Saturday, 10 February 2018

Kisses Emmy?! with Melinda Sweetman

Hello and happy Saturday Colour Blasters and welcome to the blog!! 

Today I have a bright and fun page to share with you telling a bit of a cute & funny story about my big boy and my baby nephew!!

Here is my page



And my process video can be found here!

And now, some step-by-steps!!



I grabbed this piece of white card stock (no gesso or anything) that I had previously used to “clean” some stamps from another project and added some more of the same stamp but bigger using my stamping tool (it’s the only stamp block I have big enough for the biggest stitched circle lol) using Versafine black ink. 

Next I activated 2 of my Colour Shimmer Dusts - Amber and Sunflower by adding a little water and some more powder to my little paint palette. 



With my activated colour I used a paintbrush and painted a few of the circles using a fair amount of water to let the colour drip when I tipped the page up. I did dry each circle as I went because I was working on an un-gessoed background and the card stock copes well enough with what I was doing but I wouldn’t want to add to much more water!

Time to build my layers. I pulled out all the yellow and orange ephemera pieces from the collection I was using along with a couple of black & white pieces also. 

At this point I decided to add a bit more to the background. More stamping with black ink. 



And some splatters! I used my pipette (I wanted bigger splats!) and both of the same Colour Shimmer Dusts again - Amber and Sunflower. I also used a paint brush to add lots of little splatters of the Sunflower. I love how using only 2 colours I get so many different variations of the same colour, even in the splatters! I found the Sunflower dried more mustard-y when I dried it with the heat tool and more yellow when I let it air dry!


Time to stick it all down!




And work on my title! I picked some resist alphas and used my Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust to paint them black and also to add some splatters all around my page - remembering to cover my photo!!


I added my journalling and date and my page was done!


I am so pleased with how this came together and would like to share that I got the idea of colouring my circles - I hadn't got that far in my design idea when I stamped a couple of weeks ago - from the talented Marta from Maremi SmallArt on YT.


And here are some close up's of the finished page! I tried REALLY hard to get the shimmer of the dusts but it's tricky to catch on the camera!














I did start this page KNOWING I was challenging myself to use some different colours to what has become my standard choice over the last little while and LOVE the brightness and shimmer I got using the Colour Shimmer Dusts!!


Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you again later in the month!




Melinda


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