Saturday, 25 October 2014

Got the thickers bug again!

I've got the thickers bug again..

Its been absent for quite a while, largely due to my obsession with my cameo and the endless possibilities that this machine continues to deliver.

However the new 'Story' Glitter Foam Phrases by American Crafts have well and truly kiboshed this current obsession.

Who could not fail to fall in love with these glittery pretties?

Not to mention the delicious 'Open Book' collection by Maggie Holmes for Crate Papers…

I delved into my embossing supplies to locate my white powder and then using a bubble wrap effect mask and embossing inks, I created a base which repelled the watercolour paints and gelatos to give a dreamy blend of rich apricots and deep blush pink tones - a perfect complement to the ephemera.

The 'Slideshow' paper was an instant "must have" purchase but then the reality of what shall I do with it sunk in!

By cutting in two then moving the excess sky to the base enabled me to have a platform of a cream base for the photo, floral ephemera and embellishments.

By using a selection of watercolours, gelatos and white gesso, I created a subtle sky to frame the layout's top.

If like me you have a glitter phobia, which I believe stems form my fear of sand, fear not! Both the alpha phrases and the floral ephemera had their glitter well and truly stuck…. phew!!!

To create this background, I painted both under and onto the gold newspaper printed velum to add bands of co-ordinating colours.

Bring on the bling and the glittery thickers!

1 comment:

Cindy said...

These pages are beautiful Sam!