Saturday, August 17, 2013

August Colour Challenge - Life Paper Scrapbook

Its that time of month again! Time for another Life Paper Scrapbook Challenge!!
This week its the August Colour Challenge, and below is the colour palette to follow
These colours were so out of my normal scrapping range that I had no idea if I would be able to work with them. That was until I got my hands on some arty supplies (gesso & gelatos)

I started with a white cardstock base, a Heidi Swapp 12x12" mask, a tub of gesso and 5 gelato sticks and got my craft on! This was my first time using both gesso and gelatos so it is a bit of a mess! lol but I love it

I didn't take many photos of the process, but I will make another page soon and give a detailed explanation of how I made it. 

Using the mask and gesso I made my own 'resist' background. Once that was dry I coloured over random hearts which looked hideous! I ended up smearing the colours across the page with a sponge. Some hearts stayed coloured, some cleaned right off, but its all a new learning experience for me and was a lot of fun!

I then raided my stash to see what I had to complement the background... That was tricky! I found a few papers in my 6x6 paper pad stash. The "smile" strip was from the top of one of them. I layered these up with foam tape on top of some Dear Lizzy crepe ruffle paper from the Neapolitan collection. I added some of my favourite textured mesh ribbon and a Flair from A Piece of Cake Designs
And this is how it all came together. I didn't add anymore to the title as I felt it didn't need anything more than the 'smile' strip, plus I couldn't decide on the right wording and didn't want to mess it up. 

The white cardstock has warped slightly from the gesso and gelatos as I did use some water to smear the colours across the page. I have adhered the white cardstock to a piece of black cardstock to make it stand out more.

Head on over to the Life Paper Scrapbook blog to check out the other designers work - There are so many awesome layouts from the team this month! And be sure to link up your layouts, there is an awesome Amy Tangerine prize pack up for grabs from American Crafts!


  1. your back ground is fabulous!! LOVE it..x

    1. Thanks Leanne x
      Cant wait to make more like this!

  2. I loved the background!!! Beautiful work... and the picture is adorable!!

    1. Thanks Meggie x
      Photo was taken by a professional just before Leila turned 1 :)

  3. I love the entire layout! Beautiful coloring...


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