Sunday, July 7, 2013

A scrap Friends colour challenge......

While on a retreat recently I manged to create a layout using this colour pallette over on the Scrap Friends blog.

I must admit my colours are a brighter version!!!

 Lots of mists and texture paste, some Christy Tomlinson tissue paper, enamel dots and freckled fawn wooden veneers!
 I will be back soon with more!

More water colours....

Hi again!
I thought I would show you another easy way to incorporate using the cool "Crayola water colour paint set" that is in the latest "A Piece of cake design cupcake kit" in your layouts!

                                      This time it as easy as painting squares!!!

To start draw yourself a grid, I used grey lead pencil  first. Then inside each grid square start by choosing a colour and then you will need to slightly tilt your page forward while with that wet brush you make a stroke horizontally the length you want it. Now move your brush down so that it is directly underneath the last stroke but just touching the above one and do another stroke. Now you can add more paint each time or just use the brush with water. This means even brush stokes.Keep going until your square is complete. The watercolour will always stop at the end of each stroke ( no drips). If it pools at the bottom you can carefully wipe with an edge of a wipe or tisssue.                
When your squares are dry go in and add your black pen lines. Then smear some white paint, texture paste, or gesso randomly over your painted squares. I use an old credit card to do this.
I have then used a "Bo Bunny Scratched stamp" and stamped some randomly on top of my squares with archival permanent ink. I then also used a dotted stamp with some orange stazon ink.

Next add your photo. Add in a strip of the washi tape from the kit. Cut from your papers the "captured" word and I have torn a piece of dotted lines from the "pebbles inc. stickers" and added that also. Also from your patterned papers cut the the word today and add to your layout.
Add in some of the wooden veneer circles and text circles. Punch out some small stars from your various patterned papers that match your colours you painted with and add those.

Add your title. I have used the sticker words from the "jilliebean soup" stickers in the kit and then wrote the rest as journalling. Finish off with some doodling and there you go! Another easy way to use water colour paints on your layout! You could paint any shapes/ designs you like...have a go! It's fun!!!!

Hope you give it a go! Eb xxx

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Water colour love!!

Hi everyone,
I am totally in love with this month's " A piece of cake design kits!!! Awesome colours, many great things to mention! What kit did you buy??

This month I was lucky enough to have the cupcake kit to play with.

The water colour paints are to die for, honestly I was so impressed by the creaminess and the vibrancy of the many colours!!!

So I know for some of you the thought of water colour paints may be a bit foreign or even intimidating! So for my first layout I created for this month I just wanted to show you how you can just use any of your favourite stencils and then use the paints to colour them in!

So I have used a "crafters workshop" stencil and a black pilot permaball pen and traced the stencil design onto my background cardstock. You need to use a pen like this so that it won't smudge when you add the water colour paints.
I then selected 5 colours to compliment my layout and roughly coloured each of the chevron patterns in. So easy!!! To use the paints you can just use a wet brush and stir the water into the paint until it becomes activated and creamy. Or you can spritz with a water bottlle.

Once I painted my pattern and it had dried I added  some texture paste with another stencil and added two smaller photos and used some of the really cool wooden veneer diamonds and the text dots to add interest to my page! I also cut some small butterflies from some vellum and the "hello friend" tag from the "pebbles inc. sticker sheet".
I have added in some old rubon words as you can see from my stash and some sequins from previous kits!

I have used the alphas in the kit for my title and lastly splattered a few blaxk paint spots!
See how easy and fun using the paints can be!? Hope you give it a go!!!1

Eb xx