August 10, 2012

Scrapbook Steals August Blog Hop–Mr. Huey’s Mists

I am thrilled to be participating in my first (and hopefully not last) blog hop for Scrapbook Steals! If you aren’t familiar with Scrapbook Steals, it is my Number 1 FAVOURITE place to buy scrapbook supplies at a HUGE discount! And they often have products I’ve not even heard of or used before. Plus their sister sites for Kids, Babies and She for women are just as AWESOME! Their blog is amazing too so if you haven’t been there, be sure to start the blog hop there! I have a card and a scrapbook page for you today!

I received Taxi, a bright yellow Studio Calico Mr. Huey’s Mist to work with. Now if you know my blog, you know I am not so into bright yellow so the challenge was on. I used it to mist a sunset scene that this bright yellow was practically made for!

mr hueys sunset sympthy

I started by masking off the bottom portion of the card. Then I mixed the mist with a bit of water to dilute it in a spray bottle and misted the top portion. Then I masked off the sun area as well, added some pumpkin reinker and misted again. Then I misted a third and fourth time adding a few drops of rust red reinker each time until I was happy with the look.

Absolutely lovely coverage and it mixed very well with the reinker. I reversed the masks covering my sky and added a second torn mask to make the shoreline. I sponged in aqua ink for the ocean. Then I tore another mask similar to but not the same as the first. I applied this mask over the ocean leaving a small section to look like the froth of the waves breaking against the shore. Then I used several brown inks to sponge in the sand.

For the palm tree, I stamped it on very dark grey card stock and cut it out. Then I added ink direct to paper from the ink pad so it became a solid black silhouette. I added a sympathy sentiment and I was done! I think a sympathy sentiment was very appropriate as the sunset can symbolize the end of a life. Sad but sympathy cards are very needed and appreciated.

I have several other brands of mists and this is by far the easiest to mix. Thank heavens. Some of the other ones need several minutes of shaking before they are ready to use. And with Mr. Huey’s the colour you see is the colour you get. The others separate and become a gross colour so  you have to shake it in order to see the real colour if you forget what it looks like. Not very convenient if you ask me!

For my next project, I used a mask to create an interesting scrapbook page background. As I usually only create cards, I only bought a 6x6 mask. So I added it to opposing corners to add interest to the ‘white’ space I planned to leave on my layout. I added some water and white reinker to soften the colour somewhat. I also added some touches of a pink mist. I love how many ways you can use these mists!

mr hueys swim day

I was inspired by a layout by Maggie Holmes to use a banner across the page but I don’t have a banner die. Helloooo ingenuity! I looked at my dies to try and decide if I could cut down a square or a rectangle or… when my eyes settled on an ice cream die. Yeah! The cone makes a PERFECT banner! That was the most fun especially since I used up lots of scraps!

mr hueys swim day date closeup

I added the date ‘wheel’ to the top right but felt I needed to add some more round elements to the page. So I added the medallion stamped once on the right side of the larger photo and again in white on acetate under it. Made a nice triangle I thought. I try to keep design principles in mind more so when I scrapbook because it doesn’t come as naturally to me as card making. But I keep at it because I love the results!

mr hueys swim day title closeup

Adding things in odd numbers and in triangles tend to keep your layout more balanced. So I have three photos, pointy shapes in three places (stars in each corner and the banner), orange in three places: one photo, the title/banner and the date wheel; three circle elements and words in three places: the title, date wheel and journaling.

mr hueys swim day journaling closeup

I hope you enjoyed my project. If you’d like to visit my blog again, please sign up for updates by email or RSS feed; links are on my sidebar. Now, you are off to visit Julie Odil! Have fun on the rest of the hop! And be sure to sign up for emails from Scrapbook Steals while you are there. If you get lost, the whole line up is below!

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8. Patricia Flores http://harmonyhealthandfaith.blogspot.com/

RECIPE

Sunset Sympathy
Stamps:
tree-Taylored Expressions, sentiment-PTI
Ink: Mr. Huey’s Taxi spray mist, pumpkin pie, ruby red reinker, baja ink pad -SU!, Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress, archival black ink-Ranger
Paper: grey cardstock-PTI, white cardstock-TE, Accessories: mask cut with circle Nestabilities, foam dots-Jody Morrow

Swim Day Page
Stamps:
Label Basics-PTI, date wheel-CTMH, Medallion-Clear Dollar Stamps, Smash adjustable date wheel (year)-K&Co
Ink: Mr.. Huey’s Taxi spray mist, Bermuda bay-SU!, black archival, Staz-On white, October Afternoon mist, white dye ink reinker
Paper: DP-Splash by Echo Park, white CS-Taylored Expressions and Bazzil, clear cardstock-PTI, Doublemates aqua matting cardstock, Epson photo paper
Accessories: foam dots-Jody Morrow, Letter stickers-Making Memories, Divine Twine, Staedler journaling pen, label die-PTI, circle Nesties, ice cream cone die-PTI, mask-Crafter’s Workshop, Copics (highlighting the date wheel), foam dots

95 comments:

The Gov. said...

Awesome card and layout!

Laurel Geisbush said...

The sun turned out great but I LOVE the layout! Great job getting the masks to work so well with your layout. Turned out great.

Teresa said...

Wow! That sunset card is gorgeous. (I love me some bright yellow and orange)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Your card is beautiful and I love te bright and fun layout. Thanks for the inspiration!

Giddy Michelle said...

I think I need to start using masks...love the background on the layout. I also LOVE the rich colors in that sunset :)

Brittany said...

For not being a fan of yellow, you did amazingly well with it! I love the masked stars!! Thanks so much for participating in our blog hop!

Mistylynn said...

Masks and Mr. Huey's are always a fun combo. Great projects.

Karey said...

Enjoyed seeing the palm tree card. Sympathy cards are hard to come by and I like to have some on hand.

Kyla Norris said...

I live how you built up the colour with the sunset card! I might have to scrap lift this idea...it's absolutely beautiful!

Marisa T. said...

WOW!! your layout is amazing!!

Jen McD said...

Beautiful projects!! I love the masking on the layout!

Heidi said...

GREAT job with all the misting!!! Beautiful card and love the way your layout background came out!
♥Heidi Myers

liz m said...

Beautiful card and LO !!

Miriam Prantner said...

Great projects! Love the texture on the card and the layout is so sweet!

Jackie - aka funhockeymom25 said...

super cute page!!! gorgeous card! thanks for sharing.

karey2005 said...

I'm a new follower. I love your projects - especially the sympathy card. Very pretty!

Heather said...

What a fun LO! Love the card too!

Vicki said...

Your sympathy card is stunning! Love the sunset you created. Amazing LO too!

Sara Elizabeth said...

I love how you used the 6" masks to create the pattern on your layout. Mixing in the pink made it the perfect colors for a swimming page.

Mo said...

Fabulous projects! I really love what you did with the palm tree and the sunset...breathtaking!

Charity Becker said...

love the Layout and the card!!! your work is lovely.

Cathy Caines said...

How unbelievably convenient as I was considering doing a sympathy card today and remembered a sunset card I had seen ages ago... Thanks for the receipt!

Heather (goldiecar) said...

I love how you used the other colors from your reinker to make a totally new color!

Kendra K said...

I love your masking!

Kendra K said...

I love your masking!

Amber S said...

Great worl using hte mist! I just love that yellow color!

PattiL said...

I absolutely love your background on the scrapbook layout!

bellevuedahlins said...

I love the pink and yellow together and the banner is adorable!

Audrey L. said...

I love your layout and the masking. I never thought to add white reinker to mist to change the color! Thanks.

bellevuedahlins said...

I love the pink and yellow together!

Ruth G said...

Love your sunset! I love that yellow sun and how you created an ambre effect with the misted sky! Very nice! I think the stars on your LO are wonderful! Great idea for how to deal with a 6x6 mask on a 12x12 page! TFS!!!

Jen C. said...

I especially love the layout with the stars, oh and the sunset card is awesome too :)

sewzallsquirrels said...

I like how you conquered the "yellow is not my favorite color" and found a great use for it on the pool layout. Makes me want to embrace that color as I do not use it very ofter either.
Good job!

Cathryn said...

Such beautiful projects!!!! I really love the colors, especially on the layout!!!!

kmack said...

Your star layout is great!! I'm going to have to try something like that.

Jill said...

Love the Swim Day Layout!

MMS said...

Your colors and style are simply gorgeous. I love banners too! Great work. Thanks for sharing!

Erica B. said...

Such great projects! Love the LO!

Ashley said...

That card is stunning. Love your misting techniques!

Julie Odil said...

What do you mean, you don't like bright colors? You did the color Sunset proud. Love your work.

The Snell Family said...

These are sooooo cute, can't wait to try my hand at it!

Kelly M said...

I love your sunset card, the bright colors are gorgeous!

kassandra16 said...

that card is beautiful and i love the LO!!!

Barbara said...

WOW!! Great projects! Especially love that first card with the sunset - BEAUTIFUL!!

Ashley Pearl said...

Beautiful card and LO!!!

Gail said...

Wonderful card and layout!! Thanks for the great projects!

Kimberli said...

Both your card and LO are beautiful, perfect way to highlight the mists!

Abbey said...

Beautiful Sunset!!

Michelle said...

Both the card and the page are gorgeous! I love that you mixed them. I have never done that before so I learned something new. Yay! I am enjoying the hop and love your blog. I became a follower.

Julie Koets said...

Beautiful job! Thanks for sharing!

MomLovesDeals said...

What sweet pictures. The layout makes them look even better!

Ange said...

Beautiful card! And I love, love, love your layout!!!

Katherine Clayton said...

GREAT projects . . . and I just LOVE the LO. Great way to use several sprays and a mask . . . love the background. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Scrappin' Diva said...

Love your LO! The colors are beautiful. TFS!

Michele Duffy said...

Nice sunset in your card :)

Deborah Johnson said...

Love the card! Thanks for the ideas!!!

Deborah Johnson said...

Thank you so much for sharing - love your card!

Blossom9283 said...

Beautiful Sunset!

Cynthia B. said...

You did wonders with e yellow - love the sunset, and your work with the masks is fabulous! Thanks for sharing this lovely card and page!
Cynthia B.

the Valley Kali said...

I never thought about diluting...or mixing and now I'm having all kinds of ideas! Beautiful sympathy card. We don't see enough examples for sympathy cards, and for me, they are the most difficult to do. Thank you!

Marcia said...

Loved your layout - beautiful colors.

cheri said...

Thanks for sharing

cheri said...

Beautiful ...thanks for sharing.

Jessica L. said...

Love the negative stars on your layout!

Paper Heart said...

Love what you did with the mists!

Megan Smith (aka Daisymeh) said...

Amazing work! Especially love that card!

Gemiel said...

Great projects. You did a beautiful job coloring with the mists. I love the sunset!!

Brenda Smith said...

Great job! Love your originality in the banner die :)

Amy said...

Great projects! I especially love the masking on your layout!

kai wong said...

The sunset scene is my favorite :)

Cathy Clouston said...

Really pretty!

Ren-Yi said...

Oh this i an awesome card. i love the strong colors! and the LO is fab.

Andrea said...

The warm colors on that summer layout are just perfect!

SandiB said...

Wonderful layout and card. Thanks for sharing.

DeeMcD said...

Love the layered effects that you achieved. Now a follower. Thanks for the ideas.

Lmaisch said...

WOW! I love the soft colors on the layout and the sunset, beautiful. Now following.

ajmaluck said...

Wonderful card and layout. Thanks for sharing.

Kathy L said...

Love that card and WOW!! that is a great layout!!!

thebakertrio said...

Beautiful layouts!

J.Hopkins said...

I am much more a scrapbooker than card maker. But Learning a new technique is so much fun. Thanks so much for you detailed instruction! Can't wait to use the mist on a project!

Kerys said...

WOW! These are just adorable! I love how you created the sunset - and the masking on the layout is awesome! I've always wondered how to use 6x6 masks on a 12x12 layout - thank you so much for the inspiration :-) Just become a new follower - can't wait to see what you make next! :-)

whitetiger said...

Great blog and layout!

Sandi Campbell said...

Looks great!

mommyx2 said...

I love your card and layout!

mommyx2 said...

Awesome card and layout!

HelenN said...

Beautiful work!

Vanessa said...

The yellow is gorgeous! I love your use of the masks!

minousha said...

Absolutely stunning!!!!!

Linda said...

love the sunset and masking on the LO, thanks for sharing!

minousha said...

Amazing card!!!!!

Beatrice Lawson said...

Such a fantastic layout, I really like how you masked the background and the fun banner!

Helen said...

Great job! Thanks for the inspiration!

Julie said...

I love your work!

Stephanie U said...

Wow! You did an amazing job with the mists.

Kristina said...

I love the star background!!!