Monday, May 21, 2012

Beach Diva {step-by-step}

If you've read my last few posts,
you know that I've been bitten by the paint bug.

While perusing my favorite blogs
I saw that ScrapFIT's current workout involves mists.

Paint and mist? Yes, please!

Let's get started.

Would you look at how hideous that paper is?
I don't know what it is or where it came from,
but I'm feeling ambitious.

First some paint . . . .

Then some yellow mist on top of that . . . .

Tape, tape, tape . . . .

More paint, and now some orange mist . . .

That has to dry, so let's mist some red and orange on
yellow cardstock for some butterflies . . . .

Organize scraps? Nah, I just throw them in this drawer . . . .

Let's start layering and see where it leads . . . .

Add in those butterflies . . . .

That yellow is too bright, let's tone it down . . . .

And sorry, purple, but you're killing me.
Out comes some white stain and yellow mist to cover it up . . . 

The circles. They are just too much.
Where's my trimmer? . . . . 

Little dots of paint and drips of mist on the white background.
And ooooh, I like the butterflies on the sides . . . 

Let's find a picture and play with the title . . . .

And a cute little journaling smash tag . . . .

Tuck the tag behind the pic and add a subtitle . . . 

And done! What do you think?

I had tons of fun playing with all that paint and mist.

What's your favorite thing to craft with right now?


  1. Wow, what an amazing transformation!! Love your bold bright style and those butterflies on the edges are so pretty!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

  2. Oooooo........I LOVE IT!!! That stamp is awesome, I've looking at it everytime I go to Michaels :D It turned our REALLY great, the butterflies on the twine is just perfect.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one having purple issues, lol! Have a good one :D

    1. Thanks, Norma! You should buy it, it's fun. And cheap for such a big stamp.

  3. WoW!! That layout looks incredible! I really also love the butterflies going down the side. Awesome post!!

  4. I love your process and the end result it pure awesomeness!!

  5. WOW!!! I love watching your process!!! Awesome layout! :)

  6. MELISSA, THIS IS FANTASTIC!!! LOVE IT!! WOW! love everything you did and the end result!!!

  7. Awesome all the step by step instructions (you are funny) . . .gorgeous colors. I love the craft with my Unity Stamps, but hope to do more mixed media projects soon. Love my inks, and now I think I will need to get me some of those paint dabbers!
    Jessica S

  8. Holy schnikes! How the hell did you get from start to finish? Id love to walk around in your head some times....its just ART. Thats what it is. ART. And amazing, amazing art. *kiss* I love IT!

  9. Is it too late to enter it in the Fashion challenge at SB? Cuz, this rocks chicken socks!

  10. Oh Melissa, Melissa, Melissa! You made it look so easy. I'd be so out of my comfort zone. You are brave. You are talented. You are an inspiration. Next step art journaling/mixed media? THANKS and big HUGS!

  11. love the step by step making of your page!! that is gorgeous!!! Way to go and great style!!! thanks sooo much for working out with us at ScrapFIT!!!!

  12. WoW! I love this layout!!!!! And to watch it step by step is so much fun!

  13. Totally Fantastic!!!! Loved seeing the start to finish :)

  14. ooooo this is gorgeous! I love the pops of color against that white and the butterflies along the side, oh my, LOVE!


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