Saturday, July 21, 2012

And the Winner of Mixed Media Scrapbooking is....

The winner is ...

charli  who posted on July 17, 2012 at 8:46 PM
Please email me at patty (dot) cieri (at) gmail (dot) com with your name and mailing address by Friday, 7/27/12, so I can get the issue in the mail to you!  Thank you to all who left me comments!  I truly appreciated each and every one of them!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Creating Keepsakes Blog Hop, A Giveaway and A New Layout

Creating Keepsakes is releasing a new special issue, Mixed Media Scrapbooking and we are celebrating with a blog hop.  Each of the stops along the way will give you a chance to win a copy of this issue.  Click here for a sneak peek inside the issue.  I have had the honor of an advanced copy which I have been pouring over for the past few weeks.  I love to try new techniques, so the subject of this issue is right up my alley.  It inspired me to finally break open the jar of Liquitex Flexible Modeling Paste that I bought a few months ago with the intention of making something.

I started with a 12x12 sheet of heavy cardstock.  Using removable tape, I taped the 12x12 Harlequin stencil from Crafters Warehouse to the cardstock.  Then I used a palette knife, to spread the paste over the template onto the cardstock.  I let the cardstock dry overnight.  Since the paste dries white, I decided to add a bit of color with water soluble crayons (mine were made by Caran D'Ache).  I crayoned color onto each diamond.  Then I used a damp paintbrush to blend the crayon, giving it the look of watercolor.  The final product became the base for this layout.

Here is a close of the background paper that I created using the paste.

And now for a little fun!  The good folks at Creating Keepsakes are allowing me to give away a copy of this issue.  If you love playing with new techniques or are just looking for some fun ways to spice up your pages, you will love this issue. 

For a chance to win a copy of Mixed Media Scrapbooking, leave a comment on this post.  I will randomly select a winner on Friday evening, July 20th, and announce the winner in a new blog post.  The winner will have 1 week to claim the issue.  If you can't wait, you can buy a copy here.

Now, please visit the other talented scrappers on our blog hop for inspiration and more chances to win a copy of Mixed Media Scrapbooking. 

Thanks for stopping by the Green House on the Hill and enjoy the blog hop!