Friday, 23 February 2018

Love Life - By Fiona Hughes

Hello Lovelies! I hope you have been managing to have some scrappy time in your busy lives.

Today my layout is on 12 x 12 watercolour cardstock, which I trimmed to mount on some deep orange Bazzil for stability again.

I grabbed a watercolour brush, a pointy palette knife, my water spray bottle & 3 warm toned Colour Shimmer Dusts- Sunflower, Amber & Candy.

So I wet the page down pretty well, starting from the right side this time, working most of the right hand side of the yardstick then tapering the wet area towards the left hand side.
Taking the palette knife, I lifted and sprinkled a tiny amount of each dust over the wet area. I spritzed over the area again and began moving the colour with my wet watercolour brush.

Once I was satisfied with how it looked, I dried it with my heat tool.  At times throughout this process, I lifted the cardstock, and let some of the excess water to run onto some folded paper towel, (this made a really cool pattern too, so I kept that for later).

Once again, I selected a 12 x 12 stencil, with plus signs on it, this time, & my go to Colourpaste, - Snow White.
I worked this sparkly goodness through the stencil over the coloured area only, what do you think?

Once this was dried, it was time to assemble my page.
I mounted my pic on patterned tissue then on thick packaging cardboard.
I used a doily, an acetate piece, a tag, some twine and flowers to embellish this layout.
I really hope you like it.

Take care of you and I hope you can play with paper and media soon. 

Lot-sa luv..... Fi x

Thursday, 22 February 2018

Friendship by Suzy Loudon

Hello crafty friends. Thanks for popping back. Today I have another layout to share.

To begin my layout I dropped some Rust Artist Ink on my craft mat. I gave it a good squirt with water. Then using my scrunched up piece of cling wrap I ran it through the ink.

 Using my cling wrap I stamped my page,

I did the same thing using Walnut Artist Ink building up the layers.

Once again I used this technique using Soot Artist Ink.

Here is a picture of another layout using the same technique. However I used much more ink and it was  more solid coverage.

I prepped my photo by backing it with box cardboard before matting it on black card. Then again backing it with box cardboard giving it lots of height.

Using my finger I rubbed Leather Colour Paste around the edges of my page.

I then spread Heavy White Gesso through a stencil.

I then moved onto my embellishments. I used Leather embossing Powder on some chipboard that I later cut up.

To colour my white flowers I dropped some Walnut Artist Ink onto my craft mat. I sprayed water onto the mat as well. Using my paintbrush I ran it through the water then mixed it with a small amount of Artist Ink. Painting my flower with a light coloured coat first. Then I mixed the water with more Artist Ink making a deeper shade. Dabbing this onto the outside edges of my flower, the darker shade was drawn down the petals. Repeating this with more ink maker yet a darker shade. 

These are my finished flowers.

After the Gesso was dry I did some random stamping with black ink. (It wasn't as dark as I would've liked...time to re-ink my pad I think)

Using my Rust Artist Ink I painted some hessian leaves.

I painted my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

It was time to assemble. I added some micro beads, glass beads, some more flowers  & some jute ribbon along with my prepared bits. 

To finish off I covered my photo and gave the page a splash with some watered down Heavy Black Gesso. And I was done.

Here's a few close ups...

Thanks for stopping by for a look.
xxx Suzy

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

"Twilight Soccer" by Rachel Dutko

Hi everyone

I'm back today with a 12x12 layout to share.

And here's the steps I took to create my layout- 

Firstly, I applied Black Heavy Gesso through a stencil.

Once it was dry I sprayed the stencilled area with Tangareen Dream Colour Shimmer Spray, and added some splatters with the straw of the nozzle.  

I then decided I wanted a bit more punch of colour on my background, so I added some water-activated Amber Colour Shimmer Dust with a paintbrush.  

Next, I wanted to add some string to my page, so to get the right colours I was after I mixed some Midnight and Amber Colour Shimmer Dusts with water in separate containers then dipped the string until it was fully covered.

I allowed the string plenty of drying time, 
before adding it to my page.

I then added my photo and embellishments. 
I added some Black Heavy Gesso as a 
rough border around my photo.

Thanks for looking

Rachel x x