Thursday, 13 March 2014

Color Mist tutorial - Pretty LIttle Studio

Today I want to share a fun Pretty Little Studio layout with a simple tutorial. For this page I decided to use the Sand Castle collection and to pull out my yellow inks (which is my favorite ink color by far).

This is the layout I created, a page about my youngest on the beach (isn’t it fun that the tag resembles my photo so much?!)

I thought I would show you how I created the background for this page.

1. I started with a white cardstock sheet and a yellow Mister Huey’s color mist (taxi). To create the drips that appear from under my photo you just hold the cardstock upright and the nozzle of your mist as close to your cardstock as possible and then just push down the top of bottle. Repeat this step a few times, about an inch apart:

2. To create the little ink splatters you unscrew the top of the bottle of color mist and use the “straw” end to sweep little droplets on your page:

3. In case you want large ink splatters as well (not visible on my layout) you can use a bottle of distress stain and drop the “sponge” end of the bottle with a bit of force on your page:

I guess a lot of you are already familiar with these techniques, but for those of you who aren’t, I hope you like it and will give it a try sometimes!

Here’re a few close-ups of my layout, I just LOVE the SAND CASTLE collection!

This is it! Would love to learn what you think!

Thanks for visiting my little blog!


  1. Amazing page Monique!! Love this collection with your beach photo and the mist drops look awesome!!

  2. I think this collection just went on my want list!!! And I think it's always great to see how peeps use their supplies - for me it was like a 'refresher' course!!! And I think this LO is a new fave & that it's AMAZING how that tag matched!!!!

  3. OMYGOSH!!! How AMAZING is that tag that matches your PHOTO?!?!?!?! Loveeeeeeeeeee it!!!!!!

  4. Passt so perfekt zusammen! Dein LO ist großartig!!!!
    GLG, Corinna

  5. Wat een superleuke layout Monique, leuk dat je even laat zien hoe je dat doet met de inkt, ga ik ook proberen!

  6. te gek!!!!!!!!!!! geweldig die tag bij de foto, die is er voor gemaakt!

  7. Oh wow Monique...this is an awesome different from your usual style.

  8. Ik zag deze layout al bij de scrap-marathon en ik vind 'm zooo geweldig !! Die inkt is er echt fantastisch bij !!
    Groetjes Berdien

  9. The drips look awesome. Mine never end up where I like them to be,...LOL! I love your page!

  10. hoi hoi

    wat een geweldige lo alles past weer super bij elkaar. Leuk dat je foto's heb gemaakt van je vorderingen . Ik ga ook maar eens een paar kleuren inkt halen ik doe alles nog met verdunde acrylverf . groetjes Thamar die altijd erg jaloers is op jou lo op een goede manier natuurlijk.

  11. wow... ich liebe, wie perfekt das Tag zum Foto passt.
    Wie als wären beide füreinander gemacht.
    Das Layout ist einfach perfekt