Trip Of A Lifetime...MFTSCRAP7 38

Mona Pendleton | Sunday, April 21, 2013 @ 9:00 PM | , , , , , , , , ,

Hi there and Happy Earth Day! It's time for a new MFT scrap sketch challenge! For complete details on how you can join along, please visit the MFT blog
Here's the fun sketch we are playing with:
For my sample, I scrapped several photos of Scott as well as the iconic London Eye that were taken a few years ago while Scott and I were on a trip visiting London. I've combined a variety of MFT products including various MFT stamps, Die-namics dies, MFT buttons and inks.
Once I created the background using Golden Crackle Paste and MFT Blu Raspberry Ink, (tutorial shown below), I was all set to embellish the layout. All the photos and main sentiment were mounted on beautiful Factory Green cs then layered on a tag made using  a Die-namics Traditional Tags STAX die. Starting in the upper left corner, I stamped a sentiment from LLD Document It - Expand Your View on a die cut tag made using Die-namics Traditional Tags STAX and finished added a Natural button that was coated with a layer of embossing enamel.
This tag features a photo of Scott standing in front of the Kensington Palace. The pocket watch was made using an image from Inspired By Time stamped using Factory Green ink. Once stamped, I cut it out, applied Kraft ink around the edges then applied a coat of Ranger Rock Candy. 
The tag in the upper right corner features a sentiment from DC Vertical Greetings II along with a canvas flower embellishment made using Die-namics Layered Rose, Kraft and Blu Raspberry Ink (tutorial shown HERE).
The next tag features a fun sentiment from LLD Document It - Captured Memories along with a lock and key that were made using Die-namics Keys and Locks.
In case you were curious to know how I created the background, I took a few photos to show you just how easy it is:

First I applied a thin coat of Golden Crackle Paste. (I put it outside in the sun to speed up the drying time ;). I've learned the hard way, if you use your heat tool to speed up the drying time be very careful not to overheat as the pastes will bubble and make a mess! 
Once dry, the cracks appeared then I made some mist with a few drops of Blu Raspberry Ink. Super easy!
The cracks remind me of the desert floor that can be seen here in AZ ;) Happy Earth Day!
Thanks so much for stopping by ~ I hope enjoyed my layout :) If you found the tutorial helpful, please feel free to let me know.
Be Sweet ;)
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38 Sweet Comments So Far:

Elena Olinevich said...

Stunning background, and I lovechow you placed all the tags and photos

JennyGerber said...

Beautiful layout! Love that crackled background! Gorgeous!

Pauline said...

I love the crackled blue background Mona, what a gorgeous way to showcase these fab pic of your time in London! Love the die cuts and fab sentiments too!

Mary Chen said...

Beautiful take on this interesting sketch!!! Gorgeous as always!

Janine said...

Beautiful layout - glad you enjoyed London. Funny how someone else's photos of your closest city and their scrapbook makes it look more exciting! They say you need to be a tourist in your own town!

Ros Crawford said...

Terrific page ... I love the texture

Lisa H. said...

the crackled background is so cool. love how you made it blue with the handmade mist. cute page.

Tracey said...

I am loving that crackled background!! A gorgeous page Mona! The b&w photos look lovely on here!!

Christine L said...

Fab photos... fab layout.... and i LOVE that crackled background!

Hugs
Christine x

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful LO! I love the fab crackle background you made. :)

Lisa S. said...

Another great LO Mona and your tutorial is very helpful. I always appreciate it when you share a tip with us. :) Hugs

Denise van Deventer said...

Stunning background and love the colouring too! Super page! ;-)

Sue Marrazzo said...

I just bought crackle paste,
now I know what to do with it as a first timer....
Thanks for sharing.
I love the burlap flower accent too.

sandi said...

Fabulous! Love the way everything just pops against that gorgeous blue background!

Vickie Z said...

Love the cracked background!! The blue complements and makes the other colors stand out!! Sentiments perfect!

Mirna said...

Gorgeous, Mona!!! That background is so beautiful

Angi Barrs said...

Your page is a work of art! Love the color too!

Lisa said...

Another pretty page Mona, I like all of the tags!!

Lori said...

Beautiful layout! Love your version of the sketch! That background is so pretty! Thanks for showing how you did it!

Karen Giron said...

What a fabulous page and your tutorial is amazing! I love picking up tips and tricks from you - you are so creative! What a perfect layout for a fabulous trip.

Silke Ledlow said...

Totally amazing Mona! I love this page :) !!! Hugs ~S~

Isabel Jett said...

Really gorgeous, Mona! Love your take on the sketch!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Wonderful layout and photos, Mona! LOVE the crackle background.. Thanks for sharing the process!

Sue Lelli said...

Mona, LOVE the tutorial and how you celebrated Earth Day! Such a FAB background! LOVE that color blue! great photos and layers and textures!

1CardCreator said...

Loved your tutorial and the finished page looks awesome! ~Diane

Gale Evans said...

Really beautiful page, Mona! Absolutely gorgeous background! Thanks for showing how you did it!

NanceB said...

Love seeing what you do next! This is absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for showing how you made that beautiful background!

Davi said...

Beautiful MOna, love the crackled background and the cool way you mounted the pics with the tags :)

MelB said...

WOW! Stunning. love the background! I had a blast playing along this month.

GabrielleH said...

Stunning, Mona! So elegant and I love all the pretty dies you used! Awesome colors!

SusanH said...

Stunning layout! That background looks gorgeous! Love your photos!

AimeeOh said...

LOVE that crackled background! This is so fabulous, Mona!

ShellyM said...

Lovely layout! Love those photos in London! Thanks for the awesome tutorial on your fabulous background!

Amy Rohl said...

Yes, love the tutorial, Mona! Your page is fabulous, love the mix of stamps amd dies in addition to great photos! The key and lock is fab, too!

Julie said...

Gorgeous layout,Mona! Really love the tags and your amazing background! Thanks for sharing your technique!

Constance said...

Love this layout, Mona! Your crackled background looks beautiful! Wonderful tutorial too! Thanks for sharing!

Deborah Frings said...

Great layout - love the crackle texture - so pretty. The photos of London are fab!

Petra Swart said...

WOW, what a beutiful work of art, Mona!! Love the background and all the elements you've combined to do this page. TFS.


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