Saturday, August 23, 2014

Play Mixed Media Layout

Hi and welcome! I hope your weekend is off to a good start. There is a new CSI: Color, Stories, Inspiration case file:
My layout:
I made a mixed media layout, making flaps out of dry embossed paper leftover from a gelli printing session. I like to press embossed paper onto the plate to create patterns, and sometimes those papers come out even nicer than the actual prints. From the evidence items I used: wet medium, butterflies, and book paper: The journaling was inspired by the theme of making little books for your journaling, and the layout is also about a happy topic - one of our favourite outings, a really great playground, different from most other play areas I have seen. 

The background was covered with Tim Holtz new tissue wrap and coated with gesso. I added some stencilling on top with Broken China and Black Soot Distress Paint. I also stamped the background with a grungy circle stamp and Picked Raspberry paint.
The flaps were simply scored and folded, and are a great place for additional photos and for all my journaling. I wrote a lot about our memories from this place during the past three years or so. Everything from the toys and games we've played, to Anton being bitten by a huge termite ant. The butterflies were die cut from old book paper with the Butterfly Frenzy die.
The title letters were die cut with the Block Talk Lowercase die. I like that the letters are pretty narrow, so you can fit in a long word in a small space if you need to. My title is 'Play, Play and more Play'. The larger butterflies were die cut with the Mini Butterflies die.

All the flaps open, and inside each one I added an additional folded piece of paper, to give me even more space for photos and journaling.

I had fun using these embossed papers. Love that random application of paint.
Have a great weekend and I hope you can play along with us this week!
Happy crafting!
Surfaces: Neenah Smooth Solar White cardstock; Tim Holtz idea-ology: Postale Tissue Wrap; Ranger black cardstock; Daler & Rowney watercolour paper
Dies: Sizzix: Butterfly Frenzy, Mini Butterflies, Block Talk Lowercase
Stamps: Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous: Mini Muse
Paint: Distress Paint: Picked Raspberry, Broken China, Black Soot; various paints by Dina Wakley used for the prints
Stencils: Stamper's Anonymous Tim Holtz: Speckles, Bubbles
Embellishments: Tim Holtz idea-ology: Label Letters, Elements Tissue Tape


  1. Gorgeous - love the colours and the layout as well as that fabulous background. What a sweet little man he is Hildax

  2. Your LO is amazing. What a great way to use all those pretty pieces of papers up and add so much texture to a LO. And then to turn them into flaps so you could add more photos. Love it!
    The little book paper butterflies are a sweet touch.
    Perfect page for a busy little boy. Thanks for sharing the great ideas. :)


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