It has been a few weeks and I have wanted to blog all about Scrapfest but never seem to find the time!
We had a fantastic weekend! It started with an 11hr car ride as we decided to hit as many scrapbook stores as we could from here, Ottawa, to Kitchener. We managed to make it to 4 but one was closed! Oh well, plenty of shopping was to be had at the marketplace on Friday and Saturday!
We took a mixed media canvas class that featured Beeswax from Christy Riopel and I really enjoyed it! She is a lovely gal! Very relaxed and down to earth, I like her style of teaching! I like her! I even hugged her!! bahahhaah *wink*
|new "Vintage" Butterly, TH stamps, Beeswax, and I added some twine from a piece of packaging from our gift bags....|
I think I mainly bought stamps and mixed media supplies with a couple of paper lines too.....I had a great time! We all did, I think...except for the whole not sleeping for four nights part.....
I created a mixed media layout prior to leaving for the "Topic is Tropic" layout challenge from Scrapfest. This contest was judged by members of the Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine team. I wanted to use my new love of all things mixed media and not necessarily traditional scrapbooking for this contest.
|"The Topic is Tropic" layout challenge entry|
I began by creating my own paper to use as my background using a white crayon resist technique. I free-handed a white crayon chevron pattern to mimic waves in the ocean. I then used watercolour paints to create the blue of the waves.
Next I used some new blue and green Dylusions sprays to spray on a stencil to use as a stamp to looks like seaweed. I then quite liberally sprayed "Turquoise" Perfect Pearls mist all over the whole paper to give it a really wonderfully pearly shine.
|Hand painted white cardstock|
I had cut that wonderful starfish corner border out of cream cardstock and then tinted some Glass Bead Gel medium using red, orange and yellow liquid acrylic ink. I had a nasty spill of the red ink on the carpet in my art room and it now looks like I sacrified someone in here!! lol carpet out, laminate in!!
Thanks for looking!