Friday, April 25, 2014

Spring is in the Air {Mixed Media with Websters Pages}

I know you've heard me moaning about the winter a lot on this blog (it has been one of the worst Canadian winters in a long time!), so I am totally in the mood for Spring scrapping when we get the slightest hint of Spring around here.  For me, Spring is in the air when you see people starting to hang their laundry on their clothes lines outside.  And for me it also evokes a warm happy feeling, reminding me of my Mom.  She has always been one for hanging the clothes on the line outside, which always left our clothes having this wonderful clean, fresh scent.

I used the Websters Pages 'Growing Up Girl' collection to create this mixed media style page.  I thought I would show a couple of step out photo's to show how I layer my mixed media pages.  For the base I used the 'Accept the Challenge' paper from the Growing Up Girl collection.  I used a mixture of Distress Paints from Tim Holtz (Victorian Velvet, Tumbled Glass and Antique Linen) mixed with water for my color mixture.  I used some Lindy's 'Treasure Island Aqua' spray to add splatters to the page (these are really cool IRL, they have a lovely aqua shimmer).

I gathered up a whole bunch of random stamps to create a background design over the color tints.  I used a variety of old and new stamps I have from Websters Pages (Dream Big, Beauty, Girl Land Diamond Tag stamp and the Love collection pack).  I also used some Bo Bunny 'It is Written' and Texture stamps.  I also used some strips of black and white washi tapes to all some more designs to the page.

I used some color chalk inks to the diamond stamp pad to add little bits of aqua to this page.  The cameo is a Websters Pages accent from an older collection (Family Traditions). 

I like to layer fussy cut flowers from the Websters Pages patterned paper with fabric blooms (Prima - Something Blue 'Veil', Meadow roses) and some natural elements like twine and burlap.  The little bud clusters are centers from some silk floral arrangements that were getting old and I was going to toss in the garbage until I realized I could use those centers on my page designs (see, you always have to have scrapbook ideas running in the back of your mind LOL).

Webster's Pages Products used on this page:
Patterned Paper - Growing Up Girl (Accept the Challenge, Honor Yourself, Express Yourself, Dress to Impress, Embrace Life).
Perfect Accents (Cameo)
Arrow Paper Clips
Stamps: WP and Unity Stamps (Love, Dream Big, Beauty, Girl Land Diamond Tag stamp). 
Girl Land alphabet stickers

Dusty Attic Chipboard:
"Chicken Wire Panel", "Mini Hangers", "Corner Flourish #4"

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope I've inspired you to do a little 'Spring' scrapping of your own!xo


Liz's creative corner said...

Fabulous hun, loving the clothes on the line, makes you feel so spring like, we have actually got a few lines dry this week on the line too, so hopefully spring is coming here too, mind you it's cold today typical!!!! lol, hugs liz xx

Patty O'Malley said...

So pretty, Gabi! Love those spring colors. Weather here is about the same--we usually don't get much of a spring and go right into summer.

Nancy V said...

Really lovely, I love your work


Awesome.I like all and love the flowers.
Thxs for share this beautiful design.
Big hug.

Denise said...

This page is so beautiful! I'm loving spring too, and hanging clothes and sheets on the line is a favorite activity!

luv46kdz said...

Clothes lines, what memories. I loved when we'd hang jeans in the winter, then they'd freeze and we'd pull em in and stand them up!

Love the lo and the step out pics. Just beautiful :)


Lizzyc said...

Well this is so lovely, and who would have thought to scrap a photo of washing drying in the fresh sunshine?? It looks great! I love how you did your back ground and the clusters of flowers, both up the top left and right of your photo look wonderful.. and I am blessed to live in the country and my washing pretty much always goes out on our clothes line.. It makes everything fresh and the stains come out in the sunshine too.. I especially used to love seeing my washed nappies flipping in the breeze making them clean and soft for my babies bottoms!!hehe!! (now that is a long time ago!!!!) Things we think of!! Have a lovely weekend!! And thanks too for dropping by my blog, I get a huge buzz!!!

Unknown said...

Breathtakingly beautiful

Dutchie Vera said...

I'm not a scrapper at heart, but really in love with this page. So, so beautifull. Love, Vera

Kathy Grigas said...

Oh Gabi this layout is beautiful! You're absolutely right - the photo totally conveys Spring.

Romy said...

Wow, your background work is truly amazing! This is a truly breathtaking lay-out!

Junikind said...

Really beautiful! These soft colours match perfectly with the Foto and the design.

augcott said...

Awesome work!!!

diane @ thoughts and shots

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing Gabrielle!
What a beautiful soft and breezy l/o!
I always learn so much from your blog
And appreciate your tips and tricks ~~
This is such a lovely creation!

cathylynn said...

Totally gorgeous! Wonderful colors and it radiates beauty! I still hang out my laundry in the sunshine! Only you can make gorgeous art of a clothes line.
I love your style!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn


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