Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Simple Stories Carpe Diem Picture Perfect by Fiona Johnstone

Hello everyone

Happy Hump Day!

Today I am popping in to share my recent class layout for All About Scrapbooks crop day, created using the beautiful new Simple Stories Carpe Diem collection. 

Pretty as a Picture

For this class we used a technique we have used before, this time with some Distress Ink. We used some clear gesso on the background page - clear so the pattern would still show through. I prefer the clear gesso in general as it is thinner than the white and doesn't leave a yellowish tinge. 

Next we used the plastic bag our chipboard came in and spritzed a little distress ink onto it, then spritzed some water, mixed it together and dabbed it onto our page. By adding extra water you can get a lighter pink and less water a darker pink. Some paper towel dabbed onto the ink helps dry it quicker but gives a lighter finish. 

The 2Crafty chipboard pieces have been inked and the given a light dab with some Stickles to add some sparkle - without going too overboard! The hearts have been cut to fit underneath my photos. My title was custom made for the class. 

After creating some paper layers, the page was finished off with some extra sparkle, some beads and a couple of sequins and a simple white flower. 

Thanks for stopping by
Till next week


Simple Stories Carpe Diem paper - Don't Mind Me
Simple Stories Carpe Diem paper - Brand New Day
Simple Stories Carpe Diem paper -  Fist Bump
Simple Stories Carpe Diem paper - Pink Dot/Black Dot
2Crafty Chipboard - Pretty as a Picture - custom title
2Crafty Chipboard Squiggly Heart Cluster
Green Tara Gardenia White
Distress Spray Ink - Picked Raspberry 
Prima Art Ingredients Glass Beads Crystal