Monday, 14 May 2012

Such Happy Days

Prompted by one of the challenges in the Master's Forger's National Scrapbooking Day Blog-Hop, I started thinking about how I could make my own version of the Sassafras Collage Text Paper to include in my May Counterfeit Kit

Just a little bit of stash diving and I was ready to go! First I dug out some white cardstock, the remains of a chipboard alpha set, some spray inks, co-ordinating stamp inks and some of my trusty stamp sets. 

Using the chipboard alpha set as a stencil, I misted part of my cardstock with the spray inks. Once dry, I inked up some of my luscious stamps and used them to add additional colour and texture. Here you can see stamps from three Unity Store Kits - Quiet Essence, All About The Journey and Learning Year By Year, as well as Schoolhouse Backdrops by Lawn Fawn.

Although I've cut the final paper down to include it on my layout, I'll be keeping the extra bits to use in other projects - even on a smaller scale the misting and stamping make excellent backgrounds - so expect to see them making an appearance over the next few weeks. 

With such a colourful paper as the main focal point of the layout, I only needed a simple, but colourful background and a few, well chosen embellishments. To add a little bit of dimension, I've layered a tag, some cardstock from my scrap box and some ... um ... extra stamps.

Even I was a little shocked that I managed to include even more stamps, but those cute clouds and the sweet florals from Bon Voyage and Flutterby - both by Lawn Fawn - added just the right amount of whimsy. And I do like a bit of whimsy!


  1. You were top of my blog reader list today! Those clouds are so cool and go so well with the photo you chose.

    Katherine xoxo
    (formerly paperpocket in case you were wondering who the devil I am!)

  2. I sorted out all my chipboard alphas recently and saved the offcut sheet to do this and just haven't got round to it. Love the way you used it. Nice to have you back and scrappin'.

  3. Brilliant use of the left-over alpha as a stencil! Gorgeous page too

  4. Stunning page! I must try this!

  5. I really like this page Clair, the photo is gorgeous. I am so impressed with your use of stamps too, definitely a scrap lift coming on xxx

  6. Very nicely done! I am always interested to see the various ways people use their misters and I really like what you've done with yours here!

  7. Oh great job counterfeiting the paper - and I like how you used it on the layout as well.

  8. Clever idea..great LO!
    Alison xx


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