I hope you have some fun scrappy plans for the weekend, I’m pretty sure I do 😉
My first step was coming up with my title which I knew I wanted to hand stitch. When I worked out what I was hand stitching I came up with the “sheesh” in my title knowing I had these leatherette alphas in my stash. More texture!
I used a paint brush and just painted inside the lines of the word my cameo had sketched.
When that was dry I added splatters in the same blue I created and then also added more splatters to match the collection I was using. I’ve used Blush, Sunshine, Envy and Stormy Weather Colour Shimmer Spray’s.
After that was thoroughly dried I poked all the holes for my stitching, put on my current fave TV show and got stitching!
A few layers behind my photo including some patterned paper that had what looked like brush strokes which I fussy cut for more texture. I also added some gold star shaped punchinella as the very back layer behind my photo.
Before I stuck that down I decided I wanted some extra texture behind the photo on the white cardstock so pulled out my Black Heavy Gesso and an old store card and added in some messy lines around the 4 corners where my photo was going to tie in the black stitching.
More texture with some puffy stickers which I ended up stitching through with gold thread on my sewing machine.
I added my journalling and also a strip of paper at the top of the page and my page was done!!
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Until next time, happy scrapping!
Here again is this months sketch
There is also a process video which you can watch below!
I built my title knowing I wanted to use one of the gorgeous “Jumbo Words” by Heidi Swapp for the Minc but not sure which one. After picking my photo’s I came up with “Hello Hipster Bar” and my word was chosen! I went on the hunt for some smaller alphas and found the Something Wonderful Alpha & Label Sticker Sheet by Teresa Collins which helped me pick my foil colours!
I went with the holographic foil for the title and one of the sheets from the Minc 6×6 paper pack. And then chose mint foil for another of the 6×6 papers from the same 6×6 pack which I layered behind my 2 photo’s.
I ended up using some fussy cut flowers from the Pink Paislee C’est La Vie collection Paper #08 and also fussy cut some butterflies from the gorgeous “Flutter” paper in the Maggie Holmes Bloom range.
A few gold sequins from Studio Calico, my journalling and a date stamp and I am done!
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Until next time, happy scrapping!
With this page I am telling a bit of a cute & funny story about my big boy and my baby nephew!! My big boy is OBSESSED!! Which, of course, is ADORABLE! On Christmas Day when my sister and her family showed up Jacob totally doted all over his cousin. After most people left Jacob hogged him on the couch and asked him repeatedly for kisses and as we all know kisses from an 8 month old are open mouthed with grabby hands!! But Jacob sat and giggled through it all, he LOVED his cousin’s undivided attention!
Next I activated 2 of my Colour Shimmer Dusts – Amber and Sunflower by adding a little water and some more powder to my little paint palette.
And some splatters! I used my pipette (I wanted bigger splats!) and both of the same Colour Shimmer Dusts again – Amber and Sunflower. I also used a paint brush to add lots of little splatters of the Sunflower. I love how using only 2 colours I get so many different variations of the same colour, even in the splatters! I found the Sunflower dried more mustard-y when I dried it with the heat tool and more yellow when I let it air dry!
Time to stick it all down!
And work on my title! I picked some resist alphas and used my Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust to paint them black and also to add some splatters all around my page – remembering to cover my photo!!
I added my journalling and date and my page was done!
I am so pleased with how this came together and would like to share that I got the idea of colouring my circles – I hadn’t got that far in my design idea when I stamped a couple of weeks ago – from the talented Marta from Maremi SmallArt on YT.
And here are some close up’s of the finished page! I tried REALLY hard to get the shimmer of the dusts but it’s tricky to catch on the camera!
I did start this page KNOWING I was challenging myself to use some different colours to what has become my standard choice over the last little while and LOVE the brightness and shimmer I got using the Colour Shimmer Dusts!!
Thanks so much for stopping by and I’ll see you again later in the month!