Wednesday, June 13, 2012

You're a Sweet Treat!

Good morning! Today at Practical Scrappers we are sharing designs with natural elements and I created this design using My Mind's Eye Indie Chic line, some cork and cotton twine. Natural elements can add such texture and interest to a design and there are so many to choose from: Feathers, shells, and wood.


I splattered some acrylic paint on the patterned back ground. If you love the splatter acrylic paint because it is thicker and adds some dimension, I usually thin it with a paint brush and a bit of water. I also used thick acrylic paint and smeared it with my finger (thanks Audrey!) It made a great spot for my title!

I purchased the cork from Two Scrapbook Friends and it is thin enough to put through your punches or even your Silhouette (check your blades and settings). Here I used a scalloped circle punch to create my flower centres. I hope you'll pop by Practical Scrappers and see what my fellow Scrappers have to inspire you!

I also want to announce the winner of my prize from the Celebrate Dad blog hop! Thank you to all of you who follow me and left lovely comments. The winner is Louise! I have emailed Louise and will make sure she gets her winnings very soon!

Until next time, keep doing what you love,
Christa

10 comments:

  1. So much amazing visual and tactile texture on here - wonderful layout, my friend!

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  2. Oh love all the texture, the white paints makes everything pop! Great layout!

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  3. I absolutely LOVE this layout, Christa!!

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  4. I love the cork and the paint!! I also love that zigzag border across the bottom, great layout!!

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  5. Fabulous layout Christa! All your details are amazing, but I really like the addition of the cork elements!
    Joanne xo

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  6. love this layout, nice switch up from the conventional girly colours and your little dolly still looks so sweet . lots of fun techniques too!

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  7. I'm always afraid to use paint--but your painting/smearing/splattering has inspired me! LOVE the papers and design! FAB page:)

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  8. What a wonderful layout, Christa! Love the spattering and you used the papers just beautifully!

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  9. Fabulous layout Christa! Love your design and colors!

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  10. Louise (Mamilou)June 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

    Told you already: love that layout. But about what kind of challenge you created for us at the 2SF Forum with that gorgeous LO.... humm that's another story!

    And thank you. Can't wait to see the prize I won!

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