Saturday, December 14, 2013

Let's go hiking

Hey Roadies, tonight I'd like to share a new layout with you. The pictures are from one of our last hiking-trips this summer. We had a great day seeing all these beautiful waterfalls while being quiet alone in the forest. I created this layout for two challenges. The sketch is provided by ScrapFriends Challenge #20  and in the meantime I used the Challenge #5 December tic tac toe board from 1 2 3 Get Scrappy.

I had the background paper for quiet a long time in my stash and didn't know what to use it for and finally I found a theme what matches perfectly. On the background I used a lot of different techniques: painting with gesso and acrylic paint, masking, spritzing, smearing inka gold and stitching.

Here you can see the glitter alphas I used and the small fuzzy cutting I did for this project.

For the frames of the photos I used an old map, which is quiet good matching with my theme as I think. On that layout I used my first bottle cap as an embellishment. I cut out a circle of my map, glued it down and threw some clear UTEE in the cap. After heat setting I glued the bottle cap on my layout. 

After having applied a layer of gesso and acrylic paint I did some masking. I took Inka Gold (in silver) and painted the embossed parts lightly with my finger. Every picture "hangs" like a painting on my layout. 

Behind every picture I used some lace trim to give it a more layered look. Besides, I glued my subtitle on a piece of vellum and added some flowers. On the last detail picture you can see the stitching quiet well, too. 

And that's the sketch and the tic tac toe board I used as inspiration. I used a diagonal row from the board: eyelets, baker's twine and the color green. 

Thank you so much for stopping by, and it would be great if you become a follower of my blog :)


  1. Lovely LO! Like how you did the title. Thanks for joining us @ 123 get Scrappy.

  2. Wow! I love all of the different mediums you used for that background! That is a skill I would love to have! Gorgeous page! Thanks for playing at 123 Get Scrappy.

  3. Love those popping colours.....& the bg texture is fabulous!! Very clever with your 'hanging' frames!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap Friends:):)

  4. Really interesting background with lots of yummy texture! Lovely layout. Thank you for joining us at Scrap Friends.

  5. love the gesso it gives alot of texture to the page, nice bright coloured page too. thanks for joining us at 123 get scrappy

  6. Gorgeous layout!! Thanks for joining us at 123 Get Scrappy!!

  7. Sehr hübsches Layout. Danke für deine Teilnahme an unserer Challenge bei 1-2-3- Get Scrappy!

  8. Wow, I love how you altered that background! Awesome job! Thank you so much for playing along with ScrapFriends!