Hello and Welcome to my blog! Today we are celebrating the beginning of a new season with the Step into Spring Blog Hop brought to you by the Design Team from Memorable Seasons!
If you did not start your hop today on the Memorable Seasons blog , please jump back over there so you do not miss anything. Today we are looking at the word S-P-R-I-N-G and taking you through all the steps for creating a fabulous layout using an exclusive sketch created for this blog hop by Liz Chidester, which was the first step! You have already hopped through the letters S, P and R, and now you are here for the letter I.
The letter "I" will stand for the technique of "inking".
I love adding ink to my layouts--it gives the paper layers so much depth and allows you to customize your layout completely. You can add any type of ink to your layout (ink pads, paint, mists, etc), but I chose to just use ink pads on mine. And you can use as little or as much ink as you'd like...you just have to include it on your layout as part of this challenge.
To add depth to the edges of your paper, just use a foam applicator and an ink pad and lightly flick the ink on the edges. This gives a really soft look to the edges and helps tie multiple colors together on your layout.
The photo above is the paper with no ink around the edges and the photo below shows the difference a little ink makes.
Another way to add ink is to use stamps. On this layout, I created a stamped border with several stamp sets and ink colors. I started with a ruler and a pencil to draw a line, then I used the protractor stamp and watermark ink to add a line of semi circles to the layout base. Then I added the turquoise doily stamped layer, followed by the red doily stamped layers in between the turquoise doilies.
Here is my layout up to this point.
I also used ink in an unexpected way on some accents and for the title on my layout. Be sure to follow the blog hop all the way back to the Memorable Seasons forum post to see how else I used my inks and to see the layout completely finished.
Be sure to leave me a comment here on my blog telling me what you think about this step. By doing so, you will be one step closer to a fabulous Memorable Seasons prize as well as getting your name entered in for a RAK from me! Also, be sure to hop all the way until the end, where you will be taken back to the Memorable Seasons forum, where you will see a complete reveal of all the Design Team's finished layouts and the full details for this challenge!
Now it's your turn to head on over to Tami's blog , where she will be giving you the 5th step in S-P-R-I-N-G
(the letter N)!
Have a nice day!
Here are a list of the blogs and in the correct order:
Memorable Seasons blog: http://www.memorableseasons.blogspot.com/
Joni's blog: http://joniparkerstuff.blogspot.com/
Kristin's blog: http://memoriesbythepageful-kristin.blogspot.com/
Megan's blog: http://www.made-by-design.blogspot.com/ **(You are Here now)**
Tami's blog: http://tami-lifeinthewhitehouse.blogspot.com/
Telah's blog: http://bamabuttercupscraps.blogspot.com/
Memorable Seasons Forum: Blog Hop Challenge Thread