Wednesday, 12 December 2018

How you have grown Layout- Chrissi M

Hello Lovelies! Merry Christmas!
Im a big kid at this time of year, I adore Christmas, so I just HAD to make my project a Christmas themed one. And with that in mind, I decided to document my boys from the past 7 years.
Every year, we take a photo under our tree after we have decorated it, and this year I couldn't help notice how grown up the boys look. So I went through my old photos to see how little they were. That's when I had the idea to scrap them all on a layout.
For this layout, I wanted to try using the Snow White Colour Paste as a resist. It worked out really well. I started out by applying my colour paste through a star burst stencil I had. Then used my heat gun to dry it really well.
On my white background, you can't really see the Snow White Colour Paste. It gives a gorgeous shimmer in the light, but its going to show up amazingly in the next step.
Sticking with my traditional Christmas colours, I wanted a vibrant red for my background. So I chose the Love Colour Spray. I didnt want to spray the colour, I wanted more control, so I poured some of the spray into a small palette and used a brush to apply it like a water colour.
And this was my result. As you can see, that Snow White Colour Paste pops right off that Love Colour Spray. I loved how this worked out.
I then needed to add some gold I felt. Good old Bling Colour Shimmer Spray for that. Adding some gorgeous gold splatters to my page, giving it a real Christmasy feel.

My original plan was to have a small strip of photos, with the star burst coming from behind the top and bottom. Only problem was, I had too many photos. I couldn't bring my self not to use them all though, i really wanted to see how they had grown. So i modified my plan and made it work. In the end, I think the composition looks a little like a Christmas tree lol.
After adding my photos and title, I didn't do much else with my layout. I'm not usually one to use multiple photos on a layout, and this is definantly the most I have EVER used. So I felt it was fine not to embellish too much. I added a gold title, to the top and bottom of the layout, which I really like. Then I added a border just to tie it all together. I didn't want to use a black pen, I didn't think that work work, so I grabbed a lead pencil and used that. I also used it to add some journalling. And I called it done. 

I hope you enjoy my Christmasy layout. My next post is the day after Christmas, so until then, have a Merry Christmas Lovelies.

Chrissi xxx



Tuesday, 11 December 2018

Explore Hobbiton - By Michelle Henderson

Hi everyone!

I have a couple of different techniques for you to look at today - one I have used quite a few times in the past, and one I wanted to see if it worked on inks the way it does for watercolours, and I was very happy with it!

Here's my page....




As I wanted the inks just to be on the central panel, I used some washi tape to mask this off, then brushed on Colour Artist Inks in Marine, Oasis and Grass. I used watercolour paper to work on.


While it was still wet, I sprinkled some table salt and a couple of larger chunks of rock salt on to it, then left it to dry. When I came back to it, it was amazing to see how much the salt had absorbed the ink. I carefully brushed it off with a soft dry brush.


It looks like little snowflakes!


For my chipboard, I painted it with White Heavy Gesso first...

 The vines I embossed with Colour Embossing Powder in Envy, and the fence I stippled with two coats of Colour Paste in Sienna.


I also knew I wanted to create some vines, so I filled some syringes with both the Sienna Colour Paste once again, as well as some Bling, then scribbled out some swirly lines. You can let them dry on a messy mat and they'll lift right off, or straight on to your desk like me if it's glass 😉 Make sure they're really dry before you try lifting them.


Finally time to assemble all the elements!

I used a We R happy jig to make the wire title, as well as some flowers from my stash. The tag was made with the same technique as the main part of the page, but I substituted Colour Artist Ink in Lime for the Grass.

Here are some yummy close ups 💓


Thanks for having a look!




Monday, 10 December 2018

"R & V" by Charmane Koch


Happy Monday Everyone! Today I thought I would share with you a monochromatic layout... using Colour Paste Royalty with a touch of silver - using the Silver Colour Shimmer Brush Marker! 


First of all I have scrapped a small amount of the Colour Paste Royalty using a spatula onto White Cardstock. I waited for this to dry naturally.


I have then positioned where I would like my photo to be, then took my heart stencil to see where I would like to place that. 


I decided that one heart wasn't enough - and positioned 3 hearts so that they looked nicely balanced on the page.


I used a generous amount of Colour Paste to create texture to each of the hearts...




While waiting for the hearts to dry, I have coloured some printed tissue paper with the leftover Colour Paste I had on my spatula, scraping thinly over the top of it, so that it dries quickly.


Once dried I tore them into thinner strips and used them like washi-tape strips on my layout...


I also coloured some Wood Veneer arrows to add to my page... although it looks black once first applied it dries into a lovely silver!


Got to love Purple & Silver together! {also gorgeous for a Non-Traditional Christmas Colour Combo!}


And here is the final layout...

Such awesome texture on the hearts!



Thanks for popping by!

Happy Creating!

XO Charmane





Friday, 7 December 2018

"Hooray" by Amanda H

Hi all,

Welcome to December and my first page share for the month. I have a bright page made with the wonderful Colour Artist Inks.

Here is a sneak peek of the page.


Now, let me show you the steps I took to create the page.


I decided to do a negative stencil print for this page, so I collected some Colour Artist Inks in Lime, Grass and Citrus.


I sprayed a little water on the stencil and messy mat, and then added a few drops of each colour of the Artist Inks.


 I placed a white sheet of cardstock on top of the stencil and inks....


And used a brayer to flatten the cardstock over the stencil and colour.


The first sheet of paper had lots of colour, maybe I added too much ink?


I repeated the process and the second sheet of white cardstock had the negative stencil effect I wanted. I saved the first sheet as I know I will be able to use it for something.


I always like to colour some white muslin to match layouts. I turned this pink using Colour Artist Inks in Slipper.


Once the page had dried, I added a layer of Colour Paste in Blush through a stencil.


The last step I did, was to add a few splatters of Colour Artist Inks in Soot.



Here is the page finished!


I embellished along the bottom of the photos, with the muslin and a collection of leaves, sequins, buttons and threads.




It was fun to create this bright page, to showcase a bunch of tulips.

Thanks for looking,
Amanda