Sunday, October 16, 2011

Creative Scrapbook Diva Challenge/Altering Cardstock

For the second of my two October "Change it up Paper Challenges", I used stamping and distress inks.
Inspired by a Tim Holtz technique and scrapbook page.

1. For this design, I used the 3 colors on one stamp. Once the stamp is covered with ink, mist the stamp directly with 3-4 sprays of water.
2. Press the stamp directly on paper and lift quickly. Repeat the stamping 2-3 more times spraying the stamp with water again if necessary. Each time you press the stamp the image will be lighter in color, faded.
3. Immediately dry the wet images with a heat tool. This dries the puddles of dye and water creating a watercolor look. I also like the look if the water get blown around a bit in the drying process.
4. Wipe off the stamp with a towel and repeat steps 1-3, several times creating your design over the entire sheet of paper for a background page.

For me, the paper still needed to be muddied up. Additional steps for this lay-out include:
1. Tear strips of dry paper you created above.
2. Using a cloth, lightly rub the same colors of ink over the designs.
3. Use the mister to spray the whole strip, your table will get wet and there may be some dripping of dye.
4. Use the heat tool to set your new watercolor look.
5.Ink the edges of the paper.

-The tag, which will be tucked down under the paper, strip was made with alcohol inks on a ribbed paper I had in my stash of "found" supplies.
-I added metal brads, ect and chains to match the chains on the tires.

This post and the last post are for my October challenges through the Creative Scrapbook Diva website. I am providing a RAK, random act of kindness gift, for the challenges. Link up through the site for either of these challenges you may win the items below.
To stay with the theme of the challenges, I included a way to add dimension to paper with the "paper effects". In the future, I may have challenges with clay and other ways to get texture within lay-outs and projects. One package of clay is translucent as it can be used for photo transfers. And the trim is just for FUN!

Luisa's explosion card challenge with the Creative Scrapbooking Diva's was really fun to do with the kids. But I had to make one too!!!!! See her CSD link for full instructions.

The message inside reads:

When witches go riding and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers,
"tis near Halloween."

The purple ones were my 7 & 9 yr old kids take on the challenge.


Luisa said...

Wow Lisa! They are beautiful. thanks for playing and glad you have fun with the kids!

Scrappy Gifts said...

It's so fun making your own patterned paper! Love the colors you chose. Great explosion card too, perfect for Halloween!
Thanks for linking to Scrappy Saturdays!

Naturally Me Creations said...

I love what you did with that layout, using your own stamped design on the looks gorgeous! :)