Saturday, August 2, 2014

Life Adventures Layout

Hello and welcome! I have a mixed-media layout to share with you today, using Tim Holtz stamps and Derwent Inktense blocks. Its for a collaborative CSI:Color, Stories, Inspiration and Scrap365 case file.

My layout:

I went with the adventure theme for this layout and created a little scene. From the evidence items in the case file I used: clouds, birds hot-air balloons, dots, labels and string. I painted a background with Inktense blocks, and used a block to splatter some darker blue into the first wash while it was still wet. I left the paper white where I wanted the clouds to be and later I decided to smear on some light molding paste as clouds.

The background was stamped with various stamps. My favourite birds were stamped with Stormy Sky, first misting with water. The alphabet background was stamped with Watering Can. When the clouds were dry, I used Iced Spruce to paint a cloud shadow.

The hot-air balloons were stamped on Specialty Stamping Paper and coloured with Distress Inks (Shabby Shutters, Antique Linen and Old Paper). I added some rub-ons to the background. The chains for the swing on the photo were a little too thin, so I used twine instead.

The arrows and the city were stamped with Iced Spruce, first misting with water. I added some more rub-ons on top.

Thank you for stopping by today! Enjoy your weekend!!

Happy crafting!


Surfaces: Daler & Rowney watercolour paper; Ranger Specialty Stamping Paper
Stamps: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Random Quotes, Rock Star, Here & There, School Desk, Mini Muse, Paris to London, Remnants
Ink: Ranger Archival Ink: Jet Black, Watering Can; Distress Ink: Stormy Sky, Iced Spruce, Shabby Shutters, Old Paper, Antique Linen
Paint: Derwent Inktense Blocks
Medium: Golden Artist Paint: Light Molding Paste
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Words Remnant Rubs, Life Quotes Remnant Rubs, Paper Strings Solids


  1. Wow, I love your beautiful layout! The clouds are fantastic and I love your placement of the hot air balloons. Anne x

  2. Wow this is amazing!You are so creative!Totally bowled over by the design.

  3. Love this layout. Very creative.

  4. This page is really amazing, full of inspiration for me! I love those soft clouds!

  5. Beautiful work! Those clouds are amazing!

  6. You have created another wonderful scene. Your layouts are like the illustrations you would find in a childrens book and I am sure that your little boy loves to look at your layouts. Wonderful keepsakes.

  7. Those clouds are fantastic. And I love how you have the photo hanging from one of the balloons. Too cute. And I'm always in awe of your ability to layer so many different elements so beautifully.

  8. I marvel at how you put different things together!


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