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Start to Finish: Masking and Spraying “A Good Life”

This week, soapHOUSEmama from gave me a challenge to use my Mister Huey’s and make a mask. I wanted to combine that with the current Color Me Scrappy Challenge since the colors I have of Mister Huey’s (Water Cooler and Pinstripe) played along perfectly with the color scheme.

First thing that came to mind was circles. I knew I had my 1″ circle punch from EK Success and I could make that work. So I grabbed my punch and some scraps from the card I made for 2CuteInk this week and got to punching.

Once I had my punched circles in place on the kraft background, I grabbed my Water Cooler Mister Huey and got to spraying. I gave a nice burst around each circle.

Next up it was time to use the Pinstripe Mister Huey. I grabbed it and put a few sprays in various places on the paper. Okay, I’m liking it.

Now it was time to grab some papers that matched the color scheme provided by Color Me Scrappy. I grabbed Pink Paislee’s She Art by Christy Tomlinson, My Minds Eye Indie Chic and Sunny Side, Echo Park This and That Charming and Authentique Loyal. Nice mix of colors to add to this layout.

I knew that I wanted to use the My Minds Eye Sunny Side “In Bloom” for the middle section of the layout so I cut it at 5″ x 12″. I then used the other pieces of scraps and papers to cut various lengths but not really paying attention to the amount or width. I did cut the My Mind’s Eye Indie Chic “Dreams Silk” to 1 1/2″ x 12″ so that I could use a border punch on it.

After I put down the center piece and the border strip below, I got creative with the other papers and just started adding strips here and there. I had no real plan during this time but it all worked out.

I then added some paint splatter with white acrylic paint and my water brush. So fun! 🙂

I grabbed my photos that I wanted to use from around the farm. The photo on the left is 3″ x 6″ and the two on the right are 3″ square. I began to add October Afternoon Label stickers as well as Tim Holtz Chit-Chat stickers and Authentique Diction Word Stickers.

Now it is time to start working on the journaling spot. Since I wanted it to fill in the right hand side, I grabbed a piece of ivory cardstock and cut it down to 4″ square. I rounded the corners with the 1/4″ rounder on my Corner Chomper. I then grabbed a Corrugated Shape from Close to My Heart and used it as a mask for the left side of the journaling spot.

Time to start spraying with more Water Cooler Mister Huey!

Once I had finished spraying, I grabbed my silver Sharpie marker and outlined the edge of the bracket shape to make it pop out a bit. I still didn’t think it was done even though journaling was to come later.

I grabbed my wooden “A Good Life” stamp from my stash and used Memento Tuxedo Black ink to stamp it in the corner. I tried Staz-On at first but because the background was still wet, or maybe because my Staz-On is drying out, it just didn’t work.

I still didn’t think this was done so I decided to cut out the stamped part. Okay, I can work with that.

I grabbed the part that I cut out and placed two layers of foam tape behind it to pop it up a great deal. I then also wrapped the journaling spot with Stone twine from The Twinery.

Time to get out some more twine and brads. I wrapped the Buttercream twine in a circle and I have a TOTAL respect for those that do this on a regular basis. I get SO messy! Added some brads as well and called that part good.

Added some marker work and another twine twist from Denim Twine.

In the end I had a blast making this and actually asked my husband what makes living on the farm a good life for the journaling and the responses that I wrote are all from him. I totally love when I am able to include him.

So my question for you today, how do you include your family members in your scrapbooking?

P.S. The winner of the EARLY copy of Everyday Storyteller is……

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