Thursday, January 16, 2014

Quick Quotes - My Girls!

Hello everyone! I have been busy sorting and organizing my scrapbooking supplies which required me to pull out all of my Quick Quotes papers. When I had them all spread out on the floor, I decided that I wanted to combine a few of my favorite lines! And this is what I created…

How fun is this one?! My favorite lines from Quick Quotes are Happiness and Just Because. The colors are so bright and fun and were perfect for this fun layout of my daughters at Disney World!

The blue arrows in the corner are from the Be Bold Chipboard Sticker pack. I used a black pen to outline them. The red dots and blue splatters are from Quick Quotes PowderPuff chalking ink… I will show you how I did it in a minute!  :)

I used a star punch to punch out the multi colored stars from one of the Happiness papers. I love the color blocking look on them! I layered various patterned papers from both lines behind the photo and used those same papers for the shooting stars. I added some stickles for a little glitter! 

I had fun making the background for this layout. Would you like to know how I did it? 

I used a pretty large paint brush that would hold a lot of water. I got the brush really wet with water and then pushed it around the ink a few times picking up the ink color in the brush.

 Next, I went for a really old technique and just flicked the paint brush as the paper. But I must warn you, put up any electronics that might be sitting close by… they will get speckled! :)

For the larger red dots I did the same thing with the wet paint brush but this time I used a smaller brush. It gave me a little more control of the ink. I found it helpful to use a stencil to keep my circles the same size.

Once you have your paintbrush full of water, add some ink to the brush and "paint" the circles on. You can control how intense your color is by using more or less water. The less water you use, the more intense the color.

I was adding a lot of black pen doodling on this layout so I drew messy circles around each of the red circles. (This works best when your paper is dry!)

To make the smaller circles, I used a brand new, never before used pencil eraser! I inked up the eraser in the same spot I had added the water to the ink pad earlier and then used it like a stamp. 

I love PowderPuff Chalking Inks and I really love when I find new ways to use them! 

Quick Quotes Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: Happiness 100, 300, 400
Patterned Paper: Just Because 100, 200
PowderPuff Chalking Ink: Blue Hawaiian, Maraschino Cherry
Chipboard Stickers: Be Bold

Other Supplies Used: 
Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Prima, Crate Paper
Brads: Cosmo Cricket
Chipboard Die-Cuts: UmWow Studios
Enamel Dots, Washi Tape: My Mind's Eye
Glitter: Stickles


SandeeNC said...

I love your LO, and the mixed media element you added made it all the more awesome! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina ♥

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