Color Play You’re A Gem Layout You Do You
Hi Briony here, before we get into showing you this gorgeous creation Color Play You’re A Gem Layout You Do You, we are very happy to announce our new Design Team member.. MELINDA SWEETMAN! Melinda has an uber funky style of scrapping and you can tell she has fun with everything she creates!
Here are a few words from Melinda herself:
“Hi! My name is Melinda and I live in sunny Perth surrounded by my little family full of boys!! You will see that I mostly scrap my 2 little guys, Jacob and Hunter and not so often but sometimes my incredibly supportive hubby, Alan. I started as a card maker about 12 years ago and vowed I would never scrapbook, lol! Now I wonder what I’ll try next! I tend to start my pages with some sort of ink or paint or spray. Sometimes I have an idea, others not so much but for the most part the playing is the fun part. I am beyond thrilled to be joining the team here at Anna’s Craft Cupboard and to be amongst such talented women with 2 amazing people leading the team! I can’t wait to share and inspire you on your own creative journey!!”
Hi there everyone and welcome to the Anna’s blog today! I must say I am beyond excited to be here as a Design Team member with such an incredibly talented bunch of ladies and for such an awesome company! I am here today sharing my first page my Color Play You’re A Gem Layout You Do You. Yes, this month I am using the gorgeous “You’re A Gem” collection by Color Play.
With the gorgeous colours in this collection and the fun mixed media products I had been sent I was hard pressed to pass up this opportunity to scrap this fun photo of my son on his 8th birthday!
I started this page with the B side of the Gemstone Swirl paper and added a very light coverage of white gesso with a dry brush to blend out some of the pattern in the background where I wanted my main cluster to be. On top of the gesso I added some black stamping using a permanent black ink and after that dried I added some stencilling with some gorgeous Novu Embellishment Mousse in Powder Blue. I set that aside to dry.
After the mousse was completely dry I mixed up some more of the mousse with water to make more of a paint and then added some of the very vibrant Dylusions Shimmer Spray in Bubblegum Pink to make a pink-ish purple to go with the pony in the photo. I used this mix to sprinkle all around where the gesso was on my page and then decided to add paint over the top of the stamping. I also had some of the mousse mixed separate with water so I could sprinkle the blue around the page and also using the nozzle from the Shimmer Spray added more sprinkles of colour.
I used the B side of the Sparkle Cut Apart sheet and also the A side of Gemstone Swirl to add messy, textured layers behind my photo.
At this stage I decided to add some more stamping using a Carabelle Studio Stamp – Les Basiks #2 – for my journalling and also added my title using a combination of Pink Fresh Studio Sweet & Simple puffy mini black alphas and Pink Fresh Studio A Case of the Blahs puffy alphas. At this point I had a BIG oops! I dropped my black ink pad onto my layout!!! You can see it in slow mo in my video lol
My oops did make me think of a creative way to cover it up so I used some of the offcuts from my paper layers and a couple of the diecut cardstock pieces and built another cluster in the top left of my page after I mimicked the paint and the mousse!
I added in 2 more die cut pieces, one to the top left and one to the main photo cluster. Then I added some tiny black splatters using Colour Blast Colour Artist Ink in Soot.
As I mentioned briefly above I have created a process video of my Color Play You’re A Gem Layout You Do You for you so please enjoy!
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Thanks so much for stopping by to check out my first post as part of this amazing team, my Color Play You’re A Gem Layout You Do You, and I hope I have inspired you to create something fun and not necessarily “traditional” because in all honestly, I never expected to use a collection like this or to have a photo like this to scrap but I just LOVE both!!
Have a scrappy day, Melinda x
Photo Play You’re A Gem papers and ephemera,
Novu Embellishment Mousse Powder Blue,
Dylusions Shimmer Spray in Bubblegum Pink
Carrabelle Studio Stamp Basik #2
Colour Blast Artist Ink Soot
Elle’s Studio Mini Puffy Black Alphas
Pink Fresh Studio A Case of the Blahs Puffy Alphas
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