Dream in color- Layout by Becky Chabot
Snow Angel Layout by Becky Chabot

Snow Angel by Becky Chabot

Stamps used: Fragile Snowflake

Technique #1: Bottom background layer is stamped with versamark or embossing pad and embossed with white EP. I then used direct to paper with 2 different colored blue ink pads that are water based then sprayed them with water to run the colors. I know this can also be done w/ re-inkers and is called batik, but I didn't want to drench the papers and only wanted small splots of color that ran alot.

Technique #2: Next layer of background used the same technique but with silver EP

Technique #3: The last layer of background is stamped with dark blue palette pad and embossed clear, with the same watercolor technique, but while it was still wet, I sprinkled it with pearl white pearlex pigment powder and then sprayed it to seal when it was almost dry. Then again when it was dry.

All of the text for this layout was printed on transparency film with my PC, the white title was done by applying white EP directly to the film as soon as it came off the PC and heating cautiously with a heat tool. Other supplies used: blue brads, metal frame, P-touch label maker, fibers, metal snowflake embossed white, blue stapes.

Thank you, Becky Chabot, for sharing these beautiful layouts!

Stamps used: Dogwood Frame & Plain Envelope from RA#204, Tea Time

Technique #1: I stamped the envelope on 2 sided cardstock and hand-cut it out. After gluing the side tabs to the back, I turned the envelope around and folded the front flap down, so it could be seen instead of folding it to actually close the envelope.

Technique #2: Dogwood frame was stamped onto transparency film and painted with acrylic paints and watercolor brushes from the backside and placed over the photo after it dried completely.

Other features of this layout include a basic color bocking pattern accented with bold colored fibers wrapped around the blocks, a tag inside the pocket for journaling, Chipboard letter, die cut letters and negatives, computer generated titles on transparency film, woven ribbon and fabric flowers attached with mini-brads.

Layout by Becky Chabot

Stamps used: Large tree from UM Sheet Christmas #2 and Birds and flowers stamp from UM Sheet #10 Birds and Flowers

Technique #1: Stamped 3 trees on sage cardstock then cut them out and shaded with watercolor pencils and applied dimensional liquid acrylic in the direction of branches for texture.

Technique #2: Using a hot glue gun and metalic glue, I made a pile of silver glue opn navy cardstock and then added to it with gold glue, forming a neat circle the size of my stamp. I reheated the whole pile with an embossing gun, used blue ink on the stamp and stamped into the melted glue while still hot. LEAVE THE STAMP IN THE GLUE UNTIL IT IS COMPLETELY COOL, then peel the stamp away from the glue. Tear the edges of the cardstoc around the "medalion".

Other features of this layout include patterned cardstock that has been sanded, textured pine needle paper for a photo mat, cardstock sticker tags and alphabet, twill fibers and mini brads.

Layout by Becky Chabot

Stamps used: Here Kitty Kitty, foliage heart image from UM (AM#54) sheet Hearts and Cherubs

Technique #1: I used a stamp image as a letter in a word of the title. Other features of this layout include random items used for alpha characters (uniform letter, chipboard, stencil, heart doily, ribbon, foam stamps and paint). Dymo label maker, metal stickers, clear frames, fibers, mini brads, embroidered lace and a paw craft punch.

Layout by Becky Chabot

  • Krafty Lady Art Molds© Distributed in the U.S. by (After Midnight Art Stamps LLC)
  • Stickles (Ranger)
  • Holiday Stripe paper (K&Co)
  • Alpha Die cuts (Sizzix)
  • Gold Leaf pen (Krylon)
  • alpha stickers, gold photo corners, ribbon, colored hot glue,(Miscellaneous or unknown)
  • Love Transparency (Art Warehouse)

I put stickles in the deepest depressions in the mold and let it dry, then filled the mold with metallic gold hot glue, it cooled very fast and was easy to remove.