Monday, 28 August 2017

Happy Birthday To Me :-)

Good Morning Arty Peeps!
Welcome again to the Scrapping Clearly Blog.
Today is my birthday and I have just spent the weekend
hanging out with my two favourite girls
who live a day's drive away.
If I ever win lotto I'm moving closer!
I did this layout to celebrate our friendship.

Here are the details.
I had these two backgrounds already made.
My art room works like a production line when I have new products, this time it was a Gel Press
and my Distress Oxide ink pads on heavy weight card. I made about a dozen of these
so thought I might use up two on the one page by cutting one into circles.

After inking the edges of the circles I stuck them down around my page,
trimmed the edges by 1/4" on each side and matted the whole thing
on black card (being sure to cut out the middle first to mat my photo).

I wanted to use the dreamcatcher sticker from this sheet but it was a little clean,
so I added some matching Distress Oxide colours to it too. I love these acetate words from Heidi Swapp,
I inked the edges with an alcohol marker to make them stand out a bit more,
and used 2 on my page, attaching them with staples coloured with Stazon ink.
Dymo filled in the gaps, of course.

 The only other things I added were the super cute banner,
It's all held together with double-sided tape and staples.

So quick and easy with ready-made backgrounds!

There are just a few more days to get your entries in for our challenges this month, store credit for the winners.
Load your work into these FB folders in our group.
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Thanks so much for coming by,
happy creating,


  1. Peg, I LOVE your background paper, it's beautiful!! I would love to learn how to do this, do you have a video on h
    ow to do it?

    1. Thanks Marilyn. I don't have a video, have yet to master that Avenue of social media. Are you going to Gundagai Scraptacular? I could give you a demo there.

  2. This is AWESOME. I love the combo oxide background. You are the master or mistress..depending on the room.haha.😉
    Happy Birthday to YOU. So fab to hang with you last weekend. Xx

    1. Thanks 💙💚💛
      Last weekend was just what I needed, so good!

  3. Just one word.....Awesomeness!!! Xx

  4. Peg, this background is fabulous!! I also love Distress oxides - such unique effects every time!! Happy birthday xx

  5. My friend, you are uber talented - love ya xxxxx this is amazing xx

  6. My friend, you are uber talented - love ya xxxxx this is amazing xx