Monday, April 16, 2012

Holy Scrap Mess!

I sat down to tidy up my little crafty corner and stumbled upon a little bit of inspiration.  A few weeks ago I was cutting a bunch of 1/2" circles on the Cricut.  The negative piece was so cool looking!  I found it last night and was totally inspired to create this.

The design  was inspired by a sketch by Karan Gerber on the Sketchabilities blog HERE .  I used so many products for this page, hence the name of the title for today.  There are stamp sets and ink pads covering my work area.  I will spare you a picture :).

I started with this.........

 Notice the head shadow?  That would be me.  Taking pictures at 1 in the morning is a bit tricky.   To mix the paint I used about a nickel size amount of Create - A - Shade  pearl paint and 8-10 drops of Black Re - Inker.  

I used a sponge to spread the paint using the negative piece as a stencil.  This is my first time doing such a thing and love it!!! I am still trying to figure out how to get all the paint out from under my fingernails.  (Should have used a bigger sponge).

To make the flower, I stamped the script stamp from the Universal Backgrounds set to make a "pattern paper".  Then punched 2 - 2" scallop circles and 1- 1 1/4 inch circle from the piece. 

Cut about 1/2 inch at each scallop, then cute the smaller circle so you have a "pie" but be sure and leave the center intact.  Sponge on some ink and layer them up.  You then fluff the petals, some going up, some going down.  Super quick and easy!

Supplies Used (all CTMH unless stated otherwise)
Pattern Paper : Bo Bunny , CTMH retired Sweetheart
Cardstock: Black, Vanilla Cream, Sky Blue, White
Ink: Crystal Blue, Grey Wool, Black, Baby Pink, New England Ivy
Stamp Sets: A Typeface, Stitched Together, Universal Backgrounds, Florentine WOTG set
Embellishments: Retired Shimmer Brads, A Garden Color Ready wooden shapes, Banners DE, Mixed Shapes DE, Neutral Bakers Twine
Cutting Tools: 2" Scallop circle punch,  1 1/4" Circle Punch, Quickutz alphabet / Cuttlebug
Other: Create - A - Shade Paint, Black Re - Inker, Black Sharpie

Off to the store to get the supplies for some Zuppa Toscana soup for dinner.  I stumbled upon the recipe on Pinterest and am so excited to try it.  Zane isn't a big fan of soup, so hopefully he likes it!  If not, I suppose he will have cereal :).


  1. I love playing with paint too! Shampoo works quite well for removing the paint from underneath the fingernails :). Love the DIY flower!

    1. Thank you for the tip! I will be sure and lather up extra good in the morning :).

  2. Awe...adorable pictures, just perfect for your scrapbook page. :)

    1. Thank you Casandra. I can't take credit for them. My niece took them, she does amazing things with a camera.

  3. So cool what you did with paint and a fantastic job with the sketch! Beautiful page!

  4. This is wonderful!! Love the masking with the circles, very cool. Great job with the Sketchabilities sketch, thanks so much for joining us!

  5. Wow, such a gorgeous take on the sketch! I love how you've used the negative to create the background with paint. Thanks for playing along at Sketchabilities :)

  6. I love all the tiny details you added to the sketch and love the little dots you did. Thank you so much for joining us at Sketchabilites for Karan's new sketch :) Have a great day!