Thursday, 21 March 2019

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop - Mixed Media

Welcome to Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop March 2019 - Mixed Media.
There are 18 of us creating Scrapbooking Layouts, Canvas pieces or anything will work.
BUT today is all about our Guest Designer...

Nature is our Guest Designer for the Month of March, she
picked this theme.
Check out Nature Gibner's Blog with her interpretation of Mixed Media

Stampin' Up! has lots of products that you can use as Mixed Media, IE - Embossing paste, Brusho's, Embossing folders, and lots of wooden elements...Our reinkers could be used for sprays...Shimmer paints can be used...We have so many beautiful ribbons n places you could tea dye them or use our re inkers to colour them...Embossing folders can also be used to create layers in mixed media.
You could do a Canvas or a Scrapbook page Torn papers, Stamped tissue paper then scrunched up and stuck down roughly to create lumps and bumps over the surface of your page then sprays with our inks.
Get the idea now...

You may have just joined me from Sharni Haines blog, pretty sure it will be AMAZING

Sooo that is where I started with Recycled Cardstock from our DSP, the brown paper
that used to come with our order (sad about that not being inside our boxes anymore)

Now I didn't have a clue at this point as to what photos I was using....
I normally start with my photos and work out the colours from there.

Sooo with really no plan, I just decided to play with our recycled products and some glue...
Here is what happened. I crumpled up the brown paper,
adding glue to the cardboard and then I carefully pulled it apart and layed it over the white cardboard backing.
Being careful to still make sure there were crumpled bits here and there

Next I added a pleated banner at the top of the page, still not knowing what I was creating.
Then thinking about all the wonderful products that Stampin' UP! have to play with
I decided to add some White Embossing Paste over the banner

Next I thought I better find some products to use on this page...
Checking out the catalogue I remembered that I had brought
Big Plans Memories and More card pack.
So there was my inspiration for the colouring of the banner.
Pineapple Punch and Calypso Coral Re-Inkers.
Adding drops of these colours to the banner with a pipette and then spritzing them
with water to make it run down the banner.

Next I chose my photos, which is something I usually do at the beginning of my layout.
My Best Friend got married almost 2yrs ago and I haven't scrapped any
of her photos and I thought these would look great on this layout...

So then I felt like it need more texture...Mixed media to me is all about texture.
next I added the very delicate
Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut specialty paper.
Cut away from around the banner and then thought I would glue it with a
bit of tombow and water on the my non sticky mat...
Well that is when everything went pear shaped!!!! INSERT ANGRY FACE!!!

So started again with a new piece of delicate paper, this time I added the glue all
over the
brown paper background and then carefully placed it down to stick it!!!

Next I used a FREE product from Sale-A-Bration that I thought matched the theme
of my layout with all the floral textures on it...
So happy to tell you that this product is coming in the 2019-2020 Annual Catalogue..
Country Floral Dynamic Textured Impression Embossing Folder

Adding this behind one of the photos with some of the ink daubered around the edges
and over the top of the impression it leaves when run through the Big Shot.
I cut the centre out of photo mat to use on the layout somewhere...
ALSO when using Embossed cardstock as your photo mat,
I always add cardboard behind it to give it stability.

I also add cardstock to the back of the photos on lumpy bumpy textured backgrounds.
AND on the embellishments too to give them dimension.
I used the Stitched Label Framelits, the embossed cut away from the photo mount and
one of the cards from Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack
as well as the Gold Metallic Thread

Almost to the end now BUT I just got to add something else...
A bit of SHIMMER...Frost White Shimmer Paint

before adding the photos and all the flowers over the background.
The Flowers are from Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack Sticker Sheets

OK I will let you see it now....after a few more sneak peaks LOL

The Congrats is a long since retired product... I Love these.
I painted it with Shimmer paint same as I used on the background.

Up next is Sara Levin our very own Creative Design Team Member.
Sara will kick this out of the ball park, cannot wait to see what she created.

Thank you for visiting my Blog, I do hope you enjoyed this Mixed Media layout.
Please leave me some love in the comments box and I will pop over
and leave you some love in your comment box too.

Cheers Shaz

If you live in Australia and wish to buy these products simply visit MY SHOP

Delightfully Detailed Laser Cut specialty paper.
White Embossing Paste
Frost White Shimmer Paint 
Stitched Label Framelits
Big Plans Memories and More Card Pack 
Gold Metallic Thread 


  1. OH WOW!! Sharon this is amazing and so original and inventive. Nothing I would have even thought to do. I just love it. You have created a beautiful page for a beautiful occasion. x

  2. Wow, Sharon, you went all out! Inspiring!

  3. very cool techniques, such a lovely page.

  4. Amazing page, Sharon! Thanks for sharing your techniques.

  5. So much work! Georgeus! I love it Sharon.
    When life gives you scraps, make something with them. ~Author Kuverte

  6. Oh wow! This is fantastic. Thanks so much for sharing all the tips and how you made it.

  7. Beautiful LO Sharon!! Love all the details and step by step photos.

  8. What neat techniques for a pretty page Sharon!

  9. I love all the texture on this page! Such a great use of re-purposed materials!


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