Supplies: Simple Stories Happy Day Collection: Let's Party, Flash Cards papers; Signature Elements 2x12 & 4x12 Title Strip Elements, 12x12 Fundamental Cardstock Stickers; American Crafts Thickers "Stroll"; Cosmo Cricket Tiny Alphas in red/cream; Kaiser Craft Tiny Alpha Stickers "Toffee Apple"; Mister Hueys Color Mist in Lemonade; homemade blue mist; Shimmerz miniZ "Bed of Roses"; Zig marker in Chocolate; misc. red/white/blue twine; Martha Stewart punch; Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro; small wooden clothespins; misc. thread.
The papers and bits from the Happy Day collection were such a perfect fit, from the colors to the celebration sentiments. I just love how so much of it is done for you and helps take a bit of the guess work out. Don't get me wrong, it took me a while to determine which particular papers to use, layering, placement, etc but all in all it came together pretty fast.
To get the paint splatters more "clumpy" than spritzy I unscrewed and removed the spray nozzle from the container. Then I flicked it with my finger. It's still an unpredictable pattern but it's usually right where I want it. To get the circle ring, I sprayed some of the mist into the cap, turned it over and pressed it on the paper.
I had the red, white and blue baker's twine but I really wanted a bit of yellow so I laid it out and then misted it a bit with the yellow. I love how it came out.
The rest was layering, punching, gathering and stitching. Here's the sketch that inspired my layout above.
Make sure to head over to Sketchy Thursdays to see the prize that's up for grabs from Lindy's Stamp Gang for playing along this week. Oh and guess what, we're "off" for Thanksgiving so you have two weeks to play along AND they'll be drawing 2 prize winners instead of 1!!!!
Thanks for stopping by today!