Scrap August!!

Wow, it's been awhile! Life has calmed down a bit and I've vowed to make August a very scrappy month! My goal is to make at least a page a day, and so far I've kept that promise (well not today yet, but I have plans to!). This past weekend I attended CKC in Valley Forge, PA, and took some really awesome classes. One class was sponsored by Studio Calico, and we got to explore Maya Mist. I'd never used it before and I didn't realize that it's more like a spray paint than glimmer mist. I was pleasantly surprised! These are the two los we made in that class using masking and misting (and they even have photos on them!):

I really love the idea on "Cherry Blossoms" which was to use die cuts (the cherries) as masks and then mist over them. Since you use the back side of the die cut chipboard piece, you still have the front side left over to use as an embellishment.

I explored the misting a bit more at home yesterday, and made my own lo with glimmer mist and masking. I just cut a piece of white paper the size I wanted to mask, and then put it on my cardstock and misted over it. This was the awesome result:
I signed up for Kelly Purkey's Sketchbook2 class over at Studio Calico, and my first sketch came to my inbox yesterday. I always thought it was a waste to pay for sketch classes because there are so many free sketches online, but let me tell you it is worth it! I got so much inspiration from this sketch and I loved seeing all the different takes on it from the SC design team. I was inspired to make this lo, and another which I haven't photographed yet.

I also pulled out my Dear Lizzy fabric paper and played around a bit. I die cut it with my Sizzix to make the leaves and flowers, and then took my edge distresser around the pieces to get the frayed look. I also ripped the paper (which ended up ripping off the adhesive, but that was okay I just added my own) and placed it under some of the accents. Here are some close-ups:
That's all for today, I'm off to run some errands and then coming home for some scrappy time!
Thanks for stopping by!


Sandy said...

These are such beautiful pages with great new techniques. I love the masking with the Maya Mist. All of these layouts are fabulous!