June 13, 2013

WOW, 2 Posts in a Row

Hi everyone, I'm really getting inspired to start more scrapbooking. It's partly due to the amazing photos of our Alaska trip, while the other part is due to this fun class I'm taking over at Big Picture Classes. This is a great site, not only do they have reasonably priced classes, but a selection of them are free. If you're a scrapbooker, you gotta check it out. Don't worry my stamps are still getting love. I just bought a bunch of great stamping stuff at my friend Kina's store The Stamproom. It's an online store and if you're in the Jacksonville, FL area, she'll probably have time for you to come over and shop! She has a wonderful selection of mixed media supplies, stamps and more! And no I'm not getting any kickbacks from these sites - LOL.
Anyhooo, onto today's post, I'm working on the Alaska album and here is one of the latest layouts...
I've been having trouble matching the amazing greens and blues in these pics, so I decided to take matters into my own hands. As any crafter knows, I have a TON of paper and I just can't bear to buy anymore, so I made my own...
The green paper is or I should say was a really, light pale green. I took a green ink pad that matched the pic better and inked up the paper. At first I used a Foam Applicator by Tim Holtz, but it wasn't giving me dark enough coverage, so I took the ink pad directly to the paper and used the applicator to spread out and smooth the ink. So at this point I just had green paper, so to add interest I added some background stamps in black Memento Ink. If you notice, I used the flowers that I made green as well. If you don't remember how I did, tune into yesterday's post. But I couldn't stop there because I wanted more green paper but with slightly different tones, so...
The green here was originally white glossy paper. I broke out my Alcohol Inks by Ranger and went to town with their Felt Applicator, (OK so it's the same applicator, I just changed the pad!) I also added a touch of the copper alcohol ink. Remember a little of this goes a long way. So after all that, this is how it came together.
Hope everyone has great day and happy crafting!

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