Sunday, February 17, 2019


Happy Sunday everyone! I've spent the weekend scrapping my little heart out and it felt great. This weekend, I pulled out my paints, molding paste and mist and just had fun...

Are you looking for a fun challenge? Check out Canvas Corp Brands' February Challenge. I love the color scheme! It's so different from my normal color preferences...but I am always up for a challenge. Also, 7 Dots Studio has a Mood Board Challenge this month. I decided to combine them since I was using products from both companies! I decided to scrap this photo of my mom and her boyfriend. I may frame it and give it to her! :) She loves that... I make pretty things for her all the time.

I love this sheet of patterned paper from 7 Dots Studio so I pulled this aside so I can use it on this layout. I used a pair of scissors to fussy cut the flower out of the paper.

I used a paint brush to brush the mist onto the patterned paper. Then I used a baby wipe to blend the mist in a bit. I know it doesn't look great...but the background isn't done yet. :)

Then I used some acrylic paint by Bad Girls Couture to blend in with the mist to break down the blue a bit. I simply scraped the paint across the mist using a card.

Here's what it looked like once the paint was added to the base.

Then I covered the base using a large stencil from The Crafter's Workshop. I used a palette knife to smear the white molding paste over the stencil as lightly as possible to avoid smearing the stencil...which I still did, but that's OK.

Isn't this pretty? I like how pieces of the mist and paint shows behind the flowers.

I sprayed the tag and lace trim using the mist.

I added a touch of red to the tag then added the lace to the tag.

I like using Yes Paste when creating a mixed media layout because it gives me more flexibility... the paste does not dry fast which is what I want so I have time to move pieces here and there and tuck more layers in between the papers if needed.

Here is a closer look at the cluster of embellishments. I fussy cut the flower then added the button and pearl. I used a butterfly stamp from Jillibean Soup to create my own die cut butterfly.

I added a few more embellishments here and there. And the notebook paper. I love the look of notebook paper on a vintage layout. It really makes the layout pop.

Thank you for visiting today! What challenges have you participated recently? I'd love to see some of your work!


Maria Lillepruun said...

So lovely! Thanks for tutorial! And thank you for joining in with us at 7 Dots Studio!

gibonik said...

what a beautiful, soft colors... Very pretty page! thanks for playing with CCB! :)

Karla Yungwirth Designs said...

This is so beautiful!! I love the soft colours and pretty photo you paired with all your lovely details! Thanks so much for joining us for the Canvas Corp Brands Creative Studio Challenge! Hugs, DT Karla

Charity Hotrum said...

Absolutely love this! Thanks for joining us at Canvas Corp Brands.

Lisa Amiet said...

So lovely!!

Riikka Kovasin said...

Absolutely wonderful! Loving the clean look, the colors, the composition... Truly a great piece! Thank you for joining the challenge at 7 Dots Studio! said...

Aww! I love your back story and all your creative techniques Nicole! Beautiful layout dear! Thank you for joining us at CCB Creative Studio!

Cathy F said...

Fabulous project and colors! Thanks for joining us at CCB!

Feniks said...

What beautiful colors!
Thank you for joining Canvas Corp Brands Challenges

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Awesome project!!!!