Hohe Wand – hybrid layout step-by-step

Happy Tuesday! I know I promised to share a step-by-step for my „Hohe Wand“ layout a while back and it actually took me much longer than planned to post it here, but better late than never.

This is the layout once again:

and it is made with this kit:

I am using the digital kits designed by The Nifty Pixel to create hybrid layouts and I love the process. Well, it is kind of a mixture this time again, as I first combined various elements from the kit to create my own background paper to start with.

So as you can see I´ve first created my own background paper from various elements of the kit/collection on the grid background paper pattern and then printed that piece with my Epson color printer. I use A3 paper for this purpose and the paper is just a little bit too small on one side, but it does not bother me at all, as you can hardly tell the difference. So we are not talking about quite a true 12×12 inch sized paper here.

And while I was at it, I also printed out more papers and designs. The papers get printed as they are, but the little design elements and bits get arranged on a A3 sized paper and first then printed. In the end the printed piece looks like this:

..and then I usually just fussy cut those pieces I want to use for the particular layout that is under contruction. This time I chose to use a yellow cardstock (from my own stash) underneath the hybrid background paper (this is a great way to use those cardstock pieces that have been hiding in a drawer for a long time..). AND this way no one will notice that the hybrid paper size is slightly smaller than 12×12 inch :-)…

I then added some black ink splatters to go with the background. Again using my all time favorite black ink by Tattered Angels.

Next I used a white marker to draw some „droplets“ onto the background. This adds even more texture and interest.

Finally I grabbed my dearly beloved  The Crafter´s Workshop stencils to add some golden texture paste thru here and there. This adds even more interest and texture to the background.

Next I stamped some circles onto the background using Finnabair´s stamps with black stamp ink.

Then I added a fussy cut sentiment (from the collection) – just a little piece of it to go with every single photo. That should add to the journaling of the page and guides the eye along the page and photos nicely.

After that I wanted to add a date stamp to go with the photos. I´ve noticed it very usefull :-). That way I can later remember which year we went hiking… in a couple of years time it will be hard to remember the exact time and date.

Finally, I outlined the grid paper with a black pen and highlighted the title using the same pen. This way the title stands out more from the background and the black outline adds a nice contrast to the page.

I really enjoy creating these hybrid layouts!
Hope you will give Em´s kits a try – I promise you will not regret it!

Happy (hybrid) scrapbooking,
xxx, Sanna

A friend is – Mixed Media Card Challenge September reveal

And just like that another new month just started! It is time to share the Mixed Media Card Challenge blog´s September challenge:

So the theme is friendship and as an optional element you are asked to use a ribbon on your card.

And here comes the card I created for this months reveal:

and here is how I created the card:

First I applied some golden paste thru a The Crafter´s Workshop stencil (mini rug) onto the card base and let that layer dry.

While the card base was drying, I sprayed a piece of lace with apricot Chalkboard spray ink by Tattered Angels.

And while the ribbon was drying, I went over and stamped a friendship themed sentiment/quote (by Kaisercraft) on a piece of white cardstock with VersaMark ink and then applied clear embossing powder over it. Then I heat set the powder.

Finally I went over the embossed sentiment area with orange Distress Ink, fussy cut the piece and glued all the pieces on their place. Finally I also added a piece of matching orange ribbon to go with the lace and some golden pearls to match the pasted, stenciled background pattern.

I hope you find the time to join us for the September challenge!!! For more details (rules and more inspiration) go to the MMCC blog.

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna