Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My class for the Cybercrop

I felt very brave when I signed up to do a class for the UKS Cybercrop this summer, then as time went on my idea grew, but my free time shrank, so when I came to do it, I only had one run at it.

I think things grow in your head so that when they don't come out quite like you thought you panic! At least I did!  But actually, I am pleased with it and hope it proves inspiring for those intrepid scrappers who have got this far into the Cybercrop.

The technique is probably my signature style, and I've used it in various ways over the years.  The pdf file for the class is on UKS if you follow the link above, but it involves randomly applying watercolour paint to a sheet of White Bazzill and then using the most interesting bits to cut out/punch, then stamp, ink, emboss - whatever takes your fancy to make a completely unique set of embellishments for a layout.

I have done this with flowers, leaves, stars, but when Mary Anne mentioned a book theme for this CC, I decided to go with hearts for a romantic themed layout.  Who better to celebrate than my much travelled university friend, who ended up in Japan and fell in love with, then married a Cuban man.  The story is on hidden journalling behind the photo.

The title came from my love of frugality and using up of scraps and old stash.  I hope some of you have some fun playing with your paints - I find it a truly relaxing way to craft, as anything goes.

Thanks for visiting my blog today.


Jo said...

It really is a stunning layout and a great technique, I will be giving it a try x

Sandra said...

Amazing layout Ali. I would really love to see all that lovely detail irl.

S said...

What a cool page - you make it look like such fun!