Friday 4 September 2020

Life is a Beautiful Ride by Tracey Campbell

 Hello everyone, Tracey Campbell here with a Design Team share for you. I have been playing with some left over products from a few different ranges again, I seriously love how you can mix and match the Colour Blast by Bee Arty ranges and mixed media products to create an individual look.

For this layout I wasn't too sure of where I wanted to go so I riffled through my stash of Colour Blast by Bee Art papers to see what I thought would suit my photos - Photos of my daughters and their friends playing on go-carts. Here is what I put together, thinking that I would use it all on my layout.

First up I applied a clear gesso over the Graffiti Grunge Patterned Paper, Amazing and let it dry. Next I grabbed my colour swatch and matched Marine from the Colour Artist Inks to Bronte's clothes in the main photo.

Now your artist inks may look a bit different than mine, I have had mine for a few years and originally they came in these little glass bottles. They now come in little eye dropper bottles. In this step I applied some Marine Artist Ink to a glass cutting board and spread it around.

Crinkle up some cling wrap and dip it into the the Artist Ink, pick up the ink with the plastic.

Next lightly dab the cling wrap with the Artist Ink on it over the clear gessoed Amazing Paper.

This is what the paper now looks like.

Next use a brush to flick splatters of Marine Artist Ink over the paper.

Once dry use the "Weave" stencil and spread thorough Espresso Colour Paste with a palette knife. Move the stencil down under the first pattern to create a tyre tread effect on the paper.

This is the way I used the stencil - one full tyre tread and one partial.

While I waited for the Colour Paste to dry I cut a tag from the Aim High Collect Cut-A-Part sheet "Seeker", the rectangle with the smaller clogs on it, then when the Colour Paste was dry I adhered the photos to the page (see the final layout for the positions) and tucked the tag under the main photo. Next use the metal dies from the Clog Globe set to cut out some of the clogs from the "Do It" paper from the Graffiti Grunge Collection. Once they are cut out adhere them to the layout by sticking them under the photos - see final layout for positioning.

From the Aim High Collection cut the title "A Beautiful Life" from the title Cut-A-Part sheet and adhere to the page.

Cut out the title "I Can & I Will, Watch Me" from the Follow Your Dreams Collection Cut--Part sheet and snip into three sperate titles strips. "I Can", "& I Will" and "Just Watch Me" and adhere overlapping the clogs and the photos.

Here is the final layout. I fun layout that uses a few different ranges/collections, so a great way to use your left over bits and pieces and a good layout that will suit a wide a wide range of subjects and themes such as "Boys and their Toys", "Workshops", "Tom Boys" "Boys with bikes or cars" ..... this list goes on and on.

Thanks for stopping in and I hope that you have enjoyed my layout, I would love to get some feedback on it.......... or perhaps even suggest a theme that you could scrap something similar?? 



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