Join the Clearsnap team all weekend long as we hop and scrap and hop some more! Our designers are bringing you a bundle of fun, inky techniques for your scrapbook pages. Just hop through and leave a comment on each post. 

Each designer is giving away their own prize pack so be sure to visit every blog on the hop! Entries close on Monday May 6, 2013 at 12:00am. 

M for Epiphany Crafts CHA Summer Chicago 2011 by Jennifer Priest - Scenic Route - Clearsnap - Smooch Spritz - Dream Street Papers - Sassafras Lass - Fiskars Star
Today I am sharing one of my all-time favorite layouts. I am not a fan of one-photo layouts because if I only scrapped one photo all the time, I'd need an 18 wheel truck to cart around my scrapbooks! LOL But, there are times when you have a one-off photo, one that captures someone's personality or you just really love how it turned out, and well, that deserves its own page.
The beauty of a one-pager, one-photo layout is that there is alot of real estate to play with.
To create this drip effect (one of my all-time fave techniques) I first laid the photo in place to see where I would want it. Draw a small line with a pencil or pen (if covering with paper, like I did) at the top of the photo onto the background paper. That mark will help guide how far up and where to apply the spray.
Set the paper vertically on your table, against your lamp or an easel. This angle will help the ink to drip. For this layout, I use Smooch Spritz in Carrot Cake and Navy Twinkle. The other ingredient is a sprayer filled with water–this can be an empty, used, Smooch Spritz container or one of the brand new Basic Necessities Smooch Spritz bottles offered by Clearsnap.
Start spraying ink and water, alternating to make the ink drip. Lay the paper flat to stop the ink from dripping. It is a good idea to let this paper dry naturally; using a heat gun will make the fibers in the paper contract quickly, resulting in warping (due to the water).
After the paper is dry, add the photo and embellishments — easy peasy!
  • Smooch Spritz by Clearsnap
  • Basic Necessities Jumbo Smooch Spritz bottle by Clearsnap, filled with water
  • Paper by Scenic Route, Dream Street, Cherry Arte, Paper Trunk, and Sassafras Lass
  • Buttons and epoxies by Epiphany Crafts
  • Twine by

To continue on the hop, just follow the list:

Clearsnap Blog 

Megan Aaron 

Suzanne Austin

Sabrina Alery

Jennifer Priest YOU ARE HERE

Tami Sanders GO HERE NEXT

Thanks for stopping by!

And the giveaway………………………………. please go “like” my Facebook Page and leave a comment there to be entered to win a 2 pack of Smooch Spritz ink! Here's the link: and good luck.



Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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15 thoughts on “National Scrapbook Day Blog Hop! With Clearsnap

  1. I already heart your FB page… Had to laugh at your comment, I rarely scrap one photo per layout too, but some times it is worth it! Not sure when Sabrina’s page will be up, hopefully I will go back tomorrow!

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 12:56 am
  2. That’s a beautiful layout!!!!!

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 9:41 am
  3. Cute layout! I too don’t do many 1 picture layouts for the same reason.

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 12:32 pm
  4. Fabulous layout – love how you have showcased the photo and the awesome colour combo!!!
    Thank you for sharing your tutorial too – I have yet to try this technique :)

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 12:59 pm
  5. Beautiful layout, I love the buttons! Thanks for sharing.

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 2:08 pm
  6. What a cool layout! Loving all the drips and buttons!

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 6:01 pm
  7. Wonderful layout. love the colors and buttons. TFS

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 6:42 pm
  8. Neat drip effect and i love all of the buttons! I appreciate your suggestion about letting the paper dry naturally. And i couldn’t agree more about the one photo LOs. although I realize there are times when you NEED to do just one…but I prefer multi-photo LOs!

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 7:42 pm
  9. Cute LO, very bright. I haven’t tried the drip technique yet but it looks fun.

    Posted on May 5, 2013 at 9:10 pm
  10. Cute page and a sweet pic! Love all the fun buttons!

    Posted on May 6, 2013 at 2:54 am
  11. Those are some big beautiful eyes!!!

    Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:08 am
  12. oh! THIS is where I am supposed to leave my blog comment. i really love this page layout. so inspired that i wil definitely try this technique myself. i love the array of buttons too. thanks for the detailed explanation.

    Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:18 am
  13. like the cascading button layout.

    Posted on May 6, 2013 at 4:32 am
  14. Loving that drip effect. Good idea about drying naturally. Sometimes I get just the right look and then when I hit it with the heat gun it totally messes up the look. I have to agree with you on those single photo layouts. I don’t think I’ve ever done one.

    Posted on May 6, 2013 at 6:45 am
  15. Really great technique with the drips and drizzles. I gotta give that a try. I like your facebook page and will leave a comment.

    Posted on May 6, 2013 at 8:44 am