Friday, April 25, 2014

Scrap Your Stash BLOG HOP *Practical Scrappers*


Welcome to the Practical Scrappers Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop!  You should have arrived here from Jennifer Haggerty's Blog! A whole bunch of us have gotten together to tackle our mounds and piles of scrap goodness that has been left to the wayside and is collecting dust as new products continually find their way to the front of our scrap desks!

I, personally, have been trying to scrap my stash more and trying NOT to buy as much (but is is SO hard!).  So I try to incorporate a little something from my stash here and there.

But for today, I did an entire page devoted to using my older stash.  It's not new news that I love working with Crate Paper products, so I used up some papers and embellishments from Acorn Ave, The Pier, and Close Knit.



I started by using a stencil and some gesso on the background.  It was a little too white, so I tried wiping it off, and it left a lighter cover, and I was happy with that!  Then I splattered some mists and water colors here and there.



For my page design, I was inspired by a sketch at Skissedilla, and used strips of paper, distressed them, and then stitched them down with a mix of straight and zig zag stitches. Then I used a few other patterns to mat my photos.


The rest was just clustering of embellishments: stickers, chipboard, brads, labels.....all tucked here and there around my photo.


I spent an HOUR looking for the wagon chipboard piece that I KNEW I had seen somewhere before.  And just FYI, if you ever need a wagon, there is one in the Crate Paper Close Knit die cuts (NOT the one on my page), and this chipboard one from Crate Paper Acorn Ave. (and that collection also has one printed on a card and a wood veneer one, too!).


If you would like to see the ENTIRE blog hop list, please go to the Practical Scrappers Blog!

Now you are headed over to Lee-Anne Thornton's Blog!

Stay scrappy my friends!

14 comments:

Diana Waite said...

BEAUTIFULLY done!!

Lee-Anne said...

Love the vintage look to your page and all your sewing. Lovely!

Bobbi said...

Love that you added gesso and mist to your layout, looks GREAT!

wendipooh13 said...

super cool background and love all the stitching across it!!!

Sue D said...

Great layout. I like the stenciled background and the cute wagon.

Karenladd said...

WOW!!! This is a work of art! The stenciling adds such great visual texture!

Tracey said...

This is just gorgeous Audrey! Wow!

Ruth G said...

I love the texture that the gesso brings along with all the dimension on your page! I like the subject, too! So often true! TFS!

Brenda said...

Great layout and awesome mix of collections and background work!!!

Susie Bentz said...

Love your scrappy multi-media style! And it was worth the hour you spent...the wagon is perfect!

Lisa P said...

I love the stenciling. Awesome job!

Asil said...

Lovely crisp colours and background! The reds and yellows are a perfect choice!
Asil@Skissedilla :)

Angela said...

The stitching on the strips of paper is really eye catching! Love this layout!

My Flower said...

i am new to crafting and would love to win

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