Midweek Inspiration

Sometimes we get so overwhelmed by all the products out there when we create a scrapbook page that we simply give up.

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Nostalgia from a Bygone Era


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I knew I wanted to create vintage page so looking thru an album my grandmother lovingly put together of our family I came across 2 photos.
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Inspiration Sketch April 2018

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Sometimes the most ordinary days can turn into a GRAND Aventure!  This happened to Frans and Susan in December 2016 when they went for what they thought, would be a very uneventful cruise on a quiet lagoon.
They day turned into a Grand Adventure when they lost their balance and the canoe capsized!  Lucky for them there were a few avid photographers nearby and these moments were captured forever!
Cariena used the Celebr8 2018 Core Ranges to create this layout. 
If you click on the layout you can download the FREE class from Create with Cariena.
Life is a Grand Adventure Sketch

Step by Step - Chipboard/Stencils and Rust Paste

Boating Layout

Products used

Just Because Travel 1 papers

Finnabair Rust effect paste

Finnabair Patina effect paste

Celebr8 word Brave MB2604

Celebr8 Gear corners MB27411

Bubble stencil

Melange Art pebbles


First of all, I created my basic layout.  Added the photos etc.  Now it was time to create all the elements.

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The chipboard word and gears where painted with the rust paint and with a fine brush the patina was added and blended.

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The Melange Art Pebbles where treated in the same way.

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With the bubble stencil I mixed the dark brown of the rust pasted with textured paste and used thru the stencil with a pallet knife and then waited for it to dry.

Then added the other 2 rust effect paste with a fine brush to the bubbles.

I then added the patina in the 3 shades with a fine brush.

I did not mind if it went over the edges of the circles it added to the paint splatters on the paper

(but if you don’t like that effect place your stencil over the bubbles and then do the other steps it you will get much cleaner lines)

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Hope you enjoyed this technique






Have you used your Finnabair Prima Marketing Inc. Authentic Rust Pastes recently? We want to see how you, the "normal" scrapper, uses these products in your work.

You must just like your project and it must have made you happy creating it!

Send your project to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with a write up and explanation of what inspired you and you could win a Scrapbook Studio Shopping Hamper Valued at R350.

We have 5 of these to give away.

Get your entry to us on or before 30 June 2018.


2018 Updated National Event Schedule


We are in the third quarter of 2018 and that means that our FABULOUS Secret Event is around the corner!

Based upon feedback from our clients attending our Events as well as other Events, we have decided to reduce the number of seats available this year.  We would like to concentrate more on personal attention and detail.  Large groups make this really hard.  We also promise that you will have enough time to finish all your projects at the Event - that is if you attend to scrap and not to chat!  There will be time to chat - for sure!

Our Secret Events will be taking place this year in Cape Town, Pretoria and Johannesburg.

Bookings for the Secret Scrapbook Event will close 28 July 2018.

We have decided to open up an additional 5 spaces for our Retreat - this year will be VERY special!  Just click on the image to book your seat or send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information on this wonderful 5 day Scrapbook Retreat.

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Make sure you don't miss out!

Just click on the images or the names of the Event of your choice to book your seat.



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