun! I knew I wanted the stamp as my title so I made sure it aligned right under my photo.

I also wanted to quickly reveal how I do my journaling whenever I want to write straight into my TN. Since the text is the last thing I add on my layouts I wouldn´t want to ruin the whole thing with something being misspelled or wonky, so I handwrite with a pencil first making sure it is just as I´d like it and then I just write with my black journaling pen over that. I usually wait a few hours before erasing the pencil lines since it is so easy to smudge the black ink. 

Here is my second page for today! As you can see it is another very simple one.

I wanted to create a border with my stamp this time. I used one of the leafs in the Botanicals set for this. 

When I do borders, I always have a scrap piece of paper underneath so that it is ok for the stamp to flow over the edge. I hope that you´ll try this technique because it is so much fun! 

I also wanted to  make a small embellishment using the same leaf stamp, so I used a green scrap piece of patterned paper for this. Then I just fussy cut the leaf out and used 3d foam to adhere it.

In between these two layouts I made a shaker page with sequins. 

Have a wonderful weekend!


Sunday, June 4, 2017

Studio Forty CT | Flower love

Hello! Here is a simple page I did in my TN I made a while ago for Studio Forty. I love to make patterns with stamps and this time I used the beautiful New beginning stamp set!

I usually stamp with my black ink for almost everything, but for this project I chose to use a light baby pink color. I thought that using a lighter color would work well for a softer pattern.

One of my favorite ways to use stamps is to repeat the same stamp over and over again, and that is exactly what I did here. When I stamp patterns I usually have a scrap paper under the paper where I am stamping so that I can stamp on the edges too. I really like it when not all the stamps are whole, but more offset.

I wanted this page to just be a simple one and I had no real story that I wanted to tell. Instead I looked for a quote about flowers that would go good with the rest of my page. Pinterest is my go to place for most inspiration and I had this one in my Words I love board. I wanted the stamped patterned paper to not be covered up too much, so I used a piece of vellum to type my quote on.

I love how soft this page came out! I think that if I had used a plain white paper for my text it would have made the whole page a bit more sharp.

Have a wonderful day!

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