August 5, 2014

My Creative Scrapbook August Kit Reveal Blog Hop and Giveaway

Welcome to the My Creative Scrapbook August Kit Reveal Blog Hop!

You should have arrived here from Jodi Wilton's blog. If you just happened to stop by here, please consider starting the blog hop from the beginning on the My Creative Scrapbook blog so that you can catch all of the inspiration and prize opportunities!

My Creative Scrapbook is thrilled to celebrate the reveal of the beautiful August kits with an inspiration-filled blog hop complete with beautiful PRIZES!  The design team has prepared a spectacular assortment of projects for you, so be sure to visit each blog to soak up all of the inspiration.

Several prizes are up for grabs!
*** The Grand Prize Winner will receive a complete Limited Edition kit! ***
But that’s not all… there are more prizes to be won… Prima, Prima, and more Prima!

Don’t forget to leave comments as you hop along to each blog for chances to WIN!

Presenting the My Creative Scrapbook August kits:

There's something for every style!

Are you a My Creative Scrapbook kit club member?
If not, now is a great time to join!

Subscription information can be found here:

Did you know that My Creative Scrapbook also offers a variety of Add-ons?
Choose from flower kits, mixed media kits, off-the-page project kits, project life style kits, and more… there are even Lindy’s Stamp Gang spray sets available!

The add-ons can be found here:


Here is one of the layouts that I created with the August Limited Edition kit:

I thought you might like to see this layout stepped out!

I learned most of the techniques that I used on this layout from the very talented Christin Gr√łnnslett. I absolutely love her amazing backgrounds... they are filled with interest and beautiful contrast.

Okay so to create my background, I prepped a piece of white cardstock with clear gesso. Then I misted a bit of water followed by some drops of Lindy's Stamp Gang sprays. I used a waterbrush to spread the spray drops around a bit to create a little watercolor effect, drying each color with a heat tool before applying the next color. I used 3 different pinks and a teal color.

Next I used some distress inks with stencils- 3 stencils with a pink distress ink (chevron, triangles, stars), 1 stencil with green distress ink (hearts) and 1 stencil with black distress ink (mini triangles).

For the next layer, I used modeling paste with the Prima basket weave stencil that comes in this month's Limited Edition kit. I dried that with a heat tool and then used a mini Prima script stamp with black ink to randomly stamp around the page.

I finished the background with some splatters of pink and teal mist.

 Next I layered a few pieces of the beautiful Webster's Pages Strawberry Fields papers.
I cut a doily (from my stash) in half and tucked the pieces in, then I adhered the photo to a piece of raw chipboard (for height) and added it to the page.

I added a simple flower cluster and a bow.

I added some wood shapes and title stickers, and finished the layout with some brief journaling.
A simple but fun to make layout!

Here are some closeups:

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The blog hop ends on Friday, August 8, 2014 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time.
Winners will be announced on the My Creative Scrapbook blog on Monday, August 11th.

The next stop on the blog hop is Kristin Greenwood's blog.

Here is the complete blog hop lineup:


Dolly B said...

LOVE your layout and thank you for sharing the process. Love the background and your colour palette is beautiful, makes me think of watermelon and summer

Tracey said...

This is just beautiful!!

Lydell Quin said...

Such a stunning page!

Anna Sigga said...

Fab layout - love the texture!

scrappin_in_AK said...

pretty page - great mixed media work

cghundley said...

Beautiful layout,
love all the texture
and layers on it!
Carla from Utah

Patty said...

Thanks for sharing how you made your layouts! So pretty!

Blessed so much said...

Your work is always incredible, Kris!

Katrina said...

Love your background! thanks for sharing how you achieved it.

famillemarleau said...

I love all the texture and layering. Your layout is beautiful. Thanks for sharing, Johanne Lacombe

Chris said...

WOW O WOW stunning!

Chris said...

WOW O WOW stunning!

Lori Arnett said...

Gorgeous. Love the layout. The colors and textures and flowers. Stunning.

Heather Thompson said...

absolutely beautiful page, I love the background. just stunning.

langeatheart said...

I love your work Kristin! Thanks for sharing the background technique it's beautiful. It's always nice to learn something new. This page is gorgeous. Love the paper tearing and the word stickers? Now I really can't wait for mine to get here! TFS! All the best!

Michelle Logan said...

Love the background work, awesome!

Jean said...

Love all the layers and the how to!

Joefil said...

Beautiful layout! love the background, the flowers and a cute photo!

Emmy said...

Simply stunning!!!

Carrie Sedlack said...

Loved the layout and tips. I always need tips.

Jean Bullock said...

What a lovely page. Thank you for the step out photos. I loved seeing them. Great background and wonderful flower clusters. Well done.

Denise Bryant said...

Great colors and textures! Pretty pages! Love the flower embellishment!

mayoori jain said...

Great mixed media work . Lovedit

MyScrapMenagerie said...

Love your layout! Makes me want to try some more stenciling! I've tried it once or twice, but I'm still not too comfortable with it yet. Your layout is awesome!

Hilde Aaslund aka Scoobie said...

Thank you for the step by step photos of the background work :-)
Beautiful layout!

Janet Zeppa said...

I love how you created your background!

Sylvia Tomala said...

Pretty pages!

Beatrice Lawson said...

So glad you shared your process, the background was stunning!

Nancy Carroll said...

What an awesome LO and all the time you spent showing how you did it was so awesome! Thanks for the inspiration.