Friday 29 January 2021

Cafe Bang Bang! by Charmane Koch

Hey Guys! Happy Friday! Thank goodness it's the end of the week! It feels like a long one, even though it has been a short one with a day off on Tuesday! And yay for those of you that had the Monday off too! Reality has truly hit with school going back on Wednesday as well!

I am really excited to be back with Colour Blast again & very excited to be working with Paige & amazing team who has done such an amazing job taking over from Tenisha! I have continuously loved Colour Blast, but needed to take a break as a CT Member as life was way too hectic - but now I feel it has calmed down a bit, and I can finally have some ME time - and play with the many awesome Mixed Media goodies and amazing collections that keep on coming each and every month! I hope that I can inspire you to create your own projects too!

Anyway... let's do my first share - with the gorgeous Bohemian Bliss collection the lovely Sue Smyth has designed - what can I say but WOW! It is so MY style!

I started off with covering one of the fab 350gsm White Cardstock with Colour Blast White Heavy Gesso & dried it with my Heat Gun.

I decided that I wanted to create my own background, and also wanted to use 4 photos of a recent visit to a Cafe on Hindley Street in Adelaide - I am loving using more photos on my layouts and thought this was the perfect page to create. I backed my photos using a Bohemian Bliss Paper.

I have then smeared some Modelling Paste over the Bohemian Bliss Kaleidoscope Stencil positioning in 3 different spots on my White Cardstock. I have also used one of the corner stencil patterns at the top left and bottom right of the page. I have then used the Heat Gun to dry.

Using 3 different Mica Powders mixed with water in a paint palette, I have coloured the "Mandala" flower pattern, starting with "Punch" for the centre flower, then "Watermelon" and lastly "Just Blue" for the outer flower. I used Watermelon for the Corner patterns as well. I added water to lighten the colour, and added more Mica Powder where I wanted to darken.

Once the Mica Powder had dried, I have doodled a little around the edge with a black pen to highlight.

I have also trimmed about half a centimetre around the edge of the White Cardstock, so then I could back the layout with another Bohemian Bliss paper that matches perfectly with the colours I have used.

I finished the layout off with the title, journalling and outlined the border in black pen. I've also added Charms Creations Hearts & a flair to finish off.

I hope that I have inspired you to get out the modelling paste, Mica Powders & stencils to create your own background paper! So much fun!

See you again very soon! Thanks for popping by!
XO Charmane

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous page, Charmane! Your background is wonderful!