Monday 23 January 2023

LOVE THIS by Charmane Koch

 Happy Monday Everyone! Hope you are surviving the School Holidays... or maybe it's back to school today? Whatever you are up to, wherever you are I hope that you can get some Creative Time in!

I have to admit, I have been very slow to start in finding time to being able to have a play, I was hoping this weekend, I did play but not as much as I wanted to!

I finally had a chance to create inspired by the fabulous January Moodboard & Sketch!

I must admit, I felt quite rusty, but loved the outcome of the layout... I have used mostly Saltwater Collection bits, plus a few extra dies & bits from my stash - something I have promised this year is to USE MY STASH! 

First of all I started off with this background that I created a little while before Christmas... Using Polar Mica in a Mini Mister, then I've gone over the top with the Bubbles Stencil, then I've mixed more of the Polar Mica with a bit of Gesso paste and using the Salty Dots Stamp, I've stamped around the page as shown.

I had some Blue Tissue paper lying around in my stash for ages, so I thought I would roughly cut a circle {I scrunched the tissue paper beforehand as well} 

I used Gel Medium Mixed with water to stick down the Tissue Paper. Make sure you pain a layer of Gel Medium before you lay the Tissue Paper onto the background paper, then carefully do a light layer over the top - make sure you don't tear the tissue paper!

Once dry, I have machine stitches a few wonky circles around the edge of the Tissue Paper as shown.

When I looked at the sketch - I thought YES I will get out as many different embellishments I could that I though would kind of match the photos & colours that I wanted to use...

I decided to get out some already cut Die Cut pieces I had in my stash....

I found "Perfect Day" from the Saltwater Collection papers, plus Chipboard chevrons, 

Charms Creations Arrow that matched, Lacey Doily...

Flair, flowers, Vellum & "Lovin the View" also from the Saltwater Collection. Even an old Project Life Card that I still love!

I just LOVE the Saltwater Vellum I was lucky enough to get while at the Retreat last year!

I HAD to use the "love this" transparency I found in my stash to, as that is the title in the Sketch!

I have to admit that my favourite part of creating this page was getting out the Snow White Mica Powder & painting the White "bits" on my page...

I coloured the Waves...

I painted the Chipboard Chevrons....

and the "Love that" chipboard too.

When sticking things down, I didn't fully stick down the Waves so that it would lift up slightly.

What I've used:

These are great:

This is what I've done with some of mine, but I need more! They are so great to use to Mist onto backgrounds!

Thanks so much for popping by!

XO Charmane

1 comment:

  1. Such an amazing page, Charms, so much detail. I am finding it hard to cut the Saltwater collection up yet..... <3