Wednesday 10 April 2019

"Limited Edition" by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today to share my latest design team project with you. Today I am sharing a mixed media layout that I created with the April release "Limited Edition" collection; as well as Colour Paste; Colour Shimmer Dust; and a Colour Shimmer Brush Marker. I even used some Colour Embossing Powder, AND dragged out my Big Shot to use the 'Going My Way' die. 

Here is my layout featuring a photo of my daughter and one of her best friends, which is aptly titled "Limited Edition" (just like the collection)...

I've got a really detailed step by step process for you today, so you can follow along at home and create your own version of this page. Here's a look at what I stated with (if you don't have everything the same, just substitute in something similar).

I began with the Individual paper as my page base; then took the Stand Out cut apart paper, and cut it into all the individual pieces. I followed the design on the background paper which featured distressed / torn edges printed at the top and bottom, and created actual tears in both places, securing the edges with small staples. I took one of the cut apart pieces and used it to back both of the tears to add some pops of blue.

Next, I added some stamping to my background using the 'Peony Dreams' stamp set from the January "Spread Your Wings" collection and 'Faded Jeans' Distress Oxide. (You will note I stamped randomly with sections of the stamp - I did not use the entire stamp image as whole.)

After the stamping, it was time to create some texture. I started with 'Bling' Colour Paste and a stencil from Flutterby Designs that featured a circular style design, so I could continue the circular theme from the background paper. After I added a few circles, I then wiped off the excess paste from my palette knife randomly around the page before drying it off with a heat gun.

I then went in with another stencil, this time a scripted design from The Crafters Workshop, and 'Singin' the Blues' Colour Paste. I chose this design so I could add more blue colour, as well as texture to the page, without any real structure. (And yes, you can totally layer one Colour Paste over another, as long as the first one is dry!)

At this point my background looked like this (you can see how I was working with the "rule of threes" which helps bring balance to your page)...

After the paste had dried, it was time to turn to paper again. I used pieces of the Stand Out cut apart paper I had cut earlier, as well as a larger piece of the Uniqueness paper to create a layered mat for my photo to sit on. I also fussy cut the quote from the Stand Out paper and adhered it along the bottom edge of the page.

I then took the 'Going My Way' die (from the 'Going My Way' collection) and another piece of the Uniqueness paper and cut it using my Big Shot. I then added some extra colour to it using 'Duke' Colour Shimmer Dust that I mixed with water and applied with a small brush.

Whilst that was drying, I turned my attention to the chipboard pieces I had chosen for my page, which were a mixture of circular style designs such as cogs and clocks; and a few stars as well. I stamped the pieces with embossing ink; then applied 'Steel' Colour Embossing Powder over the top; before tapping off the excess and using a heat gun to set it. (This is my favourite colour of embossing powder, as it makes the chipboard pieces look like chrome!)

With chipboard pieces ready, it was then time to start embellishing the page. I cut my die cut piece in half and added the two pieces on either side of my photo mat, as well as some frayed gauze on top of the paper layers. I then adhered my chipboard pieces, tucking some in under the edges of my photo mat, and following along the diagonal design of the page. 
With the embellishments in place, I then added my photo, using some scrap cardboard underneath to pop it up a bit.

For my page title, I fussy cut the limited edition plaque from the Exception Word Sheet and added a little extra colour using the 'Duke' Colour Shimmer Dust I had mixed earlier. I also used the brush to add small amounts of blue around the focal area of my page.

I then adhered my title piece onto the chipboard frame I had embossed earlier and tucked it into the layers above my photo.

With my page nearing completion, I took a Silver Colour Shimmer Brush Marker, and added a little extra definition and shimmer to some of the cogs and clocks printed on the page.

To finish off my page I added a scattering of pale blue Cocoa Vanilla Studio sequins.

The circular shape of the sequins helps bring the repeating circular theme of the whole page together and adds an extra layer of texture and interest. 

I hope this detailed insight into my process will help you create your own version of this layout. I love being able to inspire others to create, so make sure you share with me if you do! You can post your creations in the Colour Blast Creative Corner group on Facebook, or tag me @sue.plumb on Instagram.

Until next time, happy scrapping!

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