Sue Plumb here with my latest design team project for you. Today I have a 12x12" mixed media scrapbook layout to share featuring a fun photo strip collage of some photos I took of my daughter and hubby on a ride at an amusement park. I paired it with the 'You Rock' collection from Cocoa Vanilla Studio and (of course), Colour Blast products!
I loved the bright red colour of the ride in the photos so I wanted to use a vibrant red medium to match. Unfortunately, the Fire Engine Colour Paste was not quite the right colour I needed, so I used a tip I gained from the Colour Blast Creative Corner group, and mixed the paste with some Candy Colour Shimmer Dust. This gave me the perfect red shade I was after.
I then took my new red paste and used a palette knife to smear it across the focal area of my page.
I then used a small stiff brush to add some splatters of Soot Colour Artist Ink before drying it off with a heat gun and setting it aside.
The next step in my process was to add some depth to my page by adding some stamping. I used rubber stamps from Viva Las VegaStamps and Staz On ink to stamp directly over the top of my Colour Paste. (The paste takes the stamping really well, providing you ensure it is completely dry first.)
After I had added the stamping, it was time to add some papery layers to my page. I used various papers from the 'You Rock' collection to create a layered photo mat, which I secured with staples before adding my photos on top.
After my photo strip was in place, I added some small pieces of torn washi tape, and coordinating 'You Rock' embellishments before I decided I needed some extra red. I took my Sunburnt Colour Artist Ink and added a few splatters around my page.
Here's a closer look at some of the details...
I love the shine and the extra vibrancy of the paste with the Colour Shimmer Dust mixed in.
I love the dramatic combination of the black / white / grey / red together.
How cute does that rubber charm tag look tied with the bit of twine? A simple way to add some texture to a page.