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First scrapbook layout in several years

I can’t remember the last time I did a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout but I got the urge to scrap a few Sundays ago and even videoed the process!

Here is the final page…

A random pic of me and my Mum out for a meal for my Dad’s birthday and some random papers from the stash. Really no idea why I felt the urge to scrapbook but glad I did. It was a chilled out start to the day and really enjoyed myself.

Super happy with the final result too!

Guess all the journalling obsession must have sparked the urge to scrapbook? Wonder if I make anymore pages or if it will be another few years before I do anymore?

Going to enter this for the Color Throwdown challenge Link

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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DT: Back to Basics and Beyond: salt technique

Howdy readers…

This week we have a technique based challenge over at Back to Basics and Beyond … salt technique.

I haven’t used salt with my watercolours as a background very often so it was fun to experiment and ended up with three panels…

I cut them down and used each in a different way. One I used an indigo Blu stamp set and heat embossed the fish and the sentiment.

I then added a little more colour onto the fish using distress oxide and my waterbrush.

Then I added layers under the panel in contrasting colours including the ribbon and the pearls.

Now the second card I kept quite simple with a silhouette stamp and added gold edging and some patterned paper and then sequins to finish.

Then the final one I used as a piece of actual patterned paper.

I added the stamped image and some other layers of patterned paper. I added the kraft tag to balance the kraft in the coffee cup colouring.

Love all three of these cards… And love being reminded of what a lovely effect the addition of salt is to the watercolour background.

Can’t wait to see how everyone else used the salt technique in their creations! Here is the blog.

Happy crafting!

Catherine

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Scrapbooking with Helen

Today I had a day of crafting with my lovely friend Helen who had some lovely scrapbook pages to inspire us. 

Here are the three I made (there is one in progress awaiting photos) … 

All of them were using the Color Theory suite of papers, cards and Colourful seasons stamp set for the stamping elements. 

I love how these all turned out. Lovely colourful pages full of interest. 

Thanks so much Helen. 

Happy crafting!

Catherine