Saturday, 2 June 2018

Hello Treasure & June Challenge with Melinda

Hey, hey scrappers and happy Winter!! I am here today kicking off the June challenge which sure had me testing my boundaries!! 

Here is my page that I created.



And in case you have not yet seen it the June challenge is here



And my process video can be seen here.

Before I started this page I had the colour scheme in mind of black and white and yellow. So I tested a couple of different Colour Blast products for the yellow I wanted and the techniques I had in mind and settled on the ever fun Colour Shimmer Dusts!



Before I got into my 4 different techniques I used a dry brush (about 1") and the White Heavy Gesso and applied a thin coat over the area on my yellow cardstock where I was going to do most of my designing.

After that was dry I activated my Colour Shimmer Dusts in Midnight and Sunflower, grabbed my extra "tools" and supplies and got to work.





I started with Sunshine Colour Paste. Swoon! I just LOVE this colour - in all of it's beautiful mediums!! I paired that with a stencil and some clear acetate hearts in  my stash (thank you Michelle Grant for your inspiration!!) and left that to dry over night.



Next, my first technique with the Colour Shimmer Dusts - stamping!! I simply used a paint brush and painted the Midnight Colour Shimmer Dust onto the stamp randomly and then mooshed my cardstock onto the stamp. 

There was still quiet a fair amount of colour on the stamp so I flipped the stamp over and randomly stamped over area where the white gesso was.



I used my heat tool to speed up the drying process, I was eager to move onto my next step! This time I used the Sunflower Colour Shimmer Dust and the ever popular (and super easy!!) smooshing technique. A little of the activated colour painted onto some old packaging, flipped over and smooshed!

Be warned with adding the wet media over the top of what I had stamped my colour did re-activate! I had paper towels handy and quickly dabbed up the wetness which left me with a really cool effect and really soft yellow colour. You can see that better in the close up photo's!



Technique 3 was splatters. Again I used a paint brush and splattered all around my page in both the Midnight and Sunflower colours. I used quiet a small brush for the midnight splatters. This I left to dry naturally as I had had another idea of what I was going to embellish with!



Finally technique 4 - painting!! I have again pulled out this awesome stamp set and settled on my title being "Hello Treasure" knowing I wanted to paint with the Shimmer Dusts. Another really simple technique and here's a little tip - if you are doing this use watercolour paper!!! If you don't the colour bleeds completely out of the lines!! Once this was dry I fussy cut this out and my other stamped word.


Time to put it all together! I've used those acetate hearts, a doily cut in half, some black and white tissue paper, some enamel shapes, a wooden button and a gorgeous yellow charm from Charms Creations. Oh, and white thread!



Me being me, I pieced everything before I stuck anything and decided just before sticking that I wanted some white splatters and my go to right now is some watered down Heavy White Gesso. 


I really love how this page came together and I love the challenge this month - it really got me thinking!!



For those of you wondering this is NOT a current photo! This photo was taken in August 2012, 5 days before our youngest was born and like so many photo's from my "I don't think I'll ever scrapbook" days has not yet been scrapped.

Here are a couple of close ups, the shimmer is really hard to get on camera but I tried!!







I hope this inspires you to play along with the June challenge - it is a super fun one and definitely a challenge!!

Until next time, happy scrapping!!


Mel
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