We Believe – Designed for Treasured Memories

Hello crafty friends!

As promised, today I’m sharing a mixed media layout designed for the Treasured Memories December Scrapbook Kit. With a little paint and your favourite stencil, you can easily turn plain white cardstock into a pretty background for your layouts.

Here’s what I started with.

I chose Prima Opal Magic paints for this project. Once dry, the unique two-tone iridescent effect changes tone when viewed from different angles. I really love the sheen and super smooth consistency of these paints. We have a rainbow of colours available at Treasured Memories.

BTW – The light blue mat on the right is actually the plastic cover that comes with your Cameo Cut Mat. Once the mat is used up, keep the cover to use for your paint projects. They clean up easily with a damp cloth. Plus, it’s a free craft mat!

I like to tape my stencils down over my paper to ensure they don’t move before I finish.

Pick up a little paint from the jar with a small brush and swipe it on to your craft mat. Add a very small amount of water and blend. Lightly swipe your blending brush through the paint. Now dab your blending brush onto a paper towel to remove most of the moisture. A dryer blender is desired so that the paint doesn’t seep under the stencil. Hold the stencil down firmly to the paper as you go.

Work your way around the stencil with a light touch. Be sure to completely lift up the blending brush between each pounce rather than dragging it across the stencil. You’ll avoid bending the stencil and messing up the design. I prefer to leave a very random edge all around. Think about overlapping the colours a little bit, providing they’re compatible.

Ready to embellish? All the embellishments seen here are in the kit (we all got a unique tag and yours will differ from mine). The trees are fussy cut from the patterned paper. Cut 1/3 off the doily to use as shown.

I rubbed a small amount of white gesso onto the pink straw (candy cane) to dull it down a bit so that it was a good match to the doily. Then, I cut off an inch from one end and glued it just under the right edge of the photo. This extended the straw and made it ‘look’ longer. The gap is hidden under the photo. Used liquid white glue to add it to the layout. If desired, emboss the bottom half of the word ‘Believe’ then glue it to the top of the straw. Glue the doilies and icicles beneath the straw, tucking in nicely. Finally, glue on the little fawn next to your photo!

Thank you so much for coming by and let me know if I can help.

Cheers dears, Kelly

10 thoughts on “We Believe – Designed for Treasured Memories

    1. Good morning lovely Lavinia! Have the kitty correspondents had their breakfast yet? Mine have just gobbled it down and settled in for more zzzzz’s πŸ˜€ Thank you again for cheering me on. We’re just getting new snow this morning but it’s calm and mild (for Edmonton). So it’s all stuck to the trees and looks so pretty. Have a beautiful week xK

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    1. Good morning beautiful ! You are up very early and lucky me to start my day with your message. Thank you dearest. The family on all the layouts are my friend Susan. She’s a busy/working mom of twins with no time to scrapbook, so I am her surrogate memory keeper πŸ˜€ I’m up and showered, waiting for a new oven to arrive. They say between 8am and 10am…we’ll see πŸ˜€ xox Have a super duper day love! xK

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      1. A new oven! Oh happy day. I was up till 3 am the night before working on a Giving Tuesday campaign, so I slogged through yesterday and then went to bed early. We’ve got a nice rain here, so I’ve been enjoying the sound through the open door. It’s lovely…just like you. I’m so excited for our visit in January. Funny story: you mentioned β€œstraw” in your layout and I kept enlarging the photos looking for β€œstraw in a manger”. I finally saw that you had an actual drinking straw and had a good laugh at myself. You are so clever. How sweet that you can scrapbook memories for another mum. You have a good heart.

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