Forget Christmas in July, how about Halloween in July?! Halloween is one of my favorite holidays ever and I have no idea why because I never dress up. (Probably due to the fact that I was a crayon or a Hershey kiss every year when I was a toddler. Those memories still haunt me...) Anyways, yes, Halloween. I love to scrapbook it! I've been holding onto this super sweet card my cousins sent me and Alex last Halloween. Seriously, they have the cutest kids. ever. period. And since today is Ten Things Tuesday over at Practical Scrappers, I am sharing something you can do with spray mists!
Since I am currently on a "I don't need to spend money on that because I can just make it myself!" kick (a/k/a being a cheapo), I figured it was finally time to pull out the little spray bottle my sister gave me. (Note: We originally saw this in a Creating Keepsakes magazine some time ago). This was so easy to make, there really is no tutorial at all. You get an empty spray bottle (Walmart or Target has them. Look near the traveling section where they sell all of the mini toothbrushes and bottles of shampoo). Get your paint of choice. Squeeze paint into spray bottle until it's half full (or half empty depending on the type of person you are) and fill the rest with water. Shake very thoroughly. Done!! You may want to do some test sprays before you use it on your project.
Here's a close up on some drops I did on my layout. Not too shabby, eh? It looks better than the hot dog orange Mr. Huey's I also used on there. (Sidenote: Half of that hot dog orange bottle is currently residing on my craft room floor....and yes, in case you were wondering, I do have carpet!) Here are some more photos of my layout.
|Products used: Old page kit from Little Yellow Bicycle (all except for ribbon, alphabets, and tags on top left); green alphas: BoBunny; white alphas: Lilybee Designs; ribbon: American Crafts; Halloween tags: Elle's Studio.|
There's an envelope behind the card that holds the tag (sticking out) that I can use for a tiny bit of journaling. I used this week's sketch from Elle's Studio for my layout. Well, hope you enjoyed this post! Make sure you hop on over to Practical Scrappers and check out what all of the other ladies did with spray mists (warning: the projects are amazing!)