Saturday, August 6, 2011

A technique, a tip, and a layout

Some time ago, I wanted a sample all of my mist colors on one piece of cardstock as a reference.  I sprayed my first four colors (in rainbow order, of course) and the resulting piece of paper looked something like this:
So, pretty, right?  I immediately thought that it would be fun to cut some die-cut shapes with my Slice out of this tie-dye looking paper and use it on a layout.  I had an idea for a layout using this paper this past week.  I cut the letters S-U-N-S-H-I-N-E out of the paper and also a sun.  I used the Handwritten Fonts Slice design card and I love this fun font.
So there's my technique.  My tip?  One of my mists was clogged when I was trying to spray the paper.  I tried running the tip under hot water, took the whole top off and ran it under hot water, tried pumping the tip madly....nothing would work!  I finally grabbed a toothbrush and just brushed the spray hole gently.  The mist immediately worked perfectly!

For my layout, I love this photo of my niece Olivia.  I love the bright colors of her dress, her curly locks and her amazing smile.  I thought my bright, sunshiney, tie-dye letters and bright sun looked great with this photo.
I used BasicGrey's Hello Sunshine line for this layout.  The patterned paper perfectly tied in the tourquoise, greens, pinks, and yellows of the photos and the letters.  Isn't she a cutie?

Have a great Saturday everyone!


  1. Great technique and pretty layout :)

  2. Fun technique, great tip, and wonderful layout!

  3. Wow, that is an awesome technique, I wouldn't have guessed that is how you did those letters but they look amazing!

  4. I made a comment on the SC message board about your layout. The pattern of the dress and that background paper play off each other so well...And that first piece of paper with the all the mist action going on is pretty cool!

  5. Such a great technique, I've never seen this before. Very cool.

  6. The background pp looks so great with the photo! Fun technique!