Wednesday, February 3, 2021

A Wish Come True - Scrapbooking Layout

Good Morning! I can hardly believe that it is February already. I hope that January treated you well and that you are here and ready to explore some fun techniques and color combinations. I have been laid up for a month because of Covid and have been watching all kinds of technique videos and, well, we are not going to talk about the online shopping! 

Also, through today's layout, I am going to introduce you to the newest member of my family. I adopted her the week before Christmas and it has been more of a blessing than I ever could of imagined. 

So, without further ado... let's get inky and meet Liberty! 

Start with a piece of white cardstock and cut it into strips. One thing I learned about was the ink VersaFine Clair, so I got a few colors. Also, using sponges to apply the ink. They literally look like a mini version of the makeup sponges used to contour, (something I have yet to perfect!). You can see how it applies and creates an almost suede looking texture. Using the sponge was a little messy. It was also great for inking the edges. All throughout the layout, you can grab your sponge and add a little ink to your edges... without having to get out the ink pad again.

 Now for some stamping! Using the Fancy Filigree Vines, stamp randomly on your strips. Earlier I mentioned color combinations.... can you tell from the layout that I had a little fun with color. Choosing red ink to stamp my Filigrees allowed the strips to look rich and warm verses if I had used a black ink pad, that would of created a sharp and colder look. 


Look at the beautiful detail of the Fancy Filigree Vines. These are absolutely one of my most favorite set of stamps I own! 

Using the Heart Stencil from Mr. G and You stamp & stencil set and Texture Paste, add a little dimension to your background.

Once dried, ink up the the background using the sponge and VersaFine Clair Inks. There is one section that I did attempt to use my new Brushos on... but I am still learning, and we will save that for another day. The important thing to remember is to always have fun and if a technique doesn't go quite right, there are so many ways to cover it up! 

Using the Single Dandelion Blowing in the Wind Stamp and the Heart from the Day of the Dead Sugar Skull Set, create the grouping with your title and journaling. 

For the flower accent, use di-cut flowers and then to add a little pizazz, ink them up and use the Handwritten Note Art Stamp, (another one of my all time favorites!)

Using various scraps from your stash, put your layout together. You can use pop dots to add dimension and brads for a little flair. Most importantly, HAVE FUN, and enjoy being able to document your memories and getting lost in your creating. 

I hope you leave here feeling inspired and ready to go do some stamping! ...and for more inspiration click the links below and to connect with the Blank Page Muse Community!

Happy Creating! 

The Mad Inker
Instagram: the_mad_inker

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