Monday, March 16, 2015

M Plus T

Hello and happy Monday everyone!  I hope you enjoyed Friday the 13th, followed by Pi day.  We celebrated with a couple of slices of pie from local bakery we like.  I could've made one, but then I would have kept eating it.  ;)

Well, like most of you out there in scrapbook- and papercrafting-land, I have a few favorite manufacturers.  You probably already know about my My Mind's Eye love.  But another favorite of mine is BasicGrey.  I love their even see one in my blog header.  :)  

Today I'm sharing a layout using BasicGrey's new Prism collection I got from My Scraps & More.

I fell in love with this photo Tim snapped our first day at Disney World, and rather than make the layout about our trip, I made it about us.  As I was looking for papers to scrap with this photo, I came across a brick wall pattern and got the idea to use a heart and initials just like you see scratched into a wall or a tree.  But as I kept working with the layout I had in my mind, I just couldn't make that paper fit.  And I recently got Prism, and I loved the small bits of blue in the collection that I felt would work with the blue in our shirts.  I decided to download a brick wall pattern from the Silhouette store and cut it on my Cameo to get the right look.  Once I had my background, I taped the template to my base, combined Teresa Collins modeling paste and paint to get the colors I wanted, and spread it on!

While that dried, I found the heart with arrow in the Silhouette Store as well.  I overlayed it on the brick wall pattern until I got the size I wanted, deleted the brick pattern, then cut the heart/arrow out using the black patterned paper from Prism.  With the rest of that paper, I made a frame for the white paper and sewed around the edges.  I then sewed in between the hearts and along the length of the arrow.

This was my first time using texture paste, and I LOVED it.  What great dimension, and you can give it any look you want with paint, inks, glitter, and more!  For my title, I couldn't find an alpha with any plus signs in them, but I came across the Amy Tan Kal Barteski thickers, which has a # sign.  I altered the # to become a +, and I love the look of the black Thickers on the textured bricks:

A few enamel dots, a couple of hearts, some stickers from the collection, and journaling inside the heart...and it came together pretty quickly.

Have you used texture or modeling paste?  Did you like it?  I hope my project inspires you to work with this fun medium!  

Thanks for stopping by today!  Enjoy your week.



  1. This is amazing in so many ways! Love the stencil work and the stitching!!!

  2. Such a lovely page and ai love the texture

  3. stunning!!! LOVE how pretty, the colors and cool brick work!!!!


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