I am sharing a tutorial on the ScrapMuch? blog today, giving some information about how I created the background on this page using a stamping technique.
I started out creating this page by adding distress ink to the background, this is a technique that I have shared before and your can see it here. The only difference with this page is that I tried it on a patterned paper base this time. BTW, it works just as well! You can see I used a brownish colour ink to "grunge" up my page a bit.
I wanted to add a bit more rustic appeal to my page, and give my base a bit more depth. So I decided to stamp on it as well.
I am using a large background stamp, because it has a wood grain look that I was going for, but you can use any type of background stamp you like.
I inked up my stamp with a darker distress ink than I used in the previous step.
Then I stamped small portions of the stamp, in a few semi strategic areas onto my base paper. You can see I am not using a block for this technique, you really do not need to, you get a bit of a looser more random look this way.
Now I will share my boo boo with you... I strongly dislike the hard edge that happened here. Definitely not what I was going for. Thankfully the rest of it turned out as I had hoped. Try to avoid this if you can.
I am back today with another layout and sketch share, this time for Stuck?! Sketches. This is our second sketch of the month, and while we are still celebrating our anniversary, this sketch is being run like our usual challenges with two fabulous prizes!
Did you know that our second sketch of the month receives less entries? I am guessing this is because scrappers are tight on time. Which makes for a good argument to combine our sketches with a mood board or colour challenge. Anyway, I mention this because if you play along with the second sketch you have better odds of winning, and that is a good thing, right?
Here is my page.....
I am still scrapping photos from our cruise, though not as often, I would like to wrap up this album sooner than later! These photos were take of my youngest while we were snorkeling in Grand Caymans.
I am loving these chipboard circles from Creative Embellishments, which I white washed with paint, and this fun flair from Evalicious.
Enamel dot and geo tag from My Mind's Eye and wooden button from Jillibean Soup.
Here is the sketch, you can see that I added an extra photo.
There is a brand new sketch challenge up over on the Boys Rule blog, created by yours truly!
I can't even tell you how much fun I had creating this page, sometimes they just come together like a dream, just like you pictured in your head, this was just like that!
I used a lot of Bo Bunny Papers along with a Fancy Pants pocket and a great Crate Papers chipboard frame. I wanted to punch the edge of the Fancy Pants pocket so I flipped it over, since the back was taller than the front.
The wooden star was natural until it was on the my craft table at the same time as y chalkboard paint! As was the apple, but that got dolled up a bit with some Copic markers.
I had fun with the black Doodle Bug alphas and the number 2 is fromt he Bo Bunny sticker sheet.
I darken up the wooden globe just a bit with some Tim Holtz distress ink.
I also added some inky stars using a Tim Holtz stencil and did a bit of stamping with an old Bo Bunny stamp I had that sort of looks like hockey netting, or maybe fish net.. whatever!
It's my turn to share a project over on the Boys Rule site today, I have pretty much just started wading into this current kit and am loving it so far. I can see a ton of possibilities for pages! Although my first few projects are back to school related, this kit really is super flexible. The school-ish papers have great alternative B sides if you wanted to do something other than school. Plus there are so many other papers and embellishments that are just great everyday boy pages.
Anyway, here is my page:
I had some fun adding some colour to my background with some Distress Ink, and then stamped and heat embossed some dark blue stars just because I felt like doing something a little messy. Then I layered up some Bo Bunny die cut shapes and that great Fancy Pants library pocket, no patterned paper (other than my base) was harmed in the making of this page! lol ;) Lastly, I added on a bunch of stickers and some bling.