Travel Projects – Misty

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Misty here again to share some projects I created with the beautiful travel chippy’s.  I’m not much of a traveler, (not that I don’t want to be), so I had to scrap vicariously through other travellers!

First up is a layout I created featuring one of my dear friends who visited France with her highschool french class.  She had very few pics of herself on that trip, so I found one pic (that didn’t include her lost in a large group of people) and cut it out to make her part of the scene.



I know, this isn’t your typical french layout, its not romantic or beautiful.  Instead, I was inspired by the industrial look of the eiffel tower.  I created the background by using the cogs from the steampunk stencil with modeling paste.  I painted and misted over the page, tore the cardstock into about 5 pieces, and then pieced it back together like a puzzle, adding brads to the edges.  For the frame, I used the border from that same stencil and applied modeling paste for more texture.

  I see so many possiblities with the steampunk stencil, and it’s definitely my favorite Scrap Fx stencil, tied for first with the engineer stencil.

I decided to keep going with the metal theme and even created my butterflies and the flourish “trails” to be metallic and rusty by stamping them with a Tim Holtz ticket stamp and then adding silver embossing powder to it.  To distress it even more, I added some distress inks and crackle medium.

I also tucked the travel log tag under the picture so that my friend could write a special memory about her trip on it.

I used the same steps used on the butterflies to alter the eiffel tower and “vive la France” wordlet.

I made the Paris piece (found in the paris embellishment pack) look as if it were embedded into the frame by gluing it down, covering it with gesso, and then running the ink pad over the raised areas.  I also buffed it with some gold leafing, but you can’t tell too well in this pic.


Next, we get to travel  to the sunny carribean with my cousin and her husband.  I wanted to play with the beach theme for this one and decided to make my own little beach scene in the center of the page.  This was especially easy with the travel embellishment pack that included the sun, and palm trees as well as some other great pieces.

To create the water, I used the chevron borders and mixed a couple of different Dr. Ph. Martin inks and then added some glossy accents. Then I finished it with “the carribean” wordlet.  I used the same technique that I used on the waves.

I don’t know if you can tell in this pic, but I used modeling paste, salt (for grainy texture), and paint to make “sand”.  I then wrote tina *hearts* scott with the end of my paintbrush.


Finally, my last project is an altered composition notebook.  I am always very inspired by all of  the whimsy that Scarlett creates in her projects and I had her in mind with this journal a lot.  I don’t do it as well as she does, but I will say it was fun trying.  For the “Magical moments” wordlet, I started off by priming it with gesso then added some purple ink and then topped it with some fine glitter.

I had so much fun with the hot air balloon.  I primed it and then used the same technique that I used from the wordlet, but then to finish it off, I added some rub ons!   I really liked the end result and plan to play with rub-ons more often with my chippy’s!  I backed it with some ouchless cardboard and hot pink punchinella from gauche and I really love the pop of color the punchinella created.

Those clouds are so versatile.  I love how you can use both the center part of the cloud and the border to make two unique pieces.  All I did with the cloud on the right was dab it with some gesso and then add some glitter, and for the outline I just painted it and then backed it with some white punchinella.  Easy peasy lemon squeezy!

How are you using the Scrap Fx travel chippy’s?  The team would love to see them so just comment below and leave us a link to where we can see them!

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One Response to “Travel Projects – Misty”

  1. Misty these projects are rockin’ with fabulous texture!! I wish I could touch your creations! Thanks much for the shout out – I lurve your notebook (secretly wishing it was mine)!!!! The hot air balloon looks really cool with the punchinella behind it as does the clouds!