Monday, 10 September 2012

In A World Of Her Own by Emma

Hello, it's Emma here. Hope you've all had a good weekend and ready for another week full of creativity!! For my first piece of this month, I've chosen to create an inky scrapbook layout ~ I hope you like it!
To create this piece, I cut a piece of kraft card to measure 8" x 8" in size and randomly applied the Snow White Adirondack Paint Dabber to cover the central area of my card with paint. I applied black acrylic paint through a Crafter's Workshop stencil, then flicked various colours of ink over the entire piece of card and added splatters of Picket Fence Distress Stain. Next, I cut sections of white card, (this is a really good technique for all those offcuts of card that you keep and then wonder what to do with them) and added Spiced Marmalade and Fired Brick Distress Stain to two of the pieces and sprayed the third piece with Bubblegum Pink Dylusions Ink Spray.
I stamped the inked pieces of card, with three different background stamps ~ Random Dot Background,  Mini Calligraphic Mat 20 and Mini Lattice Wire. I then adhered my pieces of card to form a background to my photograph, together with some Tim Holtz Tissue Tape.
I added some Idea-ology Sprocket Gears and some Chit Chat stickers before finally completing the layout with some doodles using a white pen.
So, I hope this inspires you to create inky backgrounds for your layouts and I would love to see what you make!! This background technique is also perfect for our challenge this month ~ Splatters and Speckles, we'd love to see your work so please, come and join in!!
See you all again very soon and have a great week.
Emma x


artistamyjo said...

I like it very much....nicely done !

Artyjen said... how all the diverse elements end up looking so great together ;)
xoxo Sioux

Shirley Davis said...

This does indeed prove how effective stamped and inked (or t'other way around)backgrounds can be when handled skilfully. I have fears that mine would look amateurish BUT I am working on it. Lovely piece of work, Emma.

Janny Jager 't Hooft said...

Great use of the materials Emma
Love it

Greetings Jany

Anonymous said...

A gorgeous LO Emma, so many great ideas! xxx

Maggie said...

Fab LO Emma lots of lovely texture and colour it!!

butterfly said...

Fantastically cool layout - the background and colours are so vibrant and spontaneous... just fabulous! Thanks so much for the inspiration!
Alison x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful LO, Emma! Love the colors and how you've tacked it all down with the translucent papers.