Saturday, 21 October 2017

Beautiful with Melinda Sweetman

Hey, hey scrappy friends!! It's Melinda here with you today sharing not only my latest DT make but also my take on the awesome October challenge!

Here's a bit of a sneaky peek and a little secret, this page is NOTHING like what I thought I was going to make!! But I love it!


So, if you have missed it here is the October challenge....TRIANGLES! I don't know why but I just LOVE triangles so was very excited when I saw this challenge this month!


However, that is enough chatter and here are my step-by-steps

I chose a cut file and cut that on my cameo and then I chose the ephemera packs and 1 piece of patterned paper I was going to use and trimmed up my cut file - those flowers just were not going to work! 

From the patterned paper I picked the colours I wanted to use and not knowing exactly where this page was going I grabbed the Colour Shimmer Spray, the Colour Paste and the Colour Shimmer Pots in the colours I wanted to use - Blush, Punch and Deep Water. And at the last minute, Steel.


With my colours chosen and the cut file and photo ready to go I grabbed my White Heavy Gesso and used my fingers to spread a thin layer across the page where I knew I wanted my page design. I let that dry naturally which did not take long since the layer was so thin.


Time to add some more colour!! I started with the lightest colour - Blush - Colour Shimmer Cube, grabbed a paint brush and some packaging and added some colour randomly to my back ground. I ended up just using a wet brush and moved the colour around using that and the packaging together to get the look I was after.


I repeated the same process with Punch - again using a Colour Shimmer Cube, let that dry thoroughly and then the same process again with Deep Water - this time using my Colour Shimmer Spray (I haven't been able to get my hands on the Colour Shimmer Cube yet!!! Argh!!). I let the Deep Water dry naturally - it was dinner time - and was super happy with the dried result.


Next up some splatters - again I used the 3 matching colours in the same products and a paint brush. I added Blush and Punch splatters to the pink areas and Deep Water to the blue-y areas. At the last minute I decided to sprinkle some Steel Colour Shimmer Cube around as well just to bring that silvery colour to the page.

I surprised myself and stopped here with the colour - I really loved how it was looking and didn't want to go over the top! I added in some shadows to the cut file with a black water colour pencil. 


Some foam to mount my cut file that had been backed with the paper and my photo. Oh and some silver stitching along the triangles. A couple of very small embellishments and my page was done! 


I am super pleased with how this came together and since it is another wedding photo I haven't added a date or any journalling as I just wanted to scrap this photo!!

Here are a few close ups!



Check out the shimmer in these photo's, oh la la!!


You still have about 10 days to get your entries in for the October challenge - just enter them in this album on the FB page - and your chance to win a voucher to spend on some fun Colour Blast goodies so make some time to play!!

You can also check out my whole process on the YT channel but here is the link to watch it right now, in your browser!


Until next time, happy scrapping!!



Melinda





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