ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop – Mr. Huey’s Color Mists

Today I am excited to take part in the ScrapbookSteals August blog hop.  I’ve made some cards and a scrapbook layout to share with you.  You should be coming here from Dana Tartar’s blog, if you’d like to start from the top of the blog hop list visit Scrapbook Steals for the link to the start.    There are fun prizes to be won!   

For this project we were each sent a particular scrapbooking supplies from Scrapbook Steals to use in a project.  I am thrilled to be able to introduce you to Mr. Huey’s Color Mists by Studio Calico.   This is an amazing product that you are going to LOVE having in your scrapbook supply closet (if you don’t already)! 

I was received a pinkish/reddish color called Boss Lady Rose Patronne.  Here’s a picture of the spray.

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The first thing I did was do some research to figure out how to use the color mists.  I have not tried them before and I am so glad that I was introduced to color mist (finally!).  I decided that it would be fun to use the wood veneer shapes (butterfly & stars) also by Studio Calico to show the power of the color mists.  You could also use die cuts from your punches, masks and really any shape as the item that you mist. 

Card #1-A Tiny Bird with a Big Song

For this card I arranged 4 butterflies and then misted the entire sheet of paper.  I wanted to highlight the negative space that’s created by using the mist. The large size of the butterflies makes the background stand out.  

After doing the spraying, I wasn’t sure how I’d use the pink misted portion of the paper with the butterflies and I was thrilled when I found some paper that matched the pink almost exactly!   Then I trimmed the pink panel down to be part of this 5×7 card and added two strips of pattern paper.   The supplies for these first two cards are actually from a past ScrapbookSteal purchase (My Minds Eye-Follow Your Heart Collection).   I love that there was a butterfly button in the MME collection to add to the butterfly theme going on with the wood shapes. 

The fun part about misting is the unevenness of the spray. On the left bottom side of the card and the right side it’s not evenly colored and it gives the paper a nice handmade/antique look. 

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This card is smaller than the first so I used only two butterfly silhouettes and for the third I used an embellishment.  The entire pink part was created with the mist spray.  I was excited to use the shiny pearl brads in the middle of the butterflies.  Spraying the paper & the butterflies was a really beautiful process and plan to do another post showing some of the step by step photos.

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Card #3-Hooray for You

I used the same Boss Lady mist here but you can see when the mist is applied to the wood it’s darker than on the paper above.  It is almost red here.  It was really easy to spray the wood and the color absorbs quickly.  Once the shapes were dry I glued them to the front of this card to create dimensional card. 

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After seeing the red mist I knew I’d like to try a few others so I decided to use Buttercup and Heirloom Blue.  Having a few colors will give you the opportunity to mix the colors as I have done on this next set of projects. 

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Card #4- Thanks a Million

I sprayed the butterflies and when they dried stacked them on top of each other to add to the front of this card.  They create a nice effect when combined together like this.  I was excited to find some paper (Cosmo Cricket Social Club) in my stash that would work well with these colors.   

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Card #5 – Just a Note

For the next card I wanted to use all three colors together so I started with the blue, then added the yellow and pink.  I love how the colors mix and you see there’s even some green where the blue & yellow mixed. 

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Card #6 – I Love Remembering

For this last card I did the same thing as the card above but this time I wanted to keep the wood veneer butterfly in place on the front of this card.  There’s a nice white outline around the wood after you spray and it creates a fun effect to make them pop out.  If you make a mistake and have to start over while spraying you can flip the wood shapes over and use the other side.  Each item created will never be the same as another! 

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Layout – I’m a Big Brother Now

Last I’d like to share a two page scrapbook layout.  I used two page sketch #15 found at Sketch Support for this layout.   Originally I wanted to use a masking template (studio calico bubbles or circle graph) that creates a background but I had a hard time figuring out how to make it work on a layout.  I didn’t want it to overpower all the patterns in the papers.  I think the masks are great for cards because then I can control the size/shape better.  However, I do hope to find a layout where I can try them with other patterns too.    

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In order to use the color mist in this layout I sprayed the wood veneer stars and glued them to the bottom edge of the pattern paper.  I love when you can take embellishments (wood stars) from one collection and mix them with a totally different collection such as this Amy Tangerine star/stripe paper & thickers (Get Around, Work In Progress, Stars Stripes & Stiches).    The wood stars vary in size and are close to the same size as the stars on the pattern paper.  I thought they created a nice border and tied in well with the “big brother” pajamas the boys are wearing.    One last thing I went back and forth about was spraying random blue mist spots across the bottom wave of the white paper.  What do you think?  Should I add more mist to this layout? 

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Thanks for coming to Laurel Lane, taking the time to read through and view my projects!    I hope you’ll give these awesome Mr. Huey’s color mists by Studio Calico a try.  There are so many possibilities!  One of the thing I like the most is the size, they are nice & compact.  After making a few projects you can use up the bottle giving you room to try other colors. 

Please leave a comment below if you’d like to be entered to win a $20.00 gift certificate to  Comments need to be posted by Sunday, August 12th at 11:59 PM MST.   Winner will be announced on ScrapbookSteals.

Also, I’ll be announcing a separate LUCKY winner of some great scrapbooking supplies.  In order to be eligible for this prize become a follower of Laurel Lane (only if you’d like to see my posts regularly) and leave a comment below.  I’ll select a random winner from the followers & commenters.    

Next Up Visit:   Rebecca Ednie’s blog to see her amazing creations with Mr. Huey’s Color Mists.

  1. ScrapbookSteals
  2. Rebecca Keppel – My Cluttered Corner
  3. Joan Borgelt  – The Gov’s Place
  4. Dana Tatar  – They Call Me Tartar Salad
  5. Laurel Geisbush – Laurel Lane  (You are Here)
  6. Rebecca Ednie  – Eclectic Endeavours  (> Go here next >>) 
  7. Julie Odil – Muddy Paws & Inky Fingers
  8. Patricia Flores – Harmony, Health & Faith

We hope you enjoy the blog hop!  Happy Hopping!   Thanks for your comments!!


129 thoughts on “ScrapbookSteals Blog Hop – Mr. Huey’s Color Mists

  1. Wow, wow, wow! I think they layered butterflies are my favorite, but all of your projects are amazing!! Thanks so much for participating in our blog hop! You’ve inspired me!

  2. Oh my WORD!!! I don’t think I could be any more in love with your projects. I really MUST get my hands on some SC wood veneer to try my hand at them!! Fantastic!

  3. WOW! You really knocked it out of the park!!! AWESOME everything!!! I esp. love the “just a note” card.
    I am definitely following your blog now (by email)! Yea!
    ♥Heidi Myers

  4. Wow! You created a ton of stuff and I love your style! I’m a new follower 🙂 This is a great set of projects. It’s too hard to pick a favorite. Thanks for including a layout too, love the curved line at the bottom!

  5. WOW! You showed so many projects-love how you took this challenge to heart 🙂 I’ve never used the veneer embellishments before, now I may just have to get some… About your LO, I think it would look nice to add some spray along the bottom of the page, just a little. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. I’ve never tried the ink mist and think I need to give them a try now. Love all your cards and the variety of ways you used the wooden butterflies.

  7. Gosh – very smart to use the wood veneers as a mask as well… I am a huge fan of efficiency!! Consider me a new follower! Cheers and thanks Laurel!

    • Thanks Cathy! Very happy to have you as a follower! The wood is great cause you can use it to create the shape and then you have all the left over beautifully colored peices. I did all of this with just one pack too!

  8. You really shared a ton! These are great ideas for how to use mists. I love the “just a note” card the best, but you did such a great job of trying different techniques and showing how they turned out! Thanks so much for sharing!

  9. Oh my! You did a lot of work here and it is all great! I just got some wood veneer cameras I will have to try this with. Thanks!

  10. Cards #s 5&6 were my favorites 🙂 The use of color and the way you blended them is wonderful. I can’t wait to try this myself. Thanks!

  11. AMAZING ART!! Very cool use of +/- spaces. & since I adore butterflies you won me over. I’m really glad you decided to go & use more than one color especially on different mediums! The wood stars & butterflies are amazing & the use of the 3 to produce a rainbow of colors was beautiful & the card extraordinary!! I also ❤ 'd t6 r multi-colored stacked butterflies on 1 card. Excellent projects & choices. Thanx for all of your work! & YES, YOU SHOULD SPRITZ SOME MORE SPRAY ON THE 2pg. LAYOUT!!

    • Hi Stacey, Thanks for checking everything out and for your comments. Ok, I’ll do some spritz using Julie’s flick tip and then see if it needs a spray too! I’ll share the results of the makeover. 🙂

  12. Beautiful cards and I loved how you got so much versatility out of the butterflies. Great use of the mists. Thanks for the inspiration. Really enjoyed viewing your work!

  13. HI Laurel- I’m a fellow hopper with you this weekend! Just wanted to say how much I enjoyed your work! Those cards are so much fun and you gave some great ideas!

  14. LOVE love love all those beautiful cards (especially card #3)… so gorgeous!!! And I really LOVE your adorable LO!!! I’m a new follower via email too 🙂

  15. I have to be honest and say tha tI wasn’t sold on trying mists until I saw your cards! OMG, they are amazing, thanks for showing how fun and versatile they can be!!

  16. Great projects!!! Love how you mixed the colors in a “rainbow” effect and love the layered butterflies. Oh, I also love how you used the stars as a “strip or border”. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  17. Can’t believe you’d never used mists before – these projects turned out beautifully! I especially like your rainbow cards- so pretty how the colors have mixed together!

  18. Amazing work!! I love how you showed how to use the veneers to mask and also how you can color the veneers with your Mr Huey’s!

    P.S. I am a new follower via Google Reader!

  19. Wow! I’m quite impressed that these are your first projects created with mist. You could’ve told me that you were a seasoned veteran and I would’ve believed it. Love love love your cards and LO. I especially like how you used all three mists together to spritz that background. Great work! I’m a new follower of your blog, by the way 🙂

  20. Wow! Six gorgeous cards!!! And I don’t even think I can pick a favorite! I love the look of the stacked butterflies though…but they really are all so pretty. Fabulous layout too!

  21. I am enjoying your projects with the mists 🙂 I must say, though, that the other projects on your blog ( like the buntings and the owls) are amazingly inspiring! I am definitely following you and have signed up already. I love your clean style and I am looking forward to more inspiration 🙂

  22. Wow, I love how you used the butterflies to make all those cards. Terrific. I just became a follower of yours also. Thanks for the chance to win.

  23. I love the use of the positive and negatives. Never leaving anything unused. These are beautiful. Thank you. Now following.

  24. I love love love the cards (but then I’m partial to butterflies!) and the layout is awesome; one of my favorite things to scrapbook – brothers! beautiful and yes a few splashes of mist on the white would not hurt; I’m following

  25. Thanks so much for showing how versatile Mister Huey Mist is … can’t wait to use it! Also love discovering good talent to follow through participation with the Blog Hops! this is fun!

  26. OMGosh! I just LOVE how you used these misters! Such a great idea to use the butterflies not only as sprayed accents but also as masks – I love it! Love how you altered the wooden letters too! Thank you so much for the inspiration – I am a new follower – can’t wait to see what you come up with next 🙂

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