Sunday, 6 April 2014

Stencils and Masks Inspiration layout.

Welcome to my April Off the Rails Scrapbooking Design Team Inspiration Layout -Stencils and Masks.

Scanning old photos and slides are fun, and bring memories back to life, this photo is of me and my dad with a doll that I think my Nan made me. I was about 18mths when this was taken.

On this layout I used my Kaszazz lace stencil with Monte marte impasto. Firstly I stamped the Kaszazz 'reason, season, lifetime' stamp using black StazOn onto my white card stock twice.  I placed the stencil over the lower stamping and smeared the impasto over to create a clear texture, purposely missing small sections to fill in with distressed ink later. Once dried I used a blending tool to blend Victorian Velvet Tim Holtz Distress Ink over the area. 

On the top of the layout I place a Tim Holtz idea-ology mini mask (Regal) swirl mask to one side of the top stamping  and sprayed with Dylusions vibrant turquoise then place a 2nd mask cross hatching style over the stamping  and sprayed it with Dylusions Lemon Zest. I blended  Squeezed Lemonade Distress Ink over the swirl mask to tie the masks together. 

The banner was made from a serviette;  I separated the top layer from the serviette, cut out triangles and using Mod Podge glued them onto plain white paper also coating the surface to give them a sheen. When dry they were individually taped onto pink and white striped cotton twine.
The background was finished by placing 3 stripes of butterfly washi tape and waxed twine from  Kaszazz, vibrant turquioise stain stamped onto the page and lucy stamps aging block 'Rust' with Weathered Wood Distress ink.

The material flowers I used I made  on a camping trip with Fiona, we lost hours cutting, sewing and beading flowers. The paper flowers are from Kaisercraft and I added a paper button and small blue flower to the top of the large blue flower to add height. After layering green and pink rose papers which I had distressed and inked the edges of, I added the photo of dad and myself and framed  it using pink striped cotton and waxed twine.

A big thanks to Dark Room Door    for sponsoring our Off the Rails Scrapbooking Challenge- Stencils and Masks. 

Thankyou for visiting my blog and I hope I have inspired you to try and experiment with stencils and masks as well. Hope to see you back again soon.


  1. This is one of my favs. I think it's the colours and the use of the serviette. GENIUS!! What a great tip you've shared xx

  2. So many gorgeous details.. A TRULY AWESOME layout!! :)