July 16, 2013

Create A Background With Mists & Stencils

For this layout, I used two 12*12 stencils to create the background. This one from The Crafter's Workshop (it comes in 6*6 and 12*12 sizes), and this cute camera one from Prima. The Crafter's Workshop stencil is really perfect for getting that splattered look, without the risk. And I love cameras on my pages. Always.
I used Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Primrose and Gold. For the camera one, I only misted in the spot where I wanted the pattern. It's a subtle effect, but adds interest.
Here's the finished page:

Crate Paper The Pier.
Could there be a more perfect summer line? I think not. This page is mostly embellished with chipboard pieces and die cuts from The Pier. That cute jar I used for the journaling is from Lucky Charm by Dear Lizzy. And a few enamel dots are always good. I matted the white cardstock onto two layers of patterned paper, to frame the page. There are a couple of vellum pieces behind the photo and the papers matting it, it adds softness and creates a delicate layered look.
Looking on the page now, I think I should have used a different color for the journaling, that black is a bit too strong for the other colors on that page. Next time:)
Here are some close-ups (that stencil is sooo great!):

Thanks for visiting!


  1. I love this! I can't wait to get my hands on The Pier! The background is amazing and I love how you used two stencils, haven't thought of that! Thank you for showing!

  2. really pretty layout! love how you created your own background and it goes so well with The Pier!

  3. FABULOUS!! I loving the stamped background! I need to do that more!

  4. I am LOVING that background!! Great layout.

  5. Really pretty page - I love The Pier!

  6. I have yet to delve into the mist and stencil stuff, but I keep seeing posts like these and don't think I'm going to be able to stay away from it for long :D The colors in this are perfect!

  7. אוהבת מאוד את העבודות שלך. אש קטנה