Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Show Us Your Stuff June Challenge!

I promised I had another mixed media layout coming. It came after being inspired by everything I saw and the Fiona Paltridge class I attended during my recent visit to the Scrapbooking expo. This is the layout I created for the June challenge at Show Us Your Stuff.
It's a mood board designed by Paula Perry...

I drew my inspiration from the cold theme and also from the colour combination in the image of the candles.

{Paper by Cocoa Vanilla Studio;
Published - Scrapbooking Memories Vol 18 No 7}

As the lovely Anita from Flutterby Designs is sponsoring the challenge this month, I used lots of Flutterby goodies on my layout.

{Flutterby Designs flair and photo cut out tab; D-lish Scraps glitter washi tape & sequins}

{Flutterby Designs wood bits; Burdy's Embellies foam arrow}

{Flutterby Designs fussy cuts & wood bits} 

I created the background by first priming an area with gesso, and then using my Dylusions ink sprays diluted with water as watercolours. I applied them using a technique I learned from Fiona Paltridge in her class at the expo. I added machine stitching, strips of torn washi, splatters of black Heidi Swapp Color Shine spray and some black ink stamping. I even took inspiration from the script of the quote and dared to handwrite part of my title...

{Burdy's Embellies foam arrow; D-lish Scraps coloured wire & sequins}

I really enjoyed this month's challenge. I would love to see some of my scrappy friends playing along too. It's great to see people support our monthly challenge, as without participants or generous sponsors, blog challenges like ours just can't exist. We aren't attached to any store to generate income & prizes from, we just do it because (like you) we love scrapping and it's fun to take on a challenge!
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Fiona Paltridge said...

This has come up a real treat!!! I love it. So glad you're using the techniques from the class xx You are a water colour background babe now!!

Lizzyc said...

This looks wonderful! Love the photo, and the design and details are amazing!