Welcome to March's Scrapbooking Global Blog Hop. I am Nature, a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator from Ontario, Canada. I am excited and honored to be the featured guest designer for this month! When asked to pick a theme, I, of course, wanted to choose something fun.... and a little different... so I chose....













Mixed Media!





I was really stoked to get this project underway and am excited see all the layouts that the other participants have created!





For my layout I opted to play with Stampin' Up!'s Geared Up Garage Suite.





I started off by creating my page background. I knew I wanted something metallic and oily/gasoline looking with a bit of a grunge feel. I chose to go with a sheet of copper foil and get messy with ink refills, embossing powder and embossing paste.





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Background





My process was as follows:





Wet copper foil and drop ink refill over page. I chose to use colours that coordinated with Stampin' Up!'s Classic Garage Designer Series Paper (Tranquil Tide, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Crushed Curry)





Spread ink out, adding water as needed.





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Dry with heat tool





Post initial drying. Please note: ink will still be wet to the touch but water will have evaporated.




Sprinkle clear embossing powder over page and heat with heat tool. This does use a fair amount of embossing powder as it is a 12 x 12 sheet.





Post heat embossing




For the second part of my mixed media background I added the same colour ink refills to shimmery embossing paste then used the brick stencil to make a gradient wall. I moved the stencil and repeated this a second time.









Here is how the page looks held up to the light. I love all the shimmer and colour nuances,





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Foreground





For the layers, I cut 3 x 3 pieces of Classic Garage Designer Series Paper and arranged them on top of my background. I used Stampin' Up!'s corrugated embossing folder to add texture to the solid colour pieces. NOTE: Be sure to spritz the DSP with water before putting it in the folder or the DSP will break when embossed.





For embellishments I fussy cut some keys from the DSP and punched out wheels and dials with various circle punches. I also cut out two sets of gears using the Garage Gears Dies, one from black foil and one from the DSP.





The car (from the Geared Up Garage stamp set) I stamped on Wood Textures DSP then watercoloured using Stampin' Up!'s watercolour pencils. I used Wink of Stella to add shimmer to the rims and grill.









I finished off with die cutting a stamped heart from
Stampin' Up!'s Be Mine Stitched Framelits, adding a silver key from the classic garage elements, some black cord (which I frayed) and fussy cutting out "classic".





This picture is "classic" Mr. P... all about the accessories; this day he chose an oversize toque and sunglasses.









Thank you so much for stopping by my blog! Be sure to hop along and check out all the other mixed media layouts! Next up is Jenn Charles from the U.S.A.





You can also visit and join the Scrapbooking Global - Stampin' Up! Facebook group for daily inspiration.









Happy Stamping!





























You can purchase all of the supplies used in this project through my online store.






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  1. Absolutely LOVE your background and techniques! Will have to give this one a try. Thanx very much for joining us this month.

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  2. Amazing page Nature, I love what you did to the Copper Sheet and really appreciate your detailed tutorial on how you did it all. Congrats upon being our guest designer ! x

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  3. amazing background. I have never tried anything like it. Thanks for the inspiration! lovely page.

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  4. Wow!!! ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! I would be scared to use a full SHEET of foil...You have done yourself PROUD for this creation of Mixed Media layout!!! LOVE it!!
    Cheers Shaz

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  5. Just awesome!! Using foil as your base creates a whole new look with the usual products.

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  6. Such a wonderful page. I would never have thought to use the foil sheets in that way. Thanks so much for the inspiration

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  7. Amazing page Nature! Id want to admire the page for a bit before putting any photos on and covering it up lol

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  8. Debbie Henderson23 March 2019 at 15:11

    Love how you color-coordinated all your layers and mixed-media!

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  9. Thank you Delys! I did admire it for a day or so lol

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