Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Cantina Blog Hop

Welcome to the Club Scrap Cantina Blog Hop! If you've arrived here from the amazingly talented Debby then you're in the right spot! If you don't want to miss a thing, head on over to Club Scrap to start from the top.

Cantina is a very vibrant, fun kit. Perfect for summer. To me it speaks of Mexico, Spain and days by the pool!

I wanted to do something different this Blog Hop and decided to go with digital creations.  I've been having fun creating layouts for this month's Tool Challenge over on the boards at Club Scrap. I came up with several different ways to "distress" digital layouts.

With this first example, I selected a print and a solid paper from the digital Cantina kit.   I then placed an overlay from Artifacts on top of the print.  I selected the overlay layer, deleted it from the printed layer and then added shadows, bevels and glows to get a distressed feeling. Simply added a photo with some included embellishments and cluster.

The second example, I used a Cantina template that comes with the full digital kit, but gave it my own twist with some tearing. 

Here I used the torn paper edge masks that came with the Papillon digital kit. After finishing your paper, you can drop it the template to complete your digital masterpiece. This frame is also included with the cluster of embellishments.  Super easy!

My third example, I used another Cantina template to create this layout.

My final example is super easy as well! 

Here I placed one paper layer on top of another.  Added a Club Scrap Inked Edge Overlay. Ctrl+ select the small layer photo of the inked edge to create the small "ants" around the edge overlay. Select the background paper and delete. This will remove portions of your top layer.

Once again, I added my paper to a Cantina template and began creating.  The border strip with tag comes just like you see it.  Easy peasy as Jac would say!

Thank you for stopping by!  I hope I gave you some inspiration to distress your digi!

Please continue on to see what amazing artwork Donna has created with this gorgeous, colorful kit.


  1. Really cool and fun LOs!! TFS!

  2. You ended up with perfect pictures for these great digi layouts! I especially like the Hot, hot hot one!

  3. Great digital layouts! I can see that even non-digi folks could easily replicate these looks, too. Thanks for the inspiration!

  4. Lisa, I love that you chose digital this month, way to mix it up in showcasing your talents!! Love the distressed looks in all the layouts. Very very cool!!

  5. Amazing pages,Liza.
    Need to learn how to do this!

  6. WOW! These layouts are just WONDERFUL!!! Distressing is the perfect touch for this kit!!!

  7. Your digi layout skills are great, the distressing looks great and really does add a lot. The first layout just made me smile right off the bat, so fun, just like you! Thanks for sharing and brightening my day today!

  8. Fun lo's! That first one is priceless!

  9. Love your Blog background!

    Thanks for the neat tutorial.

  10. Thanks for the "how to" demo. Love the pages you created. Have a great day!

  11. Awesome layouts Lisa! I especially love the one with the torn elements - this is something that I should definitely work into more of more of my projects, because I love the look, digital or not! Thanks for sharing.

  12. Thanks for making it look "easy peasy". I love your personal touches on each one!


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