Ideal Parents

 Scrapbooking is not just about the photos but also about the story behind the photos. Today’s post was designed by Riikka Kovasin, author of the Paperiliitin Blog. I highly recommend stopping by for a visit any time you need a burst of inspiration.


First, Riikka added three colors of acrylic paint to a gelatin printing plate, mixed them with a brayer, and then stamped the plate with the cloud stamp. She also added the radial frame on top of the paint trying to make the pattern transfer to the layout. Then she put the white 12×12 cardstock to the plate and transferred the print.

The clouds remained white because the paint was lifted with the stamp. The frame piece was a bit too thick to be used in this purpose, but the end result was a lovely uneven coloration on the plate! To balance things out, Riikka added a touch of white to the bottom part of the layout by stamping the funky flowers with white ink.


The journaling in this layout is hidden in the little tag visible behind the frame. Riikka embellished the little tag with a chipboard piece & covered it with silver embossing powder twice. While the second layer of the embossing powder was still hot, she stamped the piece with the check stamp thus creating a 3 D effect on the surface.



Life itself is a constant source of inspiration; let this inspiration guide you into creating some really great layouts! Sometimes its the little things that end up being the most important. So keep up the good work and journal on. 🙂

Thanks for visiting & I hope today’s project has inspired you to step outside your box & give a few of these great techniques a try.  Have a very creative day.



Third Eye Funky Flowers Stamps   Third Eye Arrows Stamp Third Eye Cloud Stamps

Third Eye Checkerboard Stamp


Third Eye Chipboard Radial Frame Beams      Third Eye Chipboard Banner      Third Eye Chipboard Hearts and Stars

Product Used (Not Shown):

  • Cardstock – Bazzill, American Crafts
  • Accessories – Prima Marketing, Basic Grey, Sodalicious
  • Inks – Copic, Stampin’ Up, Ranger, WOW
  • Tools – Sizzix, Gelli Plate