Friday 22 September 2017

Today I Choose Happiness by Fiona Hughes

Hi everyone, this time I have a simple layout using my favourite colours- blues & greens. You can get the idea that i don't have a lot of original subject matter as far as my photographs go.... Yes it's another selfie... hehehehe!

With this layout I used 12 x 12 watercolour cardstock, which I just love, especially when I use the Colour Shimmer Dusts and a tonne of water.

I began with 4 of the incredible Colour Shimmer Dusts -Paris, Lush, Peacock & Duke.... (Sigh).. *insert heart eyes!
I generously sprayed water in a diamond shape over my page, then sprinkled a LITTLE of each dust over the wet area, in no particular pattern.
Then sprayed some more of the wet stuff over them to prolong the magic.

I didn't want to mix the colours too much, in this layout, so i used my heat tool to dry it..... I also blotted some of the extra liquid too.

It's nice, huh!? I really like the "tide marks" too.
 Because I had chosen this pic of me, on one of my daily, morning walks by the ocean... I wanted to stick with this theme...  & I selected a stencil that, to me, mimicked water droplets.
Using the Colour Paste in  Deep Water, I  worked the paste through the stencil towards the top left & bottom right parts of the coloured area,  to sort of frame the image, in a random fashion, ( as is my thing).

Surprisingly, I let this creamy goodness, dry naturally. (I know right!... so not me!)
All that remained, was to layer up the picture with some 3x4 cards, from a 'beachy' collection, & then puffy mount it over some white punchinella, so the photo didn't get swallowed by the Colour Blast goodness. I discovered this wasn't quite enough, so I added a few white enamel dots to add to the contrast. Finally, the title and a flair badge. It needed a border to bring it all together, so because the watercolour card was a bit buckled from all the water, I mounted the page on some complimentary blue cardstock, to stabilise & 'ground' it.

What do you think? Simple, right?

You can do this too, using the awesome Colour Shimmer Dusts and ColourPastes.... every  layout will be different and unique using these lovely mediums. Give it a go..... let yourself go. I promise, you'll LOVE it.

Thanks for having a look today.
Cheers, Fi x 

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