Today is my posting day over at Purple Pumpkin.
I have had a blast there for the best part of a year, had 4 Purple Pumpkin layouts published & given of my very best but it's time to move on now - I have a lot on my plate & my style has been heading in a different direction lately - my days of brightly coloured layouts are over & I'm feeling the love for lots of gesso, mixed media & paler shades.
I'm there until the end of July, commenting & voting on the sketch challenge that runs through to the end of the month.
Don't forget to come & play - we have new rules & anyone can win - even without using Purple Pumpkin stash - and we have Guest Designer positions on offer for the winners too!
I've copied & pasted my post directly from Purple Pumpkin here below.
Hello there Purple Pumpkin fans!
Yes I am going to miss saying that 3 times a month LOL!!
This is my last post for Purple Pumpkin - thank you for having me :)
I have had a lot of fun here with my dear old friend Vicky Varvadouka -
10 months all in all, if you include my initial GDT.
But all good things must come to an end & I am moving on -
please don't forget about me ladies!
I hope that I have provided some inspiration to you during my time here!
You are most welcome to keep up with me on my blog HERE & come
& play along at my challenge blog - Scrap Around The World - HERE.
Sam has very generously agreed to sponsor our 4th prize there
for an entire year - THANK YOU SAM!!
On with the show! This is how I go about creating with Purple Pumpkin products. First I choose what products I am going to use. I wanted to do a rainbow-type layout so I selected what I could find in my stash that would help me achieve an ombre/rainbow type look.
I had a photo in mind that I wanted to use & I printed it out in black & white as it was a mobile phone photo & not the best quality. Doing this always 'saves' less than perfect photos. I added a vintage hue to it to tie in with the yellow tones.
I began this layout by stamping with a Prima stamp around the perimeter of where I knew the photo would go (in the centre) then I used gel medium to apply some offcut strips of burlap (hessian) that I had leftover from a previous project.
Once that was stuck down I brushed over the burlap with gesso paste then added some watercolours around the edges of the burlap. Then I flicked on some black mist, dried everything off with my heat gun, glued my entire page to a thin sheet of chipboard to flatten it out then added some white sponging of gesso around the edges of my page.
Lastly I positioned my Purple Pumpkin embellishments together with some chipboard words from Scrapmatts & some leftover bling dots from Flourish with a Bling. As I wanted a muted layout I finished off by protecting my photo with a piece of acrylic plastic while giving my page a light spray of "Calico White" by Studio Calico (Mister Hueys).
All the items shown in my first supplies photograph can be found in the Purple Pumpkin online store HERE.
(Yoyo flowers, patterned fabric buttons in Large & XLarge, resin roses & flairs)
Miss you Already!