Friday, 15 November 2019

Spread Your Wings and Fly. by Suzy Loudon

Hi everyone. Today I'm sharing a layout using  the gorgeous Spread Your Wings Collection.

To begin with I matted my photo using sections from Keep Calm, Spread Kindness & Earth Angels papers. I added cardboard between sheets to add height.

I painted some chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

I made up my own paint colours. To begin with I added 3 drops of Mermaid Artist Ink & 1 drop of Calypso Artist Ink to some Heavy White Gesso. Once mixed well I painted some flowers & parts of my chipboard.

I then add 4 more drops of Mermaid Artist Ink for a deeper colour. And again painted some flowers & more of the chipboard.

I then added a few drops of Grass Artist Ink for a more greener colour. Again I painted the chipboard & some flowers.


I then used the paint that was just in my lid & added more Mermaid. And painted. 

And then some more Mermaid!!

Using the Seeker metal die I cut out some black card.

Using both the darker paint on the lid & lighter in container I splattered around the page.

I then Splattered some watered down Heavy White Gesso.

I was really impatient so dried with a heat gun. It was really cool when some of the thick splotches raised right up.

I fussy cut the green butterflies from the collection, and along with the gesso painted butterflies I went over them with the Clear Shimmer Pen

I used the Clear Shimmer pen to highlight the flowers also.

I didn't add much more.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Monday, 11 November 2019

Be True 2 You

Hello all!
I have a quick project for you here today.

Here's a little preview..😉 

I started out with a couple of my favourite Colour Artist Inks  - Spice and Cranberry. I thinned them down a lot as I wanted a watercolour look.
I combined them to get the colour I wanted, then smooshed them on to my cardstock.

The next step was to mix a little Colour Artist Ink in Mermaid in with some moulding paste and apply it through a stencil.

Before it dried I dropped a little Bling Colour Embossing Powder on to the paste, then heated it to activate it at the same time as drying the paste.

After that I used some papers from my stash to put the whole page together...

See? Told you it was a quick one today! 
Sometimes we need to just not overthink things...

Anyway, hope you like it!

Friday, 1 November 2019

Isle Of Pines by Suzy Loudon

Happy Friday ( those that won't be working the weekend like me).
For today's layout I went back to some of the original products.

I started with a pale blue cardstock that faded to white at the edges.
Using white tissue paper I pasted it down with a clear gesso scrunching it as I went. I continued to paint the whole page with the clear gesso to seal it (as at this stage I still wasn't too sure on what I was going to do).

I decided to dab Sapphire Colour Spray using a paint brush then added more with Carribean Colour Spray. Spraying a little water to meld it all together. Then finishing off with splatters of each.

I sprayed Steel Shimmer Spray all over to give the page some sparkle.

With a dry feather brush I went gently over the blue with Heavy White Gesso to give it a bit of a wave effect.

I painted all my chipboard with Heavy White Gesso.

Using a green paint I had I painted the top of my chipboard then using the Heavy White Gesso I painted up from the bottom overlapping.

Once dry I embossed the top with Envy Embossing Powder and the bottom with Snow White Embossing Powder.

I got out my stash of Colour Pastes. Starting with Leather, Envy & Singin' The Blues I put a little of each on my craft mat & added a little water before painting it on my chipboards.

I kept going on all my chipboard bits using Bling, Sienna, Lovely Lilac, Lemon Zing, Tangareen Dream & Rose Petal Colour Pastes.. I also used Bling for some highlights.

Using Bubblegum & Roadbase Colour Sprays I painted my snorkelling gear.

Using Deep Water Shimmer Spray I spray some cheese cloth & dried it off. Then added some splatters around the page.

For my little letters I painted them one at a time with Heavy White Gesso and before it could dry I dipped each one in Deep Water Embossing Powder then heat activating.

Once I stuck all my elements down I painted the edges of my page with White Gesso before watering a little gesso down with water & adding some splatters.

I also added some real shells, some small coloured rocks, sequins and glitter for final touches.
Here's a few closeups.

Thanks for looking.
xxx Suzy

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

An Amazing Day by Michelle Henderson

Hi All!

I have a new page today for you that fits into the new challenge using cool colours - have you played along yet? It has now been extended until November 10th.

I started by using a cut file as a stencil all over a page, and then applied White Heavy Gesso through it on to another page.

I love the texture that this creates once its dry 💓

I took out 4 of my favourite Colour Shimmer Dust in Paris, Lush, Peacock and Passion, then sprayed the gessoed page very lightly with water then sprinkled a little of the powders here and there.

I touched it up here and there with a brush and the same colours that I had mixed on a messy mat. I had a little colour left over so waste not want not 😉

At this stage, I felt that it would be too much to use the full page as a background, so I cut up some leaf clusters and singles and used them as a design element.

I created shadowing under the leaves with the Water Colour Inspired collection.

The title was embossed with Colour Embossing Powder in Deep Water.

Finally I added my photos and a few bits and pieces from one of my favourite Cocoa Vanilla collections. I also used the tag 💜

I hope you like it as much as I do!