Inks and Embossed Background for Scrapbook Layout

Finally I am able to sit down and write a blog post since I was away for a trip last week. Today I have a scrapbook layout to share with you.

It’s the first time I am able to stamp and heat embossed on a scrapbook layout since I got my Tim Holtz Stamp platform. It has the open space that can fit any size paper so it’s perfect to use for stamping for scrapbooking. It just makes it easier in case I need to double stamp if I didn’t get enough ink on my stamp the first time.

The technique for the background of my layout was inspired by the class I took on Altenew Academy – “Easy Ink Blending Techniques” where Amy Lee taught on faux watercoloring. It incorporates ink blending and adding watercolor washes on top of it.

Life is good scrapbook layout using altenew painted butterflies stamp set

I stamped some butterflies from the Painted Butterflies stamp set and heat embossed in white. Then I used mango Smoothie, Coral Berry and Mountain Mist for my ink blending. I also added some matte medium through a stencil as well for some interest and texture. Then for the watercolor wash on top of the butterflies, I added some distress inks – Abandoned Coral, Cracked Pistachio and Mustard Seed.

Here is a close up:Life is good scrapbook layout using altenew painted butterflies stamp set

Life is good scrapbook layout using altenew painted butterflies stamp set

I embellished the layout with some stickers from my planner sticker sheets and from Altenew Reflections kit. It’s pretty fun creating an artsy background for this layout.

My layout was inspired by the colors and sketch challenge over at Altenew. They have a sketch challenge every month and it’s always fun to play along. Sketch-Challenge-7-draft1

Thanks for stopping by and Happy crafting!

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