Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Wash Day Blues

Here is a layout I did for Lynn Larsons Technical challenge at Soul Scrappers

Heres Lynn explaining what we had to do.............

Welcome to Thursday's Technique Challenge! For our first challenge, we are going to use a technique called: Baby Wipe Swipe

Supplies needed for this technique: Baby wipes, reinkers and a light-colored, neutral colored cardstock.

This is a fabulous technique for beginning scrapbookers or people with limited supplies.

Technique Instructions:

  • Take a baby wipe and fold it into a smaller size. (I usually fold it into quarters.)
  • Chose the colors you could like to use on your project and add a couple drops of color to the baby wipe in a row (this creates the striped look). Be sure to leave space in between each drop of color so the reinkers don't bleed together.
  • TIP - you will probably use more reinker for lighter colors and less drops of darker reinker to get your colors the way you want them. Be sure to practice on scrap paper until you get the look you want.
  • Swipe the baby wipe across a piece of neutral cardstock and re-ink as necessary to complete the page. Be careful that you don't let your colors bleed together or they will muddy.
  • Use a new baby wipe if your colors bleed together.
Here is my layout.......

Let your imagination run wild!

Thanks Lynne for a very enjoyable challenge, I have never used this technique before.... and Guess what? ...... I love it!!

Back when my kids were little I hated it when you had a full line of nappies (not those darn disposable nappies they have now) and it would start to rain, the big dash to the line to get those nappies!!
Those were the days :)

I used the baby swip technique on the clouds and my dress :) Used Stampin' UP! re-inkers Blue Bayou and Soft Sky for the clouds and Purely Pomegranite and Wild Wasabi for the dress :) then I cut out my shapes.

I made my own nappies!.....I cut up a baby wipe for the nappies and used fabric stiffener to make them hard, I shaped them to look like they are flapping in the wind :) I also added some to the washing basket and whoops one has blown off up in the clouds!

I made myself as a poppet. I have wanted to make a poppet for such a long time and got my ideas from Claudine Helmuth. Here is her blog address http://claudinehellmuth.blogspot.com/
I suggest you go take alook at her work she is a mixed media collage artist and I just love her work, so full credit goes to claudine for my poppet. I also gave her a lace shawl made out of paper lace.

The two birds were a gift, some cheap flowers from a $2 shop and a little cut out house embellishment.......
.......4 days in the making (I had to wait for the nappies to dry) but I think you will agree it was well worth it.

Here is a close up.......



  1. Oh this is gorgeous, wow, thanks for the instructions, you have been busy, this is awesome.

  2. This scene is so cute. Love what you have done.