New mask, old stash.
Hello, this is Louise with my first post for the new Hey Little Magpie blog. I have taken a break from scrapping for a few months due to a busy schedule, and when I went to browse the store to choose what I wanted to work with, my mojo was a little overwhelmed with all the choice. I decided to ease myself back into things slowly, choosing only a mask to use with some of my old stash… of which I have an obscene amount!
This gorgeous Teresa Collins mask caught my eye straight away, even though it’s a little more fancy than I would usually go for. On my first LO I created a partial background onto white card stock using a selection of mists. I used scrap paper to block off the areas I didn’t want the ink to go on.
Even though I really liked the subtle result, I can never just leave it at one layer…
so I added a bit of stamping using a selection of stamps from different manufacturers..
And some washi tape…
Once I was happy with my background I selected some embellishments by American Crafts and Freckled Fawn, and a selection of papers that I possibly wanted to use… you’ve probably gathered that I don’t really approach scrapping with a set plan of what I want to create!
After a bit of paper shuffling and choosing, discarding and re-selecting embellishments I completed this LO which tells the story of the fab photo of my crazy Thing 3 and his friend.
My next LO is much brighter and chaotic to capture the essence of the Manchester Colour Run that me and Thing 1 took part in this year.
I used hairspray before misting with vibrant colours on to wite card, and sprinkled with clear embossing powder whilst still wet. This creates a really lovely subtle textured effect, that is really difficult to see in photos.
The LO was completed with a mix of bright washi tapes, a gorgeous wood veneer frame, a cute little paper clip an a mix of thickers (which is a great way to use up all those part sets we all have).
My final LO uses some gorgeous cork paper as the background… I have had this for so long, and never been sure how to use it. I think the contrast of the misted white card against the cork is just perfect. When I misted the card I directed the mist from the one side to get a gradated effect.
I used washi tape on the cork embellishment and a sentiment roller stamp over the top. The little cup was made from scraps of paper and outlined with a black pen.
After working on these LOs my mojo has been fired up and I am ready to jump back in with both feet. If you ever feel like you’ve lost your way with scrapping, or feel overwhelmed by all the products that are available, have a go at limiting yourself to just one new tool that you can use with some of your old products… it’s guaranteed to wet your whistle.
Don’t forget to come back regularly to see what the rest of the Creative Team have produced.
Happy scrapping magpies.