Hi everyone and a happy belated New year!
Apologies for not being around but I was having a wonderful fun filled summer!
So I now have to face up to all the catching up I have to do.....and the washing!!!
So over the next week or so I am going to catch up on my projects that have not reached this little old blog. First up here is a layout and tutorial I did for Colour Blast late last year...I think...LOL!
The LO features one of my gorgeous nieces that live a long way away in the States.
I love getting their photos, it is a chance for me to get a girlie fix, not that this page is very girlie really you could do the same for a masculine page too.
So here is the page:
And now a few step by step pics to show how I created it:
I drew roughly where I wanted to place the ball flower thingies...lets call them blooms form now on.
I tore up old book paper and glued the pieces down with Gel Medium as a start to my Blooms.
Once dry I added some Glass bead Gel to create some texture.
I then chose my colour scheme and gathered supplies....time to get splashy with colour!
I splattered a few drops of Colour Shimmer Spray in Bling first all over the page.
I sprinkled Colour Mica Powder: Lemon Zing and Colour Shimmer Dust: Sunflower, Amber & Lollipop on to the Blooms then added water with a brush moving the colour around into a ball shape.
I was not happy with the shapes they turned out a bit "Blobby" so I decided to use the sprayer out of the Colour Sprays: Bubblegum as a "brush" and do some defining scratches to make the blobs look a little more organic and loose.
They ended up looking a little more like flowers, loved the scratchy bits.
Then I used the sprayer to splash more colour around the page.
I did a total of 3 Blooms (have to work with odd numbers for balance).
I felt they still needed some texture so I reached for the Colour Embossing Powder in Bling adding a few layers heating as I sprinkled.
I added some doodly lines to define the blooms with a Posca paint pen in Black.
I think I can call them done now!
Lastly I layered patterned paper around my photo, added the chipboard title that I painted black and lastly a few embossed chippy hearts done with the Bling Colour Embossing Powder to tie the composition together.
So the page is done, what do you think?
The blooms were once again an experiment but I do love a play and I think they turned out ok!
The close ups don't really show the blissful shimmer of all the powders and the shine of the embossing powder sorry you shall just have to believe me when I say it looks fab!!
Still a few more bits and pieces to show you all so I will be back in the next few days to do just that!
Thanks for visiting see you again soon!!