Love Your Smile Layout

Love Your Smile

Today I’d like to share a scrapbook layout that I completed over the long weekend.  I was inspired to do this layout from the Sunday Sketch posting on Studio Calico this week.     I’ve wanted to use these cool wood veneer cameras on a layout and this was the perfect opportunity to mix them with some Amy Tangerine Sketchbook paper.    I considered misting the wood but with this paper it looked better keeping them natural, they have this beautiful warm color to the wood that’s so lovely.  I’ll mist some for another project. 

Here’s the sketch:  (based on Amy Tan’s layout)  I like the way this sketch has multiple borders and was inspired to do a layout.  I was creating some paper flowers Sunday night  so when I saw this it was a good distraction and break from that project.

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Here’s my layout:    I expanded it to a two page layout.  I always have more than a few photos I want to use so I rarely do one page layouts.    Moved the journaling to the far right side and then made a nice box to contain all of the wood cameras. 

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I sure love the bright colors and sketchy designs in this collection.   It might not immediately pop out as being something to use for baby girl layouts but it sure is perfect!    This blue graph paper on the background is called “Gwyneth’s Graph” and I am going to say it was named for our baby Gwenyth. (not really but fun when there’s a connection like this)   All the more perfect to use for Gwen’s layout!    I hope Amy will do more collections with bright colors in the future because I can’t get enough of Sketchbook (made a vase of paper flowers with the Silhouette that I’ll share soon). 

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Supplies: Pattern paper – Amy Tangerine Sketchbook Collection (American Crafts), Wood Veneer Cameras- Studio Calico, Letters-Thickers (American Crafts) and Making Memories

applying color mist and using masks

In case you haven’t ever used spray color mists and are wondering “how should I use my color mist?” Here are a few step by step photos I wanted to share from the misting process (with the wood veneer butterflies) to guide you along.   For this project I used Mister Huey’s spray color mists by Studio Calico.  More info about the colors I used can be found in this post that shows the final cards. 

Step 1: arrange your shapes on the background paper

  • Use a box as the surface for your misting so that you don’t have to worry about the mist travelling.  I opened up a medium mailing box and it was the perfect size.
  • Practice spraying on scrap paper first a few times before starting.

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Step 2: Apply the mist

  • Review the amount of color on the paper, add more if you want a darker treatment
  • If you end up doing too much start over (remember you have two sides of the wood if you want to leave it on the finished project).

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  • I sprayed this one again (photo below) because I wasn’t happy with how it turned out the first time. I liked the result from the second treatment better than the first. You’ll notice the second butterfly from the top is darker than the colors at that section and it’s because of the first spray.

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Step 3: Let the color dry.

  • The paper will dry very quickly. 
  • When dying the wood veneer shapes let it sit longer because the wood takes a bit for it to dry. You don’t want it to spread to non sprayed pieces of paper. (like the stars on my two page layout)
  • The butterflies I used on the stacked card took the longest to dry because I sprayed them a lot and wanted the color pigment to be as dark as possible.
  • I had to wait for the tops to dry before I could stack and glue them together

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Step 4: Assemble your cards & layouts!

  • You can use the background space created by the mask
  • You can also use the shape that was sprayed
  • You can also keep them together to create a stunning look (with a nice white edge around the wood shape)
  • I was able to use all of the positive & negative pieces that I created with the mists.  It will give you a nice set of many cards and scrapbook pages as a result! 

When you try your mists I’d love to see what you create, please share! 

butterfly cards and winners

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Hello, I’d like to thank everyone who visited Laurel Lane on Friday & over the weekend for the exciting ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop.  It was such fun to participate in this event and most of all I really loved “meeting” so many new people through all of the comments on the post.   

It’s really exciting to see how by just taking photos of your crafty work you can share with so many people around the world.  One my favorite things about scrapbooking is being able inspire others to want to use a particular product, create new things and get ideas.  I really love it and would love to see the results when you try out Mr. Huey’s mists or the wood veneer shapes.    Please do “lift” anything that you see, as a result I’ll have a big smile on my face. 

Also, thank you to all of you who decided you’d like to see more of my projects and started following Laurel Lane!!  (Heidi, Miriam, Karey, Mo, Cathy, Ruth, Jen, Cathryn, Jessica, Ashley, Gail, Cindy, Deborah, Marcia, Megan, Brenda, Beatrice, Sandi, Deb, Laura, Kathy, Kerys, and Beatrice L.)  I love interacting with other scrapbookers through this blog and can’t wait to get to know you better. 

Congratulations to Megan Smith who won the $20.00 gift card from ScrapbookSteals.com!  I am sure it won’t be hard to use that gift card on one of the upcoming awesome steals! 

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Now on to the winner for my drawing…. I exported all of the comments into excel and picked a random number from all of the comments by followers. 

Ashley Starkey your comment was selected!

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I am going to send you a box with some scrapbooking goodies. Including card #3 made with the boss lady color mist and the wood veneer butterflies. (photo below)   Hooray for you!

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Later this week, I’ll be sharing a few photos from the misting process and some tips I learned.  I also hope to try out some of the other wood veneer shapes (arrows, hearts, cameras) soon.  I just need to find some good papers to pair them with.