Tuesday, 18 September 2012

First Day at School....Scrapbook Layout

Hello Friends

A week or so ago I watched a video by Donna Arkle where she demonstrated the use of spray inks to transform plain white paper into beautiful multicoloured papers.  Donna used the backs of papers in her stash and Dylusions inks.  Not (yet) having Dylusions inks why not use my Colourwash sprays?  So armed with some music in my player, some paper stash which I have had for eons and never use, my Colourwash sprays, a spray bottle of water  and all the mini  mister sprays with all sorts of colours used for previous projects....oh! and a glass of wine, I set about spending a happy evening spraying.  

Oh what fun it was and totally liberating.  I highly recommend it as some of the results are gorgeous and I am really pleased with.  This one screamed school photo at me.  Possibly because my school badge was blue and red, and my uniform was navy blue with red, yellow, white or pale blue shirts or jumpers.  

I used my white embossing powder and a new Papermania ruler stamp to stamp the background. Then removing the stamp from the block I inked it again with Black Soot and "rolled" the stamp in order to get little bits of stamping on there (no idea what the technical term is but I am sure you get my drift).  These two photos hopefully show you what I mean.

I also splattered some yellow acrylic paint on the background before adding the papers and other elements.

I added some Papermania sheets from Boofle collection and the Portobello Road collections along with a yellow mat for the photo. 

Using the Silhouette I printed and cut the Boy, Girl and School Flashcards, the First Day bingo card and the Listening Watching Learning tab.

Some rub-ons with red brads were the final touch and that meant quite a few bits have been used up!  

I hope you like what I have shown you today and feel inspired to give your spray inks a new lease of life.  

Thanks for popping by and please don't forget to sign in the Visitors Book



P.S. This is my niece and nephew - twins!!


Di said...

Brilliant Sam, and a lovely photo too - crumbs, they only had black and white when I started school!

Now, how about spraying some of the tree house interior?

Hugs, Di xx

Kim said...

Oh what fun! I love the ruler effects. I'll have to break out my sprays and give it a go.

Belinda Basson said...

Now I know what is missing from my craft table, its that glass of wine! Love all the angles colours and spray work you have done here. Great ruler effect and yes I know what you mean!

Sarn said...

Fabulous fun Hun! LOL!

Awwww . . . weren't you sweet and adorable! What happened? (Cheeky!)

Sarn xxx

Sarn said...

Would help if I took notice of the very last line of your post wouldn't it? Sorry! xxx

Bernie said...

Oh what a fun page, Sam! I love the sprayed BG and just everything else. Those twins are adroable.

Anonymous said...

Lovely layout Sam, your niece and nephew are so cute and look very cheeky :)

Big hugs xx

Sunshine Girl said...

Its great! The dylusions are lovely you need some when you go to Hobbycrafts! I think I am going on the Thursday - how about you?

G Peplow said...

Hi Sam, Smashing fun spraying and your page turned out beautifully, that's a great photo!! Your niece and nephew are sweet:0) Sorry I've taken so long to pop over, it's been madness here:0) Glad to see you've been busy in your garden what a great haul of hips and the Friday funny was just that!! It made me smile too, LOL Gay xx

Kate Yetter said...

I just love your background but those twins steal the show! What cuties! Your spraying & stamping is perfect. You'll be amazed at how addicting these backgrounds can be. Can't wait to see more.