Saturday, September 28, 2013

She's a Natural

Happy Saturday, friends!  Today, I'm sharing a page I designed for last week's Word Up Wednesday challenge over on the My Scraps message boards.  The word was ADVENTURE.  I was so excited to use the new Wild & Free collection from Glitz!  It's available in the store right HERE

One of the patterned papers has a multi-colored watercolor look to it.  It inspired me to try and create my own background similar to it.  So I pulled out my paints and got creative.  I tried something new this time...I got out a piece of plastic kitchen wrap (like Saran wrap) and spread it out.  I squirted a few dabs of paint in random places.  Then, I sprayed water over them and mixed them around with a brush.  Then I took my white cardstock and laid on top of the plastic wrap and pressed my hand all over it.  When I removed the paper, this is what was there!  I dried each color with my heat tool before doing the next color.  The more colors I used, the more I could see what area of my paper needed color where, so I eventually would just stick the corner of the paper to the plastic wrap just to get a specific color in a specific spot.  VERY easy technique, and as you can see, it makes for a GREAT and colorful background!

And I think the key to keeping your paper from warping is to hold it in your hand while you heat dry it.  I was constantly holding it from different angles as I was drying it, and it never really warped or folded.

This photo is of my sweet little Paige a few years ago, riding horses at school.  She loved it then, and she still does :)  I love this striped die-cut horse in the collection...perfect for this page!

There are a lot of alpha stickers in this collection...they're a perfect match!

The arrows are so fun...I had to restrain myself from using all of them on this one page!

I just love this watercolor look...the colors turned out so pretty, I think.

I'm really loving outlining things on my pages lately.

That's it for today!  I hope you come and join us on our boards...lots of fun going on!  Thanks so much for visiting us today...and have a wonderful weekend!


  1. I just bought this paper.....I am totally in love with the colors and graphics!!!!!!!! Gotta say this page totally rocks and definitely going to try this technique!!!! Love ya Missy for always inspiring this Oklahoma girl!

  2. Love the awesome technique with the Saran Wrap, Missy!! Such a fun idea!! The watercolor look it created is so pretty!!