Friday, June 17, 2011

Creative Water Techniques with Best Creation Inc

Best Creation Inc has the best paper line for water play called "Splash fun"....so many possibilities with this one!!  I just love the colors and all of the glittery accents!!!  So they (Best Creation Inc) challenged the Design Team to use a technique to create the look of water using this new line.  The Blog has some fun contests going on today and tomorrow (June 17 & 18) and lots of giveaways so if you didn't come here from there you will want to head on over ;)  Also I am going to giveaway a fun selection of papers from this line including the die cut pages and a page of stickers!!!  I have to limit it to US only for shipping purposes though.  All you need to do to be entered for my giveaway is to leave a comment on this post and tell me where your favorite place to swim is :) (by Monday June 20)

So if you came from the Best Creation Inc Blog you know what you are looking for right????  Let me share my layout with you, some close ups and some tips :)
 
One of my go to techniques for water is to use a mist on the background, I love a great white background with a couple of colors of mist :)  I used Maya Mist for the background on this one in blue and orange....a little bit goes a long way, lol!!
I added a Chipboard die cut to the circle and used my Helmar Adhesive Runner to attach it.....its not going anywhere now!
 I love using wave patterns and scallops to imitate the look of water too!  Best Creation supplied me with those patterns as well in both the paper and the sticker sheets!  One other thing I like to do is fussy cut and that's just what I did with the water splashes!!  Adhering them with my handy dandy Helmar 450 Quick Dry made the job super easy!!
One last thing I love to use are epoxies, shiny and glossy they look like water!  I made my custom epoxies with my Epiphany Crafts Shape studios in the new Oval shape, the large Heart and small Circle.  Best Creation Inc has the best graphics to cut and punch out!!  A little dab of the Helmar 450 Quick Dry and they are all set!

So there you have it....a great water layout created with the Splash fun line of papers from Best Creation Inc, put together with Helmar Adhesives with the added touch of Epiphany Crafts epoxy's!!  I hope you have enjoyed your visit and don't forget to leave a comment here on my blog for my giveaway!!!

15 comments:

Christy said...

You always have such elegant pages yet still make them fun with the kids! I'm honored to be able to call you a scrappy friend. And boy are you a sneaky one, Waldo! Thanks! Christy

Jill said...

I love your water layouts! And I see Waldo! Love the paper line so much. :-)

Aimee K said...

I can't tell you how much I enjoy seeing your creations!! Love your scrappy style!!

Now every time I see pics of Trevor I will be looking to see if there's a boo-boo or not. lol!!

I see Waldo too! Should have known it'd be on your blog!! ;)

Wendy Crowe said...

I love adding mist to my water pages too! What a great effect!

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Great Job Julie and Waldo.
i would say my favorite place to swim used to be in our backyard when we had an above ground pool.

Karen Taylor said...

My goodness looks like he had a fantastic day! You layout is so much fun and love the title!

Ange said...

So cute Julie! Love the epoxies at the bottom!!!

annamills2001 said...

Julie, I love the misting. The blue and orange look fab together!!

beadz said...

This is so cute - and I found Waldo too!
hugs,
Gini

Lori said...

Adorable page! I see Waldo!

Lisa Watson said...

My fav place to swim is definitely in a pool, however the place that I actually do swim in the most is the lake. Great LO!!

alwayscharlie said...

What a wonderful page! I like to swim in the pool in the backyard!

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annamills2001 said...

my favorite place to swim is in a nice, quiet pool...no fishies or gunk :)

Marlene said...

I see Waldo! I had a feeling he was hiding in your bright LO. I like the color spritzing on the background paper.

Leah Crowe said...

Fantastic layout Julie.. just love your use of that paper line! Thanks for linking up at Paper Issues. :)