Welcome to my first post! I'm so excited...almost as excited as I get shopping for scrapbook supplies or using them to create a layout!
I spent part of my long weekend trying new techniques and ending with getting together on Monday with my scrapping friend, Sandy. We dropped into The Scrapping Turtle and picked up a few things and then headed back to her place to scrap (I had packed my scrapping kit just in case she was up for an afternoon of scrapbooking...like I had to even ask). Over the past few weeks we've been making our own embellishments, mostly flowers, but a few other things as well.
On Friday, I had lunch with a friend and while I was standing waiting for our table, I noticed a tiled wall in beautiful shades of blues and greys. Of course, my mind quickly went to "how could I recreate that look for a layout?". When I got home I looked through my paper stacks and found some blue, grey and cream papers that I liked. I cut them into little squares, inked the edges and glued them to a piece of cream cardstock. Then I used Glossy Accents to cover each square and let it dry. I loved the tile effect that it gave. As this was my first attempt at trying this effect I consider it a work in progress, but I've already thought of ways to improve the look and plan on another attempt this week which I will chronicle with photos and post them soon.
On Sunday, I used my Silhouette and cut out a whole bunch of flower shapes from various colours of patterned paper. On Monday, I took these with me and inked, smooshed, blinged, spritzed, curled....you get the idea. I will also photograph and post these soon.
The last technique I tried on Monday was to take a piece of foil (the stuff you buy to cover food) and I embossed it. Then I used Glimmer Mist on it....and then some Ranger Alcohol Inks....and then I tore the edges for a slightly ragged look. I then glued the foil to a piece of watercolour paper that I had previously sprayed with Glimmer Mists and inked. I loved the look of a metallic relief tile. Again...more pics to take and post when I do this again.