Hi there---Sheila here! Today, I am going to show you a fun way to add a circle to your layout. Circles seem to be big right now, but even bigger is the trend of creating your own background...scrapbooking is really becoming more like art class, and I love it!
The first thing I did was grab one of my "masks" from studio calico, some mist, and a piece of paper left over from cutting a circle on my Cricut.
Then, I placed the paper OVER the mask and positioned it where I wanted it on my layout.
I didn't love the pink mist that I originally picked out (pictured in the first photo), so I grabbed some purple instead, and mixed it with a little white mist---DON'T be afraid to mix your mist and use it like paint! It is capable of much more than being sprayed!
After I painted this mixture on my mask and within my circle, here is what I got:
It was a little blotchy in some places, but I like the imperfect look---luckily!
Then I grabbed one of my favorite stamps and a darkish-purple ink pad.
Begin rolling the stamp over the circle. The paper helps you not to go over the edges of the circle.
Voila! And you know from my first post here at IFS, I love dripping some ink over everything. So that's what I ended up using the pink for.
After you finish your circle, it's simply a matter of deciding where to put your pictures and embellishments. Here is how my final layout turned out:
Here are a couple of closeups:
Oh, and the doily you see above? I cut that out of some Prima packaging! Yes, I am a hoarder :(
I know as a scrapbooker, it took me a long time to get out of my comfort zone of ONLY using patterned paper and premade embellishments. Once I strayed into the world of inks and altering paper and embellishments, I had so much fun! Hope you'll try this---remember, you can make whatever you need or want---even a circle for your next project! Thanks so much for stopping by today :)
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