Monday, June 10


hello scrappy friends!

today i would like to share one of my recent projects featuring the AMAZING FABER-CASTELL design memory craft products and the NEWEST DIE-VERSIONS release "life's a beach" - 


you've probably already noticed my passion for tailor made, hand painted background papers. today i want to show you how to use art GRIP® aquarelle watercolor pencils, paper crafter crayons™ and stamper's big brush pens to create one of a kind, perfectly fit for your pictures background. 

here is a short tutorial i wrote for you: 

step 1: you need a white cardstock 12 x 12", THE CRAFTER'S WORKSHOP "hexagons" doodling template, Art GRIP® aquarelles: YELLOW (#770111), water and a brush. 

trace the design from the template on to the white cardstock. then use a wet paintbrush to brush over your design to achieve the watercolor effect.

step 2: outline some of the hexagons with matching colors paper crafter crayons™ : RED/YELLOW to give extra depth to your project.

step 3: use matching colors stamper's big brush pens: RED (#770050) to stamp different images to your background.

i used an old INKADINKADO clear stamp for the sea creatures. for the water bubbles i used FLOURISH WITH A BLING "adhesive rhinestones 100 pack - silver", which i coloured with PITT® Artist Pens: RED/YELLOW (#770076) - orange.

to embellish my layout i used BO BUNNY "sun kissed" paper collection and the new JUNE 2013 release from DIE-VERSIONS "life's a beach".

i cut the lovely sand castle with the new WHISPERS "sand castle" die. i layered the die cut on a yellow pattern paper to create a dimensional embellishment. the cute crabs are from the same release - SWEET PETITES "crab". i coloured his body with paper crafter crayons™.

i arranged some of the cardstock sticker words and phrases on a few stripes of green washi tape.

for my title i used another die from the JUNE 2013 release - cute cubes "life is better at the beach"

the fishes are from the INKADINKADO clear stamp set as well. 

i doodled the clouds and added the punched border to my design.

the shell is cut with another die from the JUNE 2013 release - WHISPERS "scalloped shell". i cut it in two and added it next to my pictures.

here is a list with some of the products i used:

i hope i managed to inspire you today!

have a wonderful weekend!

hugs 'n smiles,


Unknown said...

you did a vrey beautiful job my friend

LauraEva said...

What a beautiful, BEAUTIFUL layout!!