Wednesday 22 November 2017

"Shine Bright" by Sue Plumb

Hi everyone!
Sue Plumb here today and it's time to share another design team project with you. This layout features a fun Snap Chat photo of one of my sons and I. (Not hubby's favourite because he thinks he looks like a girl, but my boy doesn't care - he thinks he looks beautiful and I agree!) I used Colour Shimmer Cubes, Colour Paste and Colour Spray on this page.

To create my page I started with white cardstock and the Colour Shimmer Cubes in my chosen colours - Rose Petal and Lovely Lilac. I gave each of the cubes a spray of water to moisten them, then left them sit for a couple of minutes. Once the cubes were ready to use; I applied a light spray of water to my page, before adding some of the Rose Petal with a wet brush; and then began randomly moving the colour around. Each time I added more colour, I also added extra water to help move it around the page.

I then repeated the process with the Lovely Lilac, blending the two colours together in some areas as I went. I also splattered the excess colour from my brush around my page before drying it.

Once my page was dry, I applied some Singin' the Blues Colour Paste using a palette knife; which I smeared randomly around my page. This provided both contrast and texture to my page.

Whilst the Colour Paste was drying, I began assembling the remainder of my layout. I gathered up some paper scraps from the Cocoa Vanilla Studio 'Bohemian Dream' collection and layered them together, securing them with a few small staples. This formed my photo mat. 

I adhered my photo mat to my page, and then added some stamping using Cocoa Vanilla Studio stamps and blue and navy inks. I then added my embellishments (also from the 'Bohemian Dream' collection) and my photo.

Once everything was in place,I decided my page need some additional dark contrast, so I added a few splatters of Indigo Colour Spray by removing the nozzle from the bottle and flicking it around.

After that, it was simply a matter of adding the date and my journaling and my page was complete. 

You can see how the tones of the Colour Shimmer Cubes have overlapped and blended together on the page - so pretty! (And a perfect match for this collection!)

Look how the light reflects to show the beautiful shimmer from both the Colour Paste and the Colour Shimmer Cubes. Such a gorgeous combination of colours!

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. Until then, I hope you are inspired to pull out those Colour Shimmer Cubes, a brush and some water; and create some unique backgrounds.
Happy crafting! 

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