Thursday, 28 June 2012

ScrapThat! July Sneak Peeks!! {Summer in my Garden}

It's reveal time over at ScrapThat!  coming up on Friday!  
Ooops that's actually tomorrow isn't it?!  Yikes...I forgot
to wish you all a Happy Hump Day yesterday!  Anyway...Lookee
here at these gorgeous sneaks of what we on the ScrapThat!
team will be unveiling come Friday 10am EST.  Loverley no?!

Rather yummilicious I'm sure you will agree...
I have several of my own sneaks in there - 
I did tonnes of misting and mixed media work
on all of these but working with a kit really is the
way to go - always makes it soooo much quicker!

I used some old K & Co. Lace Paper as a mask here,
along with some texture paste with paint mixed in with it.

Here I misted up the flower, which was a paler blue,
then glittered it up a bit and painted the little white flowers
with a dusty blue, then inked up that leaf for some interest.

I used liquid pearls here for that funky grafitti tag you can
see peeking out the top left there and mixed up some decor 
sand (you buy it here to pour into the bottom of hurricane
 lamps/candle holder vases - it's very gritty) with my texture
paste and paint.  It's my own version of seed bead paste! 

I used liquid pearls along the edge of my layout
{see top right hand side above} then rubbed with
my finger to create a very nice uneven effect.
I couldn't live without my inks that's FOR SURE!

Ooooh now this was fun!  I gessoed, then I glittered
(for that fine, fine grit you see above) then I misted,
then I sealed it all off with matte medium then created
the drips.  Just love the effect...

I cut up the beaded Prima Vine's into lots of small 
pieces, tucking them in here, there and everywhere,
along with small pieces of scrunched up doily.

Used my new Kaisercraft sentiment stamp here,
along with the pretty Melissa Frances Packaging.

Stitching and Pearls.

And last but not least a tag that I have photographed
a step by step for.  Easy Peasy grunge meets romantic.

See you for the full reveal tomorrow :)  Meanwhile,
stay safe & work hard getting those challenges in!


Desire Fourie said...

Now these sneak peeks are way to tempting - cant wait to see the bigger picture.
Digistamps4Joy DT Member
Doing Life

Lizzy Hill said...

Ooooohhhhhh... Can't wait to see the whole LOs....that green blue with glitter etc looks many techniques here...I'm literally DROOLING with anticipation...yummy stuff, Helen:):):):)

Lean said...

This is sneaky but cool!

Vicky Varvadouka said...

I am loving what I am seeing!!!! I can't wait for the full reveal! I love mixed media at the moment but it needs a little time to play around and I am drοwning lately...

Keren Tamir said...

wow these look amazing!! can't wait to see these techniques and the lO. just emailed you!!

jeanie g said...

What a tease and the full reveal has got to be the most stunning LO you've ever done. I love every one of the closeups. Cant wait!!!

MARILYN said...

Wow, Helen, these sneaks looks FABULOUS!!! Can't wait until tomorrow to see your beautiful projects!!

yyam said...

Goodness. Check out the incredible textures! :)

Lynnda said...

Great sneaks can't wait!!! Hugs...xoxo

Blossom inch said...

Oh! My so much fun and techniques and suspend and all are stunning, I can't wait for the reveal...FASTER!!!! I wanna see....


Eila Sandberg said...

The sneaks look yummie and as I'm backtracking I know the layouts are AMAZING!! you rock chickie with the new added textures, very clever to mix sand with texture paste - the effect is fabulous! Still not working in the studio in the evenings? xoxo