Welcome to our October cybercrop! This month we are focusing on techniques, hopefully we can help you try something new, or revive a old technique you haven’t used for a while. Our DT girls have some great inspiration for you, so I’m looking forward to seeing everyone’s take on these up in our Facebook gallery albums.
Louise here … October we are focusing on techniques.
Background stamping is a favourite technique of mine.
For this month I’m using the Uniquely Creative “Drive & Fly” collection.
In my stash, I’ve had these photos of Hubby with his various cars over the years, so I’m putting them on layouts and getting an album together.
To create my background I’ve started with some stamping, then added washi tape and splatter.
To create my doodled circle, I’ve used Nuvo drops freehand.
For this challenge I want to see your background stamping layouts.
Hi there Julie here
My challenge for the “Techniques” theme is to create and use a shaker element on your project.
I have created three see through shaker elements to use on my layout.
The patterned paper I have used on this layout is from the Kaisercraft Workshop Collection
The background is a sheet of Navy Cardstock
I have torn two strips of Courageous and two strips of
The centre panel is a 8 1/2″ x 12″ piece of Tough paper
For a little interest on the background I created some splatters using Antique Brass Glimmermist
The title is the branding strip from Courageous
I have matted it on some of the Courageous patterned paper.
I used my stitched heart die to cut five white heart frames
in each of the 3 sizes and one of the frames in each size from Courageous
I used Art Glitter Glue to attach the white layers on top of each other.
I cut 2 acetate hearts, of each size, using the largest die I used to cut each frame.
Once I had all of my white layers attached, I attached one of the acetate hearts and then the Courageous frame on top of that so I had my white heart frames, an acetate heart and then the blue frame.
I turned the hearts upside down so the acetate was on the bottom
and added Bronze heart glitter to each frame.
The remaining acetate hearts were then attached
trapping the glitter between the two layers of acetate.
This creates a see through shaker element so the patterned papers can be seen through them.
My photo is 6″ x 4″ and I matted that on a piece of white cardstock that is 6 1/8″ x 4 1/8″
and then onto a piece of the Courageous patterned paper
with torn edges at the top and bottom of the photo.
To finish my layout off I have added tiny dot of Nuvo Glitter Drops
in Midnight Blue randomly to the background.
Here is my process video. I hope you enjoy watching it.
Have a great time creating your layouts and I am looking forward to seeing what you create.
Heat embossing is one of my favourites techniques to use, there’s something about heating the embossing powder and seeing it change before your eyes that really fascinates me 🙂
On My layout I have used embossing powder on Chipboard, using 2 tones for a bit of interest. I will be completing my layout over the weekend and share photos as go.
Here a example.
Looking forward to chatting over the weekend and seeing everyone creations.
Due date Sunday, 31st October – Midnight.
Upload your challenge entry to the albums on our Mystical Scrapbooks Facebook Chat Page.
Find our chat page here – Chat
And our Gallery albums here – Albums
Our chat is private, and we love to have new crafty friends join us.
We will be giving away 1 gift voucher valued at $20.00 and each entry receives 1 ticket into the draw…..So the more challenges you do the more chance you have to win!
We will also have a surprise prize!! Our DT members will choose their favourite layout and I will send that lucky person a surprise in the mail.