Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Tie-Dyed Scrapbooking

I love tie-dye.  I love that it reminds me of 3-day festival concerts of my younger years; of good music and good friends and of my youth...and of my daughter, for whom I have tie-dyed socks, onesies, dresses, sweats, sweatshirts, t-shirts...yeah.  I think you get the idea.  So when I saw Jasmine Shea's tutorial on how to tie-dye a scrapbook layout I was smitten.  Literally had to try it right away.  And, as luck would have it, the mists I have in my stash match up nicely with the Scrap Friends color challenge this month.  This layout was such fun to put together - I definitely think I will be incorporating this technique into future layouts.   So here's my first go at a tie-dyed layout.  Thanks so much for stopping by!

This is a photo of my munchkin a couple of years ago.  She was looking up at the sky and I've had an idea for a layout with a "keep on the sunny side of life" type theme ever since I took the photo.  I loaded on some black chalk on the right side to give that side of the page a shadowy look to fit the quote.  I darkened the clouds on that side with some chalk and ink, and left the ones on the left bright and colorful.  And I inked the wooden "memo" embellie white to brighten it up.

I didn't know it when I started, but when I took the rubberbands off the tie-dyed paper, it seemed like the upper left hand corner was just begging to be changed into a sun.  So I tore some painters tape and made a mask for the rays, and then added some liquid pearls for shimmer.

I remembered hearing this quote in the past and loved it but didn't know its origin. to the rescue. :)

I had some hand made chevron arrows leftover from a recent layout, so I used them to draw the eye in to the photo. Added some buttons and voila.  Finished.


  1. BEAUTIFUL work!!!!!

  2. Wow!! This turned out fantastic! I saw this tutorial too and loved the idea. I love that quote too by the way!

  3. wow, this is gorgeous!! and perfect for the colour challenge! thanks for playing along with us at ScrapFriends!!

  4. TOTALLY ROCKED the challenge & BOY!! You sure did a FABULOUS job on the tie dying....superb & yes, that corner sooooo needed to become a sun:)) Glad we gave you some inspiration from Scrap friends:):) TFS!!!!!

  5. Yeah I totally loved this technique when I saw it. Love what you have done here to... You rocking this thing lady...

  6. Oh wow, this is just sensational. I am so glad you enjoyed the tutorial and you totally nailed it. It looks divine.

    1. Thanks Jasmine! Such a cool idea and thanks so much for the tutorial!!