Wednesday 20 April 2016

"Enjoy Life" by Michelle Logan

Hey everyone Michelle back again with another scrappy layout! 
I have included a step by step showing just how I created it, 
I hope you enjoy it and feel inspired!
So here is the page:

Now lets get on with the process:
I have used chipboard as my base as I want to use a lot of wet medium and layers. Glue scraps of tissue onto the base then coat with Gesso. Rub back sections with a baby wipe to reveal parts of the printed tissue. Leave to dry.

Glue down strips of patterned paper where you are going to place the photo or main focus of the page. Add a few pieces of worn washi tape. Choose a colour scheme to suit your photo.


Add some scribble with a paint pen over the strips. Using a stencil and Snow White colour paste add some texture.


While the paste is still wet, sprinkle around embossing powder one colour of your scheme at a time. Heat to bring out that lovely shimmer and shine.


Use some of the shimmer sprays in the coordinating colours to add to the depth of colour.

Layer papers behind your photo ready to pull the page together. I then keep referring to this as I prepare my chippies and embellishments.  

Time to treat your chippies! I always give a coat of gesso while I decide on colour that best suits the project. Here I ended up using a pigment ink pad to colour and then embossed the "LIFE" part of the title.


The surfers looked better left white but I added a little shading with more ink. 

Now its time to put it all together. I glue down my photo and layers, then add the embellishments and some thread.


Once all is glued down I then added some elements that cross over the background as well as the layers, this pulls all the page elements together creating a cohesive composition. I have used a combination of sequins, and liquid pearls and the thread placement helps to do this too.

The page is now done, here are a few detailed shots:


Colour Blast Products used:
Colour Paste: Snow White
Shimmer Sprays: Singing the Blues, Bling & Steel.
Embossing Powders: Bling, Singing the Blues & Steel.
Thanks so much for sticking with me on what turned out to be a long post!
Hope you enjoyed the process, see you again next month!


  1. Great you let the texture paste dry before you heat the embossing powder on it..Thanks Ros

    1. No I use the texture paste as a glue to attach the powder then heat to emboss Ros.