Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Design Team Wednesday

Happy Wednesday! I hope everyone's enjoying this brief spell of unseasonably warm weather. I've got a few layouts to share with you today. The first features October Afternoon's fabulous Farmhouse collection. The title is the first initial of each kid's name, which made perfect sense to me until my 16-year-old son asked, "What the heck is tadma?" Oh well, I still like it and I adore all of the papers and embellishments in this line.

I hope you're not totally sick of Christmas pages, because that's what I'm scrapping these days. I love the Lost & Found Christmas line by My Mind's Eye so much that I accidentally bought it twice. No worries, will definitely get used. If you're a bit intimidated by patterned papers like this one that have large bold elements, I find that a single simple photo, especially a black and white one, works well.

I say this all the time in my posts, but the next page is so much prettier in person. If you click on the photo, you can see just how intricately the Silhouette can cut designs like the frame I used to mat the photo. The background was created using one of Pink Paislee's Mistables resist papers. These papers start out white with various patterns of resist ink, and it's up to you to make them beautiful using whatever combination of spray inks, ink pads, watercolors, etc you like.

I sprayed the paper with red (Mister Huey's Schoolhouse), two greens (Maya Mists avocado and October Afternoon Sprinklers Spruce Tree), and metallic gold (Maya Mists), and then used a tissue to dab the excess spray off the resist areas. I love the way it turned out. I also love those gold Thickers alphas.

I hope you get some time to create something today!


Karen Hunter said...

Love Love Love! Gorgeous layouts, Cyndi. Love the grey and yellow colors, love the vintage Christmas feel, and love your misting technique!

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Love your layouts Cyndi!!