Sunday, March 18, 2012

Scrap Journal

This past Friday I had a small surgery (no surgery is small when they knock you out) but with healing I haven't been able to play for the past few days, I couldn't stand it any more I need to get my hands inky. I told myself OK Peggy you only have about 1/2 hour before the pain sets
So I decided I wanted to create my first page in my scrap journal, see over on face book there is a group called Keep On Scrappin and it's about creating a simple notebook style scrap booking, using only scraps  and bits... I said OK only use what is in front of you. That was leftovers from my dreaming of spring project. This is what I came up with for my first page.
 Step 1- gather a simple notebook, gesso the first page while it was still tacky I sprayed glimmer mist and distress inks, then ran my wet brush over it all to smooth out the colors. Added some script stamp.

Step 2-look and see what scraps were laying around and I had one full sheet of Marion Smith's digital page left with strips of some other pages (small strips of torn paper love), inked the edges and of course distress the edges of all paper with edge distresser or you can use a pair of scissors.

Step 3-found this cute picture of my daughter Olivia and our cat sitting in my scrap room enjoying the warm sun that shines through my bay window (I love this picture).
 Step 4-embellishment and wow you would be amazed at what I have just laying around on my table, old scrabble book pages so I had to add a doily die cut from Ranger. The flower is created out of old dryer sheets and sprayed with glimmer mist, the leaves are a piece of lace trim that I just cut apart so love that trim.
I was so amazed at how easy and simple it was to create a layout just using scraps, bits and pieces just laying around my table. Don't wait jump in your scrap room and create a layout just using what is on your table, you will have fun-be free-don't over think it-just create!!!

Marion Smith Feb. digitals
gesso white paint
Tattered Angels glimmer mist (jazz blue, tutti fruitti)
Ranger's Distress inks, stains (brushed cordruory, walnut stain, picket fence and walnut stain stain)
Tim Holtz Distress Doily die cut
CTMH Stamp-script
baby wipe flower (colored with tumbled glass stain), trim lace


  1. Love what you did here Peggy! And love the "notebook style" scrapping idea. I would love to gain inspiration from that FB group--I'm just starting the art journal journey and need all the ideas I can get!
    Hope you have a speedy recovery.

  2. I like the layout .. the colour .. and the flowers is just gorgeous.