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.  Quotegarden.com 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.




8 comments:

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

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

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  3. 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!!!!!

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

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

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

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