Wednesday 5 July 2017

You Are My Happy by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone! Sue Plumb here to share my latest design team project with you. Today I have a 12x12 layout that features a recent photo of my family and I. As I had printed this one in black and white, it left me free to use whatever colour palette I wanted, so I decided to go with something bright, fun, and a little bit pretty.

To create my page, I started with a sheet of white cardstock, and first applied some Bubblegum Colour Spray using a wide brush. (I simply tipped a small amount from the bottle into a cup wide enough that I could dip my brush into, then swiped it across my page.)

I then wanted to provide some depth to my background, so once the Colour Spray had dried, I added some highlights over the top using Tangareen Dream Colour Shimmer Cube. I used a small, flat brush, which I simply dipped in water, swiped across the moist surface of the cube, then applied to random areas of my background using short strokes. I also used my wet brush to splatter some of the colour around my page.

The next step in my process was to add some contrasting colour splatters using Deep Water Colour Shimmer Spray. To add these splatters, I took the nozzle out of the bottle and flicked it around my page.

Once I had allowed all of my splatters to completely dry, it was time to add a little extra shimmer and some texture using Snow White Colour Paste. I chose Snow White, and applied it quite thinly with my palette knife, as I wanted the result to be very subtle on my page. (The pretty stencil I used was from D-lish Scraps.)

After the paste was applied I set my page aside to air dry completely (it didn't take too long, as it had been applied thinly). While it was drying I set about gathering together the other materials for my page. I chose to use papers and embellishments from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Hello Lovely' collection; and as you can see, the Bubblegum and Tangareen Dream colors I used matched it perfectly!

You can see in the close up how the Colour Paste dried to a delicious sparkly finish.

To mount my photo, I created a simple mat using various pieces of patterned papers, which I also layered with a paper doily, some messy cotton and pieces of die cut ephemera. I also added a flair button from the same collection.

I also used some coordinating stickers and enamel dots to add extra pops of colour and dimension around my page. Alongside my photo, I added a Charms Creations heart as my feature embellishment.

Once I had completely constructed my layout, I felt my page needed a little more black, so I added a few splatters of Road Base Colour Spray and a few stamped phrases to finish it off.

Thanks for stopping by today so I could share this with you.I will be back again in a couple of weeks with another project to share. Until then, happy scrapping!

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