Summer is slowly slipping away but that doesn’t mean we can’t capture those moments and scrap them. Hello fellow creatives, Nicole here bringing you a scrappy layout! I know… not my usual gig. However, I have a new paper collection releasing with Wild Whisper called Tinbit Travels and I wanted to scrap with it. I created these mixed media pages to mimic the outdoors with colours and texture. Check out this easy layout for my Airstream, Tinbit. Tinbit Travels is about to release. For this layout I cut every sheet. Yes, that was surprisingly difficult. I printed out a 5×7 Tinbit photo and gathered some supplies to get inspired. I cut each piece of the mixed media side of the Tinbit Travels pages 1 ¾”x 11”. Because each mixed media page is designed with the textures of nature, I wanted to add all that pop of colour. You can use any cutter you have. I used my guillotine cutter to cut all 6 sheets. For the next step I placed them out on my base layer of paper, Creative Scrapbooker Super Stock Cardstock. Each layer of Tinbit Travels paper is offset to create dimension. Or if you are like me and don’t want to measure this is a great cheat. My mixed media/grunge side does come out even when I scrapbook. I roughed up the edges of each strip. This includes several tears in each strip. A great way to layer in texture into your layout and hide imperfections… which are perfect! Once you are happy with placement you can start adhering your layers. Each strip I used the Scrapbook Adhesive by 3L E-Z Runner Grand. I love this adhesive! It allows me to shift and move pieces without damaging my layers. Which I need! I have some corrugated cardboard which is awesome for mounting my image onto. I like to remove the backing for this step. If you’re lucky you get uneven tearing of the backing for a great grungy look. Or if comes off as a whole and it becomes a great textured piece for something else. Next, apply adhesive using the Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L E-Z Runner Grand onto the back of the image. I then trimmed the corrugated backing to fit the image and remove any unevenness. There is a whole other side to my Mixed Media Collections. The doodle side of Tinbit Travels is all in black and white. This encourages you to use your inks, paints, sprays, crayons, markers, powders to apply colour. For this sheet, I have created signage for you to layer. Get fussy cutting! I cut out a campfire. I have several sized campfire images throughout the collection and a stamp. This one I cut out and selected Ranger Ink Oxide ink Pads carved pumpkin, fossilized amber, candied apple, walnut stain and black soot (not shown) to colour with a watercolor brush. The watercolor brush allows you to easily blend the inks together to create dimension. Apply the inks, slightly overlapping and blend. I cut out a campfire sign from the same page and repeated the process of blending ink and Stickles. Who has Stickles in their stash? ME… I DO! Oh yeah, I found Ranger Ink Stickles Diamond Glitter Glue! Oh how I love the shimmer of this. Applying some Stickles to the flames creates a pretty shimmer to the campfire flames. I love to pop everything up! I added dimension to my flames with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. This pop is just what I wanted to layer over my Tinbit image. I even used the Tinbit Travels name from the branding strip and popped that up with Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares. You can even colour this in. Add any embellishments to may apply to your layout. It could be leaves or pinecones collected, receipts or tickets or add some journaling. I added a little wood sentiment for fun.
Are you ready to scrap your summer adventures! Thanks for spending a little creative time with me and I hope you found some inspiration with this layout.
To see more of Nicole’s work visit here blog – Nicole Wright Designs
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