Thursday, April 26, 2012

Mastering Misting

I LOVE the look of Spray Mists...on other people's layouts!!  :)  HA!  But really, I own several different spray mists and I've used them before, but never felt I achieved the look I was going for.  Recently, Kim Watson hosted a class at Club CK, and used spray misting as one of the techniques.  She give some great tips, one being taking the nozzle out of the mist bottle and tapping it lightly to add larger splatters to your page. why didn't I think of that!!  :)  So ever since Kim's class, I have taken up a renewed interest in spray misting.  I attended my monthly crop this past Friday night and 3 of the 4 layouts I completed, included spray mist!  I think that just might be a record for me!!  :)  So I wanted to share one of those layouts today, using one of my favorite new CHA releases...MME Miss Caroline.

I used October Afternoon's Strawberry Cream Sprinkler for this page.  First I sprayed my background and then removed the nozzle, to create the larger mist splatters.  I also used the mist on the MME wooden butterfly accent.  I love the soft look it created on the butterfly.  I am definitely happy with the result of the misting on this layout, and I think it may be showing up on a lot of future layouts!!  :)

Products Used:  

Patterned Paper, Brads, & Large Wooden Butterfly:  My Mind's Eye
Smaller Butterflies:  Studio Calico
Thickers:  American Crafts
Mini Market Stickers & Sprinklers:  October Afternoon
Punch:  Martha Stewart
Washi Tape:  SEI
Stick Pins:  Recollections
Baker's Twine:  The Twinery
Doilies:  Hobby Lobby 


  1. I'm trying to incorporate more misting abut am so scraed soemtimes! Love the soft feel of this and the soft layers.

  2. Beautiful layout. I've just started experimenting with mists and haven't gotten the knack. I think part of the reason is that I'm afraid of it. Thanks for the hint.

  3. your misting looks great, love that pink colored mist you used, the perfect touch and it looks great on the wood butterfly, I need to try that, very pretty layout Ashley :)

  4. Wow these scrapbooks of yours are heirlooms to you future generations, they are so magical and nostalgic.
    Actually if I hadn't bought my mom a replacement Tracfone LG500g qwerty keyboard phone to replace the one that drowned in the washing machine the other day for mothers day, I would rather have made a scrap book page of the family together. The phone was only $20 & $7/mnth for service anyway.
    That scrapbook page you make is really worth framing on the family tree wall in the house.
    Thanks for your great, beautiful, inspirational ideas, I'm really motivated to make a few photo scrapbook pages for Xmas or mothers and fathers day.

  5. This is beautiful! How do you keep your paper from curling up? I have several misters too, but when I've used them it seems to cause my background paper to curl even when I heat it with a heat gun. Would love any tips you have! THanks!

  6. Beautiful Ashley! Adorable pictures! Love the wooden butterfly and your misting looks great! I will admit misting intimidates me and I need to give it a try more often.

  7. Love your misting! It looks so good! I find that whenever I do it, it just never looks that good! I thought it was kind of funny though that we both posted layout with Dollies on them today :)

  8. The misting looks great and really works to tie the LO together.

  9. This is super pretty- and I think your little bit of misting is just perfect here.
    Lovin' the washi tape and the stick pins on the butterfly too- beautiful work!!

  10. Love the page! I almost always only use the mists that way!!

  11. Your page is lovely and the misting is perfect! Like an expert did it!!

  12. What a great tip!!! Thanks for sharing that!!! I loveeeeeeeeeeee your lo!! I love love love the colors, the twine, the misting and loving the photos!!

  13. This is so pretty Ashley. I love the doilies, the soft colors and your misting! Awesome work!!