Fireworks Over the Lagoon

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Independence Day Fourth of July Fireworks Red white and blue, black Bazzill background mixed media with texture paste, acrylics, glimmer mists, and stenciling with chipboard stars using encrusted jewel technique

Happy Fourth of July! What a great way to celebrate my first Design Team project for Scrap Our Stash! I am feeling so privileged to be part of this DT, especially since their challenges are special favorites of mine!

Scrap Our Stash was created to inspire and challenge you to use up the products and supplies you have in your scrapbooking stash. If you haven't played along yet, I invite you to come on over and join the fun: the tic-tac-toe challenge on the first of the month, and the sketch with a twist challenge starting on the 15th of the month.

The tic-tac-toe challenge is one of my very favorite challenges! I like that you have a little bit of freedom with plenty of inspiration. Here's this month's challenge board:




THE CHALLENGE:
Create a layout using all three items from any horizontal, vertical or diagonal row from your stash!

Since my day fell on the Fourth, I had to scrap one of my husband's fireworks picture. He is a talented low-light photographer and likes playing with light. This photo of the fireworks over the Pettibone Lagoon was the perfect choice for today's layout. They set the fireworks off from on the spit of land between the Mississippi and the lagoon, making for an amazing view both of the sky and the reflection on the lake.

red fireworks over water

There is also a great image inspiration that really brings all these elements together over at Creative Embellishments:


The challenge is simply to be inspired by at least one element in the picture, with a twist to add stars and stripes.

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Independence Day Fourth of July Fireworks Red white and blue, black Bazzill background mixed media with texture paste, acrylics, glimmer mists, and stenciling with chipboard stars using encrusted jewel technique
Kaisercrafts "Crackle" Stamp

I used the middle row down (the colors red, white, and blue; stars; and a tag) as well as the middle horizontal row (chipboard, stars, and stamping).

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Independence Day Fourth of July Fireworks Red white and blue, black Bazzill background mixed media with texture paste, acrylics, glimmer mists, and stenciling with chipboard stars using encrusted jewel technique
Sizzix Stacked Stars Die by Tim Holtz

I cut the stars from chipboard using my Sizzix Big Shot, using the Tim Holtz Stacked Stars Bigz die, and used the encrusted jewel technique to make them sparkle.

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Independence Day Fourth of July Fireworks Red white and blue, black Bazzill background mixed media with texture paste, acrylics, glimmer mists, and stenciling with chipboard stars using encrusted jewel technique
Prima's Finnabair Art Ingredients Glass Glitter: Sterling

I first used this technique on my "Never Lose Your Shine" layout back in March and loved the result. I used the leftover chipboard as a stencil to add some stars using Prima's texture paste.

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Independence Day Fourth of July Fireworks Red white and blue, black Bazzill background mixed media with texture paste, acrylics, glimmer mists, and stenciling with chipboard stars using encrusted jewel technique
Tonic Studios Nuvo Collection Sparkle Dust: Electric Blue

Since I wanted this layout to be sparkly, I used lots of products that lend a shine. I've included a product list at the bottom of this post :)

Scrap Our Stash Design Team Independence Day Fourth of July Fireworks Red white and blue, black Bazzill background mixed media with texture paste, acrylics, glimmer mists, and stenciling with chipboard stars using encrusted jewel technique

So now that you've seen my inspiration project, head on over to Scrap Our Stash to join on this month's challenge. Entries are due on the 29th, 11:59 PM (PST).

Click HERE for SOS Challenge Guidelines

Prize winners are selected by random.org and the TOP 3 are selected by the Design Team. One of the TOP 3 winners will be offered a Guest Designer position.

Be sure to check back the Scrap Our Stash blog on the 15th for the Sketch With a Twist challenge, and on the 18th when I will release my inspiration layout for that challenge :)

Product List






13 comments

  1. Happy 4th Carrie! Perfect job mimicking that ultra-fabulous photo!! WOW your hubby's great with a camera! Love the little details, like the string....looks really good! This is very innovative and beautiful!

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  2. Carrie--you KNOW I am a fan! This page is magnificent! Congrats on your DT and thanks for playing along at CREATIVE EMBELLISHMENTS!

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  3. I love those stars!!! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

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  4. Carrie you did a fabulous job on that background, just a perfect layout for our challenge. Thanks for joining in on our fun at Creative Embellishments !

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  5. Great take on the challenge!! Thanks for joining our challenge at Creative Embellishments.

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  6. Lovely 4th of July page! Thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments!

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  7. stunning layers of colour... thanks for joining us at Creative Embellishments

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  8. such great background work, and that picture is just gorgeous. Stunning!!!! Thank you for joining us at Creative Embellishments.

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  9. love the stars, very artsy. Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments :)

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  10. What a fabulous page and loving those sparkly stars.. Thank you for sharing with us ladies over at Creative Embellishments.

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  11. Wonderful textures....Thanks for playing with us at Creative Embellishments! :)

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  12. Great page! Fabulous background details and textures on your altered pieces! Thanks for playing along with the Creative Embellishments July Challenge! :D

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Thanks for all your kind comments!