Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop July 2018 - Sketch

 Hello creative friends, I'm so glad you're here!  Today I've joined in on the Scrabooking Global Blog Hop and I am so excited for you to see all the fabulous pages created for this hop.  For todays hop we are all working with this sketch here...

For my layout today I decided to create my own background paper. I started by bringing out a favorite that I just haven't taken the time to play with in a while.  

For this page I knew I would be using a lot of water so I needed something that could handle it. So I decided to recycle the white cardboard piece that comes with those designer series paper packages.... I started by lightly sanding the paper to rough up the surface. Next I used a combination of the Prussan Blue, Moss Green & Yellow Brusho Crystal Colours to achieve the watercolor background I was going for.  

My inspiration was my daughters graduation gown and I just played around by sprinkling color, spraying with water and moving it all around with my heat tool until I achieved a look I was satisfied with. Let me just say, if you haven't tried Brusho yet, ((what are you waiting for?????)) I mean, you definitely should consider giving them a try πŸ˜‰ Because they really do allow you to feel like an artist and play with color in a very fun way that never gives you the same results.....

Here's a quick money saving tip for ya.....

Don't be afraid to use your matting layers for smaller dye cuts because once everything is glued down you won't see the missing pieces. πŸ˜‰

Of course I had to add a little stamping and the adorable gal from the hand delivered stamp set carrying a stack of books seemed the perfect accent to complete the look...
Here is a closer look at my completed layout...  

Finally I've added it to a 12x12 frame....  
I like to do this so that others can get the chance to appreciate it 
until I'm ready to switch it out for my next favorite layout of course....πŸ˜‰

Thanks again for stopping by and checking out my page!
Now be sure to continue hopping and check out all the rest of our talented hoppers!!

Creative Blessings,

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  1. I'm loving everything about your page Michelle. Thanks for the tip.

  2. Ooh my favourite so far Michelle! Love the use of Brusho..I havent had it out for awhile but love the stuff! Thanks so much for hopping with us this month!

  3. OMG... Love your Brusho background. It's amazing. Thank you for hopping with us!

  4. Lovely background and a lovely day to remember!! This is a great take on the sketch with a lot of details and things to look at
    Natalie Vijlbrief -

  5. Brusho's are such a great colouring tool... I absolutely adore your colour that you created for your background. I am pleased to see that someone else does what I do with my photo mats, I always cut something out of them for future use.
    Your daughter's graduation photos suited this sketch perfectly <3
    Thank you for hopping along with us today on our first Blog Hop, hope you will join us again really soon.
    Cheers Shaz

  6. Michelle ~ I LOVE the background you's smashing!! I'm sure your daughter is pleased with this beautiful page. Thanks for hopping with us.

  7. A great LO with a beautiful background! It matches the photo's perfectly!

  8. What a stunning layout, love your Brusho background.

  9. Love how you used the Brushos.. love the color

    1. Thank you 😍 Can't wait to have you join me as we enjoy some creative play with brusho!

  10. I have been hesitant to try Brusho, but your background is beautiful! I love your use of the Hand Delivered stamp too!

    1. Thanks Rachel! I highly recommend you give brushing a try... But I must warn you, it's kind of addicting once you start playing! πŸ˜‰

  11. Amazing page - I love the brusho background and great tip for using the DSP Backing card!!


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