Wednesday, 12 June 2013

"Summer" Layout - Scrapmatts Colour Challenge {Purple Pumpkin}




I got this page done for my monthly blog post
 up at Scrapmatts HERE last month.


I created the layout according to a colour challenge 
set for the Design Team - Black, white & yellow.  


As STAMPING was the current CHALLENGE in the forum I decided to
 incorporate that too!!  I began this page by creating the mixed-media
 paper using the black wood-grain paper, gesso, black & yellow mist
 (flicked on to make splats) & a Kaisercraft bubble-wrap stamp.  


Mixed media is NOT difficult but it is TIME-CONSUMING & you WILL 
mess it up if you don't dry off your layers between the application of 
different mediums.  A good, strong heat gun is your closest ally!


Once I had my background paper made I decided it was too "heavy" & not Summery enough so I used a white cardstock base instead & tore my black, mixed-media base paper then adhered it to the white cardstock at the top & bottom, tearing the edge & inking it with yellow.  Thus began the whole composition of my page!


I also stamped the bubble-wrap stamp onto the white cardstock underneath
 that AWESOME heart-punch design {Martha Stewart must have item!}
 & added random Liquid Pearl dots scattered all over my layout.


I used more Scrapmatts words here - this time the black ones from the CB1197 Scrap Words 05 pack - I am addicted to these - such a great new addition to the Scrapmatts store!  I also used the word "SUMMER" for my title - SW005 Summer 01. 

 I sponged it with white acrylic paint (so that it wasn't smooth) then dried it off with my heat gun close up to create bubbles from the heat - then inked it with black (mainly at the bottom) & yellow (mainly at the top). I ♥the outcome!


I had fun with the butterflies too as you can see :)  I used the CB1006 Butterflies 06 set which sells for only $3.18!  Bargain!!  I sponged with white acrylic, inked with black & yellow then sprayed with spray adhesive & dipped in microbeads - delicious!!

I also added some torn strips of washi tape to the base section of my page then sealed
 the entire section off using Matte medium (to prevent smudging or peeling).
  This is a must have mixed media supply!


Limiting your colour palette always creates
 an eye-catching page - why don't you give it a try?!



23 comments:

Lynnda said...

I love the color tone... touch of yellow is always my fave!!! especially against Black!!... and those butterflies.... are beautiful ... What a beautiful and stunning page Helen!!!.... hugs...x

Kelly Foster said...

Fabulous page, Helen...I LOVE yellow :) :) The bubble wrap stamp looks awesome!

Jasmine S said...

We seem to be going back and forth to each other's pages at the moment :)
Love these colours and how you went over the photo corner. And I spy the little beads on the butterflies. Cute.

Elena Olinevich said...

Absolutely fabulous, yellow is not my favorite, but you have done a magic with it. And the way you shape the photo is very cool

Lizzy Hill said...

I've done that self-same thing....ripped off the edges of a page & used it on another...your butterflies are sensational, especially with the beads on them...& you're ♥ing your ♥ punch atm!! Thanks for the tips on 'staging' my cards....works brill:):):)

Evgenia Petzer said...

gorgeous! and the photo is great!

Lynette said...

The black and yellow colour combination is striking. I can see just how much you are enjoying your new punch.

Val Thorpe said...

Stunning layout. Love the colour combo and I never thought about ripping up a page and using like that :D Stamps are awesome and I love that punch :D

carlies said...

WOW Love that color yellow very cool,awesome design my friend

hugs carla

Violette said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I especially like the pearled butterfly and the colors.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwww! This is gorgeous!! LOVING the colors and all the butterflies!!!

sandi said...

Wow Helen this is absolutely stunning! Love the colors and design.....sooooooooooooo eye-catching!

Erin Blegen said...

Great page, details, closeups- love it all, Helen~! Awesome work :)

xErin

Chelsea Tilbury said...

Such an original page, i like this combo :)

Carin McDonough said...

Totally gorgeous and I love the black and yellow! :)

yyam said...

Oh my! That yellow just pops! What a fabulously textured page! :)

Marjie Kemper said...

Love this on so many levels! Especially how the photo is tucked in behind the B&W + yellow. Pinning...

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning, love how you combined the colours (looks wow) and the beads... love, love, love....

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

FAB color combination! Love the stamping and the torn strip of paper on top. Cool journaling too :)

Helen Tilbury said...

Testing...

Svetlana Austin said...

stunning LO, Helen! love all your paint work and the color combo makes it so striking! love the contrast and brightness of your project!

Juliana Michaels said...

Love all the fun distressing and colors combo!!! Those butterflies with the beads are beautiful!!!

Denise van Deventer said...

Super colouring and styling! Vibrant and happy! Love it!