Thursday 15 February 2018

"Happy Heart" by Gwen Wruck

Hi Creative Friends,

There are lots of things that inspire me to create, sometimes it's product, scrap that, mostly it's product, and sometimes it's colours or a sketch that I love.  It's not all that often that it's my actual photo!  (Weird for a Scrapbooker I know) But this page was all about the photo, I love it so much and really wanted to document the sweet and fun relationship I have with my hubby.  I didn't have a plan for colours or products, I just wanted the page to be sweet and fun.

So when in doubt as to what colour I want to use, and I'm working with a Black and White photo, of course, I'm going to choose pink.  It's a go to, I know I'll love it and why settle on one pink when you can use them all!  I've gone with Blush, Punch and Lipstick for this page all in the Colour Shimmer Sprays.

I've applied these to my background using the packaging technique allowing to dry fully in between layers.  I've then splattered with my favourite paint brush using both the sprays and the Colour Shimmer Cubes.  Once I was happy with the pink tones, it was time to pull out the Bling, my favourite of all.

I've added a layer of splatters all across my page both with the spray as well as with the cube, I find the colour in the cubes is bolder than that of the mists.  They both added the perfect shade of sparkly gold to my background.

While I had the Bling out, I added some to this doily I knew I wanted to use.  With the New Year, I've been on a bit of a kick of using up some of the older things in my stash, I've been saving (err, hoarding) this one for the perfect project and today is it's day to shine!

Next, I went about adding some Punch Colour Shimmer Spray to these paper flowers, they started out a light shade of yellow and ended up a sparkly shade of pink with the soft yellow showing through.  This helped them tie in with my background and the misted doily I had prepared.

Now I had all of my elements ready it was time to build up my layers.  I started with a cut file, then added the misted doily and lots of other pretty elements.

I rounded out the page with the pretty misted paper flowers.  They sat so perfectly on that splattered background.

Here you can see a close up of the doily, (notice I didn't cover it completely) I love that you can see part of the white and part of the sparkly Bling colour and the pink background, I really do love how this turned out!

I give this project a "mess level" of Medium.  It is a messier style background and there was a bit of clean up with misting the flowers and doily, worth it though, those elements now coordinate perfectly with my project.

Thanks for popping by today, I hope this page inspires you to scrap a sweet page of your hubby or partner, it is the month of love after all and as always, be sure to share your creations, I really love seeing what you all make.

Until next time,

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