Sunday, April 8, 2018

Life Is Good - Lasting Memories Layout Challenges DT Reveal

Good morning friends, it is time for the newest Lasting Memories Layout Challenges Design Team Reveal. We are continuing with the theme for April of "All About the Paper". Today's challenge is to create your own background paper. Start with solid cardstock and use mixed media, paint and/or sprays, tie die it, stamp it etc....

Here is my layout...

Another photo taken the last day at the cottage. Such fun memories!!!

I have lots of photos to share of how I created my background paper....

I sprayed red and yellow Mister Huey's spray mists onto a plastic bag. I wanted the red and yellow to mix together to make more shades.

I dipped a piece of bubble wrap in the paints and then applied to my cardstock.

Then I prepared some Tim Holtz's texture paste with a drop of black acrylic paint to apply the brick stencil. Once dried I dabbed a baby wipe in white and green paint to make a more textured look to both the stencilled bricks and background.

A couple of circles stamped completed my background. 

Lots of layers under my photo completed the layout.

Be sure to stop by the Lasting Memories Blog to check out the rest of the team's creations.
We would love to see what you create, so be sure to share with us.

I was also inspired by the challenge at Mixed Media Monthly Challenge - Color Wheel

I used Red & Green.

Thanks for stopping by! Stay Crafty!!!


  1. Beautiful work with all the mixed media, Sandy! Loving the circles too! :)

  2. What a lovely layout. I love all the textures and shapes.
    Beautiful colours!!!!
    Great picture!!!! xoxo

  3. I love your background! It remembers me to try this technique with the bubble wrap, too!!