I didn't have a layout appearing in this issue, but still created one just for today, that shows some of the techniques discussed in Mixed Media Scrapbooking.
*Products Used: Patterned Paper, Stickers, Buttons, Tin Pin: October Afternoon; Wood Veneers, Spray Mist; Chevron Mask: Studio Calico; Thickers: American Crafts; Punch: Marvy; Tags: EK Success; Embossing Machine: Sizzix
I incorporated several Mixed Media elements into this layout...one of my favorites, being Spray Mist. I chose a neutral text paper from October Afternoon for my background and then used the fun Chevron mask and Mr. Huey's Spray Mist from Studio Calico, to create a fun pattern in my background. After I misted, I removed the nozzle from the Spray Mist bottle and tapped it over my page to create some bigger drops of mist over the background. Two other Mixed Media elements I included, are the embroidery floss and the metal rimmed tags. These both add great texture to my layout, without adding a lot of bulk.
I was really excited to play around with some of the amazing 9 to 5 collection from October Afternoon, that I just received last week. In looking at the whole collection, you might think that it's not geared for children's pages, but I had a lot of fun adapting it to work for my page. There is a fun vintage office theme to this collection and I included a few of my own office supplies to go along with the line. I used an index card for my journaling area and the metal tags are available at any office store and are usually used to hold keys, because they are perfect for labeling what they are for.
And I know, after stopping along the way on this Hop, you have seen tons of great inspiration and that you are hoping to get your hands on a copy of this Issue. Well, I have good news!! CK is giving me a copy of Mixed Media Scrapbooking to give away to one lucky winner. Here's what you can do to win:
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Make sure you continue along the Hop and make a visit to the very talented Iris Uy. Iris has several amazing layouts in this issue! And just in case, you haven't visited through all of the Blogs, here is a complete listing of everyone participating in the Hop:
Paper Crafters Corner
The Scrap Review
You also have the opportunity, to check out the bonus online content for Mixed Media Scrapbooking HERE. And, if you would like to purchase a copy of this issue for yourself, a family member, or a friend, you can do so HERE.
And here is a little sneak peek of what you will find in this issue. I know after seeing a few of these pages, you'll definitely want to head out and grab a copy today!!