A Dash of Colour 2 Ways by Adrienne Ford

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Hi All! Adrienne here for some shares! I have two projects to share with you today, each unique in it’s own right. You could say that these layouts are very much polar opposites.

For my first, I have created a bright and bold layout using lots of mediums to create depth and contrast. I really wanted my chippies to pop against the splashes of bold color, so I chose to ink my chippies black and light go over them with Gesso to tone them down just a touch.

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I really love these new Graffiti Alphabet Letters (2013198)….


Flourish 1 Curl Large

Flourish 2 Curl Small


For my Second Layout, I chose to work with this awesome chippy!!!  I wanted to keep the Retro Flourish Frame ( 2012338) my focal point and main focus of the project, so I clustered all my elements around it and designed my background to compliment the white in the chippie. To do this, I placed  fluffy cheesecloth, string of beads, and dabbed white Gesso behind it to create the look as if everything is flowing in the wind behind it.


Here is what I created……….

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What projects would you create using these beautiful chippies? Happy Creating!

Adrienne Ford

5 Responses to “A Dash of Colour 2 Ways by Adrienne Ford”

  1. This is so cool Adrienne! Love how you have shown 2 totally different looks that maintain visual impact!!! Love them both! Mxx

  2. That´s sooooo cooolll Adrienne!!!! And so inspiring! Love the colors and the backgrounds are amazing!!!

  3. Michelle says:

    The first page is so lovely with the paint swirls and the diagonal layout- really striking! I love the gesso on the second page- the frame on that one is fantastic! Great photos and non structured design for both pages!

  4. you blow me away! Seriously…amazing!

  5. Aaaahhh! Girl these pages are slammin’!!! I adore every bit of them. The first one with its bold array of colors has me swoonin’ over here – love the diagonal design and the pop of the black chippies! Really love the clustering of texture around the chippie framed photo on the second page and your background work here is just as gorgeous as on the first. Simply fantabulous!