Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Challenge #59: Mist away

Welcome to our very first challenge for 2011.

We are so excited to start to start the blog again and hopefully inspire you all to Scrap Your Crap!
For this month we thought we would ease you back into the swing of things and make use of an element that has been seen on almost everybody's projects this year: MIST or SPRAY PAINT

Many of us crafters have built up an array of mists but I bet we only use a fraction of the colours we have.
So, we want to see you make use of at least THREE different mists/colour sprays.
If you don't have mists/sprays use paint instead.

Be sure and comment with a link to your *newly created* project so we can see and comment on them. 
If you link us to an online gallery, make sure that you only use one for which we do not need to register in order to view/comment

Please also consider to switch of word verification on your blogs if you would like our DT to leave comments. If you are worried about Spam you may want to have commen moderation enabled instead


And here are our DT examples to give you an idea on how to make use of those mists

"I used six colours of mist on this layout, all from the Spring 2011 Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist collection. I sprayed my mist down an empty toilet paper roll to make the circles"


"I used: 5 Studio Calico Mister Hueys, 2 Glimmer Mists, and 2 Shimmerz to create the cover of my Gratitude Journal. I used the mists on different textures such as just spraying randomly on the chipboard cover itself, the heart is made of Tim Holtz grungeboard, I covered the Maya Road chipboard girl with dictionary paper, and the flower is a Pink Paislee mistable."

Credits: Kids @ Play Kit by Shelby Design Shoppe (Papers/corner scroll)
Wordart by Bethany
Live and Learn Kit Schmooangel Designs (Blue Paint)
Play Kit by De Crow Designs (Paint A- Black)
Derby Kit by Chelle's Creations (Red Paint Splatter)
Christy Haig Creations Template 8 Pack
Font: Raavi
Created in Photoshop Elements 7.0


“Instead of spraying, I decided to paint with the mists.
I stamped the lighthouse with StazOn on white cardstock then painted it using these: 1 Adirondack Color Wash, 1 Shimmerz Spritz, 1 Glimmer Glaze, and 6 Glimmer Mists.”

"for my layout, I used four different paints"


"I used the feminine line of Echo Park Victoria Gardens. To conform to the challenge, I used Memories Mists in Mango Lemonade, MR Maya Mists in Charcoal and Tattered Angels in Pineapple. I likewise used Tattered Angel's Glammer Glaze in Mellow Yellow for some shine.  I painted the Dusty Attic with Dabber Paint in Pearl."

"Here's mine: I used 3 shades of Mr Huey and 2 of Maya Road, - sprayed the title box and removed the letter stickers and then splatted (my new fave technique!) some color spots elsewhere."

"Who doesn't love using spray mist right ? I use it really simple  - spray for background."

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Meet the DT - Part II

We hope you enjoyed last weeks introduction and the wee insight into the worlds of our resident Queens of Crap.

So how about some more - are you ready? Well, here we go!

”I'm originally from Bangkok, Thailand  and have been relocated here in beautiful Colorado for almost 3 years.

I've been traveling a lot before I settled here so I have over 5000 photos in my hard drive that just sitting in there until I went to a party at my friend's house and she introduced me to  scrapbooking world a year ago it's like love at first sight.The only thing I regret is I should 've found this hobby earlier When I was a little girl I had a dream to become a gift wrapping artist. I knew that I always have a small place in my heart filled with pretty papers.My scrapbook style are chic and simple.I try to use up my scrap papers as much as possible.”

”I am a full-time social service worker, but that does not stop me from daydreaming about paper, glue, embellishments, and glitter all day! I am constantly writing down ideas and conversations that "need" to be documented!  Scrapbooking is the perfect outlet for me to express all the random daily thoughts that I want to remember as well as the milestone events for my family.

When I am not working or crafting I can be found spending quality time with my husband and our two sons at the movies, park, or sporting events or curled up with my sweet bulldog, Bella, watching TLC, HGTV, or some cheesy Chiller movie. I love looking at things through a creative lens because I think everything is better with a little embellishment.”


”Hello, my name is Norine.  I'm a not-quite-50 yr old, mother of 4+ a daughter-in-law, married to Paul for 30 years, misplaced Canadian living in Arizona. I've been "scrapping" since my teens, but made it my official hobby in 2003.  Before that it was cross stitch, folk art painting, pretty much anything "crafty".

All my life I have loved photos. Even ones of people I don't know. And I've loved the stories that each photo tells. But eventually the story-tellers are gone and (if we’re lucky) the photo albums remain and while it's fun to imagine the story behind each picture, it's much more satisfying to know the real story. That is what motivates me to put pictures and pen to paper.  Well, that and the patterned paper.  Oh, and the mists and rub-ons and ribbon and chipboard.

Four kids, one endlessly supportive husband and many varied interests (cooking, reading, snowboarding, travel, photography, cottaging) provide me with more photos than I will ever get scrap booked, but in the meantime, I'm having a great time messing around with fun and artistic techniques and products. And when I need to sound more credible, I refer to myself as the "Guardian of my Family's History".  I'm thrilled to be part of the Scrap your Crap DT and look forward to alleviating some of my "hoarding guilt" by contributing here!”


“I am Regina "Reggie" Castillo from the Philippines.  I am a wife to my ever supportive and appreciative husband of 10 years and a mom to my lovely 9 year old daughter and adorable 2 year old son. I am a lawyer by profession but I do scrapbooking as a passion. I started with scrapbooking in 2007 and since then my addiction to this craft, as well as the scrap shopping that goes with it, has not been controlled. Since I started, I have been a bystander in this craft waiting to be inspired by the seasoned scrappers around the world until I finally decided to turn tables and attempt to inspire fellow scrappers.  I wish to accomplish this as DT of SYC.”



“Hello! My name is Renee and I'm a 34 year old mom of two boys, ages 10 and 7. I live in St. Cloud, Minnesota with my husband of 14 years and I work part-time as a Paraprofessional in my boys Elementary School. I love being home in the Summer and on holiday breaks with my boys. It is truly the best after being a SAHM mom for so many years.

I've been Papercrafting for over 10 years, but I've been crafty all my life since I was a small child.  About 5 years ago, I started Digital Scrapbooking. I primarily digital scrapbook nowadays, but still love to play with actual paper and embellishments. I love to rubberstamp and am addicted to making ATC cards (Artistic Trading Cards) and greeting cards. I also love making altered crafts and mini albums. I am really excited to be a part of the new team here at SYC and hope I can show off my creativity and inspire you a bit to try something new.

When I'm not crafting, I enjoy volunteering in my boys' Cub Scout Pack and helping out with my boys' school as the Yearbook Adviser.”

There you have it - all the skinny on our brand spanking new DT, who have already been mega busy to bring you our first challenge for this year on 15 November 2011.

See you then!

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