Tuesday 30 June 2020

2020 #11 Calming Lace Book with EAB {by Claire Snowdon}

2020 Topic 11: Calming Colours

So lovely to have a project sharing Tracy's Lace Booklets. There are plenty of ways to decorate these, and contrasts between cut and solid pages are the key to getting a 'pop'. These soft delicate colours Claire uses in sage greens, grey-blues and blush pinks certainly ooze a gentle, calming vibe.
~  Leandra

Hi everyone, it's Claire Snowdon with you today, and I'd like to share with you my take on the calming colours theme using one of Tracy Scott's Lace Booklets.

I've really enjoyed playing with the new Lace Booklets; most of my projects with them so far have been very bright and colourful, very much as Tracy would use them!  So I thought this topic would be the perfect reason to try using them in a different way and to play with some different colour schemes than I would typically use.

I started the project by thinking about calming colours, but those which would still offer contrast so when the pages are closed you still get the great lace effect.  I started with the pink pages - using Fresco Finish paints in Sorbet and Blah Mange.  I used the colours to get a kind of ombre effect and also the darker of each colour to frame the page.

The green pages were created in a similar way using Fresco Finish paints in Sage and Zucchini paints.
And the blue colour scheme was created using the paints in Blue Oyster and little touch of Wisteria.

As a great bonus with the lace booklets you can create some fab stencilled backgrounds with the 'waste' paper you put underneath the pages when painting the pages.....so I will use these papers another time for a different project :)

On the back page of the booklet I wanted to add some texture so I used lots of the text stamps from EAB19 stamped using Fresco Finish Snowflake - I also like this particular page as when you look through the layers of the lace pages it reminds me of clouds in a beautiful blue sky.

I added stencilling to the green page using PS187 and the Snowflake paint again.  Then I really wanted the beautiful quotes from EAB19 to really stand out from the pages so I embossed three of the quotes with white embossing powder onto black card. 

I added some white pen work to the green and pink pages with a white Posca pen. I really like this little detail as it brings the lace cuts to life.

I added a little bit of the Snowflake paint on a sponge all around the outer of edge of each page. I felt this added to the 'cloud-like' feeling of the booklet and was in keeping with the topic.

If you haven't tried using the lace booklets then I would really encourage you to give them a try - and Alison's stamp sets have such beautiful quotations that really can compliment any project.  I hope you'll find time to join in with the calming colours topic and spend some time relaxing with this colour scheme.

Thank you for spending time with me today,

Claire Xx



Miriam said...

This is totally gorgeous Claire... I love your chosen colours too.

Words and Pictures said...

Love the effect of playing peek-a-boo with the words through those cool cut-out petals, and the white text texture stamping is really great too. A lovely calming booklet.
Alison x

Hazel Agnew said...

Love this Claire. Some very inspiring ideas and fab colours! Xx

PaperArtsy said...

I live this Claire! Great colours and the layers are so pretty!!