Pixel to Page: Love This Story (fun with Distress Oxide Sprays)

Cathy ZielskeScrapbooking, Tutorials19 Comments

I’ve been feeling the scrapbooking groove of late, especially when finding ways to combine supplies I would normally use for card making on my scrapbook pages. Today’s said product: brand new Distress Oxide Sprays from Tim Holtz.

Now if you know me, I’m not exactly know for splattering on my layouts, but cardmaking has emboldened me to try things I might not ordinarily do and I love the results on this layout.

I used two colors, Picked Raspberry and Wilted Violet, and actually applied them using a paint brush splattering technique (shown in the video below!)

It might seem like an incongruous and goofy pairing of photos, but the story I really wanted to tell is that of my husband becoming an elementary school teacher just three years ago. I accompanied him on a trip to the public library where he was picking out books to read to his students. I’m really proud of the courage it took to actually leave a career of 30 years and try something new. It comes with no guarantees, but he has found a passion for teaching. It’s a big deal. Ergo, scrapbook page.

I loved using a background stamp to create patterns which I embossed, and then die cut my heart and tab embellishments. Here is the video showing you how I created this layout:

This page design was inspired by a newer template of mine, Layered Template No. 179.

I used the photo mats as my guide for the images and simply turned off the layers I didn’t need in order to print my journaling directly onto my white cardstock inner background.

You can also take any layered template and create digital cut files out of the titles to use in electronic cutters. Watch this video to learn how I did it on an older layout.

Thanks for stopping by!


Cathy ZielskePixel to Page: Love This Story (fun with Distress Oxide Sprays)

19 Comments on “Pixel to Page: Love This Story (fun with Distress Oxide Sprays)”

  1. #1

    I love your shares! This library page makes my teacher heart especially happy! If Dan is looking for a read aloud chapter book, I have a long list of suggestions! My husband is also a teacher and the importance of having male educators is a value beyond words.
    Thanks again!

    1. #3.1
      Cathy Zielske

      Um, hello? THAT was my favorite book when I was in the 5th grade. First time I ever cried while reading.

  2. #4

    Ahhh…. so happy that you are BACK scrapping. Thank you for the inspiration. Please keep them coming…

  3. #6

    While I love the page, I adore the story! I found teaching to be the hardest, most exhausting, never-ending-work career… but the joy of connecting with even a few students was worth the sacrifice. Kudos to your husband for taking that leap of faith … and kudos to you for allowing him to pursue that dream.

  4. #8

    Please let Dan know about Carrie Gelson’s blog, “There’s a Book For That.” She’s a phenomenal teacher and her blog is a gift for teachers.

  5. #9
    Michelle Tercha

    I just LOVE your scrapbook layouts!! (I love your cards, too, for sure.., But your layouts…yes please!!). Thanks. Michelle t

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