Saturday, 23 February 2013

It's All About Colour ....

Hi everyone Gillian here, I hope you have had the chance to play along this week with our challenge inspired by Linda's creativity. Winners will be announced tomorrow evening!

I'm still knee deep having fun with the uber gorgeous stamps that are the Eclectica3 Collection designed by Sara Naumann. Most of the samples from me seen HERE were grungy/masculine in design so with that in mind I have challenged myself to use some bright colours and do something girly with these stamps. I have two completely different projects to share with you today, one using Fresco Acrylic Paints and the other using Distress Inks .... two completely different looks.

So lets begin. I have used a 7Dots Studio Domestic Goddess 12x12 paper (Overused Tablecloth) to create a scrapbook layout (the style inspired by Anna Dabrowska). Now to choose some colours ... Rusty Rose, Very Bery, Pansy, Pumpkin Soup and Butternut (along with Snowflake to "knock back" and Little Black Dress to add some texture when stamping).

To create a softer look when using the paints I mixed all the paints up in these small spray bottles (consistency approx 50/50 with water).
I have used the Bubbles Stencil to create some dimension to the background.
Then stamping with Little Black Dress to add some texture. The stamp is one of the new releases from JOFY10 set.

Cover the previously stencilled area before adding more layers of stamping and further layers of paint, this time I have just splated/flicked the paint directly from the bottle (have to say I'm completely converted to Pansy *shhhhh don't tell Mrs PaperArtsy*!!
The "bubble wrap" stamp from ESN08 was stamped using Archival Ink (Pale Ochre)
Continuing to build up the layers I then used strips of adhesive canvas which were then stamped using Archival Ink (Jet Black). The stamps are from ESN08

I have used a co-ordinating piece of cardstock from 7dots Studio to stamp all my images onto, most have been inked with Walnut Stain Distress Ink around the edges.
Next I sprayed these wooden leaves using Rusty Rose and Pumpkin Soup, dry with heat gun before stamping.
The script stamp is from ESN01

You can see how the addition of Snowflake has knocked back the vibrant colours.
I then attached all the different images using a Tiny Attacher and some wire mesh to add an "industrial" element to the layout.
To finish off I "flicked" some black ink. The "circles" to the bottom left hand side are from Mini 56

Okay moving onto project #2 ....

Another piece this time using a #8 Manilla Tag and Distress Inks (Picked Raspberry, Mowed Lawn and Salty Ocean), along with diluted Snowflake and Water.

I love how all the colours of Distress Ink have blended to create even more colours within the tag background .....



and the water has bleached out the centre area perfectly!
I've really enjoyed playing out with my comfort zone on the scrapbook layout colours. So go on and have some fun with colour! Remember you still have time to join in with this weeks challenge, click HERE to share your creativity.


Helen said...

oh, Gillian, these are fabulous projects - I really really love the layout (I need some of those branches...tomorrow!) but the tag is great too. Glad you had time to play too!

JoFY said...

nice mix of the stamp ranges, and colours.

Redanne said...

Both projects are beautiful but I love, love, love the Finnabair-esque layout, it is just fabulous with all the layers, colours and elements.

Netrix said...

Gorgeous Gillian x

Minxy said...

OMW Both gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous.. but that layout is absolutely STUNNING, stunning I tell ya xx

Craft Addicts - Tracy Evans said...

Great pieces Gillian, love the paints used in the spray bottles and great colour choices on both projects too. Love all the layering in the layout. Fabulous. Tracy x

Carol Q said...

fabulous Gillian. love the way you've layered up the first project and fab use of stamps and colour on the tag. I have a L O N G list of PA items which I need this year.

Trish said...

Oh they are really lovely, with some great techniques to play with... thank you!

Linda M. Cain said...

Love it all!!!

Rebecca said...

Cool pieces lovely colours
Happy craftin

butterfly said...

Wow, Gillian... so worth stepping out of your comfort zone - I think the layout is utterly lovely! Fab tag, but for me it's the layout that is heart-stopping!
Alison x

Sid said...

Simply great projects and how effective they are too !!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous layout and love the tag! Beautiful colors in the circles!

Brenda Brown said...

Stunning Gillian. Working with paperartsy seems to have given you even more creativity, your pieces are magnificent, I just live what you are doing.
Happy Sunday.
Hugs Brenda xxx

Helen said...

These are beautiful - love the colours, soft focus and brights.

Craftyfield said...

The layout makes me want to play with sprays and textures... love all the details in the page.

Kezzy said...

Wow stunning creations the layout is out of this world amazing the texture alone is awesome and the tag is fantastic. Happy Crafting :-) Kezzy xxx

Michelle Webb said...

This really is stunning Gillian. The scrapbook page is flippen great! I love all the embellishments on there. Your tag colours are brilliant too. I love em both so much. Michelle x

craftimamma said...

Two super pieces Gillian but have to say I'm loving the layout. Well done for going out of your comfort zone and it was certainly a success.

Lesley Xx

Alison said...

Two stunning projects Gillian! TFS!
Alison xxx

sam21ski said...

Great makes Gillian, love the colours and of course the new images are fabulous.

Sam xxx

Anonymous said...

Wow!! They're gorgeous, especially the layout. Such beautiful colours, I love the layers & textures.

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