Today I have just finished another layout where I made my own background using mixed media.
I think I could be addicted to this, it is great fun, I have put down the steps I used and next time I will do a photo step by step, the light is so bad at the moment - it always seems to be dark! I need a sunny day for some good photos.
Anyway scroll down for a step by step.
I have entered this into a challenge at Berry 71 Bleu
Its their December Joy Challenge.
Its a great challenge and reminds us that we have lots to be thankful and joyful about. That's why I thought I would add in the Scripture that goes with this theme. My journaling is on the three circular ornaments and also on a hidden journaling block in the top left corner under the doily. Its about little Millie, who always seems to bring a smile to everyones face, she is a fluffy bundle of joy and everyone loves her. She always cheers you up if you are having a bad day and reminds us that life is sweet and precious.
I have also used the colours from C.S.I for more inspiration.
You can find them here http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com/forum/topics/case-file-no-101-case-closes-on-december-15-2012
For their challenge, we had to use all of the colours, choose at least two elements from the Evidence list, I chose frames, silver accents, ribbon and Christmas accents.
For the testimony I chose to write about my picture on the layout and on my journaling block underneath.
I have also used a challenge at INKIDO for more inspiration here http://www.inkido.blogspot.no/2013/12/welcome-to-december-challenge.html
which is to use STARS or SNOWFLAKES. As you can see I have used lots of snowflakes.
I thought I would show you where I get all my inspiration. When you are not sure where to start, check out my list of Challenge sites to get your creativity started.
Anyway here are the instructions for a mixed media background.
Take a sheet of white cardstock and prime the surface with a layer of Gesso, make it messy.
Dry with a heat tool and start adding some texture paste using various masks.
Dry with a heat tool and spritz with misting sprays. Let each colour dry before adding the next.
Take some black ink and stamps, and stamp around where your picture will be.
HOW TO PUT THE LAYOUT TOGETHER
Now matt photo three times and distress the edges.
Add another distressed layer under this.
Add two doilies.
Add a journaling block.
Start to decorate with flowers,snowflakes,Christmas baubles etc
Add journaling and title block.
Assorted silver buttons
Bird, pine branch, snowflake dies - Sizzix
Hand made flowers
Silver metallic snowflake brads
Blue fern studios packaging
Blue fern studios snowflake chipboard
Aqua glass bead
Title - C.S.I Co-ordinates
Mini ceiling tile mask
Music and script stamp - Prima
Perfect pearls mists - sour apple and blue raspberry.
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