Thursday, June 26, 2014

Practical Scrappers June Blog Hop!

Hi everyone and welcome to this months Scrap Your Stash Blog Hop hosted by Practical Scrappers!  You should have arrived here from Lee-Anne's blog if not check it out here.  It's that time of the month where you dig into your stash of scrapbooking supplies!  This month for my layout, I used Basic Grey's Hipster and Carte Postale lines.  I had a lot of fun with this and gave it a mixed-media twist.  I can hardly believe my son is 22 now :)
My base sheet was from the Hipster collection.  I started by adding Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste with stencils to add some texture.  After that was good and dry I brushed some gesso over my page concentrating on especially where the embossing paste was placed.
After my gesso dried I added color with some Mr. Huey's - Desert and some watercolors.  I used some vintage books papers and prints from the Carte Postale line.  I shaded all my paper pieces with Walnut Stain Distress Ink and a blending tool.  I distressed my paper edges with a bone folder.
I added a little background interest with just some sewing thread.
I used Studio Calico Wood Veners and Thickers.

GIVEAWAY!!!  Up for grabs is a selection of 6 x 6 scrapbook papers with coordinating bakers twine and washi tape.  To enter, just become a follower on my blog through Google, Google plus, or the email option.  Leave me a comment letting me know you are a new follower! I will leave this giveaway open until 11:59 CST on July 6th.

I hope you enjoyed my layout, let me know what you think, I love your comments!  Thanks for stopping by and we'll see you next time!  Next on the blog hop list is Kerri, happy hopping!!!

Here is a full list of all our Practical Scrappers Blog Hoppers!


  1. What a fantastic textured layout! I followed you via bloglovin

  2. I like the neutral colors, layers and texture.
    I am a follower.
    slrdowney at hotmail dot com

  3. I love the layering and thread work on your layout. I am a new follower via email. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Oh my gosh, your layout is amazing!!! First of all I love that it's a masculine page and all the stitching and thread adds wonderful texture. I have been wanting to give embossing paste and stencils a try myself and now I am really inspired! Following by email!

  5. This layout is so full of great detail that I keep seeing more and more! Especially like the fun title and sub-title and the way you used that flair button with wood veneer numbers. I am following you by Google.