Thursday 23 March 2017

You Are My Sunshine by Suzy Loudon

Hello again. Today I set myself a challenge. You see I have difficulty with "white space". So I set myself a goal to doing a layout with just that. Although I am happy with my finished page I still don't think I did the "white space" as to what I had in mind.

Here's a quick step by step as to how the page came about.

To begin with I lightly sprayed Sapphire Colour Spray, Just Blue & Steel Colour Shimmer Sprays though a stencil. Once I had covered the area I wanted I lifted the stencil up and dripped the spray sitting on the stencil onto the page making drip splatters

I then placed some Steel Colour Paste into a snaplock bag & cut off the tip making my own piping bag. I squeezed it out making squiggles on my page. 

I did the same thing using Singin' The Blues Colour Paste, But this time I cut off a smaller amount off the corner of my piping bag to make a finer squiggle.

Here's a close-up of my prepared background. Tried to catch the shimmer but is so hard.

While waiting for my paste to dry I embossed my chipboard. Using my embossing dauber I only covered parts of my chipboard (rather than coating the entire piece) & used Just Blue Colour Embossing Powder. Then embossed the remaining chipboard in Singing The Blues Colour Embossing Powder. I added an extra coat to really blend the colours together.

I sprayed my die cut dream catcher with Steel Colour Shimmer Spray (very hard to see sorry)

I painted my little chipboard letters with Black Heavy Gesso

To colour my white flowers I mixed the smallest amount of Navy Colour Shimmer Dust with water dabbing onto my flower with a paint brush. For another flower I also used the smallest amount of Sapphire Colour Spray & mixed it with water to lighten. Another I sprayed in Just Blue Colour Shimmer Spray. I also used the bits left on my craft mat to add highlights to the flowers.

I layered some papers & a doily behind my photo & stuck down my elements.

I covered my photo & splattered some Road Base Colour Spray.

To finish I backed my page onto a dark navy card.

Thanks for taking the time to look.
Have a great one,
xxx Suzy


  1. You did well with your "white space" positioning... and I do know how it feels to think how it will look and the actual outcome... I like what you did... (that Amy sure is maturing)... :)

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