Wednesday, 16 December 2015

Using Up Leftover Sprays

Hello! Today I'm sharing my last Off The Rails post. I have enjoyed my time on the OTR team but a new year brings new adventures. I'd like to thank Amanda Sousa so much for having me on board.

Today I want to show you how you can use up leftover sprays. Firstly, here's my layout:

This is my niece's gorgeous kitten, Billie, who has since turned into an equally gorgeous cat. Any kitten that happily spends Christmas Day wearing tinsel has to have character!

Here's how I used my leftover spray.....

Whenever you spray through a stencil, keep a sheet of white (or coordinating coloured) cardstock nearby. After spraying, flip the stencil over and stamp it onto the cardstock. I have only used one colour and stencil here but you can use multiple colours and multiple stencils on the one cardstock for easy and unique backgrounds.

Here's how I then created my layout.....
Sponge pink and blue ink through a Dusty Attic stencil.

Paint the chippie pieces.

Mount chippies, paper and photos onto the page.

Tuck some gauze behind the photo, add a tag and thread and the first part of the title.

Add a strip of paper at the top and glue a line of beads underneath. Glue scattered beads in place. Add the chippie title, a butterfly and sequins for a bit more Christmas bling. Don't forget to add your journalling!

Here are some closeups.....

Here's the stunning mood board that I used for this project. I hope you can join in this month!

Happy scrappin'!

Heather McMahon


  1. Absolutely adorable page.... I do that 'trick' all the time these days & it's nice to reach for a page with a bg already done! Just grabbed one today to TRY to get the Last SATW challenge! The month is flying....anyways. Focusing here...loving how you've used the colours...that stencil [circle] has become a firm fave here. LOVE DA stencils..... & the kitten.... maketh the page!!!!

  2. You make it look easy to create a fairly detailed layout! Fabulous colours and love the beads too! And such a cute kitty!

  3. Absolutely fabulous take on that gorgeous mood board Heather!! What adorable photos and I love the colours .. so pretty!! Love those beads at the top too .. adds a lovely effect to the page!! Stunning work!! xx

  4. Wow wow wow!! This is gorgeous! LOVING all the different colors you blended, the photos and those reindeer!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. So beautiful page !!! I love it !!

    Bises ♥

  6. Wonderful Layout Heather !! The background is fabulous, and the kitten adorable!! Happy day and big hugs. Caty.

  7. I love those kitties - you background and embellishments are fabulous! TFS

  8. Beautiful page, Heather and I love your background colors and stenciling. And, little Billie is sweet and adorable!!

  9. I hate to waste mists etc as well , so usually add to a plain piece of paper for later use. Your layout is adorable. Love the pink and blue with the gold, just lovely. Wishing you a magical Christmas and all the very best for 2016

  10. thanks for sharing your techniques Heather. Your style is definatly evolving in awesome directions!! :)

  11. Lovely LO with a beautiful kitten :)