I’m back on the blog today sharing my last layout as a double agent for CSI (Colour Inspiration Stories) http://csicolorstoriesinspiration.ning.com and Scrap FX. The colours of this case file are vibrant and happy. In addition there are loads of fun clues, aka ideas and journaling prompts to use for your layout.
I used Faber-Castell Gelatos for my background and mixed it with water to create a base to work from. Once this was dry I added some random stamping around the area where my photo needed to be. Next I added some Colour Blast paste using a stencil.
I coloured my chipboard using 3 different techniques:
Turquoise Chipboard: I embossed with Colour Blast Deep Water Embossing Powder.
Yellow Chipboard: I painted the yellow pieces with white paint followed by a watercolor mix of Faber Castell Gelato and water. This was not vivid enough so I added Colour Blast Sunflower Paste.
Orange Chipboard: This time I didn’t coat my chipboard pieces with white paint. I simply mixed the Gelato colour with water and then added some Amber Colour Blast Shimmer Powder, which I directly applied to the chipboard. I added about 2 to 3 layers for a bright orange result.
Well that’s easy don’t you agree?
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I am back on the blog real soon so till then, happy crafting.
by Riikka Kovasin | Comments Off on Birds and Feathers by Riikka
Hi there Scrap FX peeps! It’s Riikka here today sharing two layouts with you using the flying themed collection. The first page has its fair share of birds and the second one has just feathers. Both pages are quite colorful this time, but in a different way.
The first page, which you can see on top, is almost all in pinks. Well, the topic just cried out for pink! In the photo it’s me with my gorgeous husband. The photo is taken in a tram stop while we were waiting for the tram to arrive this spring.
I mixed some old with the new in this page. The background is created using the “Jewelled Bird” stamp from the recent release but also “Heart Spangles” stamp and the “Botanical” stencil from older collections. The bird and the hearts are stamped with Distress Ink and the floral pattern of the stencil is traced with a white gel pen.
The birds from the “Tweety Bird Borders” and “Word Birds” decorate the page. The first are embossed with black embossing powder and the latter is painted with the same sparkling, shining acrylic paint I used to do the flicks to the background. Besides those birds there’s still one, which I made using the smaller bird from the “Robin” stamp set by stamping the design to a piece of patterned paper and then cut it loose.
Where the first layout had a lot of color and just accents of black and white, the other page is mainly grey but has a streak of color in it. I was inspired by Michelle’s layout with the falling feathers (and now realized I used the same idea with the paint without knowing it!) and also about the sparkly paints I used in the first layout.
I used the shiny acrylics to create a rainbow styled streak in the middle of my page. Normally I’m drawn to analogous color scheme and very hesitant when it comes to complementary color schemes, but this time I decided to be bold. I mixed teal, light blue and pink in the background using my palette knife and then stamped with orange on top. I used the bigger bird from the “Robin” stamp set but turned the bird so that it’s just texture and shapes in the layout. There’s also drawn details in the background using the “Triangles” and the “Random Dots” stencils.
by Amelie Jutras | Comments Off on Beautiful – by Amelie
Scrap FX Hello fans!
Amelie with you today to present my latest creation with the gorgeous chipboard Scrap Fx!
Sincemy daughterstarted school,a few days before the start of school, we will alwaysdo a littlephoto shoot. This year, we chose a small underpass full of graffiti! I love this photo, it reminds me that I have no more baby!