I am really glad to be back and this week I have a layout to share with you that also symbolizes two new things that have happened since I was on hiatus from this blog -- I am the DT Coordinator for Clearsnap AND I am an Educator and Design Team Specialist for Authentique Paper.
Using products from both companies, I created this layout for the current Color Challenge on the Clearsnap Blog - you should totally go enter something!!! The odds to win are amazing since usually only 3 people are participating and I would LOVE to see what some of you do with this month's inspiration.
- Smooch Accent Ink in Ocean Soul
- Stephanie Barnard ColorBox Premium Dye Inkpad in Grape
- Smooch Spritz in Splash
- Jumbo Rollagraph Self-Inking Handle
- Jumbo Rollgraph Stamp Wheel in Leaf Nouveau
- Jumbo Rollagraph Ancient Page Ink Cartridge in Leaf Green
- ColorBox Fluid Chalk Ink Cat's Eye in Chestnut Roan
- Stylus and Tips Set
- ColorBox & Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Dye Ink, exclusively from Hampton Art, in Antique Moss
- Patterned Paper, Stickers, Diecuts by Authentique Paper
- Ribbon by Lil Davis Desgins, Bo Bunny Press, and May Arts
- Flowers by Prima
- Doilies by Wilton
- Stamps by Studio G, Stampin' Up!
- Border Punch by Fiskars
- Cardstock by ColorMates by WorldWin Paper
Put the ink cartridge into the Rollagraph Handle and then put the Wheel in. If you don't have a cartridge, then just roll the Wheel in ink a few times until coated. Following the edge of the paper, roll the stamp. Repeat to cover half of the 7x12" Authentique Paper.
Using a Stylus and Tips set from Clearsnap, press the tip into ColorBox/Graphic 45 Decades Antiquing Ink.
This is new ink and I looooooove it!! Sold all of my Ranger Distress Inks so what does that tell ya. Apply until the page is inked as much as you like.
Add a punched border to the backside of this paper strip so the border peeks out. Then add that to the layout.
I love the distressed nature of the paper (see the paint-like marks on the blue?) so to really pull it all together, I added a little Smooch spritz in Splash. I pressed the nozzle down halfway and then pressed slowly to get large drips and droplets of ink on the page. I wanted more of a splatter effect than a mist.Pressing the nozzle at a normal speed would have resulted in a mist effect.
I added three paper doilies to the page to create a visual triangle, trimming one that hung off the upper right of the page.
Then I began layering the diecut embellishments from Authentique Paper along with some Prima flowers I have had forever....
To add a little extra sparkle to the diecuts, especially since the Smooch Spritzed background was sparkly, I used Smooch Accent Ink on portions of the diecuts.
The result is a deeper, sparkly image:
Next I stamped some elements onto the layout using dye ink and assorted stamps. I stamped "messy" because I wanted the ink to look imperfect on the somewhat distressed and inky layout.
Finally I adhered everything in place and added ribbons and bows to complete the look.
Here's the final layout, with photos, word stickers, and alpha stickers:
Thanks for joining me this week! I look forward to creating a Layout A Week with you through the end of the year :)