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 ScrapbookSteals.com.  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!!

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Spring Cards

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Most often I create cards from left over paper scraps.  This time I decided to start with the cards first (before the scrapbook pages).  I used American Crafts City Park Collection for everything on the cards.  I only had one pack of embellishments though so they are all featuring the same circles. 

These cards are based on the simple Monday Card Madness Sketch #48 found at the ScrapbookSteals Blog.    It’s a simple sketch and it caught my eye because because it opens from the bottom and has rounded corners. 

#1-Circles

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#2 Flowers

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#3 Trees

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Supplies:  Patterned Paper/Embellishments- American Crafts City Park Collection, corner rounder 1/2 inch- W R Memory Keepers, word stamps- Stamp it UP. 

I love how fast making cards can be when you have simple designs.  Now I am going to use the rest of the paper (10 sheets) to do the rest of my spring layouts from Easter festivities this year.  I don’t have any more embellishments though so luckily I found some of the rest in this line at Amazon. 

Which card is your favorite?

Celebrate Your Day

Every time I purchase a birthday from the store I think “I should be making this card.”   In order to be able to make more birthday cards I’ve been searching for some happy birthday stamps.  I found some recently and decided to try them out.

It’s Pam’s birthday this week so her a personal birthday card with this new stamp set.    Happy Birthday Pammy!!

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Inside:   simple stamp with “birthday wishes”  message

 

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It was so simple to make! Only took a few minutes. I used leftover scrap paper from my scrap bag (thanks Michelle!). After making Pam’s card, I still had a lot of paper left so I made seven more “Celebrate It’s Your Day” cards. Now I’ll have some cards on hand for the many upcoming birthdays.

I used this Allison Davis sketch for the card (Card Sketch #8) found at Sketch Support.Card Sketch #8

Variations:

  • decided to leave off the strip of paper since I was trying to keep it super simple.
  • used stamp for message & cut into circle shape
  • mounted message on top of circle scallop
  • rounded the bottom corners of the card since the cardstock was round

Supplies:   Pattern paper- Abbey Road by My Minds Eye, corner punch- We R Memory Keepers Crop-A-Dile, Flowers-Bazzil, Buttons & Brads-Misc, Stamps-JIllibean Birthday acrylic stamps, Circle Scallop Punch- 2.25 EK Success

Another variation-I think the version with the 3 patterned cardstock shapes looks better than alternating with solid/pattern (like below).

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