Ravishing ribbon – Off the Rails Scrapbooking

Hello there, today I´m sharing a post which I created for the Off The Rails Scrapbooking blog! Not only do I own lots and lots of washi tape, I also have managed to gather and hoard quite a few boxes full of all kinds of ribbons. I have lace, velvet, organza..you name it! I recently had been using netting (like the one that comes with veggies from the grocery store) on a few cards and I used it as a stencil and thought that this technique would probably also work with ribbons. So I went and tried the idea out:

 I first took a piece of blue plain cardstock (also a color I don´t use that often, so good for this kind of experiments) and placed a wide lace ribbon over the paper and protected the rest of the cardstock with a piece of printing paper. I then sprayed the lace with white ink (Dylusions) and then carefully removed the lace after I was done with spraying.

This is the result. A lovely lace pattern. I then added some ink splatters for additional interest. You know me, I just cannot live without ink splatters :).

Next I placed the wet side of the ribbon over/towards the blue cardstock and used a brayer to press the wet ink onto the paper. This now created a really nice opposite image of the ribbon. You have to be fairly quick as the ink soaks into the ribbon and dries up quite fast.

This is how the finished cardstock piece looks like.

And this is what I made out of that paper. I really like the look of these Christmas cards!

I also made a second piece and used it as a layout background. Now just imagine the possibilities here! You can not only use those ribbons, but also find ways to use up your colored cardstock tones you might otherwise not want to use.

Have fun experimenting!!!

1000 Schritte

Hi, today I am sharing with you my take on the first scrapbooking layout for the supreme scrap tournament challenge. This is the very first layout (or mixed media project) challenge and it was a bit tricky for me, as I never make double layouts. Talk about a challenge!!

Other requirements:

  • Theme: 1000 steps from home
  • Make a double layout or double mixed media project that shows where your live
  • But it all has to be within 1000 steps from your home!!!!
  • For example you could make photos of your favorite tree, busstop, house as long it is within 1000 steps of your home!

And then don´ts: no spray inks allowed, no single photo layouts (min. 3 photos), don´t hide the journaling (use visible one with at least 50 words).

So all elements in there I hardly ever do, multiple pages, multiple photos and two pages and NO SPRAY INKS!! Well…if you know me good, these are all things that are hard for me :). But I tackled the task and here is my take:

What did I do? I first chose a patterned paper by 7 Dots Studio (yes..the paper has all kinds of color splodges and splatters on it, and as it is already on the paper = no actual ink spray used!!). I combined that paper with kraft cardstock, took my brayer and some acrylic paint and rolled differend paint colours with a brayer onto the surface. The I let it dry and stamped with grey and black stamp ink all kinds of stamp images onto the background. After that I cut some journaling tags and placed them onto their places (inked the edges with black ink). Next I took out some 3rd Eye chipboard and used a Copic marker to color them black. Also added some Stickles over the heart areas for more detail. The clouds are also by 3rd Eye and I inked the edges with Distress Ink and added Crackle Accents over the clouds – I love that look! Then I just added some badges for decoration, the title and some sticker words and the journaling. Which by the way I QUITE long :). And in the end I am really happy with the result. I used black and white photos, so I could really play with the colours. Even if I don´t make it to the next round, I am glad I joined, as this double page really turned out nice. I kinda like it!!

Here are some details:

So, that is all for now, wishing everyone lots of luck!!
xoxo, Sanna

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