Mixed Media and Scrapbooking

It's now page three and while I was in the middle of creating this altered Record Album-Album for my granddaughter I totally fell in with the feel and exciting of playing with mixed media. One of my first hero's of mixed media and scrapbooking was and is Nathalie Kalbach from Nathalie's Studio.  I wish I could just spend a year studying her blog and taking all her classes.  She is incredible! 

I took my inspiration from Nathalie and challenge from Cheryl Waters, Fiskars Craft Ambassador for this next page.  The challenge was creating abstract design with Fiskars border punches.  This is how it went:

Distress Inks; Ranger Archival Ink; Fiskars Lacy Days of Summer, Upper Crest, Apron Lace, and Diamond Edge border punches; Fiskars USX butterfly; epoxy stickers are from Fiskars Cloud9..old, old, old...;  Bo Bunny Serenity

The background is made from a stencil, "pouncing" on two colors ink, went back over it with vintage photo distress ink, flicked with water, and heat dried.  I placed the border elements, and then stamped. over the whole background.

I used a piece of Grafix Craft Plastic to "stamp" an image on the back of the plastic using a stencil and I used Fiskars USX Template as a stencil to "pounce" some butterflies onto the front.  I used Tim Holtz tiny Attacher to add the Fiskars border punch piece.

I completed the layout with a stamp using two different inks.

A fun page and a soulful photo of my granddaughter.

Reminder:  D's Paper Studio Challenge with Jenni Bowlin Studio's Giveaway.

Have a Crafty Day

Gratitude List
1.  busy days with family
2.  encouragement
3.  engery
4.  God's grace dealing with the pain
5.  smiles, kisses, and hugs


  1. This is coming along beautifully! The photos of your DG are so sweet.

  2. LOVE that background!! I love Natalie's blog! So wish I could create like her!

  3. This is going to be one cool album when you get it finished~loving the background and all the extra touches!!!fabulous!!!

  4. What a very fun page. I love all the elements you have used and the techniques in this album. Thanks for sharing!!!

  5. One of my favorites is a technique I haven't noticed before of stamping the sentiment with two different colors of ink. I love the effect! TFS!

  6. Beautiful! Love your ink work- turned out gorgeous.
    Visiting from the Two Peas forum :)

  7. This is such a great layout!

  8. Anonymous10:22 AM

    very cool!!! I just altered a record but would love to try decorating the album jacket like you did!!

  9. Wow! What an interesting concept - you did a great job on this. Love it.

  10. Great page! Love that background.


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